Saturday, December 3, 2011

What the hek is the deal with the sound?

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Eric stone

Lisa went for pizza about an hr ago

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3Sum pulled over for speeding

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Note the "Fuzz" in the background. Stinkin' cops!

Friday, December 2, 2011

Sailing tomorrow

We're going to go to a boat showEverybody!We're going to a boat show!!

Monday, November 21, 2011

My gas station attendant

I went into the gas station to get a big slushie and newspaper. The guy behind the counter was on the phone waiting on the 3 customers in front of me maintaining absolutely total non-eye contact disdain for interrupting him. When he handed me my receipt to sign, again, no eye contact & severely engrossed in his non-English ranting conversation in his virtual world, I started asking him questions if he was sure the amount was right. Then, I asked how much would it cost for a lottery ticket and how fresh were the pickled eggs. I think it was the first time someone flipped me off in another language with their eyes.

Sunday, November 20, 2011

November 2011 sail

Total Distance: 18.15 k(20.9 mi) Total Time: 5:01:05 Moving Time: 4:03:41 Average Speed: 3.6k (4.2 mi/h) Average Moving Speed: 4.47k (5.1 mi/h) Recorded: Sun Nov 20 11:30:20 EDT 2011 Activity type: sailing

Sailing Tampa Bay


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Sailing tampa bay. beautiful day to be on the water

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Sunday, November 13, 2011

Lisa sailing in Tampa

We had little wind after about an hour and spun around a bit. We fired up the iron genny to compensate. Lisa did a nice job in hosing off the bird stains from the boat.

Another movie

I'm loving these block quotes in blogger.

Coming back into the slip.

a mernauco production


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This is a 1987 Irwin 68' that was a charter boat and was all over the Caribbean. It is being sold by Neptune Towing and is located in the St. Pete Marina. Someone is writing a book about it. Here is the info from website:

LANDLUBBERS "PERFECT STORM"The true story of Drumbeat II,  a long journey of scams, fraud and 33 months of  Neptune's legal battles.
 10 Years of never-ending log of victims, interviews, newspapers articles, pictures and court documents.

The 68' IRWIN Sailing Yacht named DRUMBEAT II, her previous owner Marcia Trinette Turner-Workman,
 the husband Dennis D. Workman and the caretaker Steven D. Huffman.

coming back to slip

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Going Sailing tomorrow

Hoping we don't have to deal with the traffic too much for the Bucs game. Have to drive right by the stadium. Should be a good day of sailing. Note to self - get fuel.

Friday, November 11, 2011

waiting at airport for Lisa to show up

She just called and said they were leaving. That was 25 minutes ago.
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Just a clarification - we met at the airport for lunch and I was waiting in their little cafeteria and this plane was parked outside. No, Lisa wasn't on this plane. 

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Windy in St. Pete

We went down to St. Pete today and checked on 3Sum. She was holding her own and was bouncing around a bit as the wind was about 25 when we got there and then climbed up to 35+. We watched a sailboat go out and thought, uh oh, too much sail. It appeared their jib got blown out and then it looked like something happened to their main. They finally got their sails down and headed back into the marina. I think the wife gave the husband an earful. I don't know why you would go out in a wind like that where it was almost impossible to stand. I'm sure Lisa's old sales rep, Gene, would have gone out in that kind of wind because he once told me it isn't fun until it is about 45 or 50 mph and then the racing begins. We took off for about an hour and went to the St. Pete beaches and were close to running out of gas. Lesson learned: there are very FEW gas stations in St. Pete!