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Old 05-29-2012, 10:50 AM
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Very cool.

Originally Posted by Eve View Post
. . . and if you don't think I am going to casually work that into every conversation, including at the dry cleaner's and the deli
Heh. During my honeymoon, I was permitted to take the wheel of our windjammer cruise ship for about two minutes. My idyll ended abruptly when a stray schooner failed to acknowledge right-of-way and the captain, with strained politeness, asked me to yield the helm. But for weeks afterward I labored to work the story into mundane conversations.

"Oh, your Excel table didn't align correctly? That sort of thing never happened back when I was steering the S/V Flying Cloud through the Caribbean."