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post #21 of 34 Old 10-25-2007
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In an insane world; only the truly sane are misfits............

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She's Slow But Handsome
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Would I be considered a misfit if I really didn't care if I fit or not???

I have read over dozens of threads on liveabords... who / what/ why they are... why they don't cruise or even take the boat out of the slip a few times a year or ever... Why some are almost always out... why some like sail and some like stink pots... Why they do this or like that...

It appears the common answer is that they are human. That is OK with me... no real need to play mental masturbation over it.... but if that is what YOU like.. that is still ok

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"I'm OK, you're Ok". Wouldn't it be a perfect world if everyone practiced that attitude at all times?

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Good evening Group. My name is Bill, and I'm a misfit. See the therapy of salt water is working. Being branded a misfit, different or wierd is more appealing to me than being a Sheeple. I am the Captain of my own ship.. the course is up to me..... Most of the folks at my dock are straight up, like them, love them or hate them they are not phoney and willing to lend a hand. I refer to them as my disfunctional family and life on the water would not be the same without them.

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I am not a misfit

I am not a misfit and stop calling my wife one!
True we live on a boat.
It is also true we are too cheap to tie to a dock.
True we tap into other people's Wi-Fi when we can.
It is true that we attempt to keep our tax burden low. (Doesn't everyone?)
True people look at us weirdly when we walk down the street.
It is true that in winter showers become scarce.
True we love each other very much.
It is true we have time to love each other 24 hours a day.
True we love to sail.
It is true we have sailed to 79 different countries. (count them in the book)
True our son grew up in this life and is a great kid.
It is true we are still on our honeymoon after 20 years.

It is not true that I am a misfit. I have spent my life fitting into the world and getting the world to fit to me. Misfits spend their lives working and then throw themselves out of windows.
Misfits watch 8 hours of TV a day.
Misfits get so wound up they shoot people.
Misfits cry when they are alone.
Misfits live lives of quiet desperation. (OK, I stole that!)

Let's not be misfits.
This weekend lets all go and anchor out and celebrate our un-misfit-ness.

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What are you pretending not to know ?

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I don't think all live-aboards are misfits, but some could be more appropriately called hermits. In my marina, to my knowledge, it's all guys who liveaboard. Mine is the only boat of us live-aboards that gets out of the marina, although they do all have bigger and more spacious boats than I. I also have a fair share of girlfriends visiting, which I hope means that I am neither a misfit nor a hermit. But I don't keep girlfriends for long, which could mean that I am both a misfit and a hermit. I'm so confused.

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The problem with us misfits is that we are like a monoculture of wheat or corn or whatever. I can imagine The Man deciding that we're too much a threat to the established order and They develop an anti-misfit virus. Wipe us all out and steal our boats!

You think I'm kidding, but it's always the oddballs They come for first!

I'm thinking we need to develop our own virus for "Normies". The world would be a lot safer without suburbs and Fritos and Oprah.

Quoting a disgraced world leader "Yer either with us or agi'n us."

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The world would be a lot safer without suburbs and Fritos and Oprah.
Truth, brother, plain truth!


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