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Marlene A. Sassaman's Blog – April 2009 Archive (5)

Two loves, , ,

Don't you just hate having to give up something you love for something else you want? It's that same old Tony Robbins theory on instant versus delayed gratification. I don't mind delaying happiness as long as I don't have to give up something I like. Take the annual Melbourne Yacht Club's spring regatta. Held over two week-ends; one for small boats and one for big boats, I have attended this event probably 20 times. Because I want to turn my dream job of being a sailing journalist into a… Continue

Added by Marlene A. Sassaman on April 25, 2009 at 3:36pm — 2 Comments

Sailing Hen Party

Unlike a traditional hen party where ladies gather round to share their beauty secrets, host a baby shower or buy Tupperware, seven sailing lassies representing the MYC and the ECSA Women’s Racing Series cozied up at Sassaman’s place to embark on a virtual adventure to the ends of the earth. This wasn’t a competitive event, just a few hours of inspiring conversation spurred by the magnanimity of Gary Jobson’s polar expeditions.



The clarity of Jobson’s DVD was no less spectacular than… Continue

Added by Marlene A. Sassaman on April 19, 2009 at 1:36pm — 2 Comments

The lexicon of a sailing journalist

Here's a few words I thought I would throw out in hopes of getting ideas on how to use them in future writings. Send me your thoughts; you know like the days of old when you were in school and your teacher had you write your vocabulary words in a complete sentence. Use your imagination, be creative, funny. serious or delirious. Just relate them to sailing. Thanks, Marlene

Here are this week's words:

aperitifs
magnanimity
veroten

Added by Marlene A. Sassaman on April 18, 2009 at 3:01am — 5 Comments

Busy people

Early on in my school counseling career my supervisor, Libby Schmidt, warned me to ask busy people to help out when needed. She went on to explain that busy people have a knack for getting things done. I guess that is a complement, because just about the time my blackberry shows every moment of every day for the next six weeks is full, I couldn't seem to refuse a request for help.



One of my crew, Susan, wanted to buy a used 'total gym' fitness contraption. Because I have been using… Continue

Added by Marlene A. Sassaman on April 12, 2009 at 8:15am — 2 Comments

Kissed for the Very First Time

Those who remember the slight hesitation a millisecond before their first kiss should empathize with future anticipated endeavors. Unlike the long awaited kiss at the doorstep ending our first date, some things come to us for the first time without much fuss or memory. Does anyone remember their first spelling test? How about the very first picture they drew in kindergarten? Really now, does anyone remember the first time they walked three steps.



Then, there are those times that we… Continue

Added by Marlene A. Sassaman on April 4, 2009 at 7:39pm — 1 Comment

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