Downtown Tampa’s fleet of electric boats go painfully slow, and that makes them perfect for bad drivers (even the sober kind) willing to take the helm during a cruise up and around the Hillsborough River. Hitting the bars at Ulele, Rick’s on the River and Curtis Hixon Park in one tipsy trip never felt so possible. Eboatstampa.com, 333 S Franklin St, Tampa. (813) 767-2245. —Ray Roa
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Who would’ve known that we’d spend our mid-30s (and beyond) collecting buttons and pins for our lapels and guitar straps? Thanks to the comic book-inspired selection at Tampa’s Bronze Age Buttons and veteran local comics artist/musician Josh Sullivan’s wide variety of enamel pins both cute and snide, getting older (and throwing around our disposable income) never felt — or looked — so cool. —Ray Roa/Scott Harrell
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