White Bottomed Girl (You Make the Rockin’ World Go ‘Round)

As you can see below, the Compass now has a white bottom.  Charlie has always wanted a boat with a white bottom, and if you’d seen him talk about it, you wouldn’t have been able to say no either.  My only request was no blue.  Charlie loves it, and I think white suits the Compass […]

And We Varnished: Compass, Winter 2011-12

Since I’ve recently added quite a few photos to the album showing off our fabulous winter on the hard, I thought I’d spend a little time highlighting a few of the jobs we did.  You’ll read this and say, “gee, I could have gotten a lot more done in four months,” and you’ll be right.  […]

In which I use curse words to write about Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater

Since you’re all so curious, I’ll let you know that Pergolesi’s is my favorite setting of Stabat Mater. Before I get rambling, I’m going to give you a preemptive tl;dr version of this post: Whenever I complete a task that I think is awesome, or get to the end of something where I feel I […]

NSFAnywhere. Just don’t even read this. Worst story/joke of all time. Gross. Offensive.

I really do need to preface this post by saying that I am a vegetarian who is probably just used to seeing all of those terrible factory farm photos (which, of course, disgust me).  I am also never one to shy away from an offensive joke.  Yup, I’m sure you’ve it figured out by now; […]

Mafia nicknames: When you’re not as clever as you’d hoped you were.

So, I was watching Quantum Leap last night and Sam said something like, “Hold on, I’ve gotta jimmy the lock.”  I was immediately struck by the notion that “Jimmy the Lock” would be a fantastic gangster name.  I mean, wouldn’t it?  OK, maybe not for a Corleone, but perhaps for the type of guy featured […]

Where we find ourselves now: The saildrive saga.

In early January, Charlie and I prepared to begin the installation of our new Beta Marine sixty horsepower engine and saildrive.  Over a month later, the boat remains on the hard and without a power plant. Though neither one of us had ever owned a boat with a saildrive before, we both have quite a […]

Where the blogger woefully laments her lack of posts; vows to change.

Even blogs that don’t get read have authors who are ashamed of how little they post.  This blog is no different.  In an attempt to jump start things around here, it’s time for some randoms! Tu madre!  I recently rewatched the gem of a film Y Tu Mamá También and, against my better judgement, shared the […]

In defense of Floridians and the Florida State Fair.

I’m not going to say there weren’t questionable characters roaming about at the fairgrounds this past Monday.  I had my suspicions about a few folks, but I’m uppity like that.  As a lifelong Floridian, I’m aware of a certain reputation folks around here are saddled with, and, as one would suspect, supposed evidence of this […]