Fireworks from our Bed and Breakfast 3rd floor window downtown Mount Dora, FL
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I’m opening a gym called “Resolutions.” It will have exercise equipment for the first two weeks and then it turns into a bar and restaurant for the rest of the year.
Updates to the Surf Webcams Page
Weather is changing as a cold front passed. Getting colder in S. Florida. Will there be #surf?
Check out my live #SurfReport webpage for the E coast of #Florida. All free, no ads #surfing webcams all in one place.
I’ve added a Jupiter (Juno Beach) camera and a Daytona and Ormond Beach camera.
See them on BrownieBytes:
Many of these cameras go up and down all the time. I try and keep up with it but clients come first!
The Ponce Inlet cams in south Daytona, across the inlet from north New Smyrna, took a beating and are still down after Hurricane Ian from two months ago. The beaches in that area are still blasted and heavy construction is ongoing to the north.
Sebastian Inlet cam is up but the north jetty is still hammered.
The Cocoa Beach Pier webcam has been down for a couple of weeks. I check it everyday to see if it’s back up.
If you know of other helpful live or daily updated camera shots on the east coast of Florida, let me know at Mike@rmichaelbrown.com.
Thank You and Happy Holidays!
The holidays are a time of giving, and we’d like to give you a huge thanks for being our cherished clients, coworkers, and friends. Have a happy, happy holiday season and we look forward to working with you in 2023.
We will be closed Christmas weekend and New Years weekend but as always, if you have a crisis, you can contact me at Mike@RMichaelBrown.com.
Wide-Leg Khaki Pants Are Back. For Real This Time.
Wide-leg and longer-rise trousers—khakis, jeans, even Cary Grant-ish suit pants—are selling out in the early fall shopping season.
The pants are huge. Sales have been, too.
After years of edging into the mainstream, wide-leg trousers are officially back according to at least one metric: J.Crew’s “Giant-Fit Chino Pant” is completely sold out online. An early hit of the mall brand’s recent refresh, the baggy, off-the-thigh pants have a leg opening nearly 50% wider than its standard slim-cut chinos.
See More [Wall Street Journal]
Wide-Leg Khaki Pants Are Back. For Real This Time.
BrownieBytes: Finally I’m a fashion icon. They’re catching up to me. I’m years ahead of my time….
I’ve always found fashion reporting to be funny.
Rory McIlroy throws fan’s remote-controlled golf ball into water
Rory McIlroy was in no mood for hijinks on Saturday.
During the third round of the BMW Championship, a fan dropped a remote-controlled golf ball on the 15th green where McIlroy and Scott Stallings were putting and tried to get it into the hole.
He was quickly thwarted by the Northern Irishman, who knocked the ball away with his putter twice before losing his patience and lobbing it into a nearby pond.
1955 Cherry Red Ferrari Sells for $22 Million
Gen X fueling collectible car market.
Shark Attacks in U.S. Total 28 So Far This Year
Unprovoked bites, while rare, have been raising the alarm for some beachgoers this summer
Brownie Bytes Take: As a surfer with 40 years experience in Florida, New Smyrna Beach has the most shark bites and sharks in the surfline than anywhere else. I’ve been bumped, chased, and seen others bitten there in 3 ft. of water right along the shore. Even though the blacktip shark migration during the late Fall and Winter happens in S. Florida with 10,000 sharks per mile per day cruising near the coast, they rarely bother anyone.– R. Michael Brown
News of shark attacks off the coast of New York’s Long Island this summer raised the alarm for many beachgoers, surfers and divers. Shark bites, although rare compared with the number of people who get into the ocean, still happen in coastal areas of the U.S.
According to Tracking Sharks, a website that specializes in reporting shark attacks and bites across the globe, there have been 28 shark attacks in the U.S. in 2022 as of Aug. 1. Two of the attacks were provoked and none was fatal.
There were 47 confirmed cases in 2021, returning to prepandemic levels, and 33 in 2020.
Unprovoked shark bites are the most common incidents, according to the Florida Museum of Natural History’s International Shark Attack Files, a global compilation of all known shark attacks. Florida leads the U.S. in shark attacks, followed by Hawaii, California and South Carolina.
The most frequent type of unprovoked bites are so-called “hit and run” attacks, the museum says. These normally happen in the surf zones as coastal shark species follow schools of fish close to shore. There, sharks can encounter swimmers and surfers—and sometimes confuse people with their usual prey. The sharks don’t return after inflicting a single bite or slash wound.
Shark attacks and deaths from shark bites are extremely rare, experts say. The yearly average of unprovoked shark bites globally is 70, resulting in about 5 deaths, data from the Florida Museum of Natural History shows.
Library Tool for Researchers
How many tabs do you have open on your browser today? LOL.
Researchers back in the old days in a library could read 7 open books at a time with this spinning desktop.
Rare Photos Inside the Titanic – Pictures of the Titanic
From the smoking lounge to first-class bedrooms, get a closer look at one of the most beautiful ships to ever exist with these rare photos.
— Read on www.popularmechanics.com/culture/g39410356/top-rare-titanic-photos/