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Old 27-08-2010, 20:48   #136
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yard, unit of measurement equal to .013636 furlongs.
Yard, a place where the dog craps.
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Old 27-08-2010, 21:21   #137
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furlong: a unit of measurement that indicates time for a shave
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Old 27-08-2010, 21:38   #138
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Well My wife just saw her bums plasterered all over CF...I might be availibal for crew after all.....
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Well My wife just saw her bums plasterered all over CF...I might be availibal for crew after all.....
Is it too early to ask for her number?
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Old 27-08-2010, 21:56   #140
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OK Astrid... I tried to translate your quote and here's what I got: "Intellect is needed, the widely; easy at home what" !!! It sounds like the translator from "Mars Attacks!" What the heck does it mean?
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Old 27-08-2010, 22:12   #142
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It's a kenning from the Havamal, and as such is difficult to translate directly, but the rough translation literary English:

He hath need of his wits who wanders wide,
aught simple will serve at home;

or more bluntly,

Who travels widely needs his wits about him,
The stupid should stay at home:
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Old 27-08-2010, 22:15   #143
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Okay, just to make sure Astrid's not changing her story, let's all check out posts #21 and #22 in this thread:

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Old 28-08-2010, 02:05   #144
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Wise words IMO. Since you single hand, I presume you need a double set of wits?

So, what do you do all alone on a 50ft Ketch on the "fringes" of civilisation? I looked up Hecate Sound and it looks very bleak and empty - which I am sure gives it a beauty all of its own, but I imagine you would need to be very self-reliant in that part of the world. Help does not look too close...
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Old 28-08-2010, 05:15   #146
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The stupid should stay at home:
The really stupid have to travel. They can't find their way home.

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Hey Mark, sorry to hear about you and Nic, having been through a serious relationship breakup, albeit 20+ yrs ago, I know how you are feeling, but as you are an aussie actor, you have probably had some ups and downs already, everybody search Mark Jensen, Aussie actor, also won best actor award, I remember some of your commercials, ha ha check out the videos, if you want to put a voice to his name, all the best to both of you. mike
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Hey Mark, sorry to hear about you and Nic, having been through a serious relationship breakup, albeit 20+ yrs ago, I know how you are feeling,
Thanks Mike

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I have found the perfect crew to assist you...

I have found the perfect crew to assist you...

- He doesn't talk much
- He has ample experience
- He's perfectly happy to be left alone on watch
- He's quite happy to let you be the boss
- He kids around a lot.....

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Ahoy Mark, I have enjoyed reading your posts, but it was sad to hear that you will be sailing alone? It's still a great life mate, fair winds. I am stuck in the Banyak Islands...........................
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