My conservative friend from New Jersy. Fellow Manhattan College graduate.
Jasper John wrote a comment yesterday. About recent newspaper reports regarding Key West and dengue fever. Dengue fever is a very bad malady which occurs from mosquitos.
The newspaper articles were nothing more than newspaper hype! Bad reporting at its best. Shades of the recent Sherron case.
Mosquitos are a problem in the keys. However, the lower keys have a Mosquito Control Board. Elected officials to run it. A huge staff and budget. Spray baby spray! Planes and trucks. Also periodic property visits to make sure no pools of water are around which might permit breeding.
The bottom line. Mosquitos are not a problem in the lower keys.
The newspaper article reported 1,000 cases of dengue fever last year. Gross misrepresentation. Actually there were only 5. Mild cases. Some one at the newspaper end obviously failed to properly do their homework before writing the article.
The bottom line is that not only is dengue fever not a concern, neither are mosquitos. My Italian blood is sweet. I was always getting bit in upstate New York. Rarely if ever in Key West.
My day was spent in doctor visits yesterday. The morning visit with my internest led me to a plastic surgeon in the afternoon. A growth. Had to be cut off. The novicane shot was worse than the slicing.
I did Chinese last night. It has been ages. I was out and had a desire for egg foo young. Which was accompanied by fried rice, an egg roll and egg drop soup.
Between doctor visits and later in the evening, I spent time sitting outside with my guests, Donna and Terri. I am enjoying their visit. So are they! Their one week visit is now into its second week. Neither they nor I are sure when they are leaving. Ok by me. They are good people!
The big thing for Terri last night was the sunset. An orange ball. A beauty as it disappeared below the horizon.
Spent some time yesterday preparing for friday’s radio show. Some interesting topics. Like the Gulf oil spill and its impact on garbage dumps, the rise of Mongolian neo-nazism and a pagan’s right to pray.
Golf this morning! Ho ho! Hope I do good!
Two good friends are away. Larry is up north. Marty back in Hallendale. Get your butts back guys! Miss you both!
Enjoy your day!