Saturday, January 07, 2012

It's the first Caturday of the new year

HAPPY NEW YEAR, everyone!

While it is a big disappointment to be in St Croix and not the French islands for the holidays, we made do just fine. Go with the flow & so it goes...

What's wrong with STX?  Well, take cheese, for example. I wanted some blue cheese and all I could find was an expensive tub of crumbled cheese that would be swept off the cutting board and into the trash in St Martin... Not even a common Camembert or Brie. The only pastis on offer was Pernod and that's $14 for a 750ml bottle (rather than $5/litre for a no-name brand in SXM)... We won't mention bread :)

But the cats are making me smile this morning. They are playing with one of their favorite toys (right up there with the cardboard boxes we get from Amazon)... the TUBE.

They love this so much even after 18 months, that I had send a tube to my brother for Christmas for his clowder (or clutter or pounce, if you prefer) of cats.

It is a hit with all of his cats but the newest kitten and little dog enjoy playing with it together. Waiting for his video.

Bob has a couple of interesting links on his BoatBits post today that I'd also like to share.
  • On Board With Mark Corke points out one of the Republican candidate's voting record regarding the National Weather Service which should be a concern of everyone, especially us sailors.
  • This is also an interesting post about one of our favorite outdoor manufacturers : Patagonia Becomes a Benefit Corporation... Do you remember Great Pacific Ironworks?
As you may have read in recent All About Boats posts, I'm considering getting a tablet for testing purposes... not my own enjoyment, of course :) So, I found this article interesting about the One Laptop per Child project.