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trw
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and LOL i told the boobs and tats story to the ex and the man just blew up and pitched fits about me writing about the stuff i see and how dishonest it is and how im not showing respect and blah blah blah and i told him hey if you don't want this shit written about don't let me see it, so i told him grow up and get a life because honey you and i are just another one of the sacred cows i write about,the man has been on a use it or lose it vacation for the last 4 days and has not been sober yet,lol so i kinda like poking that particular stick,hahahahaha, and tammy the drug dealer we used to have up here has moved on to a parking lot in town and LOL he keeps his crack/coke in baggies inside of his underwear,now there's a treat.

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Topic starter Posted : August 28, 2008 3:50 am
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Liing in a gated community is not my idea of a dream, more like a nightmare.

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Posted : August 28, 2008 10:26 am
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Thanks for the "visual" TRW, sooooo glad i don't do drugs.

It's funny we do not go out at night while we are here. At home we go out to eat literally every night, or at least 5 times a week. It's just the two of us and living in the city we have a lot of choices and we both work late and just too tired to think about what to make and then to clean it up.

Here, we eat much earlier and cook together and clean up together, and are usually in bed before we'd be home from dinner back in B'more. It's hard to believe we are the same couple.

Looks like we are in store for a gorgeous day! I was even a little chilly when i first got up!

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Posted : August 28, 2008 11:55 am
Neil
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Living in a gated community is not my idea of a dream, more like a nightmare.

Oh come on Linda... it's not a 'nightmare' to feel a modicum of protection.*-)
Most everyone everywhere has a lock on something somewhere.

I live in a "gated" community" on StX, but not primarily because of "the gate." It's just a really nice place to live.

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Posted : August 28, 2008 12:50 pm
islandtyme
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Another eerie still day ...............the sea is like glass. Good news no scorpions in the pool today..............I didn't know we had those buggers here, sheesh add them to the list of my favorite things. Bats, centipedes & scorpions oh my!

I'm sure the comments about gated communities has divided opinions.................Theres nothing like getting up in the morning & finding your car ram sacked & the wires hanging from the dash where the radio once was. Or perhaps coming home from a long day in the trenches & finding your back door kicked in and several thousand $ of tools just vanished!!! Haitians landing on the beach wandering in your back yard...................

Speaking of Pizza, has n e one tried the east end??? We pass it all the time & wonder if its worth stopping for??

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Posted : August 28, 2008 1:01 pm
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I agree with you Linda. Something funny to me about locking yourself up behind walls for protection and isolating yourself from the surrounding community.

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Posted : August 28, 2008 1:03 pm
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islandtyme - the pizza at east end is great. we've only been once but there were a lot more things on the menu that make us want to go back and have some more.

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Posted : August 28, 2008 2:08 pm
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Where is East End Pizza??

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Posted : August 28, 2008 3:21 pm
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East End Pizza? Which island? Are you talking about East End Cafe in Red Hook? They have pizza?

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Posted : August 28, 2008 3:36 pm
goalusvi
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It's at Divi . . the gazebo right across the street from the putt putt course

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Posted : August 28, 2008 3:51 pm
islandtyme
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Tammy.....yum sounds good, hows the pricing for the pizza???

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Posted : August 28, 2008 5:45 pm
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Chocolates BBQ anyone? Good or bad?

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Posted : August 28, 2008 6:02 pm
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i took that first sentence out because i'm not aware if it's common knowledge,i'll rephrase it,i know the woman that runs the pizza place out east at the divi and she says they are really busy!!!!!!!!!!!!!,Danny I the raggae singer on island here is singing at gov house downtown tomorrow while the moorhead gives has a press conference for a rebuttal of the governors letter,they were in front of riddims today and because i really like danny i wandered over to chat him up,hey as long as i have the phone with me to take to go orders i can go outside,so he told me about tomorrow and then he and his band leave for an upper east coast tour,i think thats so cool and while i may, not agree with him politically i love his poetry and music,so if you're drinking alot of fruit juices does that still qualify as being on a hunger strike,i thought you could only drink water,and i met terry from this board and his wife today,they came in for lunch when we just happened to get slammed all at once so they ate and then went to go and come back so we could talk,very nice couple,and i'd like to spend some more time with them,lol i sense some good stories from them,a woman i work with at one of my jobs told me that her youngest son (18) wants to be a paid assassin,all he wants to do is kill people,LOL now how does one respond to that,i truly was at a loss for words so i told her well why does'nt he practice here,we have enough drug dealers and assorted thugs to go around

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Topic starter Posted : August 28, 2008 6:58 pm
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one of my dreams for STX is to tear down the majority of the projects and to get the more promising residents into some type of home ownership programs,build small homes all over the island so they are not concentrated in one area and get them into these homes,i think for the most part there really is pride in ownership and i know a few years back there was a program going here that did just that,and i've been saying it for years and then i see it brought up in one of the papers today,this is something i truly believe in. The other thing i'd like to see done here is for someone to go into the public schools here and identify the most promising students and then find out if the kid is an at risk kid and somehow make their life a little easier so they can devote their time to schooling instead of surviving,maybe by moving the family to a better neighborhood or getting the kid into private school,i don'y know,but until our public schools here are turned around something needs to be done.,EVERYTHING starts with education. The other thing i'd really like to see is the homeless off the streets and into mental care homes or halfway houses,with the cruise ships returning this a problem that really needs to be addressed,get these people off the streets into housing and then if they show back up on the streets arrest them,the begging and panhandling is getting worse downtown.LOL it's sounds as though i'm running for office,hey maybe with the stories i'm telling i'm actually vetting myself hahahaha

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Topic starter Posted : August 28, 2008 7:41 pm
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trw,
in a previous post you were trying to decide what to do with a will beneficiary............you just gave two excellent ones. personally i like the help an at risk kid out with education the best. a trw scholarship fund has a nice ring doesn't it?

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Posted : August 28, 2008 7:52 pm
islandtyme
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Really busy could be
A - great food
B - theres NOTHING in the east past the Divi until Loris & Duggans...........we starved for close food will like moths to a flame gravitate there - HA!
C - all the above

I also wonder about chocolates..........chicken charlies is good

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Posted : August 28, 2008 8:25 pm
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Ok TRW i'll help you out now and make it common knowledge :-)...Melissa is a supervisor at "East end pizza and More" It's an outdoor gazebo restaurant in front of Divi with pizza, wings, salads, calzones, panini, full bar and more...open until 11 everynight...If you go there tell her hi and that you're from the board...can't miss her...she's the only blonde (don't hold that against her)...JUST KIDDING....they have been open now for about a month.

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Posted : August 28, 2008 10:58 pm
trw
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Q: Why do blondes wear ponytails?
A: To hide the valve stem!
Submitted by: B.J. Schuller

Q: How do you change a blonde's mind?
A1: Blow in her ear.
A2: Buy her another beer.

Q: What does a blonde say when you blow in their ear?
A: "Thanks for the refill!"

Q: What is it called when a blonde blows in another blonde's ear?
A: Data transfer.

Q: What do you call 10 blondes standing ear to ear?
A: A wind tunnel.

Q: What is a cool refreshing drink for a blonde?
A: Perri-air.

Imitation of a blonde refuelling..
(Flap hand, blowing air into ears)

Q: What do you call 10 blondes at the bottom of a pool?
A: Air Pockets

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Topic starter Posted : August 29, 2008 1:44 am
trw
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ohhh and the biggest bit of trash i heard tonight was from a cop downtown,lol we were talking about assassins and killing off the drug dealers and i was told that the cop that got burned to death in his car not too long ago was doing just that,lol he was taking out the crooks island justice style and well he got taken out because of it., so we chatted some more and i invited them in to play pool but they declined and so then i told them the singing corpse was playing tonight and if they had a chance they should go listen to him cause despite being a corpse he's a good singer, and they said yes he is we've heard him before,so then we chatted some more and lol they told me all of the bad guys downtown to look out for and i said yeah i already know all of them, and so then i told them about dashi and how good it was and lol the lady cop told me yuck i like my meat seasoned and well done and i LOL said oh yes so do i which went right over her head hahahahaha, so then we chatted some more and i asked them to go and check to see if this guy i wanted to introduce to a lady friend of mine actually went and did it and so they went and came back and said yes he's there. lol i'm a busy f@g. and then i went to dashi because i got off early tonight and one of my bosses and 5 of my co workers were there eating.

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Topic starter Posted : August 29, 2008 2:06 am
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HEY stanford,mosler,brandt or any of the other gazillionaires or their employees here on STX,the animal shelter is broke!!!!!!!!! would you please send them some cash so that they can continue operating,you as well as everyone else knows that our government is going through a major financial crisis and cleanup right now and so money is tight,and while it's great that you sponsor the music at the whim series,it's rather elitist,now don't get me wrong i love the music when i have a chance to attend,but i think the animal shelter crisis is probally more important. Thank you in advance for your cash. Troy,,,,,,im just bumping this back up i heard tonight that stanford has bought like 40 residences for his employees and alot of property and buildings downtown, now with the money this jerk has made from raising peoples rents he needs to fork some of that cash over to the animal shelter, so hey if i give a 100 bucks he should match it with 10,000.lol Hey i'll be the first one to take on the stanford sacred cow, and lol i'm not asking for a handout for the welfare trash or reparations or anything like that,i'm asking for the animals, if you can shell out bucks for an elitist music series then you can shell out for the animals, and hey if you want to chat i work at the cafe during the day and zebos at night or you can call me at home,im in the book, it's amazing to me that the infamous 5 voted against the diageo thing but have never said a word about stanford and mosler,does anyone other than myself think that maybe stanford and mosler paid bigger bribes, now we all know that mosler paid his gardener joseph to chop down all of the mangroves on his property, please, joseph is from st lucia and has lived on STX for years and so his defense of "i didnt know they were mangroves" is truly stupid. you know at least we knew prosser was slime,well i'm telling you right here and right now that stanford,mosler and brandt are slime as well, they just go about it in a quieter manner and they pay better

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Topic starter Posted : August 29, 2008 2:28 am
charlotte
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TRW, I didn't know you were a blond!!!!!

Tammy, I think your symptoms thought to be pneumonia are caused by being on the airplane so long at one time. The air coming from the vents can cause severe symptoms in people susceptible to colds, flu, etc. Since I work at the Charlotte airport, I learn a lot about airplanes and hear so many stories re: US Airways planes. There are flight attendants that have had to retire early due to the effects of the air vent systems on airplanes causing severe damage to their lungs. Of course, the airlines don't want people to know about this so they keep it as quiet as possible. But you can google that info and find out a lot of things that can make one sick on the plane. Also, US Air will start their direct flights to STX next month from CLT. They have a promotion going on now that if you vacation on the island they will refund you $300.00 per ticket on a week stay at certain hotels. Of course, you have to book it thru their vacation section on their web site. That info is for some of you that are looking to checking out the island in the near future.
Hope you feel better Tammy.
Charlotte

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Posted : August 29, 2008 2:57 pm
Neil
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I agree with you Linda. Something funny to me about locking yourself up behind walls for protection and isolating yourself from the surrounding community.

Who's locked up and isolated behind walls?

Isolation isn't a location, it's a state of mind.

It's a false assumption that all people who live in a gated community are isolated anymore than the people who live on the East End or North shore are "isolated" ("isolated" I suspect being a polite euphemism for "away the black west indians"). I don't hear anybody complaining that the locals who live in William's Delight are somehow "isolating" themselves from Cotton Valley. And with regard to "gates" ...thow are they any different than the locals who live behind walled yards with bars on their windows? And it's a false assumption that people choose to live in gated communites because they are afraid or want to be isolated. Not all of us can afford half million dollar + homes in the hills, or want to continue in the glories of homeownership! We have to settle for less expensive condo complexes, some of which have security. 😎 (the real crime is that it's needed, and those who need it the most don't get it from the gov't).

Isolation is what you do, and how you think, ...not where you live, or what kind of locks you have.

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Posted : August 29, 2008 3:56 pm
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Well Neil, I really wasn't assuming anything. I was stating my opinion about living behind walls and gates. I have met many statesiders that have moved here that do live in gated communities because they are afraid of crime and/or want to separate themselves from the black/west indian community. That is their prerogative. I personally would not move anywhere that I felt too afraid to live among the local population. I am sure people have many different reasons for living in a gated community. It could be status, fear or maybe they just found a house that they liked. To each his own.

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Posted : August 29, 2008 4:29 pm
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Wow Charlotte, that is scary considering how often I fly. Still sick but I think I am getting better. Hope so. I am glad that US Air is starting up their flight to Charlotte again. It is my favorite airport. I hate flying Delta thru Atlanta. Maybe I should start taking that airborne stuff. I gave it to JJ once and it upset his stomach pretty bad.

Went to the crab races tonight. Twice in one week. JJ had a blast. The crab races at deep end are full of kids. We met some nice young couples with children and that was nice. Also there seems to be more local familes coming to the crab races lately. Also on Sundays at Chenay Bay resort is a very diverse family fun day. A lot of local families wanting stateside famlies to meet and greet. We went quite often last year but haven't gone yet since we have been back from the states.

We have been working a lot since we have been back on island and haven't had a chance to even go to the beach. Hopefully we will get a chance to relax at least one day this holiday weekend.

Cruzcandy, hope all is well with you. Please PM me if you get a chance.

Trw, I rescued the tiller from the back of the container. If we get a break I will bring it over.

Lizard are you back on island? I can't wait to meet Anastasia. I hope I spelled her name right.

Have a fun holiday weekend everyone.

Tammy

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Posted : August 30, 2008 2:30 am
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Oh, Man, the last few days have been extremely busy and I could REALLY use a massage about now.

Where to begin... My youngest son was here most of the summer and left Wednesday morning to head back and get ready for his second year of college. Loads of errands after dropping him at the airport and it was time to start getting serious about moving stuff from my crumbling house to the condo I bought a few weeks back. Load after load of the stuff small enough for me to handle on my own. Ouch! I called Flemmings to have them move the big stuff next week. They were supposed to call me back with a time for Tuesday and a price per hour, but no phone call so I doubt they will be moving me on Tuesday after a holiday weekend. Not sure when they will be available and call me back.

Moved a few loads on Thursday and Terry and Annie had the misfortune of passing by as I arrived with a load... so they helped me haul some stuff downstairs. True friends do help you move even when dead bodies are not involved! We had dinner together later and that lasted way late. We're neighbors now with just one condo in between, which is kind of cool when you really like some people. 🙂

Friday - I had a closing on a house with a young Puerto Rican/Hovensa couple who are really so sweet and their little boy is amazing. I'd take him in a heartbeat. Hey, mine are grown and I understand Tammy's mindset quite intimately. 🙂 Then went to the house to load up more stuff and keep loads of linens going through the wash. Had to wait for an appraiser who is valuing my house as it should be without the concrete issue and also as a tear-down so my attorney has numbers to take into mediation. Carried half a ton of stuff down to the condo and a few things up as well. Gotta make room for my real furniture to be delivered next week.

Sweated a LOT in the zero breeze environment we have this week. My face started burning badly about 1 PM from so much sweat and it still stings. Kind of like washing with a jelly fish. ouch once again.

Got showered for the third time today and thought about going into town for dinner and a cold, adult beverage.... but was hypoglycemic from working and sweating all day without eating, so cooked at the condo and drank lots of water until I was up for some red wine to complete my recovery. 😉

I did chow down on a few tylenol along the way. Being over 40 has its drawbacks. But with a little bit of luck, I'll be alive and kickin' in the morning so I can head to the northshore to go scuba diving and maybe even find a Cane Bay scavenger hunt marker and have a shot at a prize. I might explore another adult beverage afterwards to get over the aches and pains before loading up the next batch of assorted "stuff" to move to the condo. But that's still in the future, so let's wait and see what unfolds.

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Posted : August 30, 2008 2:39 am
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