829 Southdrive

829 Southdrive

A New Jersey state of mind



Thursday, May 17, 2012

Off The Dole




I got so sick of free soup, coffee and doughnuts.





Today was my first day off  in a year and a half.
It felt completely different than every day of the last year and a half.
Because I knew for sure, once again, that it would end really quickly.
And I made the best of it.  Just me and my sailboat.

34 comments:

  1. Wow. And a beautiful day you had for it, too.

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    1. A good breeze his a horrible thing to waste!

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  2. Glad that you now have work.

    Sad that you now have to work.

    Glad that you can get off work.

    Sad that you can't put off work.

    Glad that you sail to forget work.

    Sad that we all can't forgo work.

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    2. Funny, I was thinking about work while I was sailing. Well not the whole time

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    3. I used to think about sailing while I was working. Well not the whole time.

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    4. Here I am at work, reading about someone who thinks about work while he sails and someone who thought about sailing when he worked. This is why I never get any work done at work.

      Our sagging economy is not caused by an ineffective president or a hopelessly polarized congress or by an under-regulated banking industry, but by sailing bloggers who distract the workforce, reduce productivity, and keep America from competing effectively in global markets.

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  3. How did Bob Dole manage to get unemployment benefits named after him?

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    1. He penned the legislature.

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    2. He must be even older than he looks.

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    3. You can't spell older without r dole.

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  4. I know what its like not working and I know its good to be working...God Speed Baydog, and in the words of Cole Porter; "Do the voodoo you do so well"!

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  5. The King is dead. Long live the King!

    ... by which I mean that Baydog's prolific blogging during the last 18 months may now collide with the practical demands of WORKING (!!), while he also simultaneously attends to the needs and pleasures of his dear family... as well as the occasional escape on the yachhht.

    We will be patient, Dog, as we love you so!

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    1. Mojo,

      I fear the same blogging hiatus from Baydog now that he is formally employed. But Tillerman keeps talking about Lasers and I have always loved the Star Wars movies so there might be some entertainment on his blog (C3P0 was from England, and I think he played soccer for Worcester Sauce United , opp's I mean Football). Tillerman start rattling those pots and pans we need you to fill in for Baydog! how 'bout a beans on toast recipe!!

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    2. Doug - There is always entertainment on Proper Course.

      ... even when he's serious.

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  6. Work is the curse of the blogging classes.

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  7. Glad to see that you are buoyant again, Baydog!

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  8. What Doc said, with anchovies.

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    1. I love anchovies! And they are high in omega 3's...which is good, right?

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  9. Being around pizza all day is going to be the death of me. But thanks to all!

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    1. Pizza? Did someone say Pizza? We had New York style just last week!

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  10. When scotch is being made (aged), they call that the the angels' share.

    Baydog in Heaven.

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    1. And when it is going down my throat, it is called singing hymns...

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  11. Baydog in Heaven? Of course he is. He's in New Jersey.

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    1. ... where he can have have a big'a pizza pie

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    2. If you could see Baydog in the kitchen, scuze me, that's amore!

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    3. Start........

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  12. I had a friend in similar though not so lengthy circumstances, he'd arranged to help be launch this year, but started his new job the day before - good luck and fair winds on the corporate seas!

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  13. Thanks to all of you! But I'm bummed you didn't get the Bob Dole (pen)ned quip.

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    1. I thought it was "Bob Dole Bob Dole".

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    2. Sorry about that. I get all these old Republicans confused. I thought it was John McCain who made the famous I have a pen speech.

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  14. good luck with the new job! the day of sailing sounds a whole lot more fun, though.

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