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Old 17-10-2010, 13:08   #286
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lol... i was told by my moms mom that i was a princess. lol. like i ws gonna believe that... i wa ad vised to be a secretay=ry.. lol i coudnt typ-- i still typo.. so that was out-- i went thru jr hi and was tod i shoulod be a garbage truck driver by my guidance counsellor based on my personality test--i was infp.-- useless in that day and age!! so i ultimately became an rn and enjoyed that immensely, especially when i made bank for doing that which i do best!! i think i said i wanted ot be a gypsy also when my grandmpmma wanted me to really be a princess--how impractical is that!!!!\
well--now we are that which we wished for in our youth.... is a GOOD thing..
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Old 17-10-2010, 13:39   #287
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Just how much rum does $500/mo buy anyway? Is it enough to call it living?
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Old 17-10-2010, 14:14   #288
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don-- when in an area in which sugar cane is grown, rum is cheaper than food. go forth and have fun.
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Old 17-10-2010, 14:20   #289
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don-- when in an area in which sugar cane is grown, rum is cheaper than food. go forth and have fun.
Let the good life begin!
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Old 17-10-2010, 15:06   #290
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don--i found in cane garden bay, rum --deelishus rum-- smoooth-- for less than 10 dollars for a 5th.
4 dollars for a pint. coool is good stuff, too. smooth enough to drink and excellent in cooking.
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Old 17-10-2010, 15:25   #291
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Just how much rum does $500/mo buy anyway? Is it enough to call it living?
Enough to drink yourself into liver failure in 6mo, whereupon they no longer call it a living, it is now a deathing.
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Old 17-10-2010, 16:15   #293
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at least is a yummy way to go if you are into drinking yerself to death,..LOL...i find it nice for an occasional cocktail and for cooking.i have some good recipes using rum....
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at least is a yummy way to go if you are into drinking yerself to death,..LOL...i find it nice for an occasional cocktail and for cooking.i have some good recipes using rum....
I hope I can aquire a taste for it.

I just don't like it, especially in food or candy.

Diluted by Coke I can "use" it but........really.........yech.....
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That pure island rum is Sweeeeet!

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dont drink but there are certain drinks i can tolerate and i love cooking with spirits...
pork or chicken with rum and coconut and some other goodies is just to die for...lol...
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The rich go to great lengths to convince us of the myth that only the newest, most expensive boats and gear installed by the most expensive, hired help will do for offshore boats, and anything less is sheer folly. This they do, in a futile attempt to keep the cruising life their exclusive domain.
Those who believe them, waste decades of finite lifetime, following their misdirections. Those who laugh them off the stage, with the contempt they deserve , get out cruising, off their self interest treadmill, and into freedom, far sooner.
When someone tells you the expensive , complex, and time consuming way, is the only logical way, it's time to look for another source of info.
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The first chapter to Slocum's book tells the truth of that, Brent..

Often the old boat (or almost anything else for that matter) With a little patience and work is worth more than the shiny new stuff...within limits...
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Old 18-10-2010, 15:11   #299
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shiny attracts rats. always has, always will. i have worked very very hard to make my boat a boat not a shiny rat attracting object.
i am vwery happy to have bought this boat even tho i ripe about the warter torture--- i am repairing it as fast as i can--which c]=seems to be faster than i was advised--- i knew it wasnt gonna be 5 yrs or 150k--i would never have the money for it if that were the case.
between my curious questions and friends' creative minds, this is gonna be a record breaker-- fast, down and dirty for cheep and good cruising. i have cruised a bit in performance cruiser and dreamed at th same time of how this boat would be under same situations--
got my blood flowing to get this project finished and get to wandering under sail....cheap=creative and motivated.
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"The rich go to great lengths to convince us of the myth that only the newest, most expensive boats and gear..."

Ah, but wouldn't that be the factory and brokerage salespeople and the copy writers for the advertisements in the glossy sailing magazines. I don't think the glossy ads have much to do with my reality. But I'm glad there are people to buy shiny nice new boats -- twenty years from now one of those might become my boat! And in the anchorage, I'm not sure you can always tell who is really wealthy.

There is a huge difference between how much it costs to go cruising around the world as the owner of a fairly comfortable and safe boat, and how much it costs simply to enjoy some form or other of sailing. There's a ride for every seat....
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