May 202014
 
Image shameless yanked from http://www.autostraddle.com/tag/travel-guide/

Image shameless yanked from http://www.autostraddle.com/tag/travel-guide/

When I originally bought the house in St. Petersburg that I am currently living in, back in 1999, it was pretty much perfect in every way. It was big enough to accommodate my family, it was within a few miles of both my Sister and my Mother (who were helping us raise our son), it was near great schools, and it was safe. What it wasn’t, by any means, was close to my job. I was working in Clearwater at that point, at the Staples up on Sunset Road. My daily commute, distance-wise, wasn’t horrible…but it wasn’t great either (especially considering the fact that, at that point, very little of the construction that has improved traffic on U.S. 19 had been completed).

My next job after Staples was my first job working for a software company, and the office was located in Tampa near the airport. The commute wasn’t horrible, because I was able to get off of the interstate right at the airport exit and miss the traffic going through the downtown area, but it wasn’t great either. It was around this time that I started acting professionally, and with the exception of one show in the entire time I’ve been acting all of them have been in Tampa. I briefly worked for a company that had an office that was right off of the airport exit from 275, but it was still in Tampa.

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May 022009
 
Ned Snell with Monkey Bread

Ned Snell with Monkey Bread

Actor, Director, Author and Monkey Bread enthusiast Ned Snell made a statement today that his dogs were “…clean” during a press conference from his home in Tampa, Florida.

For years now rumors have been flying over the fact that Snell, 47, frequently allowed his dogs to get downright smelly.  An anonymous associate of his told this report that “It was horrible.”  He then went on to say ” They were so unclean.  There isn’t enough hand sanitizer in the world to get past that kind of filth.  I scrubbed, and I scrubbed, and I scrubbed but it never felt like it was enough.”  The source then collapsed into a fetal ball and started sobbing.

Although this particular health hazard has been averted there are still concerns that Snell has attempted to use child labor in the cleaning of the dogs.  When asked if three-year old children had been forced into helping Snell said they were “no help at all” and abrubtly ended the press conference.

To my regular readers – Please excuse this moment of silliness.  Ned gave me an opening I couldn’t pass up.