07/26/2006: "Fortress of the Bears vs. Vegging on my Comfy Couch with Universal Remote Control & Cheesy Poofs"technorati tags: Sailing Alaska Artist Blog Bears
Received in an email today to crew on a race to Funter Bay:
"I just thought I’d entice you further… The weather looks like it’ll be 70 and sunny on Saturday and we’re planning a huge party/cook-out at Funter. We need folks that can play music for the hoe-down! I’ll be bringing a banjo and guitar. Gerald is bringing a guitar. Jimmy Mahan has a mandolin. There could be others…
It might be the perfect time to get pictures for you’re idea about painting a scene with musicians on the bow!
It would be great if you could make it! Bring sleeping bag and your sailing clothes. We’ll bring a mini-keg of Alaskan but if you want to bring wine or some exotic party cocktail mix we’ll party like rock stars! We usually do sandwiches for lunch. We’ll try to catch a salmon for dinner and will bring a tri-tip or something for the grill in case our luck stinks. If you have some special seasoning you like on salmon we’ll do that, otherwise we’ll have the garlic/dill/lemon on the boat....
...we have that all-carbon-fiber Ovation we can bring. It has a really narrow neck (1& 11/16 at the nut which Karen likes for her small hands.) You’re welcome to play that if you don’t want to risk your Seagull to the potential cruelties of the sea and rowdy dock parties. I can bring both banjos if you want to try one of those too. I use coated strings on everything so salt air (and tequila salt) can’t hurt.
Let’s do it!"
(Me again...just keep in mind that Funter bay is an island wilderness area also called Kootznoowoo, Tlingit for "Fortress of the Bears.")
hmmm, I wonder what's on Pay-Per-View this weekend? But seriously, why is it that having an incredibly good time takes so much more *effort* than idleness? :confused: