Make us your home page
Instagram

Today’s top headlines delivered to you daily.

(View our Privacy Policy)

Random thoughts from an old dad shopping with his young daughter

Random thoughts while shopping with my daughter.

Someday, all those hip and trendy stores will face a class-action suit for making their employees suffer through that thumping electronic dance music all day long. …

American Eagle Outfitters offered customers a pair of shorts intentionally stained with drops of white paint. I could have sold them that 20 years ago. …

Can designers stop making sheer shirts for 12-year-olds? …

If I blindfolded everyone in Hollister and took them to Abercrombie & Fitch, would they know the difference? …

Seen on a T-shirt: A brain, an athlete, a basket case, a princess, a criminal. …

A curious note in the release about the upcoming American Stage in the Park production of The Wiz: The role of Toto remains "to be announced." I guess finding a dog with acting chops isn't easy. The show runs April 9-May 4 at St. Petersburg's Demens Landing Park. …

Every time someone mentions Jane Seymour, I think about Talladega Nights when Ricky Bobby's wife defended her sons, Walker and Texas Ranger, by saying, "If we wanted two wussies, we would have named them Dr. Quinn and Medicine Woman." Don't worry, if I meet Seymour at the Girl Scouts of West Central Florida's Women of Distinction Luncheon on Tuesday, I won't bring that up. Promise. …

Actor Armand Assante will serve as a VIP judge at the Cuban Sandwich Festival this weekend, and he will host a fundraiser Sunday at the Ritz Ybor. …

A Brandon tanning salon has a St. Patrick's Day special, but unless it's going to spray people green, I fail to see the connection.

That's all I'm saying.

Random thoughts from an old dad shopping with his young daughter 03/16/14 [Last modified: Sunday, March 16, 2014 7:50pm]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2017 Tampa Bay Times

    

Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

Loading...
  1. Legalized medical marijuana signed into law by Rick Scott

    State Roundup

    TALLAHASSEE — Gov. Rick Scott on Friday signed into law a broader medical marijuana system for the state, following through on a promise he made earlier this month.

    Gov. Rick Scott signed legislation on Friday that legalizes medical marijuana in Florida.
  2. Lego T-rex and scores of other brick sculptures free to see in Tampa

    News

    TAMPA — Envision the effort that went into building a basic Lego model with your kids. Now imagine arranging the same toys to look like the Mona Lisa or an 80,020-piece Tyrannosaurus rex.

    Eliana Goldberg, 5, of Wesley Chapel looks at a Lego sculpture called "Everlasting" at The Art of the Brick exhibit, which opened Friday in Tampa and runs through Sept. 4. [CHARLIE KAIJO   |   Times]
  3. Rick Scott signs medical marijuana, 37 other bills into law

    Blogs

    Gov. Rick Scott on Friday signed into law a broader medical marijuana system for the state, following through on a promise he made earlier this month.

    Gov. Rick Scott
  4. St. Pete qualifying ends. Seven for mayor. Eight for District 6 on primary ballot

    Blogs

    The smiles of the faces of the workers in the City Clerk’s office said it all. The qualifying period for city elections was almost over.

    City Clerk Chan Srinivasa (2nd left) and Senior Deputy City Clerk  Cathy Davis (1st left) celebrate the end of qualifying period with colleagues on Friday afternoon
  5. 'Garbage juice' seen as threat to drinking water in Florida Panhandle county

    Water

    To Waste Management, the nation's largest handler of garbage, the liquid that winds up at the bottom of a landfill is called "leachate," and it can safely be disposed of in a well that's 4,200 feet deep.

    Three samples that were displayed by Jackson County NAACP President Ronstance Pittman at a public meeting on Waste Management's deep well injection proposal. The sample on the left is full of leachate from the Jackson County landfill, the stuff that would be injected into the well. The sample on the right shows leachate after it's been treated at a wastewater treatment plant. The one in the middle is tap water.