James Combs’ Hit List

  1. Florida lawmakers may pass a bill that will allow the state to remain in daylight saving time year round. Thank God! I just love arriving home from work in the dark—said nobody ever. I’m glad politicians are finally seeing the light on this issue!
  2. An 88-year-old Umatilla man recently donated his 150th gallon of blood. Giving his blood to people in need is admirable, and I need to start following his example. Unfortunately, I give most of my blood to mosquitoes in the summertime. 
  3. A Tavares business was shut down for illegal gambling after law enforcement officers seized more than $10,000 in cash. The owner should put a new sign out front that reads: “Closed. We just can’t deal with our customers anymore.”
  4. A man driving a Ford Ranger picked up a woman who was on the run after a botched shoplifting spree at Wal-Mart in Summerfield. The man said “she was pretty” and he “wanted to help her.” Somehow, the lyrics to a Roy Orbison song just popped in my head: “Pretty woman, walking down the street. Pretty woman, the kind I like to meet.”
  5. The Ocklawaha Valley Audubon Society of Lake County began hosting a beginner’s class on basic birding. Maybe they should call it “Lord of the Wings.”
  6. Similarly, the Eustis Recreation Department is offering yoga classes inside the Lakeview Room at the Eustis Community Center. That’s great news because I have been bending over backwards trying to find a class like this.