Happy International Talk Like a Pirate Day

Photo Credit to Admiral Hotwife

Arrrrhhhh…..Sept 19th is like an International Holiday for http://www.LiveFree2SailFast.com.Seriously, it’s akin to National Margarita Day and other sorts of fun holidays.  SEPTEMBER 19th is International Talk Like a Pirate Day!!  The guys who invented this wonderful holiday even have a great website where you can learn to talk like a pirate, learn to pick up chicks/dudes with keeewl pirate lingo and make sure you’re wearing the right duds.  Make sure to check out the Talk Like a Pirate Website–  WHAT?  You’re not into channeling your inner pirate?  Bah….Humbug…you’re missing out on the fun.  WE (the LiveFree2SailFast crew) will be celebrating and perhaps have a libation in your honor.  

HMS Surprise Movie Set from Master and Commander, Photo Credit to Admiral Hotwife

Most important; if you’ve evacuated from anywhere because of the hurricane you are in our thoughts and pirate toasts.  If you have been dislodged from your boat, I will raise a special toast, as I personally know of two bloggers whose boats were in the direct path of the hurricane, one is ok, not sure about the other one but we’re holding our breath.

Photo credit to Hot Wife

From us, have a great International Talk Like a Pirate Day today!

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180917-CrossFit for real

After finishing four days of Cross Fit OnRamp and then taking a week off to allow my old creaky joints to stop hurting, I couldn’t find any more excuses not to get to work.  So  today was my first official Cross Fit workout.  I’m already hurting with delayed onset muscle syndrome (Doms) but moving on.  I love the fact that Cross Fit incorporates a warm-up and cool down as part of the mandatory workout…whether all the class studs want to do it or not.  Yep, there’s some class studs for sure, but then there’s folks like me.  I’m nothing to look at, a bit round and gray around the edges but I’m there.  And I’ll be there again on Weds- Continue reading

My science of better attitude by project completion

I’m not a scientist nor do I have any degrees nearly close to science, mental health, healing or anything close.  When I write about things dealing with attitude, it’s only from my own internal observations and NO ONE should think I’m a professional.  But I’m gonna drop some knowledge about myself and my projects, so keep reading…. Continue reading

Reblog- Hurricane Florence — Cannons to Cruising

I almost feel guilty watching this big bitch come in on the East Coast from sunny So Cal, but there’s not much we can do from here except hope and pray.  Here’s a fellow blogger who lives on a sailboat with baby and husband and their evacuation story- They’re safe in Atlanta, hope the boat fares as well- We’re watching closely-

Currently watching Hurricane Florence circle ever closer to the North Carolina coast…from our hotel room in Atlanta. Yep, we are nowhere near this destructive storm and have evacuated to Georgia. To say the last three days were hectic would be a gross understatement. Sunday we were nervously watching the forecast and making to-do lists. Monday […]

via Hurricane Florence — Cannons to Cruising

Hang in there, Blue Ayes-

Our good friend’s sailboat is going to be inside the hurricane when it comes ashore tomorrow sometime.  He knows people in his marina who may not evacuate and we’re praying for their safety and the safety of his own sailboat.  This isn’t much to say or do from someone disconnected from the storm, sitting on the West Coast typing.  There are others that I know who have evacuated from their boats inland…..with lots of people worried about losing their boats and homes.  More important are lives.  Please keep the folks who evacuating and possibly will lose their homes and personal property in your thoughts and prayers-

My perspective on Sept 11, 2001

I was engaged in my work day with no available TV’s when Sept 11th actually happened live, so I didn’t see the events live.  But I would feel them the rest of my life and the rest of my life would be shaped by them.  I went home and watched the events over and over again, hardly believing them to be real.  At the time, I was living near Joshua Tree, Ca and doing a lot of rock climbing and buming around with my rock climbing crowd.  On Sept 12th, we sat on rocks in J-Tree with too many beers and listened, it was beyond eerie.  All air travel was shut down, so the LA air traffic pattern was completely silent.  For the first time in my life, there was near complete silence.  I was struck by that fact. 

From then on, life would be different.  My life would radically change, my path would be altered forever and I would change as a person.  Our generation would lose its innocence and fear would creep into our society like a slow fog.  I’m hoping we can overcome that fear that may still be here, we’ll see as we continue our path.  9/11 should be remembered by all and those who lost their lives should continue to remind us of the cost of our freedom’s.

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