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Cures for What’s Bugging You – Sailing

Hello Sailors,

It’s right in the thick of that time of year in the USA where the bugs are in full force. So I thought I’d check to see what might be some Cures for What’s Bugging You that others have recommended.

Now I just moved to Texas and compared to Illinois, these bugs look like small pets in comparison. Plus there seems to be a vast variety of other creepy crawly varmints lurking about as well. Lizards in particular.  There are quite a variety of them.

lizard-2

The good news is that they don’t seem to bite anyone and are actually quite cute. Guess that’s why one is used for selling insurance on TV.

Texas Lizard

My 12-year-old nephew would be chastising me right now for calling the lizards just lizards as he knows every variety of varmint and its correct name. Sorry Elias.

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Gothenburg Swag

Hello Sailors,

A dear friend of mine, Jess, traveled to Gothenburg Sweden to watch the final leg of the Volvo Ocean Race with her mom, Mary Ann, and another friend Pam.

They posted a bunch of pictures on Facebook in evidence of how much fun they were having at the Volvo Ocean Race Gothenburg Race Village. I was almost fooled  by this great face in the hole photo Jess posted on Facebook. At first I thought “Wow, Jess got the opportunity to sail on one of the racing boats”. This is the picture:

Gothenburg Swag

Pretty realistic looking isn’t it? Almost had me. Until…Pam posted hers:

Gothenburg Swag

Best face in the hole images I believe I’ve ever seen. Or perhaps Photoshop, hmmm. Either way, very convincing.

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Goodbye Chicago

Hello Sailors,

Well as of today I still have not raised enough money for my sailboat let alone my circumnavigation so I decided that while I continue to work on building the kitty that I would like to attend culinary school.

Goodbye Chicago

I applied at the CIA, as I told a friend culinary not spy, and was accepted. For those of you that may not know, the CIA, Culinary Institute of America, is a very well-regarded culinary school and its alumni include:

  • Anthony Bourdain – Les Halles in New York and star of No Reservations on the Travel Network
  • Grant Achatz – Alinea, Next, The Aviary, and The Office in Chicago
  • Duff Goldman – Charm City Cakes in Baltimore and star of Ace of Cakes on the Food Network
  • Roy Choi – Kogi Korean BBQ-To-Go food truck in Los Angeles also culinary consultant for the movie Chef
  • Richard Blais – FLIP Burger & The Spence in Atlanta and winner of Top Chef All Stars on Bravo
  • Susan Feniger – City Cafe and Boarder Grill in Los Angeles ans co-star of Too Hot Tamales on the Food Network

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