Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Some unremarkable facts

I'm not sure who tagged me but I think that it was Kathy Lynne. Anyway, I'm posting some unremarkable things about me. These are things that make me so unremarkable that they might be considered extraordinary.
  1. I enjoy reading and usually have 2-3 different books that I'm reading. I have had a run recently on sailing books, especially those of single handed sailing around the world. But I'm also listening to an audio book on Tudor England. Go figure.
  2. I drive a BMW that is a secret hotrod. It is a five speed and I like to wind up the rpm's as I go through the gears. I took auto mechanics but what I learned didn't apply to BMW's.
  3. I like to watch the news and movies. I could care less about reality TV. I've never watched Survivor.
  4. I have several dogs whose company I enjoy more than that of most people.
  5. I can't think of many foods that I don't like, although I'm not particularly fond of chocolate.
  6. I've been married to the same person for a number of years, and there is no secret to longevity in marriage. It's about patience, compromise, misery, happiness, respect and love all rolled together.
I've been out on the water all day again. I'm tired and am going to try to sleep better tonight than I did last night. I think that bouncing in the boat did a number on my lower back. But I'm still happy as a clam to be on the water. A few ibuprofen and I'll be A-okay. Have a good evening.


  1. Ahoy matey.

    No chocolate? You are American?

  2. I've been married though not anymore. I can relate to the misery part, but not particularly picking on that one aspect. I just adore your honesty. My definition of marriage exactly, misery loves company. I'm in awe when people actually make it work.

  3. i'm with you on reality show... i just don't watch them!

  4. Gotta' love that marriage bit. Like recovery, there is no secret formula..marriage takes work.
    Sometimes it takes a while to see the pay off!

  5. ..thanks for sharing..now pass the chocolate..

  6. I love the picture. It looks so peaceful, quiet, inviting. Makes me want to be there.
    I can relate. I usually read 2,3,or even 4 books at a time.
    I love your description of the ingredients for longevity in marriage and I agree. It's work, but the rewards are so worth it.

  7. Reading is the bomb! I am such a dork - but thats OK - I am glad ya got out on the water again today - Happy Hump Day! Cat

  8. Hey, I've never seen survivor either, nor could I survive without some chocolate every now and again.
    Fun list.

  9. Haha...you don't like chocolate? In the old days that would be grounds for dissolving our friendship!

    These days I hardly ever have it. Woohoo!

    Still eat ice cream though...

    How many dogs, Syd?

  10. Thanks for sharing, Syd!

    Wow...I thought I was the only person on the planet who never watched Survivor or American Idol. However, I have to admit that I can get hooked on "What Not to Wear" and "Project Runway".

    I read WAAAY too much. It is my main excuse for not exercising.

  11. I don't like chocolate either!

    It is nice to know more about Syd.

  12. Love your posts. I'm with you on the Survivor....not once.

  13. I never used to read more than one book at a time. Even if I didn't care for the book I would finish it before starting another. But now, well looks like I'm a 2-3 book reader myself.

    Sounds like I'm the only one who digs reality shows. Survivor starts tonight!


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