May 19, 2011

Sailing Blog Writer

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Dear Sir or Madam, will you read my blog?
I've been down for weeks, working like a dog,
It's nothing novel, but my boss is here.
I'm on the job, but I want to be a sailing blog writer,
Sailing blog writer.

It's the dirty story of a crew of eight
That's been cut to four, so no time to waste.
Wish that I were working for the Daily Mail,
But I'm working here and I want to be a sailing blog writer,
Sailing blog writer.

Sailing blog writer (sailing blog writer).

I'm a thousand miles from San Francisco Bay,
No sails for me even though it's May.
The days get longer, I don't like this style,
Maybe I should quit cause I want to be a sailing blog writer,
Sailing blog writer.

Today we're sending off some long-time friends,
Will I ever see any of them again?
Too many empty desks, too many empty chairs,
How I need a break and I want to be a sailing blog writer,
Sailing blog writer.

Sailing blog writer (sailing blog writer).

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25 comments:

  1. Brilliant! Hang in there my friend.

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  2. Yes, brilliant. I can't imagine the masterpiece if you actually did have time.

    WV: magil

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  3. Thank.

    And thank to youse other guys, too.

    I wish I could make more blog now, but I think I can see the pot o' blue at the end o' the rainbow, and I may be sailing in it before very long.

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  4. I don't know if this will be of any help but I was prevaricating for several years as to whether to leave my job and go sailing.

    Was I too young to retire? Had I saved enough to retire?

    Then one year, about this time of year, I heard about what one of my (already retired) sailing buddies was planning to do that summer and I was so angry (jealous really I suppose) that I decided right then to quit my job and to follow my own sailing dreams that year.

    In my case it was all about spending the summers teaching kids to sail, but it could have been anything that I really wanted to do. I think you have to have the passion to actually "do" something else to summon up the will to walk away from the world of work before the official retirement age.

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  5. For most of the past ten years, I had been planning to retire at the end of this month.

    But a few changes both at work and at home have made me decide to stick it out a bit longer. It's now a little game of who gives whom notice first, but I could walk out any day without looking back - a luxury that makes soldiering on a little more tolerable.

    One thing that's almost certain is that I will spend the first month of retirement sailing around San Francisco Bay with no particular place to go, relishing every minute of it.

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  7. It seems the hardest part of wanting to be a sailing blog writer would be having the time for the sailing part?

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  8. "I think you have to have the passion to actually 'do' something else to summon up the will to walk away from the world of work before the official retirement age."

    On the flip side, there are those from whom the world of work has walked away.

    BTW, Tillerman, were you really prevaricating, or just vacillating?

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  9. Perhaps, as with you Carol Anne, the word prevaricating to me means a lack of truth telling (lying)? Yet, equivocating is also a synonym.

    Equivocating=vacillating, but maybe he was just procrastinating?

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  10. I thought he meant he was just worried about retiring before his veins turned blue.

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  11. Well done Carol Anne. You caught me out in a misuse of words. I don't know how I got the idea that "prevaricate" was roughly synonymous with "vacillate". Thank goodness we have an English teaching professional to put us straight when we make those kind of mistakes. May you continue to perform this vital role for many many years.

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  12. I guess I was thinking of "procrastinate". Duh! Thanks Mojo.

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  13. 'love!'
    yes! yes! unmoor and sail! and blog us with you.

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  14. Most excellent. Gambatte ne.

    I just hope you find time for blogging when you are free to sail.

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  15. This was great. :) Have you ever thought about contacting boating publications to see if they would be willing to use you on as freelance writer? Then, you could sail and get paid to write about it. :D

    Never hurts to try.

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    check out our boat classifieds and blog

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  16. Подробнее блеску от нашего дорогого товарища в Сакраменто.

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  17. Lifetime Spammer5/28/11, 8:00 PM

    This was great.

    Have you ever thought about contacting boating publications to see if they would be willing to pay you to republish on your blog the crap they print in their dead tree publications so that your discerning readers would be exposed to the aforementioned boating crap?

    Then, you could sail and get paid to republish their crap.

    Never hurts to try.

    Check out my crappy bloggy thingy.

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  18. Very nice, thanks for sharing.

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