No Blackberry

I've been without a Crackberry for two weeks now. Despite the missus claiming that I'd miss it like a best friend, I've done very well.

We'll see how long it lasts. One thing though, it was nice not having to check the work mail (although I'm now suffering a bit, perhaps).

We really do live in a world where people have this 'need' to have information right at their fingertips, huh.


Barbados in mourning

The Prime Minister of Barbados, David Thompson, passed away this weekend at the age of 48.

I expect that the entire nation is mourning - Mr. Thompson to me appeared to be a hard-working and genuine politician, He was leader of the DLP when I was at school there, and was able to persevere through several political defeats to eventually win the most recent General Election and become in a position to implement his visions for Barbados as a nation.

This particular article is a really inspired tribute to the man, and he is sure to be missed by many Bajans both there and overseas. Blessings to the people of Barbados and especially the family of David Thompson.


Licence plate snapped in half

This made me laugh. Yesterday I was leaving work and I'm at the junction of Church and Par-la-ville (yeah I know, but this time nobody's running the red light, heh).

One of those black Kia Sportages comes rolling to the traffic light. First thing I notice, is that the licence plate on the front is snapped neatly into two. You can see clearly a pair of 7s on both ends, the left side of it hanging almost vertically.

Second thing I notice, is the woman, sunglasses on and all, is yakking on a cell phone.

I'm not sure if irony is the correct term to use here, but it goes on. Naturally, she inches past a cop car. And of course, it goes unnoticed.

La de la la la. Another day on the anarchy that is Bermuda's roads. La la la.


Schoolchildren and buses

So the Transport Ministry finally decided to appeal for schoolkids to use dedicated school buses.

(a) Whoop-dee-doo.
(b) As suggested in some of the comments adjacent to the article [Bda Sun] [Bernews], it can be difficult to get particular information on the exact schedules for a particular school.
(c) They simply haven't gone far enough. Someone posting under the name 'Swan' in the Bernews article suggests that the whole 'free rides' gimmick should've only been applied when leaving a particular school, not from the central bus terminal. That indeed may help to cut down on the kids loitering around town, knowing they have a 'free ride' home whenever.

It would be nice indeed if the schoolkids took buses only to and from school (and parents didn't have to drop them to and from, grumble grumble traffic grumble), but there are several other issues with public transportation that haven't been addressed, as well as issues convincing schoolchildren that 3:30-5:30pm isn't "free roam around the City" time.


Random thought - we need calypsonians

It's a shame that folk music and calypso in Bermuda is a virtually dead art. I can only imagine the tunes that Gabby or Red Plastic Bag could come up with when putting the antics of our politicians and others, into song format.
Dunkley, Dunkley, Dunkley need some ketchup...
Not for french fries...
But for his big foot;
Policeman very tired of his complaining...
without reason...
Crap, only thing I can think of that rhymes with foot is soot. Back to the drawing board.