June 26, 2005

KoK Entry... The End of the Earth

I was walking through the house today and I found my husband sitting on the couch with the boys… watching the Weather Channel. On a side note, consider it permanent emotional distress from last year’s hurricane season, but I still do not think that Jim Cantore is a hotty. For years I did, but after I saw him day in and day out last year, I’m over Jimbo. Blech. Call it over exposure. Or something akin to Pavlov’s dog. I see Jim and I think canned food, warm drinking water, and no a/c.

So there they sat watching the Weather Channel, because this is what you do sometimes in S. Fl from June through October. As I walk through, I hear my 2nd son say to my husband, “Dad, can the people at the end of the State see those other people in that other country?”

Wha?

People at the end of the State?

He says this a couple times and finally I say, “Hon, is he talking about the people who live in Miami?”

“Yup,” says my spouse, “He wants to know if you live in Miami if you can look out and see Cuba.”

Interesting. The people at the end of the State. He makes it sound like they live on the edge of the Earth.

Posted by Boudicca at June 26, 2005 09:20 PM
Comments

Well, Can they?

Posted by: Amy at June 26, 2005 09:24 PM

Nah. It's 90 miles away. I mean, that's close as in driving distance, but you can't see it.

Honestly, how frustrating to know you have family in what seems like a stone's throw away, yet you cannot help them.

Posted by: Bou at June 26, 2005 09:28 PM

Nope, don't have the Pavlovian reaction to Jim...still think he's a hottie.

Posted by: Morrigan at June 26, 2005 09:54 PM

It was a good question though! I'm not sure I would have known the answer ;-)

Posted by: Sissy at June 26, 2005 10:02 PM

He'd love it where we are. "Can we drive to Scotland for the day? It'll only take six hours!" Me...no way. I have to get a plane there.

Posted by: Sally at June 27, 2005 04:49 AM

HA! I tried to see it from Key West...

Posted by: Jody Halsted at June 27, 2005 04:02 PM

"The people at the end of the State"

For some reason, that phrase makes me think of "The Restaurant at the End of the Universe" :-)

Anyway, sure it's 90 miles, but there's nothing but flat water between Florida & Cuba.

Stupid planetary curvature, screwing with the view :-/

Posted by: Harvey at June 28, 2005 08:14 AM