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Hi-ya Webfriends! This weekend marks the 46th annual Isle of Eight Flags Shrimp Festival here on the island and I am in the middle of it with my mini HD camera and this year, my Blackberry Storm with QIK video software installed. I have placed a video window on the front page of the Shrimp Festival website so anything I shoot will come up live and once I stop shooting will automatically load for replay. Be sure to catch what I see this weekend. While you’re on the site, register to win 4 tickets to anywhere Southwest Airlines flies. It’s free. http://www.shrimpfestival.com
While I was at the stage last night I shot a piece of the Miss Shrimp Festival pageant and stopped off and purchased some shrimp and a burger (surf and turf, get it?). I can report that the shrimp was fresh and the burger was tasty.
Also this weekend, I will be using Twitter to let the ShrimpFestival group know what to be looking for while at the festival. Just text 404040 and “follow ShrimpFestival” or sign up for a Twitter account. It’s free. We have a long list of activities going on, meanwhile if you have a Facebook account, you can join the Festival group and contribute yourself. Just search for “Isle of Eight Flags Shrimp Festival”.
Last night, before the Miss Shrimp Festival pageant, a boy was called to the microphone to tell a joke. It was in the form of a riddle that went like this:
If a cowboy rode into town on Friday, stayed three days and left on Friday, how was he able to do that?
The answer is, Friday is his horse.
The youngster got a round of laughter and applause.
A vacationer e-mailed a seaside hotel to ask its location.
“It’s only a stone’s throw away from the beach,” he was told.
“But how will I recognize it?” asked the man.
Back came the reply: “It’s the one with all the broken windows.”
One Sunday morning, when my son was about 5, we were attending a church in our community. It was common for the preacher to invite the children to the front of the church and have a small lesson before beginning the sermon. He would bring in an item they could find around the house and relate it to a teaching from the Bible.
This particular morning, the visual aid for his lesson was a smoke detector. He asked the children if anyone knew what it meant when an alarm sounded from the smoke detector.
My child immediately raised his hand and said, “It means Daddy’s cooking dinner.”
A dog walks into a meat store with $10 and a note saying “2lbs of steak”. Surprised the butcher reluctantly takes the money and hands him a bag with the meat. As the dog leaves, the butcher closed down the shop and decides to follow it. The dog gets to the bus stop and waits until bus 923 arrives, then pulls a ticket out of its collar, gives it to the driver and hops on. He does this for 3 more buses all the while the butcher is tagging along in disbelief. The dog got off of the last bus and began to walk still carrying the package of meat. Finally it walks up to a house and sets the meat down. He proceeds to back up and charge and slams into the door. He does this twice. A man opens the door and starts yelling at the dog calling him stupid. The butcher finds this horrible so he asks man saying, “STUPID? This dog came to my shop, paid for meat and took it on a series of buses finding his way back home. HOW IS HE STUPID??!”
The man replies, “Yes, that’s all great but he forgot his key for the 3rd time this week!”
Well, I’m due to be interviewed this morning at 8:15 by First Coast News, so I need to get ready and head down to the Festival. Have a great weekend. If you’re on the island enjoying the weekend, look for me. I’m the tall guy wearing a yellow flowered shirt with the Festival logo on it holding a Blackberry and shooting footage for the Shrimp Festival website. Stop and say “hi-ya”.
Til next weekend, and as always, may God continue to bless you and keep you safe.
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