Monday, March 20, 2006

Gave up on grading for the day. It gets so darn dark here - I can see the pink of the sunset toward Puerto Rico. So pretty, but soon the sky will be pitch black. Another day in the islands has come to an end. It was an overcast one but there were still sailboats and cruise ships galore. Steve just came home from getting gas and groceries. He knows how much I hate getting gas on this island. And don't even talk about how much I dislike the grocery stores - especially the tellers. The rudeness just gets to me. I think he is afraid I am going to actually pull out a nose ring as I have threatened in the past! I think knowing my time on the island is coming to an end is making me less tolerant of the rudeness of the West Indians. We experienced the rudeness on the French side, St. Martin, but the people on the Dutch side, Sint Maarten, were a breath of fresh air after dealing with the poor service and attitude here. The waiters at Cheri's Cafe in the Maho area were my favorites. They were always friendly and had a smile on their face and brought me silk flowers in my drinks! :-) The food was also very good there. Best hamburger I had on the island. The dancers from the Royale Casino dance out front at 9 p.m. on Weds. We walked right past them into the casino since we went to the show at 9:30. It was fun, but certainly not Vegas.

Speaking of shows - I read Annette Curtis Klauses' long waited for Freaks. I am still deciding how I feel about this book. I didn't fall in love with it like I did The Silver Kiss or Bloood and Chocolate. Perhaps it is because the main character is a 17 year old boy who is the son of two entertainers in a freak show. I'll talk more about it tomorrow. Need to go deal with dinner since it is after 7 p.m.