Sunday, December 01, 2019

Hurray, it is finally December 1st

Today is December 1st which means H-season is officially over!

No Disturbances
Tropical cyclone activity is not expected during the next 48 hours

It's over? Is there a fat lady singing somewhere?

I saw Royal Terns yesterday :)

So it goes...

Sunday, November 17, 2019

Good poster


I don't know where this poster originated. I saw it on https://homelessonthehighdesert.wordpress.com

So it goes...

Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Today is brought to you by the letter K

I learned a new word today:

Kakistocracy

A kakistocracy is a system of government that is run by the worst, least qualified, and/or most unscrupulous citizens.

Friday, October 04, 2019

Can you spell SUBPOENA ?



So it goes...

Thursday, May 30, 2019

Sunday, January 13, 2019

Rubber Ducky Day

 Today, 13 January 2019, is Rubber Ducky Day.




Celebrate

Tuesday, January 08, 2019

Remember ?


Oath of Office for President of the United States

US Constitution, Article II, Section 1
Before he enter on the execution of his office, he shall take the following oath or affirmation: "I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my ability, preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution of the United States."

Oath of Office for Vice President of the United States

"I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which I am about to enter. So help me God."

The U.S. Supreme Court's Oath of Office

Each Supreme Court Justice takes the following oath:
"I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will administer justice without respect to persons, and do equal right to the poor and to the rich, and that I will faithfully and impartially discharge and perform all the duties incumbent upon me as under the Constitution and laws of the United States. So help me God."


Interesting.

So it goes...

Tuesday, December 25, 2018

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

My Favorite

The St Croix Lighted Boat Parade took place last Saturday, December 8 2018.

This was my favorite but I'd like to thank ALL participants for a good show.


From the St Croix Source: See article
Photo by Anne Salafia

Happy Holidays!

Saturday, December 01, 2018

Is it over?

Yesterday was officially the last day of Hurricane Season... Time to chill out a bit...




So it goes...


Saturday, November 24, 2018

It still ain't over

Today is Saturday, November 24th (2018) and this morning we were surprised to see this...

Not over yet
Just when you think "that's it" and you don't have to worry about storms anymore, you get a reminder that the official end of Hurricane season is November 30th.

So it goes...


Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Bad news / Good news

The bad news is that the storm has dropped south a bit and we appear to be in its track. The good news is that its intensity has also dropped. The blob has changed from red to yellow.


We expect it to be a bit breezier than normal and expect quite a bit of rain. We don't mind if our hair gets wet while bailing rainwater out of the dinghy.

So it comes...

Sunday, November 11, 2018

It ain't over...



Plus, the US election isn't over either. Many votes still need to be counted.



So it goes...

Monday, November 05, 2018

The Fifth of November

My mother would recite this to us every November... Today is Guy Fawkes Day


The Fifth of November


Remember, remember!
The fifth of November,
The Gunpowder treason and plot;
I know of no reason
Why the Gunpowder treason
Should ever be forgot!

Guy Fawkes and his companions
Did the scheme contrive,
To blow the King and Parliament
All up alive.
Threescore barrels, laid below,
To prove old England's overthrow.

But, by God's providence, him they catch,
With a dark lantern, lighting a match!
A stick and a stake
For King James's sake!
If you won't give me one, I'll take two,
The better for me, and the worse for you.

A rope, a rope, to hang the Pope,
A penn'orth of cheese to choke him,
A pint of beer to wash it down,
And a jolly good fire to burn him.
Holloa, boys! holloa, boys! make the bells ring!
Holloa, boys! holloa boys! God save the King!

Hip, hip, hooor-r-r-ray! 

English Folk Verse (c.1870)

Possibly most widely known in America from its use in the movie V for Vendetta, versions of the above poem have been widespread in England for centuries. It celebrates the foiling of Catholic Guy Fawkes's attempt to blow up England's Protestant-controlled House of Parliament on November 5th, 1605. Known as Guy Fawkes Day, Gunpowder Treason Day, Fireworks Night, and Bonfire Night, the November 5th celebrations typically includes the burning of Guy Fawkes in effigy.

Hmmmmm... another example of celebrating racism/ bigotry/ intolerance, but it is good to know the history of such things and learn from it, n'est pas?

Here's an interesting article from The Sun : CLICK HERE

They usually have bonfires in the BVI (everyone loves an excuse to party) but it is a rainy day.

So it goes...

Tuesday, October 02, 2018

WORLD ANIMAL DAY - OCTOBER 4TH

World Animal Day is an international day of action for animal rights and welfare celebrated annually on October 4, the feast day of Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of animals.




Mission of World Animal Day

To raise the status of animals in order to improve welfare standards around the globe. Building the celebration of World Animal Day unites the animal welfare movement, mobilising it into a global force to make the world a better place for all animals.

It's celebrated in different ways in every country, irrespective of nationality, religion, faith or political ideology.  Through increased awareness and education we can create a world where animals are always recognised as sentient beings and full regard is always paid to their welfare.


Visit https://www.worldanimalday.org.uk/ for more information


Friday, September 21, 2018

Oh, come on!

We have just had the first anniversary of the category 5, Hurricane Maria that we sat out in Salt River, St Croix.

Now we see this from the National Hurricane Center...


Hopefully they'll be "done in" by wind shear and dry Saharan dust.

Saturday, September 08, 2018

We have a named storm headed this way

We now have a named storm heading our way... ISAAC


When I saw that earlier today I immediately thought...


So It Goes


Saturday, July 28, 2018

Another month... Bye July

What a great way to start off a new month.


Keep that Saharan dust coming 😊


Friday, July 06, 2018

WHAT? Hurricane Beryl???

Well, it is that time of the year...


OK.

This forecaster has a nice calm voice and does a good job. Check out his website for video tropical weather updates: https://www.tropicaltidbits.com/



It seems like Beryl may not be anything for us to worry about as she will probably fizzle out but nevertheless we will still prepare for a storm.

So It Goes

Sunday, July 01, 2018

Happy Canada Day

We would like to wish our neighbors to the North and also our Canadian friends around the world a happy Canada Day.