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About Willin'

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  • Birthday 12/05/1951

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    The Burg, Maine
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    All water sports, restoring/building wooden boats, bicycling, XC skiing, Hendricks Gin

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  1. Willin'

    American Whiskeys

    Yeah, Portland has become quite the La Di Dah foodie town, fortunately the rest of the state, give or take, is still just down home. I wouldn't pay to go to this thing, but volunteering is just as good IMHO... https://harvestontheharbor.com Actually, we're Cali bound Friday for a whirlwind 10 day tour of places we used to live, eat, drink, ski, sail and surf in SO Cal, minus Cat-Hell-Ina Island. Looking forward to so many old favorites. It'll be interesting seeing how they've held up.
  2. Willin'

    American Whiskeys

    I volunteered at an event over the weekend where my job was to pour tasters of Oban 12, Lagavulan 16, Talisker 10 all meant to accompany local oysters on the half, and Bulleit Bourbon, which I don't know why it was included here as the whole idea was to push single malt pairings with locally grown oysters. At the end of the night, I'll take the Bulleit over that smokey assed throat burning shit all night long. Most rye tastes great but hurts my head the next day. Bulleit got it right. Can't wait to try the Rye and Barrel Strength when I can find it.
  3. That was awesome! The kind of party we only remember any more. Love the slow moving next morning wakeup stuff! Saw a lot of folk I've met, several I wish I'd met, and that a-hole from CSOH that is the reason I left the WBF, although it was long overdue. Thanks for sharing. I can't believe you left there for FLAWrida.
  4. Naw mate, I'm too shy to hang around with the big kids. I see the Bauers now and again and I helped out cutting firewood at Ken Hutchin's place in New Hampshire a few times and Ed Harrow's shed move, but if I'm not busy doing shit I don't socialize well until it gets late in the evening. Then there's the painful wake up the next day, so I try to lay low. I do recall reading about your epic parties with a sense of yearning though.
  5. Ya know Leftie, I'm kinda regrettin' not going to your lawnmower races and the debaucherie that ensued.
  6. Snug Harbor!!!!!!!!! Love Frenchmen Street! Just pass the hat!
  7. I first heard Aaron Neville back in the 60s with Tell It Like It Is, a real snorer. Put him with his brothers however and whammo!
  8. Willin'

    Show your boat not sailing

    I built this Shellback in 1998 in CA hoping it would someday become the tender to something. This is Harpswell, ME about 2003.
  9. Willin'

    Sunset pictures

    Not exactly yachty but that's Santa Cruz Is. to the left and Santa Rosa to the right from the Santa Barbara foothills, late December. And one winter shot from out my back door...
  10. Willin'

    Bloody hilarious

    At least it wasn't Sasquatch. I mean, Roo is an easy thing to sell phonetically speaking. Actually, it sounds kind of cuddly. But Squatch? No pre adolescent should ever have to think about eating that.
  11. Willin'

    If you're having a bad day, just read this...

    You're in a dry suit with a lightweight hardhat. Contact with poo is minimal. It's just like night diving in crystal clear water with no lights, only slightly more viscous... and pays handsomely. Not bad duty. I went to US Navy scuba school in the Thames River (Groton, CT) before the Clean Water Act was passed. Everything bad that you can imagine went into that river, from submarine septic tanks to the last nasty tanneries, factories and paper mills upstream before they went out of business. In wet suits with scuba tanks. That was gross, and they told us this was probably the best we could ever hope for. Fortunately, not true for me. With the gear and technology available today I wouldn't hesitate to dive in poo. Way less hazardous than deep diving, regardless of depth pay.
  12. Willin'

    THIS so true

    That's them!
  13. Willin'

    Not to hijack ...but you favorite 3 quirky movies

    Off the map Eating Raoul Repo Man
  14. Willin'

    THIS so true

    You mean a couple of Shake Weights? Not getting a good mental image of that! ;-)