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Pat

Hobie 33 - - Sherry might even be in danger of getting catamaran fever.

Scheherazade

I don't mind multihulls but they don't interest me as much as monohulls. (Hobie 33s are monohulls: see here
http://www.hobie33.com/Hobie33-2005-NA/news.htm)

wab

My philosophy professor used to say that you never have to make up things about people. Anything that you can think of, people have done (or at least tried).

turboglacier

He told me about the eye, too, and I don't even live in your neighborhood. But his name is Jeff, for future reference.

Eleanor

Your comment, "we push along in the face of absurdity, worrying about mundane things," reminded me of "Our Town," which is a great play that you should read or see, if you haven't done so.

In the third act, one of the main characters dies, and asks to be taken back to see a day in her life. Then she says the following speech, which always makes me cry:

"Take me back -- up the hill -- to my grave. But first: Wait! One more look. Good-bye , Good-bye world. Good-bye, Grover's Corners....Mama and Papa. Good-bye to clocks ticking....and Mama's sunflowers. And food and coffee. And new ironed dresses and hot baths....and sleeping and waking up. Oh, earth,you are too wonderful for anybody to realize you. Do any human beings ever realize life while they live it--every,every minute?"

Excuse me while I go weep a little... :)

The Happy Feminist

What? You don't have a friend named "Mad Dog." ? Everyone should have a friend named Mad Dog. And Piglet.

Tom Guarriello

That Willa Cather quote is haunting, isn't it? Thanks for the mention.

Patrick

I live in Georgia. Do NOT make fun of us for asking about helicoper-boat-planes. They are real, and people from other states are always flying them over our cities, and it's very, very frightening to us. You Mainenites cannot comprehend how scary life down here is, because you live in a helicopter-boat-plane free world, but I assure you, it's no joking matter.

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