General BLOG FROM Dear Miss Mermaid
Yacht, Charter, Bareboat, Holiday, Vacation, Accommodation,British Virgin Islands,BVI
Hurricanes and Hangovers and Other Tall Tales and Loose Lies from the Coconut Telegraph by Dear Miss Mermaid
***So what's the difference between the 2 blogs?  The original blog (linked above) is updated daily and is all about the weather and island life on Tortola in the British Virgin Islands with useful links related to the Virgin Islands.   It often is comical.

The General Blog (below)  is things unrelated to island life and weather.  It is updated erratically, but often brings light to strange happenings in our brave odd world.
Some but not all links  open in a new window , this is to keep you   confused like me!

December 30, 2006
FINALLY, a book I can identify with!
A Perfect Mess: The Hidden Benefits of Disorder--How Crammed Closets, Cluttered Offices, and On-the-Fly Planning Make the World a Better Place

In their book Mr. Freedman and Mr. Abrahamson describe the properties of mess in loving terms. Mess has resonance, they write, which means it can vibrate beyond its own confines and connect to the larger world. It was the overall scumminess of Alexander Fleming’s laboratory that led to his discovery of penicillin, from a moldy bloom in a petri dish he had forgotten on his desk.

Einstein’s oft-quoted remark, “If a cluttered desk is a sign of a cluttered mind, of what, then, is an empty desk?”


Lost luggage found behind Houston pet store

Authorities investigating how, why 68 pieces of airline baggage wound up in trash bin

December 29, 2006

While this is old news, I stumbled across some pictures of a cruise ship covered in volcanic ash from Montserrat in May 2006

Cruise Line Safety?

Sailing in Murky Waters

the cruise industry admitted that two dozen passengers had gone missing between 2003 and 2005.

December 24, 2006
Merry Christmas from Dear Miss Mermaid
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December 23, 2006

Important Mammogram Info (this will make this much less painful!)

December 22, 2006

Merry Christmas from My Lawyer (read at your own risk!)

Merry Christmas from Gill and Peter

Unusual Christmas Video  (right click to download, select "save target as"

Ask the Fruitcake Lady  (right click to download, select "save target as"

Bear Tales

Deck The House for Christmas
Santa Claus Hat

December 21, 2006


Santa and his elves
Look who was sunning himself at the beach today!
Nude Santa Claus

December 16, 2006

VIDEO, Bird for Christmas
RIGHT CLICK and select  "SAVE TARGET AS" so you can download the video and it play faster on your end

Stremnaya Road is called the Road Of Death and it's situated in Bolivia

CHRISTMAS CAROLS for the Mentally Disturbed

December 15, 2006
The Science of Santa Claus

written by BAH HUMBUG!

December 13, 2006
Hey dude, I been Robbed!


From Gill in the UK
You Can Fly the Friendly Skies, But only If Baby Starves

December 12, 2006

From  former President Bush Sr, to current President Bush Jr.
"Son, you're making the same mistake in Iraq that I made with your mother.
I didn't pull out in time..."

December 10, 2006

shit creek paddle store

WELCOME TO GATE 114, Click to enlarge

December 8, 2006

Naughty or Nice?  Ya Better Watch Out!

Woman Pumps Gas on Alleged Car Thief

December 7, 2006
2 guys in Wisconsin

December 5, 2006
Saw this today, I can relate.
"5 out of 4 people have problems with fractions"

December 4, 2006

Click on the web sight below and then type in your name. It takes a about
one minute so just wait it is worth it, You will like what you see.

December 3, 2006

I used to work on a cruise ship and they are never cleaned properly. The crew is overworked, the turnaround times are so short that nothing gets cleaned properly.  Despite the continual illnesses aboard cruise ships, they have done nothing to increase their staff and sanitary conditions. If you think the passenger area is bad, you should see the crew quarters, which often resemble floating slums!

I know, I worked aboard one, and I was  appalled.

December 1, 2006

In honor of World AIDS Day on Friday, December 1st, Bristol-Myers
Squibb, the pharmaceutical monolith (that charges nearly $1000 for a
30-day supply of one of its HIV/AIDS medications), is donating $1 to
the National AIDS Fund for each person who simply visits their website
and "virtually lights a candle."

Please, please take a minute to "light a candle":

November 30, 2006

MSG - The Slow Poisoning Of North America

By following the simple advice I heard on the Dr. Phil Show, I have finally found inner peace.

A Really Cool Card, Turkey in the Straw, BEAUTIFUL ARTWORK!

This is dedicated to those born 1930-1979

testing (ignore this!)

November 28, 2006

November 27, 2006
PRAY FOR PEACE, are these people nuts?  Why are folks so thin skinned that EVERYTHING offends them?

November 26, 2006
LOST AND FOUND:  Are you missing this cat?  Cause he left the country without you!  Bet he was chasing down a rat or mice when OOOPS!  Poor Kitty!
AMERICAN JUSTICE?  Have the cops gone mad?  Are you not safe in your car or home anymore?
Was she supplementing her  retirement by dealing drugs or was she merely defending her home?  These cops didn't bother to wear uniforms!  Just busted down her door!   Seems the police may have gotten the WRONG address.  I mean if you were sound asleep and someone busted down your door in plain clothes, wouldn't you think it was the boogie men come to harm you?  I give this Granny the Spectacular Death of the Year Award.  Who would have thought that in America, you could be gunned down IN YOUR OWN HOME at the ripe old age of 92?  At least she hit all three of the cops and I give her an A plus for marksmanship. Shame the cops survived and Granny didn't.

I think Roseanne Barr summed it up nicely when she said "This war on drugs is about rich people and their prescriptions warring on poor people and their street drugs!"

November 23, 2006

Mermaid Of The Sea Stained Glass Window
Mermaid Cotton Beach Towel $18.99