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Heard an interesting story today. Seems one of the better known downtown had a kid as a dishwasher who showed up for work drunk or high. The restaurant manager told him to go home earlier & turned away. The kid attacked him & did some damage to his head. Cops were called & turns out the cop who showed up was the kid's cousin who refused to write a report or do anything. The cop told the owner the manager had no right to send the kid home early. The owner said the manager had every right to since he runs the place. The cop wouldn't back down & left. End of story.

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Posted : August 13, 2008 11:16 pm
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well i hope the owner called the chief and the union head,and then the labor department,that whole sense of entitlement is probally the biggest labor issue down here you know the one "you can't do that to me because i'm a local" lol can you imagine that attitude in the states,no one understands the term "at will employee" and i know there is a relatively new law on the books commonly refered to as the insubordination law which means if you talk back or get violent with your authority figure at work you can be fired immediately,so the rest owner really needs to persue this and i guess i'd contact someone at the daily news to see if they would do some type of story on this type of police misconduct,it's not acceptable

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Topic starter Posted : August 13, 2008 11:28 pm
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well i'm sick to death of mosquitos,they're not getting close enough to the walls so the geckos can eat them and i don't want to bomb the house because that would kill the geckos as well,i resorted to rubbing my legs with deoderant because the deep woods off no longer works,i can't close the patio door because the animals need to get in and out and work the yard and i've got 3 of the giant moths flying around the livingroom,i am so tired of bugs right now and then when you go to bed and cover yourself with the sheet to keep the mosquitos away you get hot,the fans help alittle to blow them off course,but you still get hot and you can't close everything up and run the AC because who can afford that,lol so i'm hot bit up and miserable right now

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Topic starter Posted : August 14, 2008 12:17 am
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Well, I've heard that Bounce dryer sheets will repell mosquitos. Someone said they keep one in their belt loop and no problem with mosquitos after that. You could try rubbing one on you and see what results you get. I don't know about any other brand, but do know Bounce was recommended.

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Posted : August 14, 2008 2:52 am
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trw - LOL - picturing you hiding under the sheets is cracking me up. We've sprayed every inch of this place with Raid (if anyone sees it back on sale at Cost-U-Less please let me know, not the flying insect one but the ant and roach one) and something else that we found at KMart (clear plastic square container) and the bugs are doing better. Our floors are wood and in some places we can see through to the ground below us so we're all about trying to keep the bugs out.

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Posted : August 14, 2008 5:01 am
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I love STX

So many times on this board people have expressed negative opinions and those are valid . . . there are negative experiences everywhere but I just wanted to say how wonderful the people we have met in our 1 1/2 weeks here have been. So many people have been so willing to help us and we have met some genuinely nice and wonderful people. It's so hard to settle into a new place, regardless of where it is, as you leave behind your comfort zone and start your life over but every day I am genuinely appreciative at how sincerely nice everyone has been.

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Posted : August 14, 2008 5:07 am
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when we moved here,we had a married couple that i knew from minneapolis already living here in one of the big houses in herman hill and then of course jack barr over in f'sted,so i guess we had sponsors,lol you know like when you're going to a foreign country,and between the 3 of them they walked us through everything we needed to do to actually live here and gloria hauled us all over the place,it did help that we already owned the house and had 20,000 for a cushion,we spent 6 years going back and forth 4-5times a year before we even bought the house.

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Topic starter Posted : August 14, 2008 10:15 am
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well off to work,i'm getting to know the gov's spokesperson quite well,lol when the gov was commissioner of finance during the rum and coke administration this guy worked for him,lol they called the gov back then "rum" and the lt.gov "coke" but anyway the guy is easy to talk to,he seems pretty open and he spent years in the states while he was growing up and then again as an adult so he has somewhat of a "world view".

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Topic starter Posted : August 14, 2008 10:29 am
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Beautiful weather here on the coast of Virginia. 60s at night and low 80s during the day with no humidity.
Gas is $3.49 a gallon at 7 11.
We are enjoying the olympics.

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Posted : August 14, 2008 1:03 pm
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Good old Rum & Coke. I saw Coke not too long ago. He looked OK so I don't know if he ever shaped up or not.

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Posted : August 14, 2008 2:47 pm
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just home from plaza and work,i met a couple from this board today,they came in for lunch and i try to chat up everyone that comes in the cafe if they seem to be in the mood for being chatted up,lol so most of the time i talk all day long,except with the lawyers and then i just listen to them gossip with each other,god they're just like old women at a church social,hahaha,so anyway i was chatting up this couple and i started to think hey i know you so i asked are you so and so and the lady said yes and i said hey im TRW,so that was fun. when i got home i started spraying all the nooks and crannies with raid to kill stuff and out squiggled this huge centipede and i did,
'nt want to crush his little head so i sprayed him with raid till he stopped moving and then i measured it,almost 8 inches and fat like a finger so i put it a jar to save,the hunger strike guy is still out there,i think someone is sneaking him food late at night because i saw suspicious looking garbage on the steps by him when i went through at 6:30 am this morn,i think with the wapa crisis his timing might be a bit off,coming home from town the big hills up here were shrouded in misty clouds and the sea was black,the waves were crashing onto the shore and just off the coast it was raining,it was the coolest thing to look at.

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Topic starter Posted : August 14, 2008 8:27 pm
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Tammy have you been taking pictures?

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Topic starter Posted : August 14, 2008 8:32 pm
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lol just checked my email and i got this really gushy real estate email newsletter that she does once a month and i tell you what i've never seen a picture so airbrushed in my life,lol i don't think she's ever looked like that or STX ever seem that rosy.

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Topic starter Posted : August 14, 2008 9:00 pm
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still raining and some great thunder and lightning,and of course the small dog is shaking so much i want to hook her up to a bowl of milk so she can churn out some butter,the other 2 are in the doorway trying to figure out where it's coming from and the cats are snoring away.

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Topic starter Posted : August 14, 2008 11:12 pm
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wow still raining

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Topic starter Posted : August 15, 2008 8:22 am
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don't know if it's a misprint or not but the money to convert the school in lavallee to a police station jumped from 100 thousand to over 400 thousand and was approved in committee yesterday and so if this passes the whole senate and the gov signs it,well it's a really great thing for us up here,i wonder if it will spur more house building up here or make property values go up again.

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Topic starter Posted : August 15, 2008 8:54 am
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Why is it that dogs are affected by thunder and cats aren't?

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Posted : August 15, 2008 9:42 am
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2inches on the east End of STX more in Princess. I'm psyched that my drivewat didn't wash away, nice gentle rain.

The the Lavalle public saftey building is a great idea, that will be a good start on communinity policing, long overdue.

So, after 30+ years and 2- 1 year residencies and living here almost 3 years I took the plunge, II'm proud to be a resident and citizen of the VI.

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Posted : August 15, 2008 11:58 am
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Thank you Bombi!!! so i'm driving home from work, dry all the way out of town until i get to the corner store up here and lol everything is just drenched water standing,more rain in lavallee,more bugs

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Topic starter Posted : August 15, 2008 7:04 pm
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trw--I just cracked up on your description of the lawyers at work. I'm a bit confused--are you no longer working at the Galleon? We were there the other night for dinner, but I didn't see anyone I didn't recognize, so I figured you weren't there.

Off to MI to visit the relatives. I haven't had the guts to tell my husband it has been getting into the 40s in the evenings. We were in Conn last week and he was cold the whole time, despite it being in the upper 70s, low 80s. I have a feeling I'm going to pay for this one!

I was in Little Rock recently for work. I'd never been there before and was pleasantly surprised. We stayed at a hotel called the Capitol Hotel and it was just lovely. The hotel was completely renovated two years ago. It was originally built in the 1890s. It had the high ceilings, fancy chandeliers and a beautiful lobby. While we were eating dinner at the hotel restaurant, looking on to the main street, a real "Southern Belle" was standing out front, according to our dinner companion (he was born and raised in the south). She had a beautiful white dress with a v cut in the front and back--the dress was reminiscent of a 1920's flapper dress. Her black hair was pulled up and she really looked the part.

I was disappointed not to have time to go to the Clinton library, but maybe next time.

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Posted : August 15, 2008 9:45 pm
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hey KLJ555 no i just did a weeks worth of vacations there,honestly it's too far to drive and i did that type of service for years and years and years and years and years and well i guess it was time to take the stick out of my butt and loosen up alittle so now i do paradise cafe 5 days a week and the brothers 5 nights a week and i'm having a better time at work and making more money and both jobs are so much more of a looser enviroment,i'm back to the attitude that it's not work for me it's fun,lol i'm old enough to be the father of the kids(servers) i work with at the night job,and i'm going to be able to run circles around them,lol i just started and they're already asking me to cover shifts (oh there's a party i NEED to go to) lol,hey honey you go to the party i'll take the cash,been there done that,like tonight i went in to train and i was told "oh you know what you're doing so just do what you want to do" so i stood in the kitchen for 3 hours and talked with the chef and saw how the food was prepared and the plate presentation and how he wanted tickets written up and fired and just basically other cook stuff and then i watched how the bartender works and what he wants from the wait staff and so on tuesday i'm on the floor.

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Topic starter Posted : August 16, 2008 2:39 am
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and just one more thought on the reparations thing and i'm not looking for a fight but i need to say this and get it off my chest. There are over 100thousand people living here in the USVI,not all of us are descendants of the slaves that denmark owned back then,i doubt there are that many left here,we have alot of downislanders here that lived under other european powers or came here as freed peoples,and so i guess my point is why should anyones tax dollars be spent on this. i honestly feel that it should be done with private money through private groups. and another note i read today all the block grant money approvals and i saw 3 faith based groups on there and once again until the churches start paying taxes just like any other business why are tax dollars going to those groups,so many of todays religions tell me i'm evil and i'm going to hell and well hey i pay the same taxes as everyone else so why do they get a break,and one last thing cnn's lead story 2 days ago was that the latinos are taking over and that whites in the us will be a minority by 2050,now why is that news? all it does is stir up some white supremicst asshole in idaho or oregon and the next thing you know mexicans are being murdered,too me it's a perfect example of irresponsible journalism.ok i'm done now

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Topic starter Posted : August 16, 2008 3:11 am
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now for all you STJohnians,be nice to Ben Biddle,his mother Phyliss is an art teacher over here at good hope and i just love her,shes a crazy old bat and i worked with bens wife for a time at st tropez before they went to STJ and well they're good people,ol phyliss married herself off to one of the mayflower biddles and ol phyliss has some great stories about the late 50's and 60's,ben is kinda one of these guys you want to swat up long side the head and tell him to turn the classical music off and loosen up a bit,lol but they're good people.

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Topic starter Posted : August 16, 2008 3:35 am
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and hey and i was wondering if anyone has any objections to me continuing to write about the early years of my life,i'm just talking about a few paragraphs here and there and i'm not trying to drive any current or future posters off this thread,we all have a background and a reason for coming to STX and for some reason the CHOICES we have made over the years have made us end up here and i guess as an archaeology major that is what interests me the most,and so i examine and ask questions and analyze myself,who are we,what were we and why did we end up here

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Topic starter Posted : August 16, 2008 3:55 am
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morning everyone,well i'm off to work to squeeze the oranges,yes we do fresh oj and yes it's a sticky mess and yes i actually prefer tropicana,living in laredo texas we had access to the orchards down in the valley and so we had all the citrus we wanted and so we squeezed and froze and on and on and on,sometimes i think my parents were freaks, when we left texas for north dakota we had access to the potato and onion fields and so we'd bag all of that up and sell it at a roadside stand my stepfather had made.

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Topic starter Posted : August 16, 2008 10:40 am
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