The World According To Suzi is here for me to share my songs, poems and stories. I'll also be sharing food and drink recipes, links and calendars of live music and other happenings in and around the Florida Keys, along with reviews on local restaurants, and tips on things to do. In Suzi's World there is always music, so I'll also be sharing play lists and my recommendations on music-new and old. So, please take a look around, click the links, leave a comment and let me know what you think, share your thoughts and give me a glimpse into your world!

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Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Mini Lobster Season

In the Florida Keys, the two day sport lobster season, better known as "Mini Season," is this week, Wednesday and Thursday, July 29 & 30.
The Sheriff’s Office would like to remind everyone the two day sport lobster season is here. 
Anyone who plans to participate catching lobster in Monroe County during the two day season on July 29th and 30th should make sure to familiarize themselves with both state law and with local ordinances in the Florida Keys.
Additionally, Sheriff Rick Ramsay would like to remind everyone who lives here and who is visiting, marine thefts are a real problem in the Florida Keys and thieves may see the two day sport season as an opportunity to target people who aren’t being careful with their valuables. Make sure you remove electronics, fishing and diving gear from your boat when you aren’t on it and store this valuable equipment somewhere secure.
During the two day sport season, the Sheriff’s Office will have extra patrols at boat ramps, bridges and on the water. Anyone caught with illegal lobster will be charged accordingly. All Sheriff’s Office boats will be on patrol, and deputies will also be operating a number of WaveRunners donated to the Sheriff’s Office by Riva South Motorsports. Riva South donates the WaveRunners each year to be used for law enforcement purposes such as this, as well as for regular patrols of hard to reach shoreline areas and residential canals.

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Featured Movie: Ant-Man

I really did not plan to see Ant-Man.  Honestly, when I first saw the trailer, I laughed.

While I have enjoyed the Marvel movies immensely, especially the Avengers movies, the whole concept of an Ant Man just seemed so silly.  I just wasn't interested, but Scott really wanted to see it, so we saw it in 3D yesterday.  And, I was pleasantly surprised.

Paul Rudd makes it.  Don't get me wrong, it's a fantastic cast:  Michael Douglas, Evangeline Lilly, Corey Stoll, Judy Greer, Michael Pena, and more.

Michael Douglas was great and looks amazing.

But, Paul Rudd is just so endearing, he brings a charm to this movie that I wasn't expecting.  There is something almost sweet about it.

The premise is based on the old comic.  A special suit gives a man the ability to shrink in size but increase in strength.  He also has a device giving him the ability to control the ants who are more or less his size when the suit is utilized.

Of course, the villain invents a similar suit and becomes the nemesis, the Yellow Jacket.

Ant-Man's encounter with the Avengers secures his place among their ranks.  He saves the world and accepts his role in life like all good super heroes do in the end.  It even ends by teasing us with the likelihood of a sequel.  

The effects were good.  See it in 3D for sure.  There is adventure, humor and even a little romance.
Overall I must say that I thoroughly enjoyed this movie.

What did you think of Ant-Man? 

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Why Are We So Angry?

Something happened to me this morning and I can't stop thinking about it.  I saw something on social media, Facebook, and I was so troubled by what I read; so disheartened by the words of a few people, that I lashed out at a whole town.  A town that I call home.  A town full of people that I love.  A town that is reeling and hurting.  I denied my hometown and I am ashamed.  I worry that I offended people and I am sorry.  I let a few haters color my perspective, change my mood and affect my behavior; and for that I am deeply troubled.

I've been thinking about the nature of negativity and anger.  We seem to be an angry people these days.  We are quick to offend and easily offended.  We watch our leaders attack each other verbally, and we tune into news broadcasts which seem to thrive on keeping us angry.



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Friday, July 17, 2015

New Jason Isbell Album Released Today

New from Suzi's Music:

Today is something of a holiday for Americana music lovers!  Jason Isbell's long awaited new album, "Something More Than Free" released today.  I'm listening as we speak, and it does not disappoint.


Thursday, July 9, 2015

Who Pooped In the Pool?

Yeah, you read that right.  "Who pooped in the pool" is the newest decadent drink for island imbibement. 

Inspired by a recent iguana has decided that the branch directly above our pool is his toilet seat.  Therefore, you guessed, that makes the pool the toilet bowl.  Pretty disgusting.  Had to drain the pool when we realized what was happening.  Now we have to keep it covered to protect it from iguana guano.

True Story.

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

In The Spotlight

Blaze Foley is In The Spotlight this month!  Check out Suzi's Music for this story and more...

I was first turned on to Blaze Foley five years ago, and immediately couldn't help but wonder where he had been all my life. 

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Live Music Calendar - July

Live Music Calendar for the Upper Keys has been updated for July.

To view the calendar, click the image above, or click the same image over on the right side of this page anytime.

Let me know if there are any venues or musicians/bands you would like see added to this calendar.
If you are a musician in the Keys and would like to be added, just send me your schedule and I'll get you on.

What is your favorite place to see live music in the Florida Keys?

Friday, July 3, 2015

Featured Movie: Jurassic World

The newest installment in the Jurassic Park movies is a great summer flick.  High adventure, laughs, screams...this movie has it all.  The story is light and predictable, and yet still heartwarming and well done.  In the same spirit as the first move, this one starts off innocent enough, "and then there is screaming and running." (quote: Dr. Ian Malcolm, Jurassic Park.)

The premise is familiar.  Someone decides it would be a good idea to open another dinosaur park on the same island as the original Jurassic Park.  But, this time there is a twist.  Kids today are jaded on regular dinosaurs, so genetic engineering is being used to create scarier monsters.  How could that go wrong?  

Of course they create the biggest, baddest dino ever, and of course it escapes confinement and goes on a killing spree.  There are a couple of kids, again reminiscent of the original movie; a good family story; and even a little bit of romance.  Bryce Dallas Howard and Chris Pratt have nice chemistry and good banter.  (I already loved Pratt from Guardians Of The Galaxy-another must see movie.) Vincent D'Onofrio is a great villain, and even the two boys were pretty good actors.  And the effects were amazing! 

I was skeptical of yet another Jurassic Park sequel, but was very pleasantly surprised by how much I enjoyed it.  Definitely worth catching on the big screen while it's still around.

What did you think of Jurassic World?