Saturday, November 18, 2017
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Why being forgetful can be a useful trait

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Sometimes morsels of information make me laugh.

After extensive surveys and research, Hyatt Regency Clearwater Beach, along with all the other Hyatts, now offers new features including providing essentials travelers may have left, such as a cellphone charger, curling iron and yoga mat.

Hyatt focused its research on female travelers and discovered that while men have no problem asking for items they forgot, women are more reluctant because they want "to maintain momentum on the road." What?

Even though we're a little embarrassed when we forget our yoga mats — yeah, right — we don't mind asking because we take pride in packing as little as possible and being forgetful dolts. Women simply don't. …

Seen on a bumper sticker: Drive Safely, Put A Lawyer Out Of Business. …

Lighthouse of Pinellas hopes its May 4 Bowling In The Dark event at Seminole Lanes helps it raise money to make independent lifestyles a reality for those who are blind or visually impaired. Go to lhpbowl.kintera.org and help it fill the 60 lanes it has reserved. …

Kudos to Drs. Kiran & Pallavi Patel and Ralph Smith's Computer Mentors program for providing 25 fully loaded laptops and a Wi-Fi hotspot for at-risk kids attending Sulphur Springs' Community Stepping Stones arts program. Not one of the students had computer access at home. …

I got an eye infection last week. Cost for the antibiotic without insurance: $213. I checked the 18-milliliter bottle to see if it said "liquid gold."

For people without insurance, it's no joke. I hope the Legislature considers such issues when debating Medicaid expansion.

That's all I'm saying.

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