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18 November 2016

Some Secrets Are Dead Boring

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Did you ever do anything that backfired on you? Well I did the other day. Normally, I post on the blog every Monday, Wednesday and Friday, except when I don’t. A few months ago I had one of those "except when I don't" days.

Big mistake.

You see I have a mother who checks the blog every Monday, Wednesday and Friday. {Moms are the best blog readers by the way.} There was an immediate flurry of emails.

“Is everything okay?”

“You didn’t post today. Is something wrong?”

“Why haven’t you answered my last 436 emails?”

I think I wasn’t feeling well that day and had gone to bed which is why I didn’t see her emails right away.

On Monday, I had another one of those "except when I don't" days. This time I decided to prevent the panic by posting a short update on the blog letting everyone know that I wouldn’t be doing my normal blog post because I was busy working on a secret project.

Then the emails started.

“So, what secret project?????”

“When will you announce your secret project?”

“Tell me what this project is right now or I’m cutting you out of the will!”

Okay, she really didn’t send that last email.

I also got comments on Facebook and the blog from people keen to know what my secret project was.

Here’s the problem – my secret project isn’t all that exciting. In fact, this blog post explaining why I wrote about my secret project is a million times more exciting than my actual secret project. Sometimes, secrets aren’t all that exciting. Often they’re dead boring.

So let’s play a game, which will be far more exciting than my secret project. Trust me on that. I’ll give you some options about what my secret project is and you leave a comment saying which one you think it is.

(A) - Kitten

I’ve adopted a kitten and I’m trying to train her to use a harness and leash. I’m keeping it a secret because Scott will freak out when he gets back next month and finds a boat cat on board.

(B) - Spider

A spider has taken up residence on my boat and I spent all day Monday trying to hunt it down. I kept it a secret because my mom thinks it’s bad luck to kill spiders. We used to have to trap them and gently put them outside. This particular spider is freaking me out. It’s fast and jumps at me out of nowhere. I’m not sure that the trap and release method is what’s going to be happening here.

(C) - Lottery

I won the lottery and I’m busy meeting with accountants and lawyers.

(D) - Watermaker

I’m installing a watermaker so that I can have long showers whenever I want. It's a complicated project so I didn't want to tell anyone in case I messed it all up and ended up drilling through the hull and sinking the boat.

(E) - None of the above

If you go with (E), leave a comment about what you think my secret project is below.

Do you have any secret projects you're working on? Don't worry, I won't tell anyone what it is.

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29 comments:

  1. B. Definitely B. Let'S see a picture of the spider!

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  2. Yeah, my guess would be the spider as well.
    Now prepare for emails from your mother about killing him.
    Have a great Thanksgiving!

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  3. I think it's B too. I have a boat and I know they hide very well. Finding them can be very difficult.

    Have a fabulous day. ☺

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    1. There are so many places for them to hide on boats that it is really difficult to find them.

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  4. Installing a watermaker is pretty exciting, so I'm going with E -- none of the above -- because the others wouldn't keep you from blogging (I learned the fine art of deduction from your Nancy Drew series . . . or maybe it was Sherlock, I forget which). Good luck!

    Stephanie @ SV CAMBRIA

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    1. I'm not so sure installing a watermaker is all that exciting. Frustrating and expensive, yes, but exciting, well the jury's still out on that.

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  5. This post cracked me up! You are so funny that I'm still sitting with a big smile on my face. I'm betting the secret project is D, but I also bet B is true. Spiders can be tricky little buggers. Whatever it is, good luck on it and have a great weekend!

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    1. You're hedging your bet with two votes :-) Maybe I'll reveal what the secret project is at some point so folks can see if they guessed right.

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  6. This post makes me smile! Hello to your mom.
    I'm going with D even though a long shower isn't boring - it is a luxury.

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    1. Long, hot showers are definitely a luxury, especially when you rarely get them.

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  7. I'm going with E. Wouldn't it be great to have A thru D though? Well, maybe not B, I can't stand bugs of any type onboard! Someday, maybe, I'll tell the stories of what was lurking in my outside canvas, thankfully nothing inside the cabin. I shudder just to think of it.

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    1. I can't wait to hear about the creature lurking on your canvas :-)

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    2. I was afraid you were going to say that.

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  8. E - We think you have joined the Jamaican bobsled team and are secretly training in Canada under the alias Agatha Crusty.

    Could you get us some of those cool mittens they had during their olympics? Thanks!


    Mark and Cindy
    sv Cream Puff

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    1. You win the prize for the best answer!! I'll see what I can do about getting some mittens for you.

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  9. You are so funny, Ellen! So, Scott is coming back next month? Maybe there is some truth to all of your secret options... I sure hope you won the lottery, but something tells me it is either the spider or none of the above. I love having secrets of my own!

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    1. If it is the lottery than once I get things sorted with the lawyers and accountants I'll fly over a special plane full of Belgian chocolate for you :-)

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  10. I'll just have to go with the kitten because I'm a sucker for them. It can be hard to keep secrets on social media, can't it?

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  11. Well I'm going with D. A kitten would be lovely but not sure how easy it would be to have one on a boat, or train it to be on a leash. The spider wouldn't keep you from blogging. If it was a big lottery win you still wouldn't be here so that leaves D. (I don't think you would have given a list of choices without the real one being included.)

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    1. Interesting that you think I wouldn't include the real choice in the list. Not saying if I did or didn't thought :-)

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  12. hahahaha
    you have mom like my son has hahahha

    my secret project is to be wise and wiser but don't see it going well

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    1. That's a great secret project that you've got going. Keep at it.

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  13. I'm just excited to hear that Scott is getting back soon! Yay! I'm going with E - some kind of very tedious sitting on the phone crying with the health insurance people and begging them not to put you on hold again. Or wondering why your floorboards have caved in or why the engine expelled all it's oil. And why did that can of coke have to explode and make such a mess? Those are my usual excuses for not blogging!

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    1. I've been there and done that with calling the health insurance people - it's such a nightmare. Thankfully, that's not my secret project although it is on my to do list.

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  14. I am hoping it is the kitten and not a spider. LOL! Hope you had a great weekend.

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    1. The kitten would definitely be the better secret project :-)

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