Friday, March 16, 2012
A Cold Day
Not temperaturewise, but the Mar Azul will be closed on Sunday. I know, I know, a cold day in hell and a snowball too. In fact, most of the eateries will not be serving alcohol due to the Puerto Rico election laws. There is a primary on Sunday, so no booze til 6pm I believe. It is interesting to note that idea behind it is to make sure that everyone going to the polls has their wits about them. However, given the quality of the people in our government, it may a good idea to let the Medalla roll and see if we can elect some folks with common sense.
Just the other day, Governor Fortuno ,(who I actually think is trying his best to build a strong, healthy Puerto Rico and thus would vote for him before and after a six pack), announced that the ferry system will be privatized. He was quoted as saying he was "fed up"with issue of the boats. This refers the allegations that run rampant about maritime employees sabotagjng the boats in an effort to keep their jobs. There are also issues like people in charge of various aspects of the ferry service are political appointees rather than someone who might actually know how to run a ferry system. And on and on and on. We will see what happens.
Back to the no booze thing. Fortunately Saturday is St. Patty's Days so chances are that most people will be too hung over to drink on Sunday anyway. Lyman at the airport is doing special Jameson shots and IRA cocktails, along with Lee's corned beef and cabbage. The Mar Azul will be offering ups CB&C as well, along with Irish Stew in a bread bowl (go Jimmy). Karaoke will begin at 7pm because the no booze thing starts at midnight. Veritas will be offering a CB&C pizza, which I would like someone to try and let me know how it is. (I have to work) There is also a benefit for the Vieques Navy League and the Humane Society at Casa LaLanchita. Tickets can be purchased at the shelter store. Only a few left. For those of you that have never been to LaLanchita, the roof deck is a view to die for.
For those of you that are already starting to panic about Sunday, the government has provided us with a loophole. Any business that is a member of the PR Tourism Company is able to serve drinks. I know that Bili in Esperanza and The Crabwalk at the Isla Nena Cafe at the airport have that distinction. There may be others.
Faith n' Begorrah.