Thursday, September 27, 2007

Travel to Tampa

Columbia Restaurant in Tampa, circa 1905

"It is impossible to travel faster than the speed of light, and certainly not desirable, as one's hat keeps blowing off." Woody Allen.

I had the pleasure of seeing my close friends Lorin and Brenda last weekend. We ate at a number of delicious restaurants and I thank Brenda's daughter Liz for all her excellent suggestions. I was not disappointed once. In addition to Columbia's wonderful food, the mosaic tile murals were fantastic.

I was relatively low energy in terms of creativity, so it was fortunate that we visited so many coffee shops and drank many mochas. I decided to use my new prologue and got some new scenes written. I also began work on some new goals. And of course, most importantly, I spent time with my kind, funny, and talented friends. For those of you that know them, you will undoubtedly be extremely envious that you didn't get to travel with me to Tampa. This is a most natural reaction, and I recommend that you go to Lorin's website to see where they will be in the coming months so you too can have some face time with this fabulous pair.


Kimberly Frost said...

In other news, I'm delighted to report that the blog is getting me into better touch with people I care about. My aunt Myra called to say she's been looking in. (Hi Aunt Myra!) We had such a nice conversation about family ancestry and various things. So good to catch up that way.

Rick Bylina said...

Hey, Brenda and Lorin.

Hey, Aunt Myra. I guess Kim will have to watch her language now. Darn. She was just about to launch into her sailor stories.

Just dropping by, looking for my lost shaker of salt.


Nancy P said...

I can't believe I only now found your site! I came by way of Beth's weblinks.

I'll put you on my link list immediately!

lol, rick! You are a very funny man.

Kimberly Frost said...


That truly made me laugh out loud.

Hi Nancy! Congratulations on your recent nomination for an award for your wonderful book.

Anonymous said...

I didn't realize you were in Tampa to visit Lorin and Brenda - they are indeed fine hosts. Glad you had fun!! I've been meaning to get up to the Columbia - now I really have to.

fiaschetti said...

i keep forgetting to say-- did you realize you were in the same town as KR? you could have gotten together. oh well.

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