I haven't been posting much these days. I am very sleep deprived and having trouble reading let alone writing. So, I decided to hunt for an old log and post that rather than have to write anything new.
Lovely story. Wha' kind o' boat ye got thar skipper?
My brother has a big sailboat in the marina by the San Diego airport. Says he will take me out to Catalina Island to go skin diving but I kinda get seasick really easy.
The boat is a 44 foot sloop, built in Finland.
Thanks for the stroll down memory lane - or waterways. Take sleepytime tea when you want to sleep. It works really fast.
Hey ever run up and down the California coast? Maybe start out in San Diego and head on up to San Fran and beyond? Now THAT would be cool. I've driven the coast enough times, must be even better to follow the coastline by sea.
hey, if you come by here, swing by and pick me up!!! me and scratchy can barf over the side while you guys are pulling ropes back and forth...:)
I wonder if I'm the only one who smiles when they see your name, at the risk of sounding corny?betcha I'm not...
Andiamo comes out to the West Coast he will never go back . . . .
Sorry guys....we are not travelling that far. Either you catch some planes or forget about it. Now, once we're all better, Eric and his wife, Mafalda and I...they may bring someone nice for me to meet ; })...we are going sailing and (no barfing on side either!) that's gonna happen, right , Andiamo? I'm holdin' on to that dream.
Eric, are you still contemplating giving up the boat? I hope not.
Thanks for the story.
I visualize this: Foreseegood and mremeet arguing over whatever, me running around making wise cracks like the parrot on the pirates shoulder, jmjm out in the water floating on Jenna, and Andiamo, treatment junkie that he is, sneaking below deck to get an IFN fix. Everyone else, RODL.
Hey guys, we just returned from Orlando where we went to see a friend perform in My Fair Lady. It was great and even better to see a good friend up on stage and getting a standing ovation.
I propose two sailing trips; one up the west coast and one up the east coast. I have a good supply of Stugeron - the absolute best motion sickness drug - so no barfing over the side - only lots of fun.
We did actually sell our boat and we are looking for another one now. Hopefully with less teak and less maintenance as a result.
So climb inside your washing machine, put it on the spin cycle and get used to the motion. That will approximate the feeling of an ocean voyage on a small boat.
Sailing is often described as:
a) Slowly going nowhere at great expense.
b) Standing in a cold shower tearing up 100 dollar bills.
Andiamo, dude you gotta do the west coast when you're better. Big Sur is MAGNIFEECO. Kinda rocky though, don't wanna get too close. Also when I initially read your comment "...just returned from Orlando where we went to see a friend perform in My Fair Lady" my twisted brain interpreted it as "just returned from Orlando where we went to see a friend perform on My Fair Lady." Only a single "o" replacing a single "i" in that whole sentence, but boy what a difference. ;-)
And sure 4c I can come by and pick you up, but you have to promise not to attempt to convert me to socialism. I know you're a card carrying member ;-) And elaine of COURSE we'll swing by and pick ya up! My god you're the sweetest lady on earth, how could we not pick you up??
I think Andiamo would come by and pick us all up...then Mystermeet and I would be arguing so much and so fervently....blah, blah, blah and double blah...., that we'd take in our heads from the side, and start barfing IN the boat...at which time, the rest of the crew would start to barf, because of the smell and the nausea...(political discussions are apt to cause that) so it turns into a type of Barf Conga Line...with everyone slip sliding all over the place, and then getting REALLY annoyed with us...so me and Mystery are voted off the main ship and made to go on a little skiff that is trailing along after the main ship... we then provide lots of entertainment for the main crew, because we're seen choking each other and falling out of the boat....then saving each other, and then choking each other again, ad nausem....
Very funny...got me lol!
We should get a book together..all of us.
Something like...A day in the life of a Hepper..........
'steada sitting here making no money...I think it would be a big seller.
All we need is to edit what's already here.
I want in...it was MY idea!
gotta go get a patent..now that I opened my mouth....bebacksoon
And meanwhile. . . . the Ribavarin Factory Rep walks around saying:
"Aargh! Thems that die'll be the lucky ones!"
I spent a year working in San Jose and I often went to Big Sur on weekends. I love Monterrey and the Redwoods south of that. I love California and would live there in a minute if my wife would agree to leave her family on the east coast.
I was once anchored in Provencetown harbor on the cape during some rough weather. I watched a whale watching boat return with a full load of sight seeing people not used to rough weather. The took fire hoses and power washed the boat after the sick people staggered off of it. It sounds like I might need some of that with you guys on board -LOL.
Performing on my fair lady might be fun to watch, but if they did it in Florida they probably need a good supply of defibrillators with all the geriatric folks watching.
he he he he....spit take over here....ha ha ha!
Slight exaggeration - LOL.
Andiamo, how are things going for you. Hope this finds you in good spirits, sounds like you are okay though. Must let me know when you do the west coast. Good Luck on getting the new boat and hope you find what you want.
BIG SUR!!!!! LOL It is just wonderful there. I conceived my first child camping in Big Sur on April Fools Day! LOL
The coast is just beautiful up there.
Mremeet, how did the lump in the neck turn out for you.
Howdy! So you conceived your first kid camping in da Big Sur eh?? That's cool. I conceived a case of poison oak on my wang there camping. I wasn't quite fully "street smart" to how much poison oak they have there and handled some brush and wood for our fire in the darkness. Then I drank some beer by the fire. Then I had to pee. Here's a simplified flow chart for clarification: Hand --> wood--> 4 beers around the campfire---> hand---> wang holdage---> pee --> shake --> 1 day later---> Not good. ;-)
Anyway you ask about a lump on my neck?? Hmm, don't remember that one. I had a bad drug rash and maybe some somewhat swollen lymph nodes on my neck, but nothing too bad on the neck. I think you might have me mixed up with someone else. Anyway my neck is doing fine, other than the pain I get in iot from this thing called work. ;-)
Andiamo.....great story! i was tasting the lobster as you described another great journey.
and as for all you other landerlubbers..............arrrrrgh......... beware of the dark sails on the horizon revealing the crew of the "BlackRose". she cruises the seven seas ready to dump all suspected vomiting polluters of mother ocean to a sure and deep very wet sleep.
merry christmas to all and to all a good rest
I am doing ok. I am at week 34 and suffering from the prolonged interferon craziness. I haven't lost it yet, so that is a good thing.
Yeah, Big SUR is sure romantic. My wife used to fly out and visit me for the weekend once a month, back in the late 80s, when I was working in San Jose. Some guy tried to pick her up on the plane and told her about a hotel in Big Sur called Ventana; have any of you heard of it?
He made it sound so wonderful that we decided to try it out for a weekend even though the rates were astronomical! It has clothing optional hot tubs and that is pretty wild for us east coast conservatives. When you first arrive you notice that no guests are around. When you realize how romantic it is you know where the are - LOL.