August 23rd, 2003

don't fear death

come sail away

A boat is called "she" because there is always a great deal of bustle around her; there is usually a gang of men about; she has a waist and stays; it takes a lot of paint to keep her looking good. It is not the initial expense that breaks you, it's the upkeep. She can be decked out; it takes an experienced man to handle her correctly, and without a man at the helm she is uncontrollable. She often shows her bottom and when coming into harbour always heads for the buoys.

i went sailing yesterday.... mignon, my baby, had her maiden voyage with me. she sails sweetly. for august in new orleans, yesterday was an absolutely beautiful day. there wasn't much wind, but that is good for a learner :) and i learned a lot. it surpises me how many everyday terms we have taken from sailing.

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by the way, sails don't flap in the wind. they flog. i knew i was drawn to sailing for some reason ;)

condom stuffing at CAN today, from 2 to 4. come join us!