Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Kona to the Rescue

I have owned my event planning company for almost 25 years. We recently did an event in Sf for a local company.  My client gave me a very special table cloth with their logo on it for the registration table.  My client's instructions were to not loose this tablecloth.  We had the event and it was very successful.  At the end of the event, my client said goodby and a few minutes later, I went to retrieve the cloth.  It was gone and I suspected that my client took it with her.  Monday morning, I get a call from her asking me for the cloth.  Oh boy.  I called the caterer and the venue and no one had seen it.  I head up to the venue with Kona (golden retriever) tagging along.  We search high and low and came up empty.  I asked the manager where the event folks have their office, maybe it was there.  I look around the desks but see nothing.  Then Kona starts pulling me across the room.  He picked my scent on the table cloth and there it was under a desk in the corner.  Wow, thanks boy!  I returned it to my client and she hugged me three times.  Kona got a big treat and I was so happy I brought him along that day.  Good boy!

Monday, May 16, 2016

Pics Of the Week

Had a nice sail Sunday with a group from Got Wind and Water, a local Meet Up Group.  We had a bit of southerly wind that got us out to the end of the pier.  Then more of a NW wind got us to our lunch spot at Angel, Craig's Cove.  Kona and I got to romp around the beach and then a lazy rounding of Angel got us slowly back into the wind for a run to the barn.  Great sail and lots of fun.

Saturday, May 07, 2016

Very Cool

Heading out today with some folks from Got Wind and Water, a local Meet-Up group.  For folks that want to go sailing but don't want the expense and time of ownership, this is a great way to go.  Owners offer rides on their boats for a small fee or free.  Check your local area for a sailing meet up group and go sailing.  Here is info on our local group with over 1000 members.  Click here.

Thursday, May 05, 2016

My Own Bonehead Move

I was coming in late one night about 11pm.  The wind was driving me towards the last channel marker before a hard turn to starboard and into the harbor.  I was flying the jib only downwind.  When I turned the wheel to starboard, a huge gust hit the boat.  I turned the wheel hard the other way as I knew I was close to the marker.  She is all the way over but I am heading towards the cement marker.  Luckily I hit the mark sign and not the post.  Two stantions hit the sign and bent the stantions and sign pretty good.  My biggest worry was hitting the shrouds and pulling the mast down.  I got lucky.  I am reminded of the incident every time I go out.  It cost me about $20 to replace two stantions.  Could have been so much worse!

Tuesday, May 03, 2016

Your Favorite Gadget of all Time?

Time Mag has put togehter their list of the most influential gadgets of all time.  From the Wii to the Walkman, you will find all your fav's here.  Some of the one's I smiled at were the transistor radio from 1954.  That changed my life.  Now I could take the music with me!  Granted I did not start carrying my music until about 1966 at about age 8 or so.  The Walkman was a big hit in the 80's.  And who can forget the first Mac in 1984?  My first laptop was an early Mac in 1999. The iPod changed my life again in 2002!  Music is the theme here.  And the number one gadget...the iPhone.  Read the whole list here.

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Pics of the Week

Had a couple great sails over the weekend with David, Ryan, Drew, Mike, Jilli and Diane.  Plenty of wind and lots o' laughs.  Plus an awesome wine taste in Napa!