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

Sunday, February 26, 2017

Time to BBQ

The 5th annual Clear Lake Shore BBQ Cook Off is in the record books. I'll start by thanking the good Lord above for the absolutely perfect weather! Perfect.
Getting ready to get ready

Skooly, his beautiful bride and his hand picked team pulled off one of the most complicated events we throw around our little slice of paradise. (FYI if you're looking for an awesome, custom made, one of a kind cutting board there's a link over there on the right) And we throw a lot. Team Mann was out in force making sure everyone was taken great care of and the Rick & Sam show, as usual, provided those awesome tunes. All you cookers out there, Thanks for all your hard work and great eats.

President Dunnegan, Bravo Zulu! A couple of local boys represented the Island well. Doug and Kent of the, Pine Street Gang, Took home a handful of trophies

Yes, that's a pizza oven. Good eye.

and Big Dave Hopson waltzed away with the Chefs Choice trophy for his incredible Venison back strap.
Dave also cooked this just for fun.

I would like to give a shout out to the other winner but I don't have the slightest clue who they were. Definitely Off Islanders but definitely damn good smokers. I think i remember Dave saying he invited them. If so, good pick.

And to end it all we got this. Like I said, Perfect.

Beer soup was a common breakfast in medieval Europe. amazing fact # 89071. 
Thanks Amazing Fact Generator!

Thursday, February 23, 2017

National Chili Day

Points if you knew it is on the fourth Thursday of February. 

My bad, I missed the City Council wrap up yesterday. Here ya go.
No action on the junk car situation on Hawthorne. It was discussed in two separate items and I’m still confused.
Councilwoman Fenwick is trying to get a spokesperson from CCISD to come and talk to us about the great big bond issue that is coming up.
History lesson. We lost a TON of trees after Hurricane Ike. Maybe a ton and a half. Saltwater and oil will do that. The City found a company to come out and offer a "tree sale" to help us replant. Jump to present day. Mayor Johnson (again) has asked George to look in to getting that outfit that back out. So, if you're planning on planting a tree or two you might want to wait a bit. Just sayin'. Here’s my silver Maple that I bought he was just a little guy when we bought him.

Lots of folks are pissed at the vandalism over at Grove park. Rightly so I might add. People, if your kids go there ask what they know. You will be surprised. 

No one showed from the Civic Club so when unscheduled Visitors was called I reminded everyone of the BBQ Cook Off this Saturday and That the new CLS stickers are in and will be available at the next Club meeting. 
A scheduled visitor asked that the City notify all residents that Clear Lake itself will be a No Wake zone in the early hours of June 23rd. That’s when they are going to do the speed runs for the go-fast boasts. It will be posted at all the boat ramps too. Should be fun. Loud, but fun. This is the third largest event of it’s kind in the Country. Remember when they had the Bud Nationals in the lake? 

Island Wide Garage Sale
Sat., May 20th, 2017

Mark your calendars!  Clean out your closets!  It’s time once again to get ready for the CLS Annual Island Wide Garage Sale.  This year’s event is scheduled for Saturday, May 20th, with a rain date of Saturday, May 27th.  The Civic Club will be selling food and drinks in the City Hall Parking Lot, and also on the North side of the Island. 

As usual, all the proceeds from this great community event will go to the Civic Club.  Volunteers are needed to hand out maps, and cook and sell refreshments.

If you are interested in helping out please contact:
Diana & Bryan Hoerner
or call (seven one three 4 one zero 8 seven 49)

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

'Bout Time!

It’s National Margarita Day! Not a bad way to start a day, listening to Buffets Margaritaville on the radio. Ready? Stop guessing, 1977. Yeah, that's 40 years. Alan Jacksons version gets a solid shout out. I will pass on Sammy Hagars version and Freddy Fender should have treated it like a effin snake and left it the hell alone. Not counting your house who makes the best margarita around the lake? My vote goes to San Lorenzo’s on Marina Bay Drive. Top shelf, piedras con sal por favor. Sorry, it's my Duolingo kickin' in.

BBQ Cook-Off is Saturday. There are one or two spots still open so call Mark Today! Come on, let's see what ya got!

Guess who said it:
"...discussing President Trump's entreaties to the American people to remain skeptical of the press, Bzezinski worried that if the economy turns south, Americans may end up trusting him over the media. 
"And it could be that while unemployment and the economy worsens, he could have undermined the messaging so much that he can actually control exactly what people think," Brzezinski said. "And that, that is our job."
MSNBC. So now the question is who do you trust? Someone elected by your friends and neighbor or some d-bag who wrote the best resume? Cue vomit.

Special dumbest shit I’ve read. 
Maybe ever.

More college kids pledge to remove genitals if Trump builds wall
As reported previously, 2 students at The University of California stated that they would publicly remove their penis’ if Trump enforced the existing USA-Mexico border wall. In a continuance of this trend, 4 students at the University of Washington have promised to remove pieces of their reproductive anatomy if Trump builds the wall.
Washington Sophomore Trent Griliphaen said he was inspired by the movement at The University of California, and that he “thinks that Trump’s construction of the wall is just an extension of his penis, and an expression of Patriarchal rape culture. Really, by building the wall, we are raping the Mexican people, and I am no longer willing to be a perpetrator of rape culture. If I remove my penis, I am making a statement that I reject this mentality.”
Griliphaen was apparently the first student at UW to embrace this movement, and according to him, he has inspired three other male students to emasculate themselves, in public, when construction of the new border wall commences.
“I heard about what was happening in California, and new that this kind of movement could gain traction up here – we are a progressive state. I kind of feel guilty, I’m removing my penis, but one of the other guys is going to castrate himself, and he’s even considering taking off a couple of fingers” stated Griliphaen. 
With a little luck it'll happen before they breed