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Vince Lombardi

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“The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather in a lack of will.” - Vince Lombardi

Well, it had to happen sooner or later.  I finally snapped.

To put it bluntly, I was just SICK OF THIS SHIT.  I was sick of dripping in sweat; I was sick of being exhausted; I was sick of not watching TV; I was sick of no White Sox games; I was sick of missing my friends; and I was sick of the disturbing lack of chicken McNuggets and Ricobene's delivery in this place.  It was after a long day, and I felt myself on the verge of freaking out.

So, I called my dad.

Now, my dad has been awesome since we've moved down here.  He is my consigliere, my confidant, and my psychologist.  He knows me better than anyone, and has put up with my shit for 46 years.  I call him from time to time for counsel and to let off steam.  Each time I call him, he listens to me bitch, offers words of wisdom, and concludes each conversation with some fo…

Sonic Entrance

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"If heavy metal bands ruled the world, we'd be a lot better off." - Bruce Dickenson

Now that Amy was heading back to the States, I had a few days to start to get the two additional rooms ready.  My plan was to work as much as I could on the rooms, but I had an ulterior motive: to start putting the Banyan Inn on the sonic map of the island.  And by sonic map, I mean I wanted to start blasting some hard-charging rock and roll from the property to the neighborhood.

I wanted to do this for three reasons:

First, there is no hard rock music on this island.  None of the three radio stations here play rock music.  Rather, they play a mix of pop music and shitty hip hop.  Also, the local live music consists of either reggae music or acoustic classic rock.  Acceptable, but not complete.  Seeing that there was a hole in the musical tapestry on the island, I, like Prometheus, wanted to bring the fire of rock music to the masses.

Second, I wanted to introduce myself to the neighbors …