What’s in a name…………….

Missed the opportunity to sleep in this morning……dammit Emmit…..Not sure what is going on, but have only had one decent nights sleep in about the last month. I’m sleeping [mostly] all the way through the night – but between 06:00-06:30 I’m waking up and usually feel like I have been mildly beaten with a bat. My Queen swears she’s not beating up on me while I sleep   😉  I think maybe the mattress… not sure – will have to see if it continues.

Didn’t need to go up to Blues, so we lounged around until my bride made us a nice breakfast. We sat and watched Season 1 of Caribbean Life…… a couple of the episodes were filmed here on St. Croix – and we recognized every place they showed. It was filmed here 4 years ago but the only real noticeable difference is the roads. Apparently they have not done any maintenance on them since. Kinda neat though, as we watched that show all of the time when we were in the states and now actually being here and recognizing all the different places they showed.

Started getting hungry around 15:00 (3:00pm) Neither of us felt like cooking and I wanted to see if Jim made it back yet – so we jumped in DD and ran up to Blues for a couple of drinks. We also got some of their wonderfully delicious wings (today is Wing Wednesday) boxed up to take with us so we could get comfy with the final couple episodes of Caribbean Life and eat wings while watching it. While sitting at the bar, Angie got into a conversation with a woman sitting next to her and the subject of remembering people’s names came up. From what I could gather, her job apparently requires her to remember a lot of peoples names and I eves dropped as she discussed her method. That is something that I have been working on really hard since we got to the island….. is remembering the names of the myriad of people we have met. For those of you that know me at all, should remember that even on a good day I struggled to remember MY name about half the time. The struggle is real, although the ‘trick’ I have been using lately does seem to help some. Hells bells – even Angie has asked me who is “so & so’s” name on a couple of occasions. Lady at the bar uses a word association type thing… where as I try to picture someone I already know with the same name that kind of resembles this person. Not fool proof, but I am doing probably 60% better at retaining the name. I know some people, that can meet someone once – and recall their name meeting them a year later. Kinda blows my mind a little bit. I have sort of the same gift with music and remembering songs people like. It would be a fun conversation over drinks to chat with someone in that field…. maybe learn some more tips….. even more fun to meet them a year later and see if  they remember YOUR name  😉

Good night Ya’ll —- Thankx for stopping in~!

(I think I finally figured out the whole ‘blowing pictures up’ thing – so including a couple from yesterday – hopefully easier to see)

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Born in Germany as an Army brat - I moved permanently to the United States about the time I was ready to start school - Dad put to me to work when I turned 13 tearing off roofs and packing shingles.. I did that, DE tasseled corn and bucked hay all the way through high school. After graduation, moved down South for a year or so trying to figure what I wanted to do. Finally came home and joined the Air Force serving almost 5 years - which included a 3 year tour in Germany, where I met my Queen. Came home and started working as a roofer. Economy went to crap and I knew I would not be able to support my growing family the way I wanted to, so I pestered the HR department at General Electric until they hired me. A very quick almost 34 years, 4 Daughters and 9 Grandkids later - here I am .... waiting as patiently as I can, to start the next chapter of our life - romping around in the Caribbean Sea checking out the various islands that we have not been to yet. Holy $hit what a ride~!!!! ;-)

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