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Victoria's Secret - mentioned in "Today's Message" from "Feeding Frenzy"

L.L. Bean - mentioned in "Today's Message" from "Feeding Frenzy"

He went to Paris - originally recorded on the album Whites Sport Coat and a Pink Crustacean

Steve Martin - "Hanging out in a marina when Steve Martin calls . . ."

Be good and you will be lonely - On Nov. 30, 1835, the small town of Florida, Mo. witnessed the birth of its most famous son. Samuel Langhorne Clemens was welcomed into the world as the sixth child of John Marshall and Jane Lampton Clemens. Little did John and Jane know, their son Samuel would one day be known as Mark Twain - America's most famous literary icon.  No one should not read Following the Equator, the inspiration of many Buffett's tunes.

Bone Island Mambo - Tom Corcoran first moved to Florida in 1970. He has been a disc jockey, bartender, AAA travel counselor, U. S. Navy officer, screenwriter, freelance photographer, automotive magazine editor, computer graphic artist, and journalist.

Now I realize who killed the Prince of Tides - In Pat Conroy's masterpiece, The Prince of Tides, not much is going right in Tom Wingo's life. The only that has gone right in Tom's life is that he lived his entire life in the low country of Charleston, SC--one of the most beautiful and nurturing places on this earth.  And Beach Music just plays on...

Big TroubleDave Barry is a humor columnist. For 25 years he was a syndicated columnist whose work appeared in more than 500 newspapers in the United States and abroad. In 1988 he won the Pulitzer Prize for Commentary. Many people are still trying to figure out how this happened.

Gonzo Journalism - Hunter Stockton Thompson (July 18, 1937 – February 20, 2005) was an American journalist and author, most famous for his novel Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas. He is credited as the creator of Gonzo journalism, a style of reporting where reporters involve themselves in the action to such a degree that they become central figures of their stories. He is also known for his use of psychedelics, alcohol, firearms, and his iconoclastic contempt for authority.

Travis McGee's still in Cedar Key - On a houseboat named "The Busted Flush" (won in a card game), McGee went on to star in 20 more adventures

Stingray Shuffle - Tim has since published ten novels in several languages: Florida Roadkill, Hammerhead Ranch Motel, Orange Crush, Triggerfish Twist, The Stingray Shuffle, Cadillac Beach, Torpedo Juice, The Big Bamboo, Hurricane Punch, and Atomic Lobster. 

Mumbo Gumbo - It's another great gig for Mad Bean Events: catering the gala season wrap party for the runaway TV hit, gourmet cook-off game show Food Freak. But Madeline's going to have to keep her delicious Cajun treats simmering on the stove a while longer now that the studio has decided to film one more episode . . . and the head writer has mysteriously disappeared.

Skip Wiley and Skink - Not only did Carl Hiaasen provide incredible fodder for Jimmy Buffett's music but he wrote a kid's novel, HOOT, in which Jimmy acted in his biggest cameo role as Mr Ryan.

Time to Go Home, Norman - Don't Stop the Carnival is a 1965 novel by American writer Herman Wouk. It is a comedy about escaping middle-age crisis to the Caribbean, a heaven that quickly turns into a hell for the main character. The novel was turned into a short-lived musical by Jimmy Buffett in 1997.

Sanibel Flats - Randy Wayne White is an American writer of crime fiction and non-fiction adventure tales. He has written best-selling novels and has received awards for his fiction and a television documentary. He is best known for his series of crime novels featuring the retired NSA agent Doc Ford, a marine biologist living on the Gulf Coast of southern Florida.

Mangrove Squeeze - Laurence Shames says people go to Key West for lots of different reasons.  Not all of them are legal, sane, or in the interests of public safety.

Choke - Stuart Wood, At Key West's Olde Island Racquet Club, true to form, Chuck yields to temptation yet again, this time with the beautiful Clare Carras, who is married to an enigmatic older man with no apparent past, and who turns out to be a great deal more than the tennis pro can handle. Suddenly the easygoing Chuck is in over his head, suspected of murder and on the verge of losing not only his modest teaching career and all his possessions, but his freedom, as well.


Perfect Margarita

1) Fill shaker with broken cubed ice
2) Squeeze 2 fresh lime wedges into shaker
3) Add 2 oz. of Margaritaville Tequila Oro
4) Add 1/2 oz. Margaritaville Tequila Blanco (for bite if you wish)
5) Add 1 1/4 oz. of Roses Lime Juice
6) Add 1/2 oz. of Bols Triple Sec
7) Add a splash of Bols Orange Curacao
8) Cover shaker & shake vigorously
9) Rim glass with lime peel and salt, add fresh ice
10) Strain mixture over ice
11) Squeeze in 1 lime wedge
12)  Put on some Buffett, and Enjoy!

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