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Old 08-10-2011, 14:11   #76
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Re: What's the Worst Piece of Advice You've Ever Received ?

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Like a hurricane in May...

; -D
You are like a hurricane,
There's calm in your eye ...

Anyways, there is something that looks like calm, hard to say - your avatar is pretty small.

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Old 08-10-2011, 14:27   #77
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naw.... no chance to reef... THIS squall blew up with no advanced warning. First signs of the incipient storm were only a coupla hours before... and that sail is not one that can be reefed inna jiffy!

Honest. Really. First babies are NOT supposed to come in 3 hours... a month early...

Like a hurricane in May...

; -D
You are right about that.

Just how loose are you?

I better stop now huh?
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Old 08-10-2011, 18:12   #78
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Old 08-10-2011, 18:42   #79
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Re: What's the Worst Piece of Advice You've Ever Received ?

If you've done nothing wrong then you shouldn't mind talking to me. (from a deputy Attorney General in Honolulu) Worst advice I've ever gotten and was dumb enough to listen to.
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Aussie , there was no requirement for admitting you followed this advice........ Never thought I would be sorry I couldn't add the little bangshead smiley from my phone !
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Re: What's the Worst Piece of Advice You've Ever Received ?

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naw.... no chance to reef... THIS squall blew up with no advanced warning. First signs of the incipient storm were only a coupla hours before... and that sail is not one that can be reefed inna jiffy!

Honest. Really. First babies are NOT supposed to come in 3 hours... a month early...

Like a hurricane in May...

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I'm sure my wife would have loved a 3 hour baby. Ours took 37 1/2 hours. I was exhausted just watching.
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Old 08-10-2011, 20:28   #82
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Re: What's the Worst Piece of Advice You've Ever Received ?

When asking for directions in Ireland, "its just over the hill and around the bend"
I am still looking....
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When asking for directions in Ireland, "its just over the hill and around the bend"
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Thank god for new England . There are places in Maine and locals will give you no over a hill up beyond the next turn about.they will tell you straight you can't get there from here .
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Maybe I ask for directions too much, but in Maine I received the same advice, "Son, you can't get there from here"
I am still pondering that advice. How did I get where I was if I can't get anywhere from there......
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If you've done nothing wrong then you shouldn't mind talking to me. (from a deputy Attorney General in Honolulu) Worst advice I've ever gotten and was dumb enough to listen to.
Same thing the KGB would have told you as they were taken you to Lubianka...DVC
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Re: What's the Worst Piece of Advice You've Ever Received ?

A home is the most important investment you can ever make, rents will only ever go up so if you buy it's like locking down the rent price forever, Coastal California property prices can't really go down because there isn't any more coastline being made, you can refinance in a couple of years and your interest rate will go down and you can add-on and only have to pay what you're paying now but you'll be living in a mansion with a view.
Jerks, no house can ever beat the view from my floating "investment" and if I get tired of that view I can exchange it for any view I want.
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Same thing the KGB would have told you as they were taken you to Lubianka...DVC
Yes...KGB or Homeland Security.
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When I was ocean sailing teacher on a 46' ketch in the Canary Islands. Worst advice I got was to stay put in the marina of Los Gigantes. I ignored it. The in rolling swell hit the outer sea wall with a thunder and sprayed over the wall onto all the boats inside. With a few other sailors I stood on top the seawall watching the quiet rollers coming onto the coast. Deep and steep menacing quiet the ocean waves rolled up towards the wall and slammed into it. The next 20 minutes or so I watched the situation while getting soaked from the spray. The wind force was 4 the weather good. Just these rollers from a distant storm. I counted 45 seconds between waves, sometimes 50 seconds. So I made ship shape, started the engine, waited in the 2x 90 degrees Z like exit until one wave had slammed into the wall and then went full power out to sea. Under loud applause from the sailors on the wall I was out in less than 30 seconds and safe in deep water. The others waited 4 days for the sea to calm down.
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