Morton Fox (mortonfox) wrote,
Morton Fox

Long Island

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Date created: 2002-07-09 01:03:24
Date updated: 2006-07-09 07:15:56, 23 hours ago

Yep, 4 years on LJ!

Did the usual West-to-East sweep of Long Island geocaches today. I was going to continue Eastwards but a road closure in the Bellport area made me go North instead. In retrospect, that turned out to be a very good idea. I hadn't been to the Northern half of the island in a while and there were many caches there that I hadn't done. So the day's haul ended up being 18 caches. At the last cache, parking was allowed only until 9pm. But I found that cache at 8:50pm, so that was perfect.

Nearly got into a collision. I was going Northbound on Route 21. Someone going Southbound on Route 21 was overtaking illegally at a bend in the road. Because of the bend, I saw him only at the last moment and had just a split-second to swerve to the side of the road to let him through. So that was exciting. (to put it mildly)

Dinner was at the LJS in Hicksville. I had the fish bites. Here's the screwy thing: When we talk about a snake bite, a tick bite, a mosquito bite, or a shark bite, we mean that we got bitten by that critter. But now, LJS has turned that around to mean a small piece of that critter coated in batter and deep-fried to a golden-brown color. That adds an ambiguity to the language. So we have to come up with a new rule that if X is a food item, then an "X bite" should be taken to mean a piece of X meat deep-fried into a golden-brown morsel, rather than a mark left when X bit us. So what do we call it now when we get bitten by a fish?

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