Looks like a giant pineapple doesn't it? That is what I thought too. So as soon as I returned from my walk yesterday, I looked it up and surprise, that is exactly what it is called. It is a Pineapple Palm! Yay! I was ridiculously pleased to learn this.
However, while on my walk, I did stop for a few minutes in Ponce de Leon park and I noticed that there is a statue there. Just one. A statue of a man. Wouldn't you think that if there is a statue of a man in a park which bears a man's name, that the statue would be a rendering of that man? Hmmmm I will let you judge:
I am pretty sure that is not Senior de Leon. I've never met the man but I have seen paintings of him. They look nothing like this. So what the heck happened here? Which came first the statue or the park name. Did they already have the park named and someone had a spare statue in their garage? Or did they already have the statue in the unnamed park and decided to name the park after the famous explorer of Florida and to heck with the statue? So this is category two. Things that look nothing like what they are named. Ponce de Leon park is indeed a tiny little park, but the statue, which is right next to the sign as you can see, has no relationship to the park name. That is so wrong
The last category, is well, here:
It's called a flat tire and it is a tire that is flat. And it's on my car. Third category. It's called what it is, damnit! Not sure how it happened. It's not like I drive very far, or through tack factories or construction sites, and as far as I know, I have not annoyed any secret agents or ninjas who would sabotage my car like in the movies. Since we've moved here I have had several mysterious car maladies like two dead batteries which still baffles me the swiss cheesed AC issue which is still unaddressed and now a flat tire. I think my car may be possessed.
Now that I think of it there is one more category.
4. Things whose names are not scientifically accurate but I don't care. It's a long name but that's okay. We saw the best example while on our last walk of the day. Sunset on the beach. I know that the sun doesn't actually set. But I also do not care.
Have a GREAT weekend everyone. And that is a name that is both accurate and makes me happy!
Yup, this is me. Some people said, "Sam, you should write a Blog". "Well, there's a thought", I thought to myself. And so here it is.