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IslandHops
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December 7, 2012 1:08 pm  

The snowbirds are back on St. Croix - welcome.

The increase in traffic I can handle.
Visitors, please complain vigilantly to public works about the state of our roads. It helps to put pressure on the powers that be to get them fixed. BTW I've started a campaign to overcome the drug reference stigma placed on our roads caused by calling the divots pot-holes. From now on I recommend we start calling the holes tourist-traps. After all, most of us residents know where they are and are still swerving around the ones already filled. The folks really making out are the repair shops for rental cars.

The need to make restaurant reservations is also welcome.
Visitors, we really appreciate you dining out and keeping the many fine restaurants here on St. Croix financially viable. Having to make a reservation is a small inconvenience in compared to the possible closing down of our favorite dining establishments due to death by WAPA.

BUT - I draw the line at you visitors buying up all of the big bags of beans at cost u less.
Some of us depend on this stuff to keep the wheels of commerce functioning. I just can't believe there was none of our regular Organic Mountain Blend left! Not even the occasionally relied upon backup French Roast was in stock. And the pre-ground crap the mrs picked up is a poor (pour) substitute for the good stuff. I can barely choke it down.

If anyone stopping by CUL STX in the next few days sees that these supplies have been replenished please alert me immediately. I fear I won't make it another week without a good brew. Help! 😎


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Jamison
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December 7, 2012 1:21 pm  

hahaha, that's great. I was having people bring me beans, but alas, my supply has run out.

I now drink tea.


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IslandHops
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December 7, 2012 1:30 pm  

I now drink tea.

"...I don't drink coffee, I drink tea my dear..."
"...I'm an alien, I'm a legal alien..."
...I'm an American in St. Croix.

(last line changed with apology to Sting)


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maryb
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December 7, 2012 1:32 pm  

"tourist traps" --- love it. Some of those tourist traps could swallow my car whole, never to be seen again.


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Home_Despot
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December 7, 2012 2:35 pm  

Tourist traps :D:D

Nice one, IslandHops...too funny!


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sheiba
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December 7, 2012 3:33 pm  

Am a coffee drinker , need my morning dose of caffeine but someone offered me some bush tea the other day so I tried it for the first time and really liked it. Not sure what it is but it is good.


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IslandHops
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December 7, 2012 8:07 pm  

Crisis has been averted - Coffee is back in stock!

Thank you cost-u-less, supplier of the almighty java been. 😎


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noOne
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December 7, 2012 9:40 pm  

You can always get this for a premium:

Coffee from an elephant's gut fills a $50 cup


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Alana33
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December 8, 2012 3:38 pm  

I think another expensive coffee comes from the scat of some animal that has had the ingested beans pass thru its system.
I have been on a tea binge this week since I ran out of milk and they didn't have the $3.99 Hood brand at Price Smart.
Didn't feel like spend $1 more on the other brand.

My cousin in North Carolina was complaining the other day that a gallon of milk there costs close to $5.
I had to tell her a 1/2 gallon here can cost more, depending where you buy and brand so at least she's happier now!


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OldTart
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December 8, 2012 3:56 pm  

I have been on a tea binge this week since I ran out of milk and they didn't have the $3.99 Hood brand at Price Smart.
Didn't feel like spend $1 more on the other brand.

My cousin in North Carolina was complaining the other day that a gallon of milk there costs close to $5.
I had to tell her a 1/2 gallon here can cost more, depending where you buy and brand so at least she's happier now!

If you'd hopped on down to CULess yesterday they had gallons of stateside 2% low-fat for $2!!! Too late now, the expiration date was December 7th but it's really good milk and I've frozen half of it. I always keep my eyes open for the end-date on the 30-count eggs too. Can't beat $2 for those. I whisk them up and freeze them too in 6-egg portions and they're not only perfect for baking but defrost easily for scrambled and omelettes.


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