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Old 18-11-2017, 15:17   #136
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You don't sound like a curmudgeon at all - which implies being at least somewhat unhappy. A better description, which I think I share, is "Not gregarious". I know of no accurate antonym for "gregarious" in the English language. Perhaps that's because all those gregarious folks refuse to admit the possibility. Attached is the only time I've ever seen the word "gregarious" used in an uncomplimentary manner. As the author, Roger Duncan, suggests - you may be happier in Maine somewhere East of Schoodic Point. Unfortunately, it's a bit cold right now.
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Old 18-11-2017, 16:44   #137
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You don't sound like a curmudgeon at all - which implies being at least somewhat unhappy. A better description, which I think I share, is "Not gregarious". I know of no accurate antonym for "gregarious" in the English language.
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I know of no accurate antonym for "gregarious" in the English language. .
Wifey B: Unsociable, unhospitable, cold, cool, unfriendly, introverted. Don't think sailorboy is likely any of those either. Perhaps some would say unsociable, but I'd say disinterested.

One thing I've seen is people labeled unfriendly, when they just have no interest in BS'ing with a bunch of drunks. I've seen people labeled as conceited or stuck up when they're just shy or introverted.

Why some thing we all should enjoy the same things escapes me. We'd not be engaging in whatever is going on there either that he's left out of. Not our interest. On the other hand if we went to play tennis or walk or play basketball or sight see, we wouldn't hold it against them that they had no interest.
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The point was that I would pass on free wine in order to not have to deal with petty bs crap that comes around 20th person removed.


Btw - haven’t gotten a bbq invite to take as real and haven’t heard of any recommended Brunswick stew place in Brunswick yet
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I donít think we are in Barbecue country to be honest, and I know of one place that will sell you some low country boil, but I have never bought any before.
I assume a low country boil is what I think a clam bake is, something you do yourself and donít go out for.
A low country boil is dead easy, itís shrimp, corn, sausage, potatoes and a bag of Zatarains shrimp boil, or you favorite seasoning.
I have always just used the fish cooker or turkey fryer as they are the same.
I havenít even found decent seafood here, one place I have been the shrimp is undersized and seems to be as much of a Oriental fried rice place as anything.
But I havenít really looked very hard.
Find us a Barbecue place and we will swap cars with our Daughter and get the Prius. It can hold four, the Miata cannot.
My Wife will never turn down eating out I can assure you although we spend about a tenth of what you do eating out. I prefer her cooking, she prefers not to cook.

As far as stew, I have no idea, I donít think it has anything to do with Brunswick Ga? All I know is the real stuff is apparently made from a Hogs Head, but I got that bit of trivia in Alabama, so who knows?

A quick Google does have Brunswick Ga claiming the stew, so who knows, maybe?
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Wifey B: GA not the place for BBQ. Go NC or TX depending on what kind you want. Two distinctly different kinds in NC. Then of course there is Memphis BBQ. Brunswick Stew? Yuck.
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...Well beer is free all the time here....
If that was the case in the Bahamas, we'd still be there!
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Well Don, I warned you about being a Yankee down there��. You are a cultural oddity in the ol Confederacy. Try thinking like Burt Reynolds and cultivating an affection for long eared hounds....switch to drinking fire ball....wear penny loafers and no socks. For Pete's sake make an effort to fit in��.
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Well Don, I warned you about being a Yankee down there��. You are a cultural oddity in the ol Confederacy. Try thinking like Burt Reynolds and cultivating an affection for long eared hounds....switch to drinking fire ball....wear penny loafers and no socks. For Pete's sake make an effort to fit in��.
Wifey B: Or be happy you don't fit in.
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Well Don, I warned you about being a Yankee down there��. You are a cultural oddity in the ol Confederacy. Try thinking like Burt Reynolds and cultivating an affection for long eared hounds....switch to drinking fire ball....wear penny loafers and no socks. For Pete's sake make an effort to fit in��.
Itís such a mixed group in the marina I donít know if Iím suppose to pet the hound, or kick it
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Itís such a mixed group in the marina I donít know if Iím suppose to pet the hound, or kick it
Wifey B: Either way it might bite you, so safest to stay away from it.
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Itís such a mixed group in the marina I donít know if Iím suppose to pet the hound, or kick it
Just wait for the banjos to play, then you will know what to do..sooooeeeee boy!
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Re: The Political World of the Marinas

The thing about 'prejudice' is that people carry them with them. They enter a marina with a "preconceived opinion that is not based on reason or actual experience." This translates in viewing occurrences or words and fitting them in with the prejudice. This can be cultural, ie North vs South or can even be ones personal attitude in general.

Many of us supposedly happy gregarious cruisers are not in reality, happy gregarious cruisers. I cruise for the reasons I cruise and pick and select the venues that I want to participate in. Marina life in general for me is a quiet coffee or beer at the facilities, a pleasant hello or two and then a polite goodbye. If I dont become one of the crowd, I wont hear of any "backstabbing" and would care even less.

Methinks if it is any other way then the complainant has become too involved.

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I for one am looking forward to moving onto the boat in a marina. Itíll beat the 1.5hr/65 mile each way commute every day.
Life is what you make it......mostly. I have few friends but am always friendly. My opinions are mine, i try and keep them that way.
Our Marina docks are locked. So there are few people sneaking around that donít belong there......if you close the gate.
The showers and baths need to be remodeled, but they have hot water, so Iím happy.
The slips / docks are only 2 years old so everything is pretty new.
My neighbors and I talk about boats, dreams, where weíre going, where weíve been and what broke last and who is fixing it.
Iíll bring you a drink when we first meet, invite you you for a drink in the cockpit next time.
I donít go to bars much anymore, itís like inviting trouble. Iím here to have fun and get the boat ready to shove off.
And I hope to run into sailorboy and buy him a drink or three. I like what heís contributed.
I prefer Bourbon.
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