Thursday, October 03, 2002
John and Denise with her jackpot-winning, one-in-a-lifetime white sea bass
My son took us - Andy, Micah, Rory, and me - out on his boat (boat: Bust Out Another Thousand) Sunday. i don't know how a person can stay sad or maintain a depression while near or upon that magnificent body of water. He opened up the engine and we sped along the peninsula. I watched rainbows come and go in the spray. The boat did not break down this time, but i still never caught a fish.
i sat up next to john and mentioned that i was thankful that none of us get seasick. then i mused for awhile, about how Rory didn't really seem to get into going out on the boat or fishing...he was sleeping in the cabin at the time. The last time we'd been on the boat he was just as unenthusiastic. So i was thinking i'd say to him, "you know rory if you don't like being on the boat and fishing it is okay. Not all pastimes are for everyone. there are lots of people who see fishing as nothing but a boring waste of time. There are people who actually enjoy watching GOLF on tv. so, don't sweat it if you don't like it, you can stay behind next time or at home..."
about an hour later, while i was napping in the cabin, rory yakked "like christmas" over the side of the boat. turns out he would love to enjoy fishing and boating...he gets seasick. DUH. get a clue mom...Andy told me he heard me say to John how thankful i was that none of us got seasick and thought, wha-?
question: does dramamine work?
What are the 2 happiest days in a boat owner's life? The day he buys it and the days he sells it.
John bought the boat what? three months ago, or less? And what a deal; the boat had actually been owned at one time by a friend of his, who swore it never gave him a minute's trouble. In the three months, or less, that John and Denise have had the boat it has racked up mechanic's bills of $700 and $1300. The last time [before sunday] I was on the boat it took a crap and we put-putted back into the harbor on his dinghy motor [happily he had it and it worked!] Then last month, he and Denise saw a weekend in Catalina turn into a 5-day stay, after which they had to say good-bye to the boat and take the Catalina Express home.
So i repeat: What are the 2 happiest days in a boat owner's life? The day he buys it and the days he sells it.
hehe - does dramamine work?
Who am i, what am i
A picture's worth
I stand on the sand, and I'm rocking grief to sleep in my arms.
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