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Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Oh, what next?

Seriously? When will the ever-growing pile of VIPD's moving vehicles and other moving things end? This is ridiculous, as is the over-sized pick up truck labeled something along the lines of "Major Crime Scene Investigations," which is pretty much parked full-time in the new used car parking lot.

Monday, December 3, 2012

Headed for the hills.

New gas station, right next to Dolphin Market. This will make three in Cruz Bay, and zero for Coral Bay. Let's hope we don't get any rain, which we desperately need, because that sure is steep, and we've already seen a few blunders with the other new gas station.

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Monday, October 22, 2012

Another whoops!

Sorry for the trippy purple hue. Not sure what's up with that. Anyway, I don't think anyone got hurt. I have no idea how they are going to get this out of there.

Friday, August 3, 2012

Hazy days of summer...

I have a broken camera, a crappy cell phone, and a missing charger for a camera that does work. So, very few posts from me.

Thursday, July 19, 2012

All Mash Up is my new hero (but Exit Zero still rocks.)

Original post: After so many years living in the VI, it still amazes me that cruzans feel that it's acceptable to take toddlers and babies to movie theaters for adult movies. I took a date to see Spider-man this weekend and of course there's a cruzan couple with a two to three year old baby. The kid was crying and yelling the whole movie ruining everyone's experience who had the misfortune of sitting next to them. Luckily I was far away enough to ignore them for the most part, but close enough to see people around them complaining to each other. Had it affected me more I would have complained to the theater staff. With money being tight and people losing jobs, I don't understand how cruzans can sit and enjoy the movie while their children are ruining other peoples experience. All Mash Up's reply: What's equally amazing is that you can live on the island for so many years and still not know the difference between "Cruzan" the rum brand and "Crucian" the descriptive term for island residents.

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

And here we go yet again...

Government House spokesman Jean Greaux Jr. said Nathan Simmonds, currently serving as the governor's deputy chief of staff, will serve as interim chief of staff. Simmonds was arrested for embezzlement in 1976 and admitted to killing a man in 1993. He previously has worked as post auditor for the V.I. Legislature and as part of the governor's financial team under the administrations of Gov. Charles Turnbull and deJongh. I am done with this live link shit. Cut and paste this:

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Barge 'Mash-Up!

Yes, the Captain Vic did indeed pull away from the Red Hook barge dock yesterday as the Mr. B. pulled in, then went back into reverse and hit the side of the Mr. B. at least once, if not one or two more times.  It seemed like the Captain Vic was then going to back onto the dock itself, but then off we went.  A bunch of passengers on the Mr. B. got out of their vehicles and started screaming, "What the HELL?"  Well, actually, "hell" was not the word they used.

Friday, July 6, 2012

Why oh why is this posted on a Virgin Islands' travel forum? Not even appropriate on the off-topic forum. This is really off-topic.

PostPosted: Fri Jul 06, 2012 6:23 pm    Post subject: Gurlz only.... Reply with quote

or guys, I really don't care if you read this but it could get gross Twisted Evil

I am seriously considering a hysterectomy due to 2 week long periods and really bad about a week of that.

I don't know a single person who has had one. When googling you hear a bunch of horror stories, but who is going to take the time to post about their "fabulous"

If you have had one and want to pm me or reply I would greatly appreciate it. I'm kindof at the end of my rope.
"Sponges grow in the ocean...I wonder how much deeper it would be if that didn't happen."

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Poking my eyeballs out.

Please say that this isn't true: Reminisce Restaurant Congratulation to all the Graudauts

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Seriously, shut the hell up.

Janette Millin Young Things that make you go, "Hmmmm." It was a pleasure to have witnessed the Ivanna Eudora Kean High School's Class 2012 walk across the stage to accept their diplomas. In fact, I was pleased to be there in support of these students who show much promise. While they numbered more than 200 graduates, the top three were all young men! Indeed. There's much hope for tomorrow. In the end, the ceremony was beautiful and moving. From the march to the singing of Calypso. One of the graduates was even on stilts. There was only one hiccup. Senators were slighted. The Legislative Branch was not a part of the program, and we were hardly acknowledged. Personally, it's not about being in things. It's about having our young people know their leaders are there for them. Well, at least I speak for me. But I digress. It WAS a wonderful celebration of accomplishment!

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

I'd like to buy a "D" please!

And why, why, oh why, are they closing off more parking? Even just for a day. Sheesh.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

A day in the life of a package that was not shipped via USPS. Holy hell, there is chocolate in that damn box! Shit!

Location Date Time Activity
Jacksonville, FL, United States 03/23/2012 12:06 P.M. Package transferred to post office
Jacksonville, FL, United States 03/22/2012 8:20 P.M. Destination Scan
03/22/2012 5:25 P.M. Arrival Scan
Cincinnati, OH, United States 03/21/2012 6:35 A.M. Departure Scan
03/21/2012 6:34 A.M. Arrival Scan
Indianapolis, IN, United States 03/21/2012 3:56 A.M. Departure Scan
03/21/2012 12:43 A.M. Arrival Scan
03/21/2012 12:04 A.M. Departure Scan
Indianapolis, IN, United States 03/20/2012 8:39 P.M. Origin Scan
United States 03/20/2012 5:46 P.M. Order Processed: Ready for UPS

This box has traveled way more than I have in the last five years. Sigh.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Now what happens when we run out of rental vehicles on St. John?

OK, I suck at posting this, but this letter states that not only is the rental vehicle tax increasing to $3.75 per day, but the minimum fine for any vehicle being barged off the island it is licensed on is $1,000 and the possible loss of the agency's business license. I think that there are only about 600 rental vehicles currently allocated on St. John. This is going to get nasty.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Well, hello. Someone told me today that I haven't been posting much, and it's true. So I am posting Gregg Jones' beautiful photos instead.

I could have taken pictures of the teens on Spring break at Maho yesterday, picking up the starfish, and posing with it and kissing it, and keeping it out of the water for way too long. They also chased and touched and scared away the turtles, but since I am not on the Park's paycheck, I kept my big mouth closed. Even Gregg is looking for inspiration when not a whole lot is going on, but I love his photos.

Yes, I am feeling lazy.

Friday, March 23, 2012

And at the mandatory meeting for parents at Joseph Gomez Elementary School, regarding students' misconduct on the school buses...


During the presentation, a heated argument broke out between two parents who were eventually escorted out by school security officers. Spectators and administrators sat dumbfounded as one voiced the irony of seeking to improve children’s behavior as they fought amongst themselves.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

This made me laugh.

Dining area to the right - dining set had not arrived in time for photo.

Monday, March 5, 2012

Update! The shaved ice truck has now moved from blocking the thirty minute parking spaces, to taking one space for himself.

Sorry for the blurry photo; my arms were full holding mail and more damn Innovative phone books. It seems like these phone books will never stop coming. Just look straight ahead, and it's the truck with the two umbrellas on top.

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Yup, the owner clucked just like an angry chicken the whole time we were there...

- Angry Nates - Food was good but the owner or manager was so fowl mouthed and loud it wrecked it. Won't go back.

Thursday, February 16, 2012


Posted: Sun Jan 29, 2012 1:42 pm Post subject: Mask For Sale
XXXX bought a new mask to use this year and it doesn't fit. It apparently fits very well on dry land. When diving, it leaks around the skirt in several places. Even at depth, it does not make a seal for some reason. It is a blue Tusa Visulator. It is still in the box with the $70.00 price tag on it.

PM me and make an offer.


Posted: Sun Jan 29, 2012 10:53 pm Post subject:
I'm not trying to be disrespectful but it sounds you're trying to sell a mask that is defective and leaks water.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

No, you cannot sleep in the airport. This is not "The Amazing Race."

As some of you read, we are flying into San Juan at midnight the night beofre our 8:30 am flight to St. Thomas. I was going to book a room at the Best Western in SJU but someone suggested possibly sleeping in the terminal since by the time we get our luggage and into our room then get back up to get ready and head back to the terminal we will really only have about 4 hours of sleep. And I can think of a lot better things to do with $200 on STJ than crash in a dingy hotel room at San Juan airport. question is...after we pick up our bags, what is the best place to set up camp for a few hours of shut eye? I am assuing we can't check our bags that early and hang out at our morning gate. So just anywhere outside of security then? Are there better places than others? I have not yet had the pleaseure/displeasure of experiencing thsi airport but I assume it is relatively large compared to most Caribbean airports. This plan isn't set in stone yet so any input would be helpful.

Friday, January 27, 2012

Ahhhh! Stop already! My brain is going to explode.

rainman on January 27, 2012 at 8:22 am

hess has the right to just shut down.
we should understand why. for the last 5 years many oil/refinerys have closed
they cite loosing money to run them as the reason this is really a misstatemnt, they are not loosing money, whats going on isthe cost of running the refinery is increaseing and that is eating into profits.
over the last 5 years oil/ refinerys have made record profits. they have recived record substitys from the federal goverment.
last year the oil/refinerys discovered that if they out sorce the refineing process they can make even higher profits. owners of oil/ refinerys are not in bussiness to make oil/ refined products they are in business to make money
this pattern is exactly what has happened to other idustries in the USA.
want to know what will happn to st coix. Simly look at detroit, pitsburg.
there legislatures were equily as powerlss as our’s is right now.
hess citing the loss as its reason for shuting down is there right and we can do nothing about it, despite the moral implecations of it to our island home, despite the record profit hess made last year, despite the fact tht hess made trillions of dollars oprating a refinery here on st croixover the last 40 years,they can make more money by shuting down.
th teratry was caught blind sided and dumped quite like a girl whos boy freind left her because he found someone prettier.
Well now comes the real question for the teratory and St croix.
Who are we and how tough are we .
are we tough enough to make lemonaid from the lemons handed to us?
1. get tough with hovenza, start a law suit imedialy about the clean up of our island, they are remaining open as a storage facility, could it be forthe same reason renasance has remained open? its ceaper to keep it open than clean it up. hint to the goverment try calling the aclu and getting the case studied by some of the best laywers for free, imediately legislate that all clean up efforts of lands poluted by companys like hovena, renasance diagio, crucian rum be done by a80% resident labor force.
2. make a deal with renasance to convert its generators to burning waste, direct WMA to seperate the trash, convert it to fuel and sell it to renasance for fuel.
3. make all residents who have lost there jobs to goverment cuts and hovenza,the first in line to recive the jobs created by any trash to fuel conversion.
4. stop winning about this, its a childlike responce, it says we are entitled when in fact we have a history of surviing anything god or man can throw at us.
5. stop the hurtful yelling about born ya, those people from ut side that brought there moeny and reams to the teratory are imporant now, we ned the moeny they bring , we need the tallent and jobs they bring, we need the bussinessthey generate. its ti the majority here stop being so insecure, its a luxury that we can no longer afford surviving is a battle and allalliesare welcome and shoud be greeted with a sence that each of us are needed.

well im mad. im loosing my bussiness and I feel like the victem of a crime, but big bussiness making decisions to make even more money isnt a crime, what I can do about this is limited to picking my butt up off the ground and working to rebuild my life. I dont know if im tough enough to be a sucess but i am tough enough to try.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

This is just amazing, on many levels. Mario Moorhead is accusing the governor of the USVI of not having a "moral compass?" Hmm. The same Moorhead who encouraged the restaurant sit-ins on STJ six or seven years ago? Or longer, time flies. "Good for nuttin'?" SMH

So very sorry! I still can't post a live link, so shut the hell up. Hello, J? Help me here. So cut and paste this, and then download the radio broadcasts (it takes a few minutes, but really, do it), and then you will be as dumbfounded as I am right now:

I say do it quickly, before they yank this post down. Because if I owned that radio station, Moorhead would be so off the air it wasn't funny, and this post would be removed. I know you are not supposed to start a sentence with "Because," but there you have it from me. Since I am speechless right now.

On another note, Innovative can KISS MY ASS!!! My hair is growing grey while I try to post this. Grrrrr...

Monday, January 2, 2012

Seven weeks later, and there is still water rationing (if you want to call it that) in many parts of St. Thomas.

The Clock Is Ticking on January 1, 2012 at 10:06 am

I spoke with a friend who lives in the Tutu housing community yesterday. He and his family have not had running water on any regular basis since before Thanksgiving and for the past two weeks, have had water at a maximum of two hours every couple of days.

He described the mad rush to try to use the water when it was running to bathe, only to find that the quality of the water that comes is so rank that his grandchildren have all begun to have skin rashes. If you can’t bathe in it, you can’t cook in it – all it’s good for is priming the toilet to flush – when it’s running.

He described what is happening in the community as people who cannot afford to buy enough water to meet their needs, and the needs of their families, are going from door to door begging – for water for god’s sake.

It’s gotten graphic there – waste that’s piling up in toilets that cannot be flushed; people crawling around in cisterns trying to retrieve a bucket of water to meet a small part of their needs. And this is 2012.

But he also spoke of the anger – the deep seated and simmering anger – of people who have been reduced to little more than animals, foraging for the necessities of survival.

I’ve known this man for 13 years and in all of that time, his attention to the political scene has been glancing at best. I listened to the rage he is feeling toward this Administration and was honestly surprised at how much of the detail of the corruption and indifference is at the top of his mind.

I think the so called “powers that be” should be advised that the dissatisfaction has reached into every corner of this community – even communities that heretofore were content to go about their business and not get involved in the machinations of the political machine.

He warned that if things continue in this way, the next and only lucrative target will be the tourists – the resentment about water going to the cruise ships and away from the people is raging – and that in the absence of any other option, those mindless, clueless ship passengers will be easy prey.

I think somebody better start paying attention. Quite literally, the natives are very restless.