October 06, 2006


When I am fed up with the state of things, usually the state of the state, I fantasize about sailing around the world.

Well, not directly around the world, but just moving onto a sailboat and sailing around to different places. Like Tierra del Fuego, Greece, Madagascar, Thailand, and places all over.

I do worry about what I would do about the sun, since I don't like being in the sun much, but I imagine I could just have a sailboat with some kind of awning or cover for me to sit under and still enjoy the breeze.

I also wonder what I would do about hurricanes, because I have zero interest in dying or almost dying.

But I would sleep on a hammock outside when it's nice out and I think that would be very nice.

I read a story in Reader's Digest when I was young about some people whose sailboat was sunk by killer whales. I am sure that almost never happens.

I just sometimes think it would be nice to get away and get out from under all the thing that interfere with enjoying freedom.

But I don't think I could live on a boat for too long. First of all, it's too confining. Second, I don't think I could not work for money. Third, I would get lonely. For as much time as I spend by myself, that might seem weird, but I do like people.

Even still, when I'm in a really bad mood, it always seems like such a nice idea to cut loose with a bunch of good books and a nice breeze to parts unknown. Swimming and fishing and seeing exotic places. Finding places that haven't been touched by tyranny or assholes.

Posted by Flibbertigibbet at October 6, 2006 11:36 PM | TrackBack

Your "fantasy" is much more livable than mine... I feel much the same way you do, except mine is a Cessna Caravan on Floats, and I do a lot of camping... but I certainly understand where you're coming from.

Posted by: Matt Chancellor at October 9, 2006 12:58 PM

Oh, that does seem like tons of fun, but I would get tired of such a small plane. If it were a larger plane, then that would be super-cool because then you could just land it and float it around for a while if you want and then take off and go some place else really quick.

Posted by: Flibby at October 9, 2006 05:46 PM

Well, unless they start making these again, I'm going to have to stick to small planes.

Posted by: Matt Chancellor at October 10, 2006 11:10 AM


Maybe you could get someone to make one of those for you and also outfit it with a hydrogen fuel thingie so you don't have to buy gas as much.

Posted by: Flibby at October 10, 2006 12:03 PM

That could get a bit pricey. Wanna go halvesies on it? I'm sure if we're dumping that much money into an old Boeing 314, we can have the cabin outfit with two private staterooms. That way, you'll have somewhere to take the guy you hook up with when we land in Anchorage, Vladivostok, Seoul, Okinawa, Shanghai, Port Moresby, Sydney, Kuala Lumpur, Mumbai, Dubai...

...wait, you seem to be hooking up a lot on this trip, and we haven't even gotten to the Med yet. Is sex all you care about?! Perv.

Posted by: Matt Chancellor at October 10, 2006 12:49 PM

Obviously, sex isn't the ONLY thing I care about. I believe I mentioned not getting sunburned or dying from killer whales and hurricanes.

And you can bring Lance Bass with you if you want, just keep him from singing.

I can't WAIT until we get to the Mediterranean!

Posted by: Flibby at October 10, 2006 03:41 PM

Dude, stop projecting your Lance Bass fantasies onto other people. You're not fooling anyone... Unless of course you want to perform a scientific experiment: Push Lance Bass out of the arcraft while flying over the Alps and see if fairies can fly.

Afterward we can land in Lake Geneva to discuss our findings.

Posted by: Matt Chancellor at October 10, 2006 04:15 PM

Deal. But we have to leave pretty quickly because I don't like bisexual guys and you know how Switzerland never wants to pick sides.

Posted by: Flibby at October 10, 2006 05:43 PM


Posted by: Matt Chancellor at October 10, 2006 06:44 PM