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No weirdness here: Florida makes prestigious travel list

San Francisco singer Sandy Riccardi, accompanied by husband Richard, sends up the Sunshine State in her latest video Florida Weird News Song, which can be found on YouTube.

Sung to the tune of Georgia On My Mind, it's a righteous spoof.

Something's in the orange juice, something's really not right. You've become your own reality show, and we tune in every night.

Of course, as a Florida native, she's allowed. Plus, she's one of my classmates from Tallahassee Godby High School. And our state can make national news for all the wrong reasons. ...

But sometimes, we get acclaim for the right reasons. Some may be surprised that the New York Times tabbed St. Petersburg as one of "52 Places To Go in 2014." But maybe it's a signal to have more appreciation for the place we call home. ...

Seen on a bumper sticker: Your Honor Student Is Merely A Pawn In My Cat's Diabolical World Domination Plot. ...

Cross and Anvil Human Services, St. Petersburg College and the Poynter Institute host the Heritage Lecture Series at 6 p.m. Thursday and Friday at Poynter. Dr. Jawanza Kunjufu speaks about the achievement gap Thursday and Dr. Wilmer J. Leon III speaks about community empowerment on Friday. ...

Once again, I'll be a judge at Latin Times' 3rd Annual Cuban Sandwich Festival in Ybor City, expanding to two days this year: March 22-23. They had to twist my arm. Sure they did. ...

If I knew nothing about hockey, I still would enjoy listening to the Lightning's Dave Mishkin call a game. The Saturday trip to the outlet center with my wife wouldn't have been the same without him. ...

That's all I'm saying.

No weirdness here: Florida makes prestigious travel list 01/12/14 [Last modified: Sunday, January 12, 2014 7:22pm]
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