for Peeps of all Persuasions

Real Estate, Boatbuilding, Business, and Politics ....
Interspersed with Truth, Justice, and Insight into the Meaning of Life .....
for Nanepashemet Peeps of all Persuasions.



Saturday, July 31, 2010

POTW Week 29

August is usually a downer month for me, because I typically start the summer with thoughts of all types of things that I will do, and how many fish I will catch, and then I get stuck working for a living and all of a sudden it is August.

ANNOUNCING.....
Nanepashemet Peeps of the Week for the 29th Week of 2010

Lew Anne Publicover
Jeff Previte
Hector Brito
Alex Watts
Jeff Dolloff
Chelsea Clinton

This August, I'm expecting big things, huge things... a real breakthrough.
We'll see in thirty days.

pisc said...
caught my first Bonito last night on a Hopkins, way off of South Cape Beach. The Hopkins is a preferred lure of your friend who wishes not to be mentioned. Baited the tail with squid (night trolling on the surface with a beacon). Strong surf had the bathtub we were in rocking.

Did not hit terra firma until 9:40. full five hours of sea legs. Not so sturdy today. But got a new one. The august we remain the best. Sorry Obama.

Dark and Stormy Evening

It's saturday evening and we had a real fun day with the grandkids in the Wall's pool.  I was teaching Will the Butterfly stroke, because if he only knows freestyle and backstroke, he'll be falling behind the other 3 year olds.
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After a full day of watching Joanne chase toddlers and change diapers, you can really work up a thirst. 
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So it's obviously time for a Dark and Stormy, the classic summer cocktail, and a Nanepashemet Official Endorsement.
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Even though I am out of the preferred Ginger Beer, Stephans, I have plenty of the Gosling's Ginger beer which is an acceptable substitute.  The one thing that can't be substituted is Gosling's Black Seal Rum which is surprizingly affordable.  And you really shouldn't forget to add a fresh lime wedge.
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I'm particularly blessed tonight, because I have ample supplies of all of the required ingredients on hand.
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And there is no chance that I can drink to excess, because I'll be nodding off by about 8:00PM anyway... so there is just enough time for one or three.

Saturday Morning Recount

I told you that I would let you know how the week went as I was ruminating that it would be a big one on Monday morning.
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It's not often in business that the deal you are targeting lands in the timeframe that you think it will.
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But that wasn't the case this week, as Nanepashemet Telecom ended up with a purchase order from a 1st Tier National Contractor to begin work on a significant amount of sites in the Mid Atlantic Region.   And we assembled a killer tieam to immediately implement this work.  All done without a blink, skip or glitch.
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That's not to say that the week didn't contain the usual amount of bullshit.  More like typical chickenshit.  Bullshit would be a complement.... but it was predictable and will be managed according to plan.
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So now, Washington and Baltimore will feel the power and efficiency that New England has already experienced in the presence of Nanepashemet Telecom.   I have another feeling that August will be a breakout month here in New England as well.

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Clean Up Confusion

With the "Greatest Environmental Disaster in History" as BO has described the Gulf Oil Leak on the decline, ABC News has reported the decline of the cleanup jobs in the area.
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From people complaining of economic turmoil because of the spill, to people complaining of economic turmoil because the spill has gone away.
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This is confusing.
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Two weeks ago, an oil spill the size of Kentucky was supposed to wreck havoc.... now they can't find oil to clean up. 
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I must have missed something in the last week.

Narcisstic Image

Boring
Classless
Selfish
Dishonest
Predictable
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If you think that this describes you, look into the mirror and behold a sad narcissist.
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All of these schemes will backfire.....  No matter what thoughtless, self serving actions you take. 
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The only way to escape the karma in your future is to stop thinking about yourself all of the time and try to think in the best interest of the others.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Yacht Scare

Not much more  press these days on the Gulf oil spill.   Now that the source has been plugged, nature seems to have taken over and the oil is being dispersed and absorbed.  After all... it's a natural substance from the earth.
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The big scare.... that this would destroy the Gulf forever, and that this is the worst environmental catastrophe.... seems silly in retrospect.
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It was so similar to the Swine Flu, and the Bird Flu before it.  Lots of scares by the Obama administration about a "Pandemic".
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But now the Obamas are hiking in Maine and planning a return visit to Martha's Vineyard.  Things seem a little relaxed.   Maybe Kerry will spin the "Isabel" up from Newport and take them for a sailboat ride.   Hopefully, all of the Rhode Island maintenance is complete and his tax bill that he always intended to pay is all settled.
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What type of maintenance does a new $7mil. New Zealand built yacht require anyway?????   A little Lemon Pledge while keeping up with the dusting should do the trick.   I hope that Kerry got a warranty from that New Zealand boatyard for all of the money that he paid them.
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Poor Senator Kerry.... If the Gulf disaster wasn't such a bust, nobody would have focused on his yacht maintenance problems.   The Dems can't come up with another scare soon enough for the Senior Senator from Massachusetts.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

2nd Adirondack

I haven't made a big deal out of it, but in between the important stuff, I have been assembling Joanne's Adirondack chair from the duplicate parts that I cut when I made Kate's last fall.
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Have the third coat of Marine Varnish on and it is starting to look pretty good.
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My ulterior motive is to get the space in the garage to try to get serious about working on the Marblehead Gunning Dory again.

Monday, July 26, 2010

Persuasive Pints

I had a wicked urge for some Ben and Jerry's after dinner tonight, so I headed up to the Marblehead Community Store  and bought a pint of Cherry Garcia.... and a pint of Chocolate Fudge Brownie... and a pint of Chocolate Mint Cookie.
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I would have bought more, but I was worried about hitting the top of the credit line on my Visa card.
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The Chocolate Fudge Brownie got the nod, and it was wildly satisfying.  The other pints are still in the freezer.  Calling me..... Taunting Me.....

Big Week Feeling

I have the "this is going to be a big week" feeling going on this morning.
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Which is not surprising given the stuff that Nanepashemet Telecom has on its plate.  It will be interesting to be sitting here on Saturday morning, six days from now, recounting the events of this week.

Maria Rowen said... 
Ben & Jerry…’Taunt’me. Tempt me. Tantalize me with your gooey goodness and your fanciful flavors… Today the peep preference points to Pistachio Pistachio...but tomorrow this peep plans to get her Banana Buzz on… 



Tuna Lips said...
Why, Missy Rowen, you speaks real perty. I likes gooey goodness . . .shucks, Ise blushin' red.

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Yacht Yarn

I was shocked to hear about Senator John Kerry's new custom built yacht......A $7million dollar beauty, built in New Zealand and moored in Newport, RI.
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If nothing in that first sentence irks you a bit, then please read no further.   In fact.... get the hell off of my Blog!!!!
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I don't care about Kerry's wealth.  I'm trying to get some myself and would never berate anyone for their possessions.
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But if you are in the market for a product or investment, and you ignore the needs of your surrounding community who could benefit by your purchase, that shows a lack of loyalty and class.
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If I have a friend who owns a restaurant, or sells insurance, or brokers mortgages.... that's who I buy from when its time to spend my money.   As long as the cost and the quality is reasonably the same, it is an act of disloyalty to ignore the economic offering of my friend or associate.
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So now Kerry decides to drop $7m of the Heinz ketchup fortune into a sailing yacht.   So who does he buy from???  Not a New England Boat yard, where such a job would keep a town in employment for a year.  No.   He shops it around and has it made in New Zealand.   Probably saved a little cash.
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At least he doesn't moor it there.... not that he chose his home state of Massachusetts.   Seems that if he moored it in MA, he may be subject to taxation in the state that he represents, so he chose Rhode Island.  He obviously has no intention of ever spending a mooring dollar in Massachusetts since the name of his yacht, as painted on the transom is "Isabel ~ Newport".
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I used to like Kerry, but lost it for him when he misrepresented his war record during his Presidential run.  He seems like he is really out for himself, and this yacht yarn exemplifies this.
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Seems like it's time to retire to Newport for the senior senator from Massachusetts.

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Abbie's Keeper

The row never happened because Brady and Katelyn  wanted to help me pull the traps.
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So we headed out to Halfway Rock and hit the bait pollack pretty good, landing about twenty in an hour or so.  Then we pulled all of the traps with six keeper lobsters... a pretty good haul.
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The fog was a challenge and we headed into the Boston Yacht Club to grab a cocktail or three with something from the grill.  Joanne came down for a couple of chardonnays and then Nancy Bruett, Abbie Bruett and My Friend Who Doesn't Want His Name Mentioned in the Blog showed up on the porch with tales of Abby's landing of a 42", 26 lb. Striped Bass outside of Brown's Island.
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That inspired Brady, Katelyn and I to live line the pollack slowly around Browns and Naugus Head, then over to the Power Plant on the way back to the Salem Harbor Mooring.
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Nothing.
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The day belongs to Abbie.

Pisc said... 
What did she catch it on? Not pollock?
Live lined pogeys this morning in Hull Gut. Boated three keepers. Lots of fish out there.
Take your Lobster while you can, that industry in MA is shut down.

Obama! 
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MFWDWHNMITB says that he and daughter Abby caught 4 mackerel and, minutes after live lining with one, hooked onto the keeper down by Brown's Island.

POTW Week 28

It's a perfect day for a row in the Tender.   But I have to wait for my Blackberry to charge because I'll need to field some Nanepashemet Telecom calls while I'm on the water.

ANNOUNCING....
Nanepashemet Peeps of the Week for the 28th week of 2010

Brady Boyle
Tom Raiche
Bill Hillegas
Tina Rhodes
Amanda Johnson
Kristen Champagne

Such plans are always subject to change.

Friday, July 23, 2010

Cosmic Chess

They say that timing is everything.
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Timing is probably another word for luck.
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And I don't believe in Luck... good or bad.
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So when all the slots started to fall in place today, I didn't attribute it to timing.   It seemed like it was the culmination of facts and events that built deliberately into the opportunity that coalesced today.
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It wasn't that we were lucky to be in the right place at the right time.... there was a series of events that extended back years that led to precisely the situation that presented itself today.  Once again, judging whether the individual events were good or bad now seems almost foolish.
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So now, the deal that is in front of Nanepashemet Telecom is another step in this incredibly complicated cosmic chess game.... and it's our move.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Getting to the Good Stuff

As much as I really like working, I could do without it.
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If economic necessity wasn't in the mix, I'd be pretty busy boatbuilding, blogging, writing, fishing, touring, and maybe even working out.  But working to make a living, really puts a crimp in my lifestyle.  To the point where I hardly ever get the chance to do the other stuff.
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I suppose that if I never had to hustle to make ends meet, then I wouldn't cherish the stuff that I really want to do.  Maybe it wouldn't be important.  So work might just be the glue that sets priorities straight.
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Does this make sense?
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So I'll continue to work and hope to make a score so that I can quit someday, and get to the good stuff.

PIsc said...
Get after Tierney and stop daydreaming. 102 days. 

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Detour from Arkansas

Hat's off to Tuna Lips for setting me straight on the big Clinton shun.   Do you ever wonder why the Clinton clan went straight to New York after Washington DC and never seem to show up in Arkansas?
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I once had the occasion to have lunch in Little Rock and got a pretty good dose of the distain that the locals there have for the Clinton's.   There was a burger on the menu at the pub that was touted as the "Best Burger West of the Mississippi".  The undercaption read..."And unlike Clinton, we ain't lying."
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When I asked my local guests, who were project managers at Alltel that we were doing a network upgrade for, what that might signify.....they went on a tirade about Clinton that had me a bit taken back.   I had expected a bit of local loyalty.... especially towards an outsider like me from New England.
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I'll bet that the contingent from Arkansas will be pretty small at the upcoming nuptials.

Monday, July 19, 2010

No Invitation


So far, Joanne and I have not been invited to Chelsea Clinton's wedding.
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Naturally, we are shocked, perplexed, and not a little hurt.
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Why Chelsea?  Why are we being left out and shunned????
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Is it because of all of the bad things that we've said about your Dad and Mom?   Is it because you've invited the Obamas and are afraid we might do something embarassing?  Is it because Nanepashemet and Oprah in the same reception room might steal all of the attention?????

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I can't believe this.  Can't believe that you would would be so shallow.

Tuna Lips said...
Hek, its festival seatin' at most of these back country nupshals, I always finds me a bridesmaid who is preggers and get my funky chicken goin', in case we can reach agreement, i gots no worries, she being all ruint and such. And alway keep a clean nose fer casin' the joint, it gets nutty enough thems fergets the jugs o' shine and balless chickens (the frenchies call 'em cape ons) that folk brung along. You stock yerself a party whilst partying. Good times. Hooooey!

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Farewell to Jack

We lost a great friend last week when Jack Dog, Katelyn's Pug, passed away.
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The problem with having pets is that their lifespan is so much shorter than ours.   And when they go downhill, it's usually very rapidly.  It's so heartbreaking to see them deteriorate and suffer.
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During their short life you love and care for them so completely.  When they leave, they leave you with a huge hole of grief to fill.
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So it is with Jack.  It seems like just a day ago when he would sit on one knee with Ronick the cat on the other, and both would be resting perfectly content.  Now they are memories.
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In a little while, the grief that Katelyn and we have about Jack will be replaced with happy thoughts of the joy that he gave us.
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We'll miss you Jack Dog.

Pisc said...
Sorry for your loss. Good pooch, that Jack.

Saturday, July 17, 2010

POTW Week 27

So they apparently have capped the leaking oil well in the Gulf of Mexico.  I never had a lot of interest in geology, but the fact that the earth's crust holds back such enormous pressures, makes me think that our foothold on the surface is tenuous at best.  That just below the surface is a seething, oily mess that could blow anytime.   Kind of like a Mel Gibson telephone conversation.

ANNOUNCING.....
Nanepashemet Peeps of the Week for the 27th Week of 2010

Kelly Light
Art Krieger
Mel Gibson
Earl Scruggs
Tyler Gill
Russell Archer
Heading to FreshAyer and hope to get a nice Harbor Row in today in the middle of another weekend heatwave.

Friday, July 16, 2010

Clean the Decks

Around 3:30 PM today, I racheted back Nanepashemet Telecom and resolved to get out on the WhaleEye, put some new boatrods that we bought for baitfishing in place, and maybe troll for some Blues for an hour or so.
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But when I got onto the boat, I noticed which a disorganized trash pit it was.   I pulled trash out of compartments that was years old, and there were about three cases of empty beer cans.    Then I emptied the compartment under the center console and found all sorts of stuff that I didn't know I had.
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The stainless steel boat grill was particularly gruesome and I brought this back ashore for some serious cleaning.
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The basic issue here is that when you finally get some free time to go fishing on the WhaleEye, you really really don't want to spend it cleaning.    And this compounds itself over the season and even years.  But after a while, you have to bite the bullet and clean up.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

A Tad UnAmerican

I've been trying to stay out of this immigration debate.  Mainly because I don't blame Hispanic people who want to come to this country.  Oops..... I guess you're supposed to call them Latinos now.
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If you believe the anthropologists, we are all immigrants on this continent.   Even the Indians... I mean.... Native Americans.
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But we are supposed to be a nation of laws... not of men.   That is one of the hallmarks that keep us free, and keep us from falling under the dictatorship of a particular person or group.
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And we have a specific set of laws regarding how people can enter this country as a legal immigrant.   If we don't like these laws, we have the legislative ability to change them, but to look the other way while others break them, or to condemn those who seek to enforce the laws.... this seems to be a tad Un-American.
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So the story that I saw today on ABC News (yes.... I am a glutton for punishment)... about Latinos who feel threatened because they are on a list of illegal immigrants, and make a critique that they feel like they are being hunted, has me stymied.
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Tell me the problem with making a list of people who have broken the law, and tell me why they shouldn't be apprehended and forced to comply.   If you don't agree with the law, then follow the Democratic process and change it.
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I guess I'm just one of those narrow minded conservatives.

Rambo said...
You are the New American. We spin this shit all the time.

Goofy Dufus

So I'm right in the middle of the zoning hearing tonight, literally surrounded by hostile elderly condo owners who were giving me stares that made me feel that they thought rather ill of me.  Like they would inflict some pain if we were in a less civilized culture.
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I always try to keep a happy countenance in situations like this.   Make the people think that I am some goofy dufus who doesn't realize that he is right in the middle of a crowd that would like nothing better than to separate his gonads from the rest of his man tackle.  Poor Skippy... he would never be the same.
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Then, just as the testimony gets a little dicey, I start getting text messages from some of you misguided and irritating Peeps saying stuff like,  "How's it Going?"
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I know that many of you are probably getting sick of the characterizations of myself as a "Mountain of a Man"..... but who else could maintain a Goofy Dufus posture while enduring the most annoying text messages ever during a very ackward moment????    
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I mean.... you have to be a Mountain of a Man to pull this stuff off.
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Anyway, with the vote count in question, we succeeded in getting the hearing continued so that we can provide additional information.   Unfortunately for Nanepashemet, we are on a lump sum contract and can't charge by the hour for this one.   Or this permit process could be getting pretty lucrative by now.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Vituperation Resumes

It's back out to Western Massachusetts tonight for yet another hearing regarding my evil plot to build a tower for my wireless telecommunications client.
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We will be advocating to erect a monstrosity that will reduce property values, wreck the views, produce a fall down hazard, destroy human health, and even increase illegal drug traffic in the area.
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I truly believe that all of these arguments are bogus, and that the vituperation and anger that is heaped on me is a bit unfounded...... But at least I get a fee for doing it.
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Before I head to the hearing, I have to get an inspection sticker for the Nanepashemet F-150 because the current one expired in June.  I'd hate to be breaking the law on the way to carrying out my evil plot.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

True Liberal

James Carville, Democratic Pundit, says that the Democrats have a three pronged strategy to keep control of the US House of Representatives.  The three prongs are "the Father, the Son and the Holy Ghost".
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Even though I don't agree with his politics, I like Carville, because he is a true man of his convictions.
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He is not a Spin Doctor or a Thought Police Agent.  He doesn't try to twist stuff to fit a liberal agenda.  He believes in his cause, but clearly sees the facts that affect it.
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He is critical of Obama where he feels its appropriate, especially with the lack of leadership with the Gulf BP Spill, and points out that the Democrats and BO's administration have lost the faith of the majority of the country.
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I would contend that most liberals would simply deny this and put a spin on.
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It is refreshing that he describes the facts as he sees them, rather than manipulate and force feed in propaganda fashion.
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I know some other liberals that fit Carville's mold.... but generally they are the exception.

Monday, July 12, 2010

Gibson's Rants

Do we care what Mel Gibson says and does in his private life?
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Not even a little bit.
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He is one hell of an actor, director and producer.   Who cares if he has a fight with his wife and she tapes his shit talk????   That's personal and private and should only be between husband and wife. 
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In every marriage, people say stupid stuff that they don't mean,  but they depend on the trust and privacy of their partner to let them vent out their craziness. 
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The whack job here is his wife, who has violated inner privacy of a marriage.  To let even one other person into this personal space proves that you really have no hope for the marriage.  It is the ultimate betrayal of a relationship.
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When Joanne and I were first married, we lived in a low budget Western Mass apartment complex where all of our surrounding tenants were newly weds.   As screwed up as you thought you were in working out the kinks in your marriage, those thin walls told me that everybody had the same whacky behavior.... or much worse.
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The sanctity and intimacy of a marriage requires that you care enough about your spouse to work out these emotions within the privacy of the both of you alone.  Otherwise, your love is not genuine.
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So I feel bad for Mel Gibson, and total distain for his wife who exploited their intimacy.  He is screwed up like everybody else, including those self righteous GMA reporters who seem so disturbed at the contents of his spouses tapes.   But those phonies are a whole other post.

Tuna Lips said.....
Amen. What i finds pardoxifying is his truculence at her havin' them nice boobies. Wherever thems ponderous melons comes from, I am praisin' the baby Jesus fer thems orbs of pulchritude are here on this earth.

Jim L. said...
It seems apparent that Mad Max is the real whack job in this relationship. The wife had no reason to have any hope. Having been battered, she took the course she felt she had to take.

That is a good take on the situation, Jim... and makes me agree that we don't have all of the facts.  I just think that she appears to be a bit more on the exploitation side.... and thus has violated the marital trust by going public.   Can't believe that Gibson performed all of the irrational ranting, and she probably wouldn't be taping her own bullshit remarks.



Tuna Lips said...
Yer thinkin' is spot on there, Jimbo. No uhn of sound cogitatin' lambastes a gal fer havin' them perty cans, and sharin' them with the rest of us is a simple corporeal work of mercy. She autta be canonaded a saint.


Sunday, July 11, 2010

Studly Tender

The rowing was going good but it was too rough to fish outside of the harbor.  So I circuited Marblehead  Harbor twice for a total of 6.67 miles.
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Course after six miles I found myself at the Boston Yacht Club dock and noticed that the outdoor bar and grill was open, so I called Joanne to meet me on the porch and downed a couple of Mount Gays and Coke before the last half mile.
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The Tender performed well in the rough outer harbor chop and also received the usual oohs and ahs from passing boaters and people at the BYC Dock.  There must be something lodged deep in the human psyche that makes people attracted to natural wood and varnish.  Too bad it's so damn hard to maintain.
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At any rate, the Tender is back and looking studly even with an overweight, middle aged rower at the oars.

Rowing with Purpose

High tide this morning is at 10:30, and I'm thinking seriously of breaking through the lethargy and getting a vigorous row in.
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The Tender is finally ready and suitable for public view.
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I'll take my fishing rod for trolling, launch at Riverhead Beach, and row out to Marblehead Rock which .is about two miles away.  I have an ulterior motive with this route choice, because I had 4 pots at Marblehead Rock, and could only locate three when Tommy O and I hauled yesterday morning.
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It would be nice to land a keeper striped bass during this workout.  We only netted two keeper lobsters this week, although a lot of critters ended up in the traps including four shorts, three skates, a large flounder, two rock perch and about six huge snails.   So if we weren't so picky about just getting lobsters, it could be considered a fine catch.

Saturday, July 10, 2010

To Do

Everytime I tick off something from the To Do List, I get a bit of satisfaction.
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But then some low lying item, that didn't seem too important before, looms forward as a high priority.  And the cycle begins anew.  By the time you tick off this item, you have stuff on the list that you never even thought existed before.
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It's not bad when you have a lot on your To Do List.  The ticking off and adding lets you maintain your position in the flow of things.

Friday, July 09, 2010

POTW Week 26

We are at the half way point in the year.  How are you doing on your New Year's Resolutions?   I'm failing miserably which is pretty much standard operating procedure as far as resolutions go for me.  But the difference this year is that at least I recall what the hell I resolved to do back in January.
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And there is still the chance that I can get back on track. 
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Ok .... not much of a chance, but anything is possible.

ANNOUNCING.....
Nanepashemet Peeps of the Week for the 26th Week of 2010

Lisa Panakio Rowe
LeBron James
Megan Erhardt
Pauline McBurney
Paul Dulong
Evelyn at the New London Building Department

It's way overdue, but all of the refurbishment of the Columbia Herreshoff Tender is complete as of today, and I'll probably get a rowing workout in tomorrow from Riverhead Beach.  Got to get the guns toned up.

Suicide Stance

I know that I put the scare into many of you Peeps at the thought of my Mojo being a little low.
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But there was no need for widespread panic!!!!
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Just because my fastball lost a little zip, I get all these calls and emails from Peeps looking to off themselves... to jump off the Tobin Bridge, or open their veins in the bathtup, or something gruesome like that.
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The official Nanepashemet position on suicide is a thumbs down.  Definitely not cool and not suitable Peep behavior.
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So..... Cut the Crap!!!
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The fact is that the Mojo Meter was tracking pretty positive today.   Took care of a lot of details, picked up a nice receivable in the mail, and got a great RFP opportunity.
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If you killed yourself, you would miss the tally of this week's lobster trap pull.  Which is precisely why Nanepashemet has adopted it's progressive anti-suicide stance.

Wednesday, July 07, 2010

Missing Mojo

Peeps... Sometimes I feel like I've fallen off my game.... that I've lost my Mountain of a Man Mojo.... that my fast ball has no movement.
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It's a lousy feeling.
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For instance, Al Gore left his soulmate, Tipper, just before the bombshell hit about his  attempt to get his "2nd Shakra" released by a $500 masseuse.    ..... And I stood by and said nothing.
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Or Lindsay Lohan is going to the Big House after attending a Court Hearing with "F**k U" printed on her fingernail.   .... No comment from me.
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Or the POTUS decides to sue the State of Arizona because the state wants to enforce immigration laws that are ignored by federal agencies that are supposed to work on behalf of the states.  ..... And I just let it slide.
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Or a Downy Woodpecker was seen a couple to times on the Feeder this weekend.  .... And I never even boasted a little with a Blog post.
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This can't be good.
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We all have our ups and downs.  I suppose  that  even a Mountain of a Man has to spend a little bit of time in the valleys.  So maybe I should be patient.... but when I come back, it will be with all cylinders firing.
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Only now... it just seems like a couple of cylinders are missing a spark.


Pisc said...
2nd Shakra, I am gonna have to use that. Thanks.

Palin Apology

Levi Johnston says that he lied about all those bad things he said about Sarah Palin.
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"Last year, after Bristol and I broke up, I was unhappy and a little angry. Unfortunately, against my better judgment, I publicly said things about the Palins that were not completely true,” Johnston said in the statement to People Magazine  “I have already privately apologized to Todd and Sarah. Since my statements were public, I owe it to the Palins to publicly apologize."
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Now it is only a matter of time before ABC News and Good Morning America issues their apologies about all of the lies and untruths that they have advanced about Palin.



Tuesday, July 06, 2010

Hazy Start

Back to work after a long summer holiday weekend.  Have it hit it hard.  I'd hate to tally the amount of beers that I consumed over the last four days.  It won't be hard to keep a resolution to cut down.
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But now, it's time to refocus, and see if I can get some business response from my customers and vendors who are probably as hazy as I am.

Monday, July 05, 2010

Design Flaw

There's a design flaw in the Pram.  The front rides lower than the back and water rushes up through the centerboard slot in a quick row causing the Pram to fill with water and swamp before I can get all the way to the WhaleEye.
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I don't mind a little swim in the Harbor, but I hate it when my wallet gets wet.
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The problem should be solved by capping the center board slot with a seat panel that I've been thinking of making anyway.

Sunday, July 04, 2010

POTW Week 25

The cookout at Clarke's didn't disappoint.
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And Dave Clarke's craftsmanship and sense of design is of the highest calibre.
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When Nathaniel made me a Dark and Stormy, my night was complete... and the fireworks over Marblehead Harbor had get to begin.
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ANNOUNCING....
Nanepashemet Peeps of the Week for the 25th Week of 2010.

Nathaniel Clarke
Paul Perocchi
Jay Darcy
Ryan Nestor
Jimmy O' Shea
Mark Vona

Happy 4th of July.

Saturday, July 03, 2010

Memorable Meal

Lobster count for the cookout at O'Shea's was 10 including a three pound beauty.  The work it took to harvest them made them even better. 
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We boiled them in the turkey fryer and combined wth Jimmy O'Shea's award winning chowder, and Tommy O's steak tips, it was a meal that we will remember for a long time.

Plan for the Fourth

The July 4th holiday is wicked big here in Marblehead.
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There is an undercurrent of history here because of the committment that Marblehead had to the Revolution and the part that Marbleheaders had in significant operations including the battles in Boston  and Trenton, NJ.
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Mike came home from Europe last night and had some great stories to tell about London and Majorca.  And Kate is already home with JackDog.
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This year, we'll have the grandkids over and Mike and Kate will be helping out.  After some FreshAyer, Tommy O, his brother Jimmy and I will be pulling the traps and sneaking a few trolls down Bluefish Alley.
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I hope that we will end tthe afternoon with ten or more lobsters.  Jimmy, who is an award winning chef at Bobby Brynnes down on the Cape, is in charge of cooking up this batch of  tasty critters and some will undoubtedly end up gracing a pot of macaroni and cheese.
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I'm also really looking forward to seeing the fireworks tomorrow from a cookout at Dave and Debby Clarke's newly renovated house down by Marblehead Harbor.   Dave owns Essex Builiding and his work is very high quality, and since I appreciate great craftsmanship, I will be happily viewing his latest work.
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Plus their son, Nathaniel and his squeeze, Meghan are here from DC.  Both qualify for the coveted title of Superpeeps and I always look forward to hanging out with them.
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And the weather looks very accommodating for these great plans.

Tuna Lips said...
Sounds like a right fine time to be had, Had by some, that being. Unless you choose to snap a few polearoids of some fine breasted gals and share them with us, sorta a made in the USA salute to Uncle Sam! I support this keragjus effort on yer paart, you gofer it, Boomer! USA! USA ! USA!

Lauren Rathbone said...
This month's Coastal Living Magazine has Marblehead featured as one of the top 10 places to celebrate fourth of july. Happy 4th .





Thursday, July 01, 2010

Tufted Titmouse Return


This morning, after an absence of about a year, we had a sighting of a Tufted Titmouse at the Feeder.
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I know what you are thinking, Peeps. ... "How can J stand the excitement and just calmly enter this on the Blog???"
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What do you want????  Do you think that a Mountain of a Man loses his composure just because of the return of a few Titmouses (Titmice?) to his Feeder????.
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I do admit that my hands are trembling.


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