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

Friday, August 10, 2012

Happy Birthday To..

Spiderman! He’s 50 and still swinging like he’s 20. Maybe there is something to that 50 is the new 30 thing…

Special Meeting of the Civic Club tonight in the Club House at 7p. We need to select a board of Directors. The current officers have all agreed to step up but the club still needs to vote on it so we can get the outcome to the attorney. See you tonight.

Jammin’ on Jarboe is on for Saturday. Spiny Norman will entertain us once again.

Have a great weekend

For every problem there is one solution which is simple, neat and wrong.” — H.L. Mencken


Adelia said...

Dog days of Summer - The phrase dates back to ancient Rome, thousands of years ago. “Caniculares dies,” or days of the dogs, was what the Romans called the period from the first week of July to the second week of August. You might have heard of a constellation named Orion. Often referred to as "The Hunter," Orion is a prominent constellation visible throughout the world. Nearby is the constellation Canis Major, which is Latin for "greater dog." According to constellation lore, Canis Major is one of Orion’s hunting dogs. Located in Canis Major is a star named Sirius, also called the "Dog Star." With the exception of our sun, Sirius is the brightest star visible from Earth. Because Sirius is so bright, it was easy to track even for early astronomers. During April and early May, Sirius was visible in the southwest after sunset. But by the time mid-summer would come along, Sirius would rise and fall with the sun and get lost in the daytime light. However, the ancients knew that the "Dog Star" was still there, up in the sky with the sun during the hottest time of the year. They reasoned that since Sirius was so bright and up there with the sun, it must be adding to the heat to produce the hottest time of the year. While Sirius may be bright, the effects of its energy do not affect Earth as much. "Sirius is also about half a million times farther away from our sun - something the ancients didn’t know. As it turns out, when the ancients blamed the "Dog Star" for boosting the heat during the summer, they were barking up the wrong tree. Now you know everything

Adelia said...

Another report from mountain girl. 57 degrees tonight and apparantly I am a mountain girl cause I still have shorts on. Demolition derby at the fair grounds next door. I didn't attend and was glad when 10 minutes into it the ambulances were called in. Also still have not outsmarted the mouse with my have a heart trap. MISSING clear lake shores - one more week and I am HOME. Thanks Alan for all the work getting our civic club back in shape and all of you who volunteered.