once upon a time . . .
i met a captain.
he’s a pirate.
he lives on a sail boat in the florida keys
no snow here.
that’s it above.
the free spirit.
it’s a pretty little thing.
well not SO little.
he’s 6 feet tall and lives there quite comfortably.
it’s for sale by the way.
its name pretty well sums up the pirate captain
who lives aboard
the free spirit.
he’s a humorist.
an app designer.
he’s also a minimalist.
he has mastered a way of living
in one of the most beautiful and expensive
bits of paradise in this country . . .
artful simplicity in all ways.
you all know him who are frequent followers of
the peanut here.
but for anyone new to the peanut . . .
he has his own blog.
he made this blog for me.
and gave it to me unexpectedly one day as a gift.
i didn’t have to do a thing but start writing posts!
and now . . .
on his blog . . .
he has started
HIS VERY OWN STORE !!!
i asked permission to tell you about it here.
he’s a bit lower~key than i am.
i also told him
i couldn’t guarantee not
quite sure he already knew that.
the manatee fritters store.
i love it!!!
on his blog is a little box.
look at the top left.
you should check them out old bean.
sometimes they’re famous quotes
usually they’re quotes
from the captain himself.
he’s something of a celebrity in the keys
though he denies it.
he has literally saved tourists from kayaks in rip tides
not once . . . but twice.
he has edited a major art film
he fixes a mean key lime pie
he is a dyed in the wool curmudgeon
who just happens to be
a licensed sea captain
his historic florida keys
former home of
and jimmy buffet of course!
famously known as
the conch republic.
if you’re reading this and
snow bound . . .
and longing for some warm days . . .
and dreaming of a sunset
like the one atop this post . . .
picture owning a little something from there . . .
I AM BLATANTLY RECOMMENDING . . .
and i hardly ever blatantly recommend anything !!!
i just love the word
anyway . . .
i’m blatantly recommending you buy a neat item
from the captain’s store!
you can get a gift
for someone on your list old bean
who likes and appreciates something
he says you can
pick a favorite fritterism and have it inscribed
on the t shirt.
high quality shirts by the way.
i’m getting myself a
there’s where you go to get yours too!
you really should stop by there.
what an easy way to shop.
it’s my kind of shopping.
i know i’m starting to sound like a side show barker.
come one! come all!
but i love that pirate captain.
he was one of my first blogging friends.
and he’s always in the background . . . kindly willing
to help me with anything technical on this site.
which i appreciate so very much
since i’m a tekkie drop~out.
so . . .
telling you about his store is my way of paying him back here.
i’m simply also really excited about his store.
IT’S PRETTY COOL.
and my kinda clothes anyway.
as in . . .
shirts and caps.
from high quality material.
do stop by manatee fritters old bean . . .
and buy a unique gift there!
leave a comment that
you saw the post on his store at the peanut . . .
he might just discount my ball cap!
oh good grief
i just paused and went there to check out something i wanted
to make sure i had correct . . .
and i found out . . .
good grief charlie brown!
man. now i’m kind of even embarrassed myself.
it still makes me grin big time.
a neat surprise. what fun is that!
i’ll have to get one of those for sure now too!
along with my ball cap.
anyway . . .
it’s probably as close as i’ll ever get to the keys.
and if you feel the same . . . keep dream’in of those sunsets
get you a little piece of the keys too . . . before christmas.
til soon old bean!