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Entertainment & Culture Discussion / Re: ite car talk time again
« on: May 15, 2012, 02:28:17 PM »
Leasing a car is a matter of preference as someone mentioned earlier. Also depends on what you want out of it at the end.
The high end cars, of course, cost a lot to lease. A new Merck or Audi can run about $600. A new Beemer (depending on the class), can run the same. The car I really like costs almost $1,000 to lease, t'would be silly to lease since Dutty only buy one book. I can't afford it.
Different dealers offer different deals on purchasing and leasing. You need to do your homework. Our Subaru dealer never even looked at the cars we brought back. One had a little scratch where my daughter and her bike got too close. It wasn't deep of course. They raised no issues at all.
I've heard other leasors go over the car with a magnifying glass and charge you out the wazoo if it has even the suspicion of a nick.
We also built a relationship with the Subaru place and have leased from them for years. It was their leasing stance that encouraged us in the first place. We've just  leased a VW CC for the mister (now THAT is a man's car - nuff testosterone) but I can't tell you what that dealer may do. At the end of that lease I may come back in here with my dress over my head bawling for murder, who knows.
Having a prior relationship is a good thing though.

Entertainment & Culture Discussion / Re: ite car talk time again
« on: May 15, 2012, 12:05:47 PM »
The leases we've had, I did not pay a cent for probems. The slightest tick or rattle, I took it back, they fixed it and I drove away.
I paid for my oil changes. That's it. The mileage allowance was great. And I've taken it on some long runs often. The good thing is though, I'm only 5 miles away from work, so it was a no-brainer. I kinda liked handing it back and walking away. I don't get attached to cars.

If it were the way you described, then of course. But it wasn't.  ;D

Dutts, the Ranger is the work horse, but ohgawdoh, it's a pain. Doh like Toyota. Reliabilty is great eh but I'd like sharp looking too.
Glad yuh geh de book but go be gladder when yuh read it..dais why ah write it... ;D
It will be discussed on Facebook at month-end on See Nen Nen News Book Club. If you're a facebooker, come troo.

Entertainment & Culture Discussion / Re: ite car talk time again
« on: May 15, 2012, 09:33:09 AM »
Nah I will lease, that is not at question at all. The question is, what to lease.
Sonata looks very nice but it also looks like a sane car. The kind of car the President of the PTA might drive.
However, I have a little insanity (doh ack surprise nuh) and love a sharp, unusual look to my car. The Veloster supplies the unusual design as does the BRZ. Like them small and fast.  :D
Anything else like that out there?

Mr. Fix it. We had a Tribeca and loved it. But found belatedly, that it didn't have the power for its size. I'm told the new Tribeca does. Take a look at a Forester. Subaru offers good quality cars while still remaining affordable. The Outback is another good one.

Entertainment & Culture Discussion / Re: ite car talk time again
« on: May 15, 2012, 06:22:01 AM »
Bakes, I feel the opposite. Buying a car then watching it age and seeing my mechanic more than my mister...nah.
The Elantra is too tame for me.
We bought a Hyundai Accent for my son and a Ranger for hauling yard stuff and those cars are forever at the shop.
I want to get in a new car, drive it, hand it back and get another new car every few years. To me, cars are no longer an investment as they used to be.

TT, yes, they were telling me about the turbo and yes, I have a lead foot.  ;D I want to see it before I make the leap.
I also noted the Subaru BRZ is a rear wheel drive. Ent dais trouble in the winter?

Entertainment & Culture Discussion / ite car talk time again
« on: May 14, 2012, 06:42:29 PM »
Time to lease again. I doh buy cars.

I had a Subaru Legacy and it was the WERSE-IST thing EVER!! :banginghead:
At the end of the lease I was SO blasted fed up, I jes hand them the key, buss a steupse and walked out.
So for now I am driving the mister car until I get the bad taste out meh mout.

so...go back in a Subaru? They have a sweet lil summ summ called the BRZ
the Hyundai Veloster?
The car I really want, I can't afford so ah does hush meh trap.
talk and gimme yuh advice.

Entertainment & Culture Discussion / Re: Save yuh grocree money!
« on: April 18, 2012, 11:10:34 AM »
To all who attended the launch in Toronto this past Saturday!
It was lovely to see familiar faces and meet new friends!
Next stop will hopefully be DC...details will come later.

Entertainment & Culture Discussion / Re: Save yuh grocree money!
« on: March 20, 2012, 06:26:58 PM »
Across From Lapeyrouse – the blistering Caribbean Saga of the Savanoy Family
Is available as follows (as of March 2012)
Amazon.com (Kindle and paperback)
Amazon.co.uk (Kindle)
Amazon.de (Kindle)
Amazon.fr (Kindle)
Amazon.it (Kindle)
Amazon.nl (Kindle)
BarnesAndNoble.com (paperback)
CommessUniversity.com (Autograph paperback)
A Different Booklist (Toronto) 416-538-0889
Paper Based Bookshop (and the NGC Literary fest 2012 - Trinidad)
Reader's Bookshop (St. James, Trinidad)

Entertainment & Culture Discussion / Re: Save yuh grocree money!
« on: March 20, 2012, 06:24:56 PM »
Favorite lines, "Someone had stolen her breath and kicked her in the stomach at the same time."

Good Stuff Girl

thank you!

Entertainment & Culture Discussion / Re: Save yuh grocree money!
« on: March 20, 2012, 06:24:15 PM »
dry so. And I had NO clue who I was playing against. Regular fella, quiet, good nature, polite. En even give me a clue until after. But he wipe the public courts with me doh.
You can't accuse me of being too bright.

Entertainment & Culture Discussion / Re: Save yuh grocree money!
« on: March 08, 2012, 06:45:10 AM »
A review of Across from Lapeyrouse is in the current edition of Everybody's Magazine.
The magazine is free to download until March 20th. Take a look at page 14!

Across From Lapeyrouse is available at:
www.commessuniversity.com (for autographed copies)

thanks all!

Entertainment & Culture Discussion / Re: Save yuh grocree money!
« on: February 28, 2012, 10:13:15 PM »

Entertainment & Culture Discussion / Re: Save yuh grocree money!
« on: February 06, 2012, 03:00:23 PM »
ite, where was I?  ;D
News on the new book "Across From Lapeyrouse"

Kindle (www.Amazon.com)
e-book for Nook and Ipad and dem kinda techie-ting (www.commessuniversity.com)
advance PRINT book orders (www.BarnesandNoble.com)
autographed print orders (info@commessuniversity.com)

The first few orders of the PRINT version will have a lil surprise with it.
This is a LIMITED print run, so first come first served.
visit the book's page on Amazon to see some reviews.

The print book is scheduled to be released by March 15th, 2012.

uhmm...what else...?
oh yes. There is a Facebook page for the book. Drop by and LIKE it and join/add commentary.

please and thanks... :beermug:

that's all...please return to your regularly scheduled Carnival in T&T.

Entertainment & Culture Discussion / Re: Save yuh grocree money!
« on: January 16, 2012, 01:04:44 PM »
thanks Weary!  ;)
Other versions, including the PRINT copy are coming soon.

Entertainment & Culture Discussion / Re: Save yuh grocree money!
« on: January 16, 2012, 08:41:14 AM »
The Kindle version of "Across From Lapeyrouse" is now LIVE on Amazon!
 :beermug: ;D


Entertainment & Culture Discussion / Re: Save yuh grocree money!
« on: January 15, 2012, 08:47:43 PM »
I am thrilled as heck to announce
Across From Lapeyrouse's FACEBOOK Page is now live.
Would you be so kind as to assist me in getting the word out?.
In the search box at the top of your FB page, type in "Across From Lapeyrouse" to take you to the page. Please LIKE and visit and tell your reading friends.
As a self publishing author, I rely on your help to get the word out.

NOTE: the KINDLE version will be its first release in about 24 hours! It will also available in the UK, France, Italy, Spain, The Netherlands and Germany.
The KINDLE ISBN is: 978-0-9849075-1-9

Stay tuned for more release information!

Entertainment & Culture Discussion / Re: Save yuh grocree money!
« on: January 11, 2012, 02:11:16 PM »
yuh coulda put de word 'prithee' somewhey in beetween Marva and Jeneva standoff

...ah go pick up a copy from diff booklist

prithee eye...instead of pretty eye?  :rotfl:

boy people blushing already.
ADB should have books by April or so. I en even print yet and people ordering...lol. Ah happy and nervous like hell.

Entertainment & Culture Discussion / Re: Save yuh grocree money!
« on: January 11, 2012, 07:53:24 AM »
soca and sex met in such a combustible mixture!



Entertainment & Culture Discussion / Re: Save yuh grocree money!
« on: January 09, 2012, 08:42:21 AM »
A few advance reviews:

"A steamy read with unexpected twists and turns that will keep you gripped until the last page. It transports readers between two worlds in stunning detail. A remarkable work from a first-time novelist."

"This book is delicious; bacchanal (the good kind) oozing like icing down every page. If you've never been to the West Indies, Nathalie's lush descriptions and strong characters will introduce you to the landscape, culture and people of Trinidad and Tobago with the ease of an old friend. And if you're Trini, read this book. Whether you never left Woodbrook or you've been out 'in the cold' for 20 years, it will feel like coming home."   

“Across from Lapeyrouse gives you a tingling sense of déja vu: liming backstage at the Grand Stand at Dimanche Gras, dodging traffic in Woodbrook, catching the ferry to Tobago, are all at the heart of the Trini experience.  Not to mention trying to find a good man who won’t mess up your head and leave you wondering what the hell happened.  Nathalie’s wit is swift and sharp, and her characters so real, and so familiar, you’ll find yourself thinking, wait...I know these people!”

"To my knowledge, no one has ever written like this, with this level of intimacy and feeling and understanding of who we are, and the commesse we can get up to. Even the title lets me know that she knows us well. I would like to see more from this author, much more."

"Never before has carnival, sand, soca and sex met in such a combustible mixture! Across From Lapeyrouse conjures it all as we fall in love with Jeneva Marie, the queen of the bands. The Savanoy family lives large in the pages of this trail blazing work by a Trini expat. You can hear the twang and see the streets of Port of Spain and Toronto as the story unveils with brilliant style and shrewd story telling."


Entertainment & Culture Discussion / Re: Save yuh grocree money!
« on: January 09, 2012, 08:33:56 AM »

As they pulled away from the airport, Jeneva inhaled her homeland. Her entire body recognized and responded to the rhythm of the island. Far deeper and much more spiritual than even the throb of the steelpan or calypso, is the rhythm of the country itself. It is in the way the heat shimmers and the breeze plays through the trees and grasses. It is in the way the clouds fan the sky overhead, chasing light into shadow and back again. The car horns and hails of drivers and friends add a beat. As they wound their way from Piarco to Maraval, Jeneva caught wisps of music coming from cars and shops and homes. More than once she sensed as much as heard the pitched call of a soprano steelpan and the answer of its bass bedfellow. All the sounds fitted perfectly into the fabric of her home and she felt her soul exhale.

Entertainment & Culture Discussion / Re: Save yuh grocree money!
« on: January 09, 2012, 08:08:47 AM »

“So you send your family to beat up Vijay eh?”

Jeneva closed her eyes for a second and wondered why the earth refused to open up and swallow her. This could not be happening. She turned to face the woman. “Pardon?” Marva stood barring Jeneva from any dignified means of escape.

“You feel because your father is the head of police you could do what you want?” Marva’s tower of hair looked in danger of falling as it trembled high atop its owner’s head.

“I don’t know what you mean.” Jeneva was hoping denial would ward off the confrontation.

It didn’t.

“You couldn’t get Vijay to fall for them two pretty eye you have and the light skin pañyol ass, so you send your brother to beat him?”

“I don’t see this as any of your business Marva, so back off.” As soon as she said the words, Jeneva realized it was the wrong way to go.

Marva stepped in closer. “Back off or what? You will send your brother to lash me too? You feel you better than anybody in here?”

“I never sent Remy. It was all a misunderstanding,” Jeneva forced a conciliatory tone into her words. She remembered her father had always said to speak softly if you didn’t want to fight. “Remy sends his apologies to all of you for the scene he caused.”

“Sends his apologies?” Marva sneered. “That go un-buss Vijay lip? A nice looking man like that you went and cause damage to?” Marva stepped in even closer. Jeneva glanced at the beehive hairdo. There was a good possibility it would come undone and fall on Jeneva, knocking her out. She wondered, quite non sequitur, whether Marva had kept the receipt for it. It was a terrible looking weave. Despite her best intentions, she grinned at the thought. Marva pushed Jeneva back against one of the skids.

“So now I am a joke for you Miss High and Mighty Savanoy?” Jeneva’s grin erupted into giggles, the incongruity of which made Jeneva laugh even harder.

“No, no I’m sorry Marva, I’m not laughing at you. Sorry, I am not laughing at you, really.” Jeneva realized she sounded like Ramdial and began hiccupping with laughter. Marva stood inches away from her, her face darkening with anger while Jeneva tried desperately to pull herself together.

“Is everything alright here?” Vijay came up behind Marva, looking quizzically at Jeneva.

Marva spun around, her body language shifting swiftly from fight mode to fawning. “Vijay, sweetheart! I am so glad to see you in here today! How are you feeling sugarplum?” Marva leaned towards Vijay and touched his cheek. “Looks like you need a woman’s touch to get rid of that bruise.” Marva patted the back of her beehive. Jeneva leaned weakly against the skid of boxes, stifling her laughter.

“I’m fine Miss Marva, just a few scratches. No harm done.”

“Alright then doux doux. If you need anything come up and see me in the front office eh? I am sure I have a plaster for your cut.” Marva threw a razor glance back at Jeneva, smiled sweetly at Vijay, then sashayed out of the warehouse, her ample ass resembling two over stuffed pillows under the too-tight skirt.

Vijay grinned at Jeneva. “Causing trouble so early in the morning Miss High and Mighty Savanoy?”

Jeneva glanced around quickly to see if they were alone, then grabbed Vijay’s belt, pulling him between the boxes for a deep kiss, nipping lightly on his tongue. She moved away after running her hand down the front of his jeans and squeezing gently. She walked out to where the drivers were beginning to pull in to the loading dock. “Do you have the clipboard with today’s orders Mr. Mahabir?” She knew it would take him a moment or two before he could follow her out.

Entertainment & Culture Discussion / Re: Save yuh grocree money!
« on: January 09, 2012, 07:59:53 AM »
QM give we a little one or two lines nuh. whet we appetite, raise we pores, tease we a little.

Ribbit, ite, I will post a lil excerpt or two...soon come. I had posted excerpts on my facebook page but forget all yuh. Ah shame..

DUTTY!!! Whey yuh? I couldn't use forsooth but ah put the word ERSTWHILE in the novel just for you!  :rotfl:
yuh hatta buy de book and read it to fine it..

Entertainment & Culture Discussion / Re: Save yuh grocree money!
« on: January 04, 2012, 09:43:53 AM »

T&T launch of "Across From Lapeyrouse" is scheduled for Sunday, November 25th at NALIS (Port of Spain)
stay tuned for details...

*races back out*

Entertainment & Culture Discussion / Merry Christmas
« on: December 23, 2011, 09:48:44 AM »
dudes and dudettes!
From my home to yours!  ;D  :beermug:

Entertainment & Culture Discussion / Re: Save yuh grocree money!
« on: December 07, 2011, 02:56:43 PM »
Across from Lapeyrouse
is the new novel by Nathalie (Queen Macoomeh) Taghaboni
due to be released in February 2012!

to receive latest news and for advance ordering,
send an email to info@commessuniversity.com

thank you!

Entertainment & Culture Discussion / Re: Photo of the day
« on: November 28, 2011, 01:11:44 PM »
Zandolie I like the ceiling detail one. I'm gettinf more and more into architecture, especially the turn of the last century and various column types.

Entertainment & Culture Discussion / Re: Photo of the day
« on: November 28, 2011, 01:07:41 PM »

Entertainment & Culture Discussion / Colin Rickards
« on: November 26, 2011, 12:28:16 PM »
Those of you in Toronto may know him as a columnist with SHARE newspaper, Caribbean Camera and Pride.
He passed away early Friday morning from a heart attack.
Funeral is Dec 1 at Leaside Presbyterian, 3pm
visit www.caribbeancamera.ca for details.

Entertainment & Culture Discussion / Re: Save yuh grocree money!
« on: October 20, 2011, 11:31:24 AM »
thanks socapro!

Dutts, I now know who yuh was talking bout...de closet is now a box... :P

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