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Bermuda stocking up on alcohol for traditional Hurricane Parties...

 
taniatarn
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Bermuda stocking up on alcohol for traditional Hurricane Parties...
Is it true? Do people really rush and out and stock up for their 'Traditional' Hurricane parties??

[link to tvnz.co.nz]

I dont remember seeing these headlines before Isaac struck so just wondering if it is a phenomenon exclusive to Bermuda?

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09/08/2012 06:19 AM
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Re: Bermuda stocking up on alcohol for traditional Hurricane Parties...
I've heard of people doing it in the US. I don't think it's as common as in the Caribbean islands though.
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Re: Bermuda stocking up on alcohol for traditional Hurricane Parties...
I've heard of people doing it in the US. I don't think it's as common as in the Caribbean islands though.
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So it is true...lol...great excuse for a party eh!
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Re: Bermuda stocking up on alcohol for traditional Hurricane Parties...
South Floridian here all day every day

You stock up Propane so you can gave the Grill going with delicious meat
You stock up on brew and ice
Family and friends come over and you play cards/dominoes
When the power goes out in the South Florida heat the only way to get a couple of hours of sleep while being attacked by the skitters (mosquitos) is getting plastered
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Re: Bermuda stocking up on alcohol for traditional Hurricane Parties...
South Floridian here all day every day

You stock up Propane so you can gave the Grill going with delicious meat
You stock up on brew and ice
Family and friends come over and you play cards/dominoes
When the power goes out in the South Florida heat the only way to get a couple of hours of sleep while being attacked by the skitters (mosquitos) is getting plastered
 Quoting: Ready2bugout AKA R2B BOB


Makes perfect sense!dasbier
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09/08/2012 09:51 AM
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Re: Bermuda stocking up on alcohol for traditional Hurricane Parties...
I frequent glp but rarely post... I live in Bermuda and am on the island right now. Yes, what you are asking is true.

The houses on the island are built to withstand hurricanes. The population is prepared for hurricanes.

First and foremost, residents obtain the necessary emergency supplies and secure their property prior to a hurricane.

After that is done, one must think about what you'll be doing for a prolonged period of time when a hurricane is passing over the island. In addition, depending on the damage, power can be out for a time after the storm.

Hurricane parties are 'traditional' and planned ahead of time. When a hurricane passes, you want to be with family and closest friends.

I can't say if this is 'exclusive' to Bermuda, however I can confirm that it does happen here.

With this said, the forecast for Leslie is quite favorable for the island and it doesn't look like we'll be getting hurricane force winds this time around. Regardless, we are prepared.

Cheers!


dasbier
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Re: Bermuda stocking up on alcohol for traditional Hurricane Parties...
I frequent glp but rarely post... I live in Bermuda and am on the island right now. Yes, what you are asking is true.

The houses on the island are built to withstand hurricanes. The population is prepared for hurricanes.

First and foremost, residents obtain the necessary emergency supplies and secure their property prior to a hurricane.

After that is done, one must think about what you'll be doing for a prolonged period of time when a hurricane is passing over the island. In addition, depending on the damage, power can be out for a time after the storm.

Hurricane parties are 'traditional' and planned ahead of time. When a hurricane passes, you want to be with family and closest friends.

I can't say if this is 'exclusive' to Bermuda, however I can confirm that it does happen here.

With this said, the forecast for Leslie is quite favorable for the island and it doesn't look like we'll be getting hurricane force winds this time around. Regardless, we are prepared.

Cheers!


dasbier
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Your island rocks!!!

Bermuda rocks!!
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09/08/2012 11:17 AM
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Re: Bermuda stocking up on alcohol for traditional Hurricane Parties...
Awesome!

I want to attend a hurricane party but I live in the Rocky Mountains...

verysad
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Re: Bermuda stocking up on alcohol for traditional Hurricane Parties...
I frequent glp but rarely post... I live in Bermuda and am on the island right now. Yes, what you are asking is true.

The houses on the island are built to withstand hurricanes. The population is prepared for hurricanes.

First and foremost, residents obtain the necessary emergency supplies and secure their property prior to a hurricane.

After that is done, one must think about what you'll be doing for a prolonged period of time when a hurricane is passing over the island. In addition, depending on the damage, power can be out for a time after the storm.

Hurricane parties are 'traditional' and planned ahead of time. When a hurricane passes, you want to be with family and closest friends.

I can't say if this is 'exclusive' to Bermuda, however I can confirm that it does happen here.

With this said, the forecast for Leslie is quite favorable for the island and it doesn't look like we'll be getting hurricane force winds this time around. Regardless, we are prepared.

Cheers!


dasbier
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 23397552


dude I've got 15+ years of IT software development experience. i had tried desperately to relocate there this year from the Washington DC area. I just started sending my resume to every IT company I could find on the island. No luck whatsoever. I had a couple of them actually call me back to tell me they weren't hiring, but that was it.

One lady asked if I was a Bermudian trying to come home. When I told her no, she lost all interest in helping me.

I understand they just don't want any ole foreigners coming to live there, but at least I'm a fairly good lucking guy, in shape with plenty of IT experience. Not like I couldn't contribute. Any advice?
Thanks.
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Re: Bermuda stocking up on alcohol for traditional Hurricane Parties...
I frequent glp but rarely post... I live in Bermuda and am on the island right now. Yes, what you are asking is true.

The houses on the island are built to withstand hurricanes. The population is prepared for hurricanes.

First and foremost, residents obtain the necessary emergency supplies and secure their property prior to a hurricane.

After that is done, one must think about what you'll be doing for a prolonged period of time when a hurricane is passing over the island. In addition, depending on the damage, power can be out for a time after the storm.

Hurricane parties are 'traditional' and planned ahead of time. When a hurricane passes, you want to be with family and closest friends.

I can't say if this is 'exclusive' to Bermuda, however I can confirm that it does happen here.

With this said, the forecast for Leslie is quite favorable for the island and it doesn't look like we'll be getting hurricane force winds this time around. Regardless, we are prepared.

Cheers!


dasbier
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 23397552


I love your island. My wife and I have been going there once a year for the past 8 years. Always in the off season. We have been talking about moving there for the past 3 years as you have tons of Hedge funds right there in Hamilton. The only problem is we were told that you have to be a "Bermudian" to be able to purchase property and that we would only be able to rent? Good luck with the storm and have fun party'n!
Be honest, you guys have got to hate the cruise people that come there? I know they bring tons of money but I even hate the fat ass americans that go there on them and I was born and raised in the US.

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Re: Bermuda stocking up on alcohol for traditional Hurricane Parties...
Ah yes, a few Dark N Stormy drinks would help get through a hurricane I think. The national drink of Bermuda:

[link to en.wikipedia.org]
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Re: Bermuda stocking up on alcohol for traditional Hurricane Parties...
Got their prioities straight
You can ignore the consequences of
your actions, but you cannot ignore
the RESULTS of the consequences of your actions

Ayn Rand
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Re: Bermuda stocking up on alcohol for traditional Hurricane Parties...
I frequent glp but rarely post... I live in Bermuda and am on the island right now. Yes, what you are asking is true.

The houses on the island are built to withstand hurricanes. The population is prepared for hurricanes.

First and foremost, residents obtain the necessary emergency supplies and secure their property prior to a hurricane.

After that is done, one must think about what you'll be doing for a prolonged period of time when a hurricane is passing over the island. In addition, depending on the damage, power can be out for a time after the storm.

Hurricane parties are 'traditional' and planned ahead of time. When a hurricane passes, you want to be with family and closest friends.

I can't say if this is 'exclusive' to Bermuda, however I can confirm that it does happen here.

With this said, the forecast for Leslie is quite favorable for the island and it doesn't look like we'll be getting hurricane force winds this time around. Regardless, we are prepared.

Cheers!


dasbier
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 23397552


dude I've got 15+ years of IT software development experience. i had tried desperately to relocate there this year from the Washington DC area. I just started sending my resume to every IT company I could find on the island. No luck whatsoever. I had a couple of them actually call me back to tell me they weren't hiring, but that was it.

One lady asked if I was a Bermudian trying to come home. When I told her no, she lost all interest in helping me.

I understand they just don't want any ole foreigners coming to live there, but at least I'm a fairly good lucking guy, in shape with plenty of IT experience. Not like I couldn't contribute. Any advice?
Thanks.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 8023211


Keep an eye on the Royal Gazette Jobs section, [link to www.royalgazette.com] and the Bermuda Sun Employment site, [link to www.sunemployment.bm.] The Royal Gazette tends to have more IT related postings when they are available.

I can say that there are not a lot of IT related jobs available right now and there are many Bermudians qualified in various aspects of IT without jobs - they'll get first shot at a job when one is available. If a Bermudian is qualified for a job they will get it.

With this said, many of the senior level engineers (from all IT related disciplines) on the island are expats from around the world. This is an international business center and at a senior level the technical work is no different than what you would be expected to do on Wall Street or in London.

It is possible to get here - don't stop trying. Bermuda is a great place to live and work.

Good luck!
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Re: Bermuda stocking up on alcohol for traditional Hurricane Parties...
Texas boy here....first hurricane i went through was probably the best 5 days of that year. We baked ike a rum cake before he arrived too. Good times.
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Re: Bermuda stocking up on alcohol for traditional Hurricane Parties...
Ah yes, a few Dark N Stormy drinks would help get through a hurricane I think. The national drink of Bermuda:

[link to en.wikipedia.org]
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 23406374


Don't forget about Rum Swizzle :) [link to en.wikipedia.org]

Both the Rum Swizzle and the Dark N Stormy are considered national drinks.
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09/08/2012 01:20 PM
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Re: Bermuda stocking up on alcohol for traditional Hurricane Parties...
Ah yes, a few Dark N Stormy drinks would help get through a hurricane I think. The national drink of Bermuda:

[link to en.wikipedia.org]
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 23406374


Don't forget about Rum Swizzle :) [link to en.wikipedia.org]

Both the Rum Swizzle and the Dark N Stormy are considered national drinks.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 23404900


Yes! That, too!

Love. love,love your islands and love the rum!
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Re: Bermuda stocking up on alcohol for traditional Hurricane Parties...
I frequent glp but rarely post... I live in Bermuda and am on the island right now. Yes, what you are asking is true.

The houses on the island are built to withstand hurricanes. The population is prepared for hurricanes.

First and foremost, residents obtain the necessary emergency supplies and secure their property prior to a hurricane.

After that is done, one must think about what you'll be doing for a prolonged period of time when a hurricane is passing over the island. In addition, depending on the damage, power can be out for a time after the storm.

Hurricane parties are 'traditional' and planned ahead of time. When a hurricane passes, you want to be with family and closest friends.

I can't say if this is 'exclusive' to Bermuda, however I can confirm that it does happen here.

With this said, the forecast for Leslie is quite favorable for the island and it doesn't look like we'll be getting hurricane force winds this time around. Regardless, we are prepared.

Cheers!


dasbier
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 23397552


I love your island. My wife and I have been going there once a year for the past 8 years. Always in the off season. We have been talking about moving there for the past 3 years as you have tons of Hedge funds right there in Hamilton. The only problem is we were told that you have to be a "Bermudian" to be able to purchase property and that we would only be able to rent? Good luck with the storm and have fun party'n!
Be honest, you guys have got to hate the cruise people that come there? I know they bring tons of money but I even hate the fat ass americans that go there on them and I was born and raised in the US.
 Quoting: Quant


Non-Bermudians can purchase real estate, however there are rules and regulations surrounding such purchases. Properties categorized as being available to international buyers tend to be multi-million dollar houses/estates. Mostly all (if not all) expat workers (not married to a Bermudian) rent property.

I think it is great that you regularly visit Bermuda! I feel fortunate to live in such a beautiful place. On your tourist related question, I'll comment in general terms... We are always grateful that individuals, families and businesses choose Bermuda as a travel destination. We wish for every visitor to have an enjoyable and memorable stay. We hope for the same experience when we travel abroad :)

Cheers
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Re: Bermuda stocking up on alcohol for traditional Hurricane Parties...
I frequent glp but rarely post... I live in Bermuda and am on the island right now. Yes, what you are asking is true.

The houses on the island are built to withstand hurricanes. The population is prepared for hurricanes.

First and foremost, residents obtain the necessary emergency supplies and secure their property prior to a hurricane.

After that is done, one must think about what you'll be doing for a prolonged period of time when a hurricane is passing over the island. In addition, depending on the damage, power can be out for a time after the storm.

Hurricane parties are 'traditional' and planned ahead of time. When a hurricane passes, you want to be with family and closest friends.

I can't say if this is 'exclusive' to Bermuda, however I can confirm that it does happen here.

With this said, the forecast for Leslie is quite favorable for the island and it doesn't look like we'll be getting hurricane force winds this time around. Regardless, we are prepared.

Cheers!


dasbier
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 23397552


I love your island. My wife and I have been going there once a year for the past 8 years. Always in the off season. We have been talking about moving there for the past 3 years as you have tons of Hedge funds right there in Hamilton. The only problem is we were told that you have to be a "Bermudian" to be able to purchase property and that we would only be able to rent? Good luck with the storm and have fun party'n!
Be honest, you guys have got to hate the cruise people that come there? I know they bring tons of money but I even hate the fat ass americans that go there on them and I was born and raised in the US.
 Quoting: Quant


Non-Bermudians can purchase real estate, however there are rules and regulations surrounding such purchases. Properties categorized as being available to international buyers tend to be multi-million dollar houses/estates. Mostly all (if not all) expat workers (not married to a Bermudian) rent property.

I think it is great that you regularly visit Bermuda! I feel fortunate to live in such a beautiful place. On your tourist related question, I'll comment in general terms... We are always grateful that individuals, families and businesses choose Bermuda as a travel destination. We wish for every visitor to have an enjoyable and memorable stay. We hope for the same experience when we travel abroad :)

Cheers
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 23404900


Perhaps the hurricane force winds have arrived here in my town...its been blowing a severe gale all night with lots of heavy rain...

and not a party in sight!

I really feel like I am missing something.....you guys have got it sussed...Thanks for posting...( it is true that you learn something new everyday!)

peace
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