Sat, 11 Dec 2004 11:12:42 +1300
"Andrew Scott" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
"frank jensen" <email@example.com>
As usual the communications officer is a little lackadaisical about communicating. However I do have a late entry for the funny story competition, which happens to be true:
A friend of mine is into diving and has a diving buddy that is not the world best seafaring gent. When they dive they use the standard international hand signals to communicate with each other. The usual thumbs up and thumbs down signals apply as well as all the other stuff. However over the years they have developed an addition to the standard signals, which goes like this:
The diver in question first places the flat of his hand in front of his chest, palm facing the chest. Next he moves his hand away and down from his chest in a large outgoing type gesticulation. His diving buddies then immediately rip off his mouthpiece and move well back. Said diver then immediately vomits underwater whereby, once done his mates then slap his breathing gear back on!
This produces two interesting effects, firstly the sight of someone vomiting underwater is a rare and wonderful visual experience that few people will ever get to see. The second, and arguably the most enchanting, is that the whole diving group is immediately inundated with all the fish in the area, that have a feasting frenzy of the recently introduced food into the environment.
Anyway that's my late entry into the RDBYC AGM funny story event.
So, how are you my friend, I hear you are safely back in Friday HaboUr, running amok I hope. Things are back to normal here, working, working and working, but still having time to play. I am back full time at Oxygen, which is good as I can now financially recover from the big trip we did, which now seems a long time ago!
Aynsley and I are still together, despite having endured two weeks of Egyptian hospitality after I left Jubby.
I am working on a new Havfruen navigation system, now I have procured proper digital charts of NZ, and am modifying my old Toshiba notebook to work off the boats 12v system I'm still the most hi-tech 20 foot trailer sailer on the Hauraki Gulf!
I had a meal with Jan the other week, and she seemed to have enjoyed her trip to the US of A. She told me about BoB's tug boat, and seemed really impressed by the work that they had done on the ship.
Freya sent and e-mail from Guana and it sounds as if she and Andy are having a great time.
I will send this off now so I do not miss the December 11th deadline (it should still be the 10th over there according to my calculations), so have a great RDBYC AGM.
However, I would like to make a late nomination for the one of the awards (from the non-members division) as follows:
Nominee: Frank Harrison Jensen
Award Title: Weak Suck
Reason: Continuation to suck weakly on cigarettes that contain no illegal substances
Hope the day goes well, and that the RDBYC has its full complement of members present and that mayhem continues to thrive.
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