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  • Writer's pictureMel Dick

Sunsets, Sunrises and Interesting Moments

Amazing sunset last night at Mallory Square. Lots of people, so much for social distancing. Caught a glimpse of the Sunrise this morning from the end of Duval Street. Walked around the entire Island this takes a lot longer than one would think!!! Watched a Blue Heron fish off the end of the White Street was as if he was "modeling" for the pictures. Managed to get a great picture of the a green gecko which I have been trying to do ever since I rode into see hundreds of them but they seldom stand still around humans. Lastly, I mentioned Key West has a lot of character and of them pictured above while out for a Sunday morning run with the flag. Cars were honking, people were yelling and waving and he just kept on running.

I'm sure you have all seen the GEICO Insurance company's gecko's hard not to as they spent close to $2 billion in advertising during 2019. The Gecko ad first appeared on August 26, 1998, during the Screen Actors Guild strike that prevented the use of live actors. The original commercial featured the Gecko voiced by actor Kelsey Grammer who climbs onto a microphone on a podium and utters "This is my final plea: I am a gecko, not to be confused with GEICO, which could save you hundreds on car insurance. So, STOP CALLING ME!" before licking his eye. Over the years the "voice" of the Gecko has had many different actors and different looks as animation has gotten better. The GEICO Gecko has become the longest-running mascot appearing in hundreds of commercials and has written a book called "You're Only Human", released in 2013.

That's it for today. Going to find a bar with the Packers game.

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