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I Guess I Failed With The Valentine's Gift

The Admiral was not amused that I gave her a new brush and boat soap for swabbing the decks.

I think I will be sleeping in the dinghy for a while.

"When in command, command." -- Admiral Nimitz

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heheheheehe...now thats funny

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As the airplane guys say-- pilot error.


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What she really wanted was that head-rebuild kit. Put it in a heart-shaped box, man. It's the box that matters.

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I thought the new Honda Generator was a nice V-day gift. It is even red.

Turns out not.

Thing is I wasn't going to get her anything because she said not to get her anything. Then I heard that when they say that they really are saying to get her something expensive and suprise her.

The generator is expensive and she wasn't expecting it but still no go.

There should be rule book!

Have faith that the oceans are going to rise and flood the world, that plague and pestilence brought on by Climate Change is going to punish us for not believing. Please do as they say it is our only hope. :P
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I use to buy my wife live flowers so she could enjoy them in the yard longer...After about 19 years of marriage she confided in me that she felt I wasn't buying them for just here but for the both of us..and if i was to buy her cut flowers she would know they were just for her.

The next year I ordered a dozen roses delivered from FTD..she loved them...but when she saw the 100.00 bill on the credit card a few weeks later she told me never buy her dead flowers again...Ya Im with ya!...there should be a manual handed out at every wedding.

This year I was in the car with one of my daughters and I said I need to stop and get Mom a card...I was day dreaming walking down the Isle as I was looking at the categories...I was saying them in my head...Get well..Happy Birthday...Grauaduation..Its a boy...Its a Girl..Condolences...Anaversery ...I stopped and read 8 or 10 picked one out, bought it and got back in the car.

My daughter said Dad...ummm... its a nice card and all but its not a Valentines card!....WOOPS!...we had a big laugh...

So I did what any self respecting DIY'er would do and took a felt tip marker and crossed out Anniversary and wrote Valentine's day....She had a big laugh and said it was the funnest and best card I had ever given her...Flowers unneeded..

"Go Simple...Go Large"

Relationships are everything to me..everything else in life are just tools to enhance them.


The purchase price of a boat is just the admittance fee to the dance...you still have to spend money on the girl...so court one with something going for her with pleasing and desirable character traits others desire as well... or you could find yourself in a disillusioned relationship contemplating an expensive divorce.
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valentines day....oops


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Dudes, valentine's day is just like when she asks that question "does this dress make me look fat?"- It is all about the super-secret double-reverse okeydoke. The wrong answer is the right answer, whatever you think is the right answer is the wrong answer, just because she tells you all of her problems doesn't mean she wants you to fix them for her except when she wants something fixed and then she expects you to do it without her asking you and you will get a world of fecal turbulation for watching football or the race all day sunday but don't even think that a gray's anatomy marathon is even remotely the same thing and the only right answer is chocolate... Unexpected chocolate is the epoxy of relationships. One box of unexpected chocolate can fix a whole hell of a lot of screw-ups and make things smooth and pretty.

Some of us sleep with the v-berth filler panel permanently installed, and some of us wonder why they can't get the companionway unlocked... again.
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I tried to redeem myself by giving her a Jetboil camping stove. (Yes, she really wanted one because we camp, too.) I got her one of the new ones that is purple (her favorite color). I got the Java Kit that includes a french press for making coffee. She loved it...UNTIL...

I pointed out that she could now make coffee for me in the cockpit without having to go below to the galley.

Is it something I said?

"When in command, command." -- Admiral Nimitz

Difference between a power boater and a sailor out on the water: A power boater is going some place special, a sailor is already there.

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okay my wife and i have a good system.

every other year we take turns doing the vday stuff. last year was my year, a limo picked us up and we went on a valentines day ( night ) dinner cruise. well she did say "hey we own a boat why did you pay to go on one".

now the real nice thing about this i can only screw up every 2 years. as for chocolate, she is a diabetic. and she knows dead flowers are for dead people.

ah the good life
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