I LOVE all the great SPAM Mail I’ve come back to on the website after an interesting two weeks in the boatyard. PLEASE keep it up…but I’m really bummed that you guys don’t think I need any more Viagra Spam mail. Really folks…I was looking forward to seeing all those again!
On another note, we’ve been getting lots of great readership, THANKS. We just got back from the “Yards” where Tulum was hauled out for two weeks. Really GREAT experience with the Boatyard Crew and learning lessons from one of the subcontractors in the Yard. I lived on the boat, with the kids while she was out of the water, 16 feet up. It is possible to do all this. Michelle was in Japan most of the time on business, so it was an exciting two weeks. Stay with me, more to come once I’m settled again. Took the big girl (the boat) out for some time on the water yesterday and she didn’t disappoint. Whoever called her a Motorsailor never sailed her I guess. I had her doing 4 knots in 6.5 knots of wind….we were smokin!
I need to take a moment to rave about Guru Tattoo in Little Italy, San Diego, Ca, USA. An extremely professional and clean business, this tattoo shop has a dedicated following and fair prices that match the detailed and perfect artistry from each practitioner. When some of the senior practitioners in the shop have 2-3 month wait times to even talk about starting a tattoo; there’s gonna be some badass ink. Tim McEvoy is one of the best and his ink speaks for him. If you’re looking for a great tattoo and want quality over a quickie; Guru is a great choice. Check out the progress of a full sleeve tattoo that took five months to complete: Continue reading →
Be very careful when you’re having a brain fart and forget her name. Yesterday I called Alexa Siri by mistake. Once I remembered her name, she played me 9 minutes of the Jonas Brothers instead of Metallica. Jonas Brothers is not music that inspires me to Bilge Paint!
On this day that the United States uses to celebrate the life and achievements of Dr. Martin Luther King, I’m proud of our diversity and the unique nature of the United States.
We’re not sailing this weekend- but I’m looking forward to the first Boatshow of the season next weekend. LF2SF will be at the San Diego Sunroad Boat Show and looking forward to it. We’re only going to three boat shows this season, but we’ll cover them with photos and stories as we go.
From the entire LF2SF Crew…Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all of you, wherever you are. Next year we may write this email from somewhere on the Gold Coast of Mexico, but this year we’re still here in the US. Quincy missed the her Sunday Wisdom Column due to being in the kennel, so we hope this suffices for the week. Take care and have a great holiday, wherever you are in the world today-
Merry Christmas from my family to yours on this Christmas Eve. In going through comments, I noted that Dray 0308 loved his trip to the BVI, so I decided to do a random photo essay of the BVI just for Dray 0308, of the Dream Big Dream Often blog. Continue reading →
A friend texted me to say he had seen stories about Quincy the Boat Dog, but not much about the family; so I decided to write that update as a blog post vice a mail-out letter with our Christmas Cards. We’re not trying to be secretive or force the blog, we just didn’t get to doing a mail-out letter this year with the Christmas cards. So…here goes: Continue reading →
For those of you around the world who celebrate this day, I want to extend a Happy Veterans Day or Armistice Day to you all. On this day the “War to end all Wars” was over 100 years ago and the nightmare that was to become WWII hadn’t yet cast its shadow on the world. Skip forward to today….and folks here in the US think of sales and shopping and a free day off work due to holiday observance, but it’s more than that. Some folks around the world are on duty NOW….like the Marines in the picture above. Some folks have lost loved ones and still use this day to remember those losses, like in the picture below:
And some folks around the world will go to parades and ceremonies and such, remembering to “thank” a Veteran and then go on with life.
For my part, I would simply say “Never Forget”. Not all Veterans want thanks, but they want their service remembered, no matter what they did. Not all Veterans deployed or have even seen combat, but almost all have made more sacrifices than they probably remember.
Photo Credit for the pics in this post goes to Pexels.
Wednesday- It’s testing week at Crossfit, so they’re looking for one set MAX reps in specific exercises. Today was all about the Snatch and max weight for one rep on the Snatch. I was totally out of this because I’ve just started. This is pretty cool to watch the folks in the class crush things….but horrible for my fragile old male ego.