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, July 25, 2014

Finally !

It's Hot Fudge Sundae Day ! :o)
Have a great weekend Clear Lake Shores.....

Here's an update from neighbor Bud. Pass this along.

 My housekeeper (maid) for over 5 years has an opening because her client is moving out of state.  She is honest, reasonable, and comes to work on time.  She comes to my house every two weeks,  She cleans one other house on the Island and has an opening on Fridays am.  Call me if you want information at 409 789 7310

A young Army officer was severely wounded in the head by a grenade, but the only visible, permanent injury was that both of his ears were amputated.  Since his remaining hearing was sufficient, he remained in the Army. 
Many years later he eventually rose to the rank of Major General. He was, however, very sensitive about his appearance. One day the General was interviewing three servicemen who were candidates for his headquarters staff.  The first was a Captain, a tactical helicopter pilot, and it was a great interview. At the end of the interview the General asked him, "Do you notice anything different about me?' 
The young officer answered, 'Why, yes, Sir, I couldn't help but notice that you have no ears.'  The general was displeased with his lack of tact and threw him out. 
The second interview was with a Navy Lieutenant, and he was even better.  The General then asked him the same question,  "Do you notice anything different about me?'  He replied sheepishly, 'Well, sir, you have no ears.' The General threw him out also. 
The third interview was with a old Sergeant Major, an Infantryman and staff-trained NCO. He was smart, articulate, fit, looked sharp, and seemed to know more than the two officers combined.  The General liked this guy, and went ahead with the same question, 'Do you notice anything different about me?'  To his surprise the Sergeant Major said, "Yes, sir, you wear contact lenses.' 
The General was very impressed and thought, "'What an incredibly observant NCO, and he didn't mention my ears.'  He asked, 'Sergeant Major, how do you know I wear contacts?'  "Well, sir,' the soldier replied, "'It's pretty hard to wear glasses with no f---ing ears​

Wednesday, July 23, 2014


It's National Hot Dog day AND Vanilla Ice Cream day! Guess who sells the most Hot Dogs in North America. Nope. 7-11 at 100 million every year. Yum.

News from our very own Senor Beans,
Hey there friends,
Here is my music schedule for the week of July 21st:
Tuesday, July 22 - Amadeus' Italian Restaurant and Bar, 7~11PM

Amadeus Italian Restaurant & Bar
Amadeus is open from 4PM to 2AM!! The Kitchen will be open at 5PM Great place for listening to your...

Thursday, July 24th  Woody's On The Beach - West Galveston Beach
Kick-off Party and Jam Session
Galveston Bay Parrothead Club - Riddles In The Sand 2014
"Living My Life Like A Song"
Riddles is a sold out event, but the Jam session at Woody's is open to the public and was one of the musical highlights last year.  The view is awesome, the sea breeze is cool and the music is hot.  Come join us for a free and fun filled evening on the beach!

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Sunday July 27th - Private Party in Kemah for a bunch of old surfers, sailors and their winches!

I will also be at Amadeus August 12th and 26th.

It would be my pleasure and a privilege to share some tunes with you sometime soon!
Senor Beans

Rock on Beans!!

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Good Karma

OK here's your green light. Not only is today National Ice Cream Day , I just found out that July is National Ice Cream MONTH! WOO HOO!! Does it get any better than that?! Not!

This is a late Saturday post but it's good for all day Sunday. I hope you had a chance to make it by the Dowell residence for a cozy private concert by the pool. We got back too late. But don't forget our very own Senor beans is at Aspens tonight.

Here's one from Neighbor Joe Huntington. He's is in need of bicycles. Specifically girls Bikes. He's heading up a bicycle drive for a Children's Center down in Oyster Creek. He has a deal with Bay Area Bikes that will provide for some tune up maintenance and flat tire fixes so if you have something that needs some TLC that's OK. If you have a donation you can drop it by his place on Blue Point. If you don't know where Joe Lives drop a comment here and we'll handle it for you.

Friday, July 18, 2014

National Caviar Day it is....

 out of my league. Nothing to add.
Friday fireworks courtesy of Tillman Fertitta. Thanks again Mr. F. We do enjoy them.
Looking for something to do Saturday? 

Paul Roush will be at a house concert hosted by Glen and Wanda Dowell at Clear Lake Shores, 4:00 - 7:00 pm...Contact Jon Burns at suggested $10 donation per person will be appreciated. How cool is that? A personal concert for chump change and its at a friends house?! See you there!

What's left of a 9 ft Alligator after we "cleaned" it. Yes that is a sawzall.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

It's Peach Ice Cream Day!

Dumbest crap I read today...

Flight From SFO Delayed After Snake Slithers Onto Runway. 

Ready for another Movie Night?  Good thing 'cause it Saturday. From the Pool Folks,

Movie night this coming Sat at the pool.  Movie starts at dark.  Pool membership not required to attend.  No food or drink allowed in the pool itself.  Might want to bring a chair. 

It's Summer Rental with John Candy and John Larroquette 

Mark Your calendars!!

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Yes it is..

It's National Tapioca Pudding Day!

Dumbest shit I read in the news today;

Connecticut man arrested after stabbing watermelon.



Friday, July 11, 2014

National Mojito Day

Where is Tommy Delasandri when you need him? Remember him and Marci’s Mojito Parties under the palapa? And for all the animal lovers on this Island it’s All American Pet Photo Day. And just for Neighbors Steve, Tom Charlie and Rob, It’s Collector Car Appreciation Day. Did you motor heads know you had your own day? Well there ya go.

A follow on to that second item reminds of the old “definition of insanity, doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results.” I have received several emails asking me to remind folks that Coyotes still eat cats. I would post it here but the folks that let their cats out at night don’t read this blog. Since Coyotes were here 40,000 years before we started providing them with a nightly buffet I see no reason for them to go anywhere so one would assume that if ones neighbor continues to place ones cat out at night ….au revior Fifi.

On cameras. I suggest before anyone goes and gets too excited just think about this. Everyone you know has one in their pocket. At any given time you and I are about 30 seconds from being a Youtube moment. Now there’s a camera on CLR? And? I guess it all depends on how much you trust the folks who own it. Have a great weekend y’all.

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

National Sugar Cookie Day!

The sugar cookie is believed to have originated in the mid 1700′s in Nazareth Pennsylvania.  It was there that the German Protestant settlers created the round, crumbly and buttery cookie that came to be known as the Nazareth Cookie.

Here's a first for this blog. I promise you won't be disappointed. Check out this link