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Old 23-06-2011, 16:56   #31
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Just be careful all you smug relaxed "I don't care what day it is" folks.
Every time I vist my mum in the nursing home she desparatly askes me "what day it is", as she still hopes she can fool the staff that she hasn't lost it.
Sadly they have already cerfied her as being unable to look after herself.
So make the most of life while you can and enjoy it as much as you can, but never ever loose track of what day it is.
Bless your mom..... I'm trying to fool myself that I haven't lost it. I can't even remember where I parked.
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Old 23-06-2011, 17:09   #32
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look at the tide table & match that to the state of the tide. close enough!!

today 12 mths ago Kev lost to the redhead
When Kev got in I wanted to slit my wrists... now I want to cut my throat.
Just one more 'asset/anchor' to sell and we're in "It's 5 o'clock Somewhere" zone
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Old 23-06-2011, 17:12   #33
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Bless your mom..... I'm trying to fool myself that I haven't lost it. I can't even remember where I parked.

At least I know I haven't lost it... never had it in the first place
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Old 23-06-2011, 17:42   #34
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Re: What day is it?

when i am eightyfreeking something and mymomma is one hundredfreekingsomething, you all will be very very sorry.......lol
i think earning the right to forget is positive---30+yrs working overtime in the intensive care areas, and emergency rooms , SOLELY. I EARNED IT. TOO BAD YER FAMILY PLACED HER IN A HOME-- SHE SHOULD HAVE WRITTEN not to , if she REALLY didnt wanna be there-- YOU DO control your own destiny. even if ye cant remember....
i have had perfectly sweet lil ole ladies sit bolt upright yelling"DONT YOU HOOLIGANS USE THOSE (EFFING) THINGS ON ME, DAMMIT!! damn near craked me up while on code blue call to "save" her.
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Old 23-06-2011, 20:11   #35
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when i am eightyfreeking something and mymomma is one hundredfreekingsomething, you all will be very very sorry.......lol
i think earning the right to forget is positive---30+yrs working overtime in the intensive care areas, and emergency rooms , SOLELY. I EARNED IT. TOO BAD YER FAMILY PLACED HER IN A HOME-- SHE SHOULD HAVE WRITTEN not to , if she REALLY didnt wanna be there-- YOU DO control your own destiny. even if ye cant remember....
i have had perfectly sweet lil ole ladies sit bolt upright yelling"DONT YOU HOOLIGANS USE THOSE (EFFING) THINGS ON ME, DAMMIT!! damn near craked me up while on code blue call to "save" her.
Well I know it sounds bad but she is actually very happy now, we wanted to keep her with us but she needs 27/7 care. The plus side she has stopped saying she wants to die and wants to live longer because she is so much happyier now.
Understandably doesn't want to face the reality we all face in growing old.
Anyway live long and sail far Zee I'm sure you have earned it, just make sure you have all the answers writtened down when they start asking you if you know what day it is and you can't remenber for real.
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Old 23-06-2011, 20:16   #36
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Re: What day is it?

Knowing the day is helpful so that one knows whose turn it is to cook, and how much rum to draw from the spirit locker to dull the horrors to come.
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Old 23-06-2011, 20:20   #37
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On an all-boys cruise years ago, someone asked what time it was. The response was "August." Close enough.
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Old 23-06-2011, 20:33   #38
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Sometimes I think the subconcious will make a decision...Next thing you know things are happening. I can recall many times that has happened to me. Sudden job changes, deciding to have kids ect ect. I feel such things stirring now. Last time I moved it was like that...For now I work on the boat and sail when I can, waiting....one day there will be a hell of a yard sale.

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I am like some of the others, I still have to keep track of the day and time. I let my watch take care of that, I don't really pay attention more than I have to, once I get aboard full time I will put the watch in the navigation locker and only look at it when I am getting a fix on a noon sight. For now the logs must be kept properly. I do envy those of you whom have crossed the line and are enjoying the fruits of your labors, I have 2 years left, or 6 more hitches which ever makes it easier for me to swallow at the time.
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Groundhog day...

I take em as they come and enjoy every minute of it. And I always know when it's happy hour!
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Knowing the day is helpful so that one knows whose turn it is to cook, and how much rum to draw from the spirit locker to dull the horrors to come.

Ok... so who told you about my cooking??
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Old 23-06-2011, 23:34   #42
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Re: What day is it?

You're okay if the navigator knows what day it is.
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Re: What day is it?

This brings up a question in my mind. I've been hoping someone else would bring it up in case the answer is like really obvious. Joking aside, if one were offshore, navigating the old fashioned way with just a chronometer, sextant and paper charts wouldn't one need to keep serious track of at least the date to know where the stars and sun are supposed to be in order to know one's location? I'm just dipping into celestial navigatioon and haven't studied it seriously yet, so don't beat me up too bad on this. Although I can take it if you do.
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This brings up a question in my mind. I've been hoping someone else would bring it up in case the answer is like really obvious. Joking aside, if one were offshore, navigating the old fashioned way with just a chronometer, sextant and paper charts wouldn't one need to keep serious track of at least the date to know where the stars and sun are supposed to be in order to know one's location? I'm just dipping into celestial navigatioon and haven't studied it seriously yet, so don't beat me up too bad on this. Although I can take it if you do.
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Do you know what day of the week it is?
Do you care?
Does the week just revolve around some hazy idea that its the weekend soon and we can do even less?
During long passages in the navy, the days always blurred together and labels became superfluous, but it was generally possible to determine the day of the week based on the menu - Thursday = steak night, Friday = fish day, Sunday = roast beef, etc.
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