Dear FWL Blog Readers,
Sometimes this blog is about ‘up-to-the-minute’ news in the field of genealogy/family history. Other days, it’s about networking, business gubbins or other stuff related to what we do at FWL. On numerous other occasions, it is just plain old random waffles. Today is one of those days…. It’s Sunday. Some people may have spent the day ‘chilling out’ with their families, others will have caught up on household tasks and some poor souls will have been working. Personally, I fit into the second and third category, both have been factors in why I am here, at nearly 8pm GMT, writing this blog.
On Friday evening, a client was surprised that I was still in the office to take her call at 7pm and yesterday, a client had expected to leave a message on the office answer machine and was startled when I picked up the telephone to answer her call. That’s because this job is full time. More than full time. But you find the strangest of things!
Would you believe me if I told you that there is a person in this world called Cherries Waffles Tennis? You should do, because there is! She was arrested in August last year after allegedly making fraudulent purchases at surf shops in Jupiter, Florida, according to the Palm Beach Post. Police said that she, along with 19-year-old Vincent Mitchell and 22-year-old Paul Miller, purchased a $400 spear gun and GoPro camera with a credit card that ended up being declined.
Another interestingly named ‘young lady’ was also arrested last year in Florida – Crystal Metheny, 36, was arrested for shooting a ‘missile’ into a vehicle, according to records from the Polk County Sheriff’s Office in Florida. Under Florida law, a ‘missile’ can be defined as “a stone or other hard substance”, so one should not assume that her arrest related to her launching rockets into passing vehicles. The Orlando Sentinel also reported her arrest in 2012 on a marijuana charge.
And to top it all, when I found these two wonders, guess who else popped up…. you’ll never guess …. Beezow Doo-Doo Zopittybop-Bop-Bop! Born Jeffrey Drew Wilschke, he changed his name by deed poll and, in an interview with Wisconsin State Journal, he explained the true meaning and reasoning behind the names:
BEEZOW: “The explosion of awareness of the interconnectedness of the infinite love in the universe.”
DOO-DOO: “The struggle of our daily lives with that awareness, that with love comes chaos.” [I’m not so sure that is what I think of when I hear ‘doo-doo’, but OK….]
ZOPITTYBOP-BOP-BOP: “The outcome of that struggle, which is often ironic, especially because all life ends in death”.
There are some mighty odd folk about and part of my job here at the Blog of FWL is to keep you informed about them! So, Merry Sunday all…. and here’s to a random week ahead!