Friday, April 25, 2008
Wow! I'm so sorry I have been neglecting you!
I have been working my butt off! Literally. I am withering away to a stick figure version of myself. Cool. Ha! Work is great though, I get to go to the British Virgin Islands every day, lay on the beach for an hour, eat lunch on the boat for free, go snorkeling for an hour and come home. This takes all day mind you. I have to wake up at 5am to get to work and I don't get home till 7pm. So when I get home I basically eat a sandwich while showering and fall into my bed and go to sleep.
Life on the island has been good and wild and crazy and scary all at the same time. A week or so ago a dead guy came floating up on the waterfront outside my apartment, thank god i didn't find him. I walked right past him on my way to work, but as I said, I go early so I was half asleep and didn't notice him bumping up against the rocks. My landlord found him about 10 minutes after I left for work. Turns out he was a local man who lived on a boat across the bay. No foul play was suspected. A day later, another dead guy floats up. This time he was fully clothed wearing jewelry and had his wallet on him so they think he got drunk and fell in the water. Creepy.
This week is Carnival! But I have been too busy to explore it really. I went to the Carnival village with Jill and Doug the other night and ate the hottest Pate I have ever had! It should be illegal!
On Wednesday I went to St. John to a birthday party. About a month ago some people who work at the Maho Bay Campground came out on my boat for the day. We had a great time and they invited me to Amanda's birthday party April 23rd. So I got the day off and went over. It was a theme party down on big Maho bay, a white party. Everyone wore all white! It was so cool. We had white sangria, champagne and painkillers. (THE DRINK! NOT PILLS!) I will post pictures as soon as I can. I left my camera at Amanda's. Anyway, Maho campground is this tent/cabin village, and all the people who work there live in tent/houses too! It is the coolest place ever! I will try to find some pics of that. Thanks to everyone at Maho for making my first trip to St. John full of wonderful memories!
In other news, I am looking to buy a suzuki samurai, the ultimate island car. I have been spending alot of money on taking a cab to work and in the long run I will save so much if I buy a cheap car. Soon I will be able to explore the island without spending a ton of money on cabs.
Big shout out to Maria in the FAR EAST! I know she has to be missing boat life by now! I miss her funny/crazy/true stories from the bay in Mexico!
xdsiu/; <--- that was written by Gray Kitty, who just walked across my macbook. :)