Saturday, May 27, 2006

Stardate 60401.94 - Presents for Me!

First, here are a couple of pictures of Loren I took this morning before the rechargeable batteries in the camera gave up the ghost. So they are not terrific, but they are the only two I shot before the camera shut down and told me to "replace batteries". In the picture below Loren and Magic were looking at each other but as I approached with the camera they both turned to look at me, so it kind of defeated the point of the picture.

As a combination Father's Day and Birthday present for me, I am going to take a basic sailing course from the Manhattan Sailing School one weekend pretty soon. I've always loved sailing (I've been about 4-5 times), but I've never really known what I was doing. I just followed orders or stayed out of the way. But now I'll know what I am doing. Cheryl and Loren purchased me a book on sailing to read in advance of the class (or at least part of it, as the book is pretty detailed and long).

Afterwards, I may join the Manhattan Sailing Club, where I can participate as a crewman or I can seek certification as a skipper. They have boats you can sign up to skipper (there are 28 J/24 sailboats plus private boats), or you can sign on as crew. It is all pretty cool, and I'm really looking forward to it. I've warned Cheryl to watch out as this may make me want my own boat! ;-)

I'll post more as I receive my textbook from the course and the dates are finalized.



-s said...

Is it ok that I'm lauging my ass off right now? Left field??

CAPT_Sawyer said...

I don't understand. What was so funny in the post?

-s said...

I'm just trying to picture you doing the sailing thing. Especially the skipper part.

Andy says to call you Gilligan.

CAPT_Sawyer said...

I still don't really get the joke.

My Connecticut relatives used to own a sailboat that I've been on, I've been sailing near Seattle on a friend's boat, and I've been on your Aunt Janice's boat a couple of times. The last time it was just Janice, Cheryl, Johh, and Jeff (no Steve) so she piloted and we had to do the work with the sails.

My Dad used to own a motorboat and we'd go water skiing all the time back in elementary and high school. I've always loved being on the water, and I've particularly loved sailing.

I guess you land lubbers just don't get it.

Anonymous said...

Ah, I guess it seems out of the blue to people who do not spend a lot of time with Curt. He really does have a fascination with sailing that he has never really followed up, never having lived near water until recently. So when the ad from the sailing school showed up I told him to just take a *$%# class already... also this gets me out of coming up with birthday and Father's Day presents for him : )).

-s said...
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-s said...

I really didn't know anything about it other than that you'd been on Janice's boat. I thought this was maybe a reaction to the birth of the Brangelina baby.

Yes I posted a comment twice. I couldn't let my grammar gaffe live :)