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Re: To all my Northern Sailing Friends...

#!%@&!!!!!!

The Saturday forecast up here on the Cape of Cod is a balmy 43 degrees. And damnit, I'm gonna go sailing!

It's either that or work on Calypso to get her ready for a May 1st splash date.

And when I get home, I'll have a brandy in front of a fire. Things could be worse.
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Re: To all my Northern Sailing Friends...

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Three replies and not a single thank you from any of you!!!

Dissapointing, really.

Brian
Sorry Brian but I'm not one of your Northern Sailing Friends. In fact it would appear you would be one of my Northern Sailing Friends.

I don't know how you manage up there in FL. It's far too cold for us. We were sailing and swimming yesterday in 82 degree water which is getting down near my "too cold" zone.

Happy Holidays to all.
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Re: To all my Northern Sailing Friends...

I hope that manatee holds on and chews.
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i hope that manatee holds on and chews.
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Sorry Brian but I'm not one of your Northern Sailing Friends. In fact it would appear you would be one of my Northern Sailing Friends.

I don't know how you manage up there in FL. It's far too cold for us. We were sailing and swimming yesterday in 82 degree water which is getting down near my "too cold" zone.

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Hillarious! I love it!

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While you are down there gloating, i am up here enjoying another season that isn't causing any UV damage to my inflatable and canvas, appreciating that I can always warm up without running a generator, unlike Florida folk who can't survive without AC, repairing and building boat stuff without losing any sailing weather, not having to explain Christmas carols to my kids ("dad, what is an open fire? what is a snow man? what are sleigh bells?")...
and when it gets to 52 degrees in january we're rejoicing and putting on shorts.
When it gets DOWN to 52 degrees in Florida, you're wishing you had the winter clothing we just took off.

Perspective. It's a wonderful thing.
HAHA! I just KNEW you were going to respond.

ANd I mean hey, we got perspectives too. I am going to have to figure out how to wear socks with my flipflops tomorrow.

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PS Since you brought it up, what is a snow man?
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what is a snow man?
The guy who starts grinning when he hears a snowblower approaching.
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I dedicate this thread to all those scraping the snow off their sidewalks instead of eating it out of a cone, those with 14 layers of clothes on their body instead of in their drawers, those who have red noses instead of red shoulders, those with bubblers under their boats instead of in their hands, those with a dozen extension cords snaked throughout the cabin to heaters instead of fans, those who wear rubber boots instead of flipflops, those who put salt on their drives instead of on their margaritas, and those who have antifreeze in their tanks instead of water....

... our thoughts are with you. Better days are only six months away. The sun is still up there beyond the clouds. The annual Ice Age will retreat.

And remember, those of us in Florida are plying the waters to keep them aerated for you. We are fishing the docks and coasts to make sure its inhabitants do not become complacent before your return. We are snorkeling and diving the reefs to make sure the life of the sea is staying in good order for the day you can come out of your igloos. We are ever mixing margaritas and toasting you at sunset, tears in our eyes. We got your back, my friends, we got your back.

Personally, I think you guys and gals up there owe us a bit of thanks.

Your Floridian friend,

Brian

PS It is 78 here today...
Jeeze Brian, are your Nuts?!? What balderdash.. You'll get these guys thinking about coming down here and they'll bring their attitudes (and politics) with them.

Moreover, you better think about the fix you'll be in when they find out the truth--that the Mosquitoes, Biting Flies and No-See-Ums are actually worse in the winter than the summer; that the sea is befouled with Oil from the Gulf Horizon spill (and all those dead bird carcasses floating around) and the sea food inedible; that all the inside coves are populated with derelicts patrolled by opportunistic Water Cops (and in their absence hungry Bull Sharks); that we actually do get into the 30's from time-to-time (at least a day or two); and, that Guns are legal here and are actually needed from time to time to deal with ravaging Alligators, Iguanas (that are known to drop out of trees onto the heads of unsuspecting tourists when the weather gets cold--see preceding) and more recently, escaped Pythons that are prone to attack tourists in the middle of the night in otherwise quiet anchorages (said Pythons being able to distinguish between Crackers and transients).

When these guys get here and discover all of this for themselves, you'll have a lota 'splainin to do Buddy.
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Hey, I'm not opposed to taking a bit of pain like my northern friends. For example, I fly into Portland next Thursday at 1000 pm. I fly back out the next day at 1 pm. Who am I not to share in your difficulties? We are all in this together.

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Three replies and not a single thank you from any of you!!!

Dissapointing, really.

Brian
I've been struggling all morning with a response.. but can't come up with one that won't call for self moderation for rudeness, personal attack, pick one...

Ah well, we're at least going boating New Years eve..we'll see what the weather brings. Big dump of snow yesterday, quite the scene around here.....
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