Random Humor This random humor page is dedicated to those things that I find humorous. By Dingy Davits, humorist
South Texas Sailing
June 27, 2010 How to Rank First Place in Your Sailing Class I registered to participate in the summer board boat series of a local yacht club with the stipulation that I would not participate in the first set of races due to a conflict. That's not a problem, since there are 3 races per day and only the 6 best places are counted. Imagine my surprise when I checked the board site to check on the winners, when I found that I am currently ranked first in my class. I love computers! Only computers could designate someone who didn't race as first in a class that only one person signed up for. Some people actually wonder why I have no faith in computers.
June 26, 2010 How Motors Get In the Way Of Sailing A sailing regatta was scheduled today by one of the yacht clubs on Canyon Lake. Unfortunately, the regatta was called off because the club was unable to field a power boat to set the marks. I find it ironic that a sailing race could not be held because there were no power boats available. I've also known some sailors who have said they can't go sailing because their motor doesn't work. Does anyone else find that ironic?
June 24, 2010 All Great Educational Reforms May Be Overcome By Teacher Inertia I received notice yesterday that the wonderful principal at my school has accepted a District position. The District will post the vacancy and select a new principal. I hope he or she realizes that what ever goals he or she has will only come to be if the faculty buys in and is included in the process. For over 32 years, I have seen Gung-Ho principals fail by thinking they can force a faculty to do their bidding. We shall see how the events play out.
June 23, 2010 Which Boat Is Mine She Asked? She was angry. Oh, she was really angry! She took it out on me, but I think she was really angry at hubby. It was not what she expected. Then she said, "You haven't shown us your boat. Just exactly which one is your boat? I don't like any of the boats I've seen. They're all crap." Well Elaine, my boat is the last one on the end in its slip with properly tied and tensioned bow and stern mooring lines; the one with a proper spring line; the one with recently replaced, repaired, and tensioned stays and shrouds. My boat is the one that was immaculately scrubbed last week. Elaine, that is my boat.
June 21, 2010 Cats Are Cats and Dogs Are Not Pets at my house amuse me in the decidedly different temperament each has. The dog, Dexter, seeks every opportunity to get on the table and on the kitchen counter in order to get any and all food. The cat, Mitzi, on the other hand simply sits by her food bowl patiently waiting for someone to fill it. If she doesn't get the attention she wants she meows until someone fills her bowl. She does all of this even though there is an open 20 pound bag of food next to her bowl.
June 19, 2010 Power Boat Follies at the Lake With increased rain to fill the lake and moderate temperatures (Yes, I do think it was a cool day today.), the lake is packed with many people. A favorite past time at one of the sailing clubs is to sit in the air conditioned clubhouse and watch the boaters try to maneuver their boats to the courtesy dock, gas pump and head pump out. Some people have not yet mastered the concept of "if you don't go fast, you can't hit anything hard."