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Alexandra
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July 20, 2008 11:25 pm  

Sanddollar - we live on the Parrothead part time. We also have a house in the west end. That's the best of both worlds as our boat is so often overrun with visitors both at the dock and for daytrips out to Buck that sometimes it really is nice to get away. Having room to store things and a bit of elbow room is useful, too.


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July 20, 2008 11:30 pm  

Thanks trw - my stepson has been recoating the brite work the past couple of weeks. I've been off-island a few days to attend my second son's Air Force Basic Training Graduation in San Antonio (they made "Honor Flight" - awesome!) and it will be interesting to see how much more got finished while I was away. I hear they had the boat out most every day that I've been gone since the Hurricane Hunters have been there along with some crews from other Air Bases. I'm bringing Son #3 home with me for the rest of the summer and my other stepson and two of his friends arrive in a week. Going to have a boatful of boys! Maybe I'll be spending some "sanity" time at my house! lol


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July 21, 2008 1:52 am  

well stupid me just stuck my hand in the bag of dog food to get the measuring cup out and i got bit on the finger by a rat,i deserved it because i did not look first,so i shook the rat out of the bag and one of the dogs got it and finished it off, i ran my finger under cold water snd then soaked it in listerine lol thats the only type of disinfectant i could find, then i called the other half at work and he told me we do not have rabies on this island thats why they don't give rabies shots to the dogs,lol not sure if i believe him or not lol i think he's just trying to do me in.


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July 21, 2008 1:55 am  

congressman meeks from new york is here on stx as a guest of our gov,anyone know why?


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July 21, 2008 2:00 am  

does a small L S straight up and down with a 2 digit number next to it on a plate mean it's from the senate? if so i saw one talking to the rasta drug dealers tonight over at the gas,rock and weed station when i was driving through, you know the one by the pearl b larsen elementary school


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July 21, 2008 3:18 am  

so i just saw how late it was and had to make a mad dash to one of the bars up here for smokes and everything was closed but one of the places still had some really dim lights going so i drove on down there and the owner was drunker than crap eating in the kitchen with the doors wide open,and i guess it pissed me off so i got my smokes and offered to stay until they were done eating and how many more times do you want to get beat up and robbed,christ use your head and i was told not to worry "this is what i do" well i guess i'm done with any sympathy i once had for this person,EVERYONE in this area banded behind you and this is how you repay us,by being drunk, by yourself with the doors wide open.


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July 21, 2008 3:20 am  

lol and i ran into one of turnbulls lt govs tonight while he was out drinking and i told him he was alot more fun now that he was out of office and he just smiled and agreed with me,wow i've had a busy night LOL


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July 22, 2008 2:37 am  

well a very quiet uneventful day today,slow at work tonight,The color of the ocean today was awesome between cane bay and salt river.


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July 22, 2008 4:25 am  

just watched"54" again on cable about studio 54 and that whole era,god i despise getting old,i hate it hate it hate it and i want no part of it and i know it really is a state of mind,but god i hate when the body starts to break down,i just want to be 25 forever


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July 22, 2008 10:06 am  

I'd hate to be 25 again unless I could be smarter than I was at the time. Where's Tammy?


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July 22, 2008 11:15 am  

I'd settle for 55 again!


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July 22, 2008 7:21 pm  

lol you 2,in the last year i've had 4 teeth capped,3 lumps removed,a liver biopsy,undergone the hep a and b vaccination,been checked for the male version of HPV and no it's not pleasant,i've had so much blood work done for every disease known to man,i had to get BIFOCALS for gods sake,then for 6 months i got to do ribiviran pills twice a day and an interferon shot every friday.after all of that i tested negative for everything,oh and i had an ekg as well,and a lung exray.


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July 22, 2008 7:23 pm  

Welcome to the wonderful world of aging. I try to comfort myself that I look better than Keith Richards (only a female version) but then, folks who have been dead 6 months look better than he does, bless his heart. Glad everything was negative, trw. (tu)


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July 23, 2008 3:31 am  

trw,
I'm pretty sure the LS means Landmark Society, just one of those specialty tags, like Olympics, Humane Society, etc.


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July 23, 2008 4:24 am  

hmmm,Jaunita well i'm going to be running around tomorrow morn so i'll drive past the senate building in f'sted to see if i see the same plates over there,i guess i'd kinda like to know,slow night at work i had a 6top and 2 dueces, the other waiter took a 3 top and left at 8pm,lol in the last 2 weeks i've gotten 2 100 buck tips one at each job,lol the first was jump up the guy ordered 2 drinks for 10 bucks total and handed me 110,smiled and told me to keep the change,and then at the other job tonight,with one of the deuces not the 6,oh and in the doc dentist thing i forgot the 16 shots of novocane so she could plane my roots,4 each for top left,right and bottom left,right,this woman was truly a sadist with her laser pick


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July 23, 2008 6:09 pm  

ok Juanita you are right about the plate thing i had to go to dmv today and i saw a big poster for the landmark society and the plates were the same,i also believe after today that the dmv on STT is more efficient than the one here,i had to go to #2 and there were 3 women in there,one on a computer,one helping a customer and one reading an Avon catalog,i stood there for about 10 minutes,the lady with the avon catalog looked up once and then went back to dreaming about cheap makeup,and i just thought honey if you possibly manage to get up off that chair you are crushing you might discover a level of ambition that might entice you to get a 2nd job so you can afford some Mary Kay products,but LOL that did'nt work and one of the other ladies came over and told me to go to the next window for the papers i needed,then i went to pearle vision to get the nose gaurds on my glasses replaced and the lens screws tightened and that was free so i tipped her for being quick and nice.


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July 23, 2008 6:38 pm  

Was in front of the Lucinda Millin home at rush hour yesterday behind a smaller safari loaded with tourists "back to the ship" & one tossed an empty plastic water/soda bottle out and it didn't fall out, it was thrown. If I didn't have traffic behind me & the safari had been stopped I'd have grabbed the bottle & handed it back to the idiot. Burns me up big time.


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July 25, 2008 3:38 am  

well scenes from the restaurant window tonight,lol the gov chatting up a homeless guy that would not let him go,tripod smoking crack which was rather interesting and then some young crazed white guy with an orange afro and this really scarggly beard trying to sell hand painted bar signs, lol he got a ticket and then went out and threw the ticket on the ground and drove off


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July 25, 2008 5:09 am  

Hi again,
Thanks, Trade, for the "down side"!! I can see some frustration in there somewhere. lol....OK, now I'm ready for your "positives"!

I agree with you about the plastic bottle thrower...what uncaring tourists. My son once witnessed a guy at a stop signal toss a lit cigarette out his window. My son got out of his car, grabbed it and ran up to the guy's car and tossed it in and said "Here, I think you dropped this." LOL .....I told him that was a GREAT response. My husband and his friend saw someone dump a whole big garbage bag of trash off the side of the road. He stopped, went through the trash and found the guy's address, and he and his friend drove the bag back to the guy's house and dumped it on his front lawn. Haha. Stupid people.

I'm retired so don't really care if I get stuck in rush hour. I can skimp on water and really skimp on electricity, but I don't know about not being able to flush!! lol

Alexandra/Juanita - Do you both have rental places. I would be bringing my dog and cat. Is that a big problem or a little problem ?(I know it's a problem. lol)


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roadrunner
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July 25, 2008 10:26 am  

You would think tourists would try to preserve the places they visit, but I guess they just don't think about it. When I was at Point Udall in February, I was joined by a family who seemed to be on the island for a golfing event. They took their clubs out of their cars and proceeded to hit golf balls into the water, trying to see how far they could get them to go, taking pictures, etc. I sat there and imagined piles of golfballs under the water... how is that any different from tossing trash out there? I'm still annoyed with myself for not saying anything to them.

Ahh, to be retired and not get bent out of shape over traffic! Can't wait! 🙂 Unfortunately, I have a long way to go.


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Trade
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July 25, 2008 11:36 am  

OK, positives:

1. Everyone's a bit wacky (myself included.)
2. Nobody cares what kind of car you drive.
3. That snobby, country-club attitude doesn't exist in the main. There is that in a small sector but snobbery only works if others are trying hard to break into the snobby set & really, nobody seems to do that here.
4. Weather.
5. Beaches
6. Views. If you're stuck in rush hour traffic, it's not so bad sitting next to the harbor & sure beats the I-5.
7. Iguanas. I love them, others hate them.
8. Deer that swim in the ocean.
9. Small town feel.
10. Nobody cares who you were in your stateside life, just what you are now.
11. There's always great gossip. 😀
12. If there's a disaster, you will experience or see great acts of kindness.
13. Caribbean Christmases are the best in the world.
14. Little kids are the politest you'll find anywhere.
15. Small things make everyone really happy - like rain, after a dry spell.
16. After that rain, it smells like a botanical garden.
17. No poison ivy, oak or sumac.
18. You can see the stars at night.
19. Rainbows, rainbows, rainbows.
20. Everywhere you go, you run into people you know.
21. A wardrobe malfunction here means the strap on your flip-flop broke.
22. There's not much of a corporate ladder to climb, more like a stepstool, if that.
23. No yuppie dominance or culture.
24. Pates.
25. Mongoose. Did you see the front page picture yesterday of the mongoose sitting on the "Here B Mongoose" sign?


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July 25, 2008 3:09 pm  

Trade, don't forget:
Courteous drivers, IMHO the drivers there are the most courteous drivers I have ever seen.


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Trade
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July 25, 2008 3:10 pm  

Absolutely!


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charlotte
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July 25, 2008 4:29 pm  

I saw on the multiple listings that Maureen O'Hara's house is on the market for 1,180,000. I think that is a great price for such a well built and beautiful home.
Charlotte


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July 26, 2008 2:03 am  

just great Trade!!!


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