Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Stealing Freddy Beach's Customers


I had a great night until the cab broke down at around 2am. I think it is a starter problem. But I imagine the boys at the shop with have my van up and runing before lunch, I hope.

I can't really complain I did make really good money tonight, and I met some really interesting people. I picked up 3 girls at Mexies Margareta Monday, they were very interested in my weeksworth of stories and Ellen told me about another blogging taxi driver she met in fredericton. Right away I knew she was talking of Freddy beach. She said that he had taken a picture of her around halloween, because she had dressed up as a Nurse. I remembered reading about her and seeing her picture on freddy's blog.

Well they want me as their cabbie while they are home from school and I hope they call me over the weekend. They were great tippers and I am sure they have some stories of there own.

Monday, April 23, 2007

Bunnies are cool, But Deer suck

Well I snapped this shot out side the university a week ago, the little guy was chowin down on the new greens the warm weather has provided. He posed for a few shots and thumped off into the bushes.

The Deer on the other hand are Bastards!

Here I was drivin this guy home from one of the local call centers, when low and behold a Deer pops his ass out of thin air, I had time to stop and I watched as he meandered off the road probably wondering what in the hell I was up to.

This deer was about 10 feet from the front grill and I watched him trundle into the darkness, when just then, His Brother Mr. Retardo Deer bashes his body into my passenger side door ripping my mirror off!

I was pissed, but keeping my cool I asked with the rage still in my voice " Did you see that man?" to my passenger "see what?" he said " didn't you hear that loud crash right next to you?" I asked. He responds "yeah I was wondering what that was, What was it?"

Freaking out I snap at him and say, " Didn't you see that big deer that hit the door????"

"What Deer? I didn't see a Deer"

Just then I pull in to his drive way, he pays me and I drop him off and I am left thinking are you on Glue how in the hell could you miss that!

Just goes to show some people live in there own little world

My New van with no passenger side mirror :(


Well the new car is finalized, I'll be renting it for now. SO it is going to be great to drive it on my own with out a day driver and get a few extra hours in. The cash has already been better. I had to get the ol' taxi licence renewed as it was my birthday on the 3rd another $50 down the tube lost and unknown. Plugged in a new deck as you can see in the picture, my electronics Guy gave me a great deal, it will end up costing me a few cheap cab rides for him but it is well worth it. Already had a few drunken fools screaming out to the tune of the new deck and a few extra tips have helped too!

Thursday, April 12, 2007

Outside the Taxi

One of the reasons I have been failing to post here, is because I have a new granddaughter and she had us in and out of the hospital the past week or so. She was born on the 26th of march and had to go back into the hospital for 4 or 5 days to get some gunk out of her system but she is now doing fine and gaining weight like she should be. Her name is Victoria Haley Marie and here are some pictures.


Well I have been busy, well I really have been very lazy in posting on this blog. But I do have some new happenings so I guess I had better tell you about whats going on.

Been drivin the movie car for the past 3 months since my day driver totaled the Lumina I was driving. An old Fredericton cop car, the Lumina saw better days. SO since then I have had another old cop car that was in the movie "Stuck" that was filmed in Saint John this past fall. Still waiting for it to come out so watch for it.

Recently This Car "23" is getting to the end of the line, a 99 Crown Victoria with over 300000km it is in the shop as I write this waiting to be fixed or junked, a judgment that I do not care to see the out come. But yesterday my boss set me up with a 99 dodge caravan that is in really in great shape and is going to make a great taxi that I'll have all to my self very soon. I have to share it with the day driver of 23 for the time being and then I'll have it all to myself next week or so. For those of you who have shared a car with another driver with know my pain....

I'll post pictures of my new Cab "89" in the next few days.

in the mean time check out this telephone poll why has it not broken yet??????????

Friday, March 23, 2007

Walking The Dog

Had a good few days driving cab, Made some good money for some strange reason. On another front, I am pushing my self to loose some pounds so I am starting to walk after my shifts driving cab. I walked 4km this morning with the dog, she was happy to be out and about as you can see.

I snapped a shot of this sign as I walked past the Coast guard Base, I wondered why the deputy minister and not the minister of defense has this sign up? Like was he to busy to sign the order to have signs posted around the coast guard base???? Or did he just decide that the deputy needed to look like he was doing some work?? Just thought it was funny....

Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Watch out for gun totin rabbits!

I am not much for street art but this caught my eye. A rabbit with a machine gun. Crazy combination, my sister will love me posting this picture and I am sure she'll add it to her collection as it is "Out there Art" I have a few other strange findings I'll post soon, Ya never know what you'll see driving cab.

8 white russians Later

Well Normally Tuesday nights are a flop, however tonight was not the typical Tuesday. I normally take Tuesday nights off to spend time with my wife but I was forced to move those plans to Monday this week as the car was down for repairs. So I took the opportunity to Take in a movie with my Wife and Saw Ghost Rider. Great Movie by the way.

I seriously Had a great night and finally made some much needed cash!

SO nearing the end of the night I get this call to go to the side door of city hall. At 4am in the morning this usually means that you are bound to be picking up some one who the Cops are finished dealing with. Sure enough this was the case. This guy comes out gets in the cab and is very upset. He tells me to take him out to the pentengail road out in Quispamsis a $28.00 fare. I tell him I'll need the money up front and he is already digging into his pockets and hauls out the cash much to my surprise.

He then asks me "Do you know anything about DWI charges?" I tell him no and asked why he asked. He proceeds to tell me how the cops got him coming out of the strip club parking lot and arrested him for drinking and driving and took him back to city hall to administer a Breathalyzer test, he says he blew 0.10 and reminds me the legal limit it just 2 points lower at 0.08, I listen as he tells me this "I dunno how I was over the limit I only drank 8 white russians"

I dropped him off, hoping this bone head learned his lesson.

I hate these people, I can almost understand the drunken fools who drink too much and have no way home and drive home anyway, but this guy had a wad of cash and could afford the $28 bucks for the drive home but still chose to drive cuz he didn't think that 8 white Russians was too many. I hope they throw the book at this fool!

Friday, March 16, 2007

Gotta stay in the Cab if you wanna make money!

I now have this stupid cold which really sucks and it makes me tired at the wrong times of the day. For the last week I have been up before I normally am hacking and spewing up god knows what and when I drive cab I get sleepy after 2am. it really sucks crap!

It is so slow as of late it needs to pick up so I can pay some bills. Missing the weekends this month have had an effect on the amount of cash in my wallet. I guess I'll have to catch up when my pay from the other Job comes in at the end of the month.

Drivin cab over the past few years has make me sooooo inpatient when it come to money. I hate waiting for pay checks now it sucks.

Driving for Eastlink has gave me a good break from the slobs who pay my bills on the weekends. I guess it's not all bad but when you drive cab you get so used to havin cash in hand!

I'll be jetting to Halifax in that big storm coming on Saturday I hope it goes well. We have 30 passengers I think. SO we will use all 3 of our vans and we'll travel together so we should be ready to face O'l Jack Frost and his last stand.

Stopped at the Toll highway in Nova Scotia with my wingman on a recent trip to Halifax.

Sunday, March 11, 2007

No I am Not dead

WOW it's been a while since I posted.

Lets think up a good excuse ahhhh I now have a warcraft addiction.....

Not good enough?

I have been sick...... there end of excuses. Not good enough? Kiss My Irish ASS!!!

Drivin cab had been slow as my other job has picked up. But I am sure over the next little while I'll come up with some good stories soon.....

pictures to come as well

ST. Patrick's Day is commin...............