Welcome to our little slice of paradise! Clear Lake Shores is probably one of the best kept secrets in the entire Bay Area. Yes we are an island. We are surrounded by Clear Lake, Jarbo Bayou and the Lazy Bend canals. Plug this in to Google Maps and you'll see what I mean 29.32' by 95.01' We are about half way between Galveston Island and the city of Houston and located in north Galveston county. I will try to keep us up on all the goings on that we can walk, boat, bike or drive our golf carts to. Very few things pi$$ me off but one of them is wasting my precious time. I'll try not to waste yours. Enjoy. ab

Thursday, December 27, 2012


Here's a HEADSUP from the front office. Trash pickup will be tomorrow and NEXT Friday only. Don't forget to get all your stuff out to the curb in the AM or its gonna get stinky...

Just in time for your New Years Eve Party. No need to thank me yet, I consider this a public service announcement. If you haven't had one you need to try one. Thank me then.

Delicious Rum Cakes $25.00
Made by Priscilla Duffy
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Why I Fired My Secretary:

Yesterday was my birthday and I didn't feel very well waking up that morning.
I went downstairs for breakfast hoping my wife would be pleasant and say, "Happy Birthday! ", and possibly have a present for me.
As it turned out, she barely said good morning, let alone "Happy Birthday."
I thought... Well, that's marriage for you, but the kids will remember.
My kids came in to breakfast and didn't say a word. So when I left for the office, I felt pretty low and somewhat despondent.
As I walked into my office, my secretary Jane said, "Good Morning Boss, Happy Birthday!" It felt a little better that at least someone had remembered.
I worked until one o'clock and then Jane knocked on my door and said, "You know, it's such a beautiful day outside, and it's your birthday, let's go out to lunch, just you and me." I said, "Thanks Jane, that's the greatest thing I've heard all day. Let's go!"
We went to lunch. But we didn't go where we normally would go. We dined instead at a little place with a private table. We had two martinis each and I enjoyed the meal tremendously. On the way back to the office, Jane said, "You know, it's such a beautiful day... We don't need to go back to the office, do we?"
I responded, "I guess not. What do you have in mind?" She said, "Let's go to my apartment."
After arriving at her apartment, Jane turned to me and said, "Boss, if you don't mind, I'm going to step into the bedroom for a moment. I'll be right back."
"Ok." I nervously replied.
She went into the bedroom and, after a couple of minutes, she came out carrying a huge birthday cake... Followed by my wife, kids, and dozens of my friends and co-workers, all singing "Happy Birthday".
And I just sat there...
On the couch.............Naked

Monday, December 24, 2012

Merry Christmas Eve!

Got our first Spiro sighting a few minutes ago It came in from Mike P. I hope it pans out Alice.

I heard the Christmas carolling was awesome as usual last night. Sorry I had to miss it Bev but I have been working on a sort throat for a week now. If you didn't know what was going on last night the Caldwells have organized a gathering know as The Carroling Carters now for as log as I can remember. They organize the whole show and it has become an Island Tradition of the first order. May it continue for many, many more years.

“In the old days, it was not called the Holiday Season; the Christians called it 'Christmas' and went to church; the Jews called it 'Hanukkah' and went to synagogue; the atheists went to parties and drank. People passing each other on the street would say 'Merry Christmas!' or 'Happy Hanukkah!' or (to the atheists) 'Look out for the wall!”
Dave Barry

Sunday, December 23, 2012


Kitty in need. His name is Spiro but lets face it he's a cat. He is a nice kitty and he used to be my neighbor but when their place was ready they moved to the new house down the block. It sounds like Spiro is having relocation issues. He keeps wandering back to the Forest and Pine area and his family misses him a lot and wants him home for Christmas. This from Alice & Family.

Here's a photo of Spiro.  We haven't seen him since last weekend.  He's a pretty big cat, and very friendly.  He isn't wearing a collar because he just rubs them off every time we put one on.  If anyone has seen him, or has taken him in please ask them to call or email.  We miss him terribly.  Thank you for helping.
Please help our neighbors get their friend back.

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Don't Forget the Farmers Market Today

The Farmers Market at Clear Lake Shores
  Saturday, December 22nd from 9:00-1:00
  Real Food - Real Farmers
Come out to the Market for your
last minute Christmas Shopping!

LIVE Music with Michael Orta

1020 Marina Bay Drive
Next to Skipper's Greek Restaurant


Thursday, December 20, 2012

Santa's Coming

Tonight! Spread this word please...

Could you please make a mass announcement letting the residents know that Santa will be in Clear Lake Shores and will make a BRIEF stop in Sundial Park.  Arrival time will be between 8pm and 830pm.

Thank you,

Brent Hahn
Fire Chief
Kemah Fire Department

Is this your lost Pooch? He's hanging out with Charles & Betty Shiver on Pine

It is Christmas in the heart that puts Christmas in the air.”
~ W. T. Ellis

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

meeting tonight?

    From the GCDN

    Clear Lake Shores picks new city administrator

    Posted: Tuesday, December 18, 2012 12:30 am | Updated: 7:51 am, Tue Dec 18, 2012.
    CLEAR LAKE SHORES — The city offered George Jones of Tulsa, Okla. the city administrator’s position Monday.
    The search for a new administrator began in August when City Administrator Paul Shelley announced he did not plan to renew his contract when it expires in January. 

    A recent joint study conducted by the Department of Health and the
    Department of Motor Vehicles indicates that 23% of traffic accidents are
    alcohol related.

    This means that the remaining 77% are caused by assholes who drink bottled
    water, starbucks, soda, juice, energy drinks, and shit like that.

    Therefore, beware of those who do not drink alcohol. They cause three times
    as many accidents.

    This message is sent to you by someone who worries about your safety.

    Monday, December 17, 2012

    Only 8 days left

    Christmas decorations winner are….
    Carey and Lynn DeRousse 205 Clear Lake Road First Place
    Glen and (Sharon?) Glass 611 West Shore Second Place
    We are not sure who lives at 307 Maple for third. Anybody? A little help?

    One of our neighbors has a free 6 foot Christmas tree looking fo a home. If you’re interested drop me a line or leave a comment. They read the blog. Better hurry.

    I don’t normally post stuff like this for all the obvious reasons but this one is right on the money and every one of you can relate. It’s just the tip of the iceberg…
    watch it to the end.

    1.. If walking is good for your health, the postman would be immortal.
    2.. A whale swims all day, only eats fish, drinks water, and is fat.
    3.. A rabbit runs and hops and only lives 15 years.
    4.. A tortoise doesn't run and does nothing, yet it lives for 450 years.
    Excercise? Pass.

    As long as we know in our hearts what Christmas ought to be, Christmas is.”
    ~ Eric Sevareid (1912-1992),