Ship sinking -- washed ashore, with 10 items
2 watches? Thats easy
. Well, as much as this is supposed to be Tylers watch, but hes outta luck I gotta run with the Rossi here. My 'grail watch', and just a blast to wear. Ohh, yeah... the lil bit of flash can help attract fish AND any potential rescuers, too:
The other a Panerai, of course! LOVE my 1950, however I dig the 56, too. And it has as nice a story behind it (a surprise gift from my wife bought out from underneath me, mind you). Almost a flip of the coin here, but the destro wins by a nose to spend some quality time with me on the beach ~
This is nuts I love music, and you make me pick only 2? I protest! So many to pick from
Earth, Wind and Fire Maceo Chicago Billy Joel DMB Santana Springsteen Celine Dion Zep; man, Im just getting started! Wait................... Im on a friggin island all by myself
Ugh. I hate being deserted ~
Ok first one is Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers:
Dont Do Me Like That the rhythm guitar and percussion is just insane.
The other one is from The System
, called The Pleasure Seekers reminds me of the thin-leather-tie wearin, parachute-pants sportin, Miami-Vice-lookin days
Until only a short time ago, I hated reading. So, Im a relative rookie at this. 1 book I remember I couldnt put down for even 5 minutes
Ooof how can one not take a handful of movies along? Shawshank Redemption, Goodfellas, Hunt for Red October, The Right Stuff, Ronin (LOVE the car-chase scenes), Pulp Fiction, Ferris Buellers Day Off, The Blues Brothers, The Matrix, Braveheart? Hmmm
well, no need to drive Blockbuster crazy; Im taking this one with me ~
Im a big fan of Spacey, and this was probably his best acting role; not to mention a story that makes one think
Hundreds of pictures that I could want to have with me, but since I just got ship-wrecked I gotta run with the most recent
a picture of Deb, Ty and myself at Battery Park, NYC. Nothing extraordinary about the dayt - we had fun just sight-seeing downtown, and it was simply a great day
Ive been a fortunate guy, with many, many good memories and laughs over the past 43 yrs Ive been on this rock. However, theres 1 that stands out for me
2005 was really a fantastic year for me: I made partner at my company, got my first mac-daddy bike, had my 1950 stolen however I was dumbfounded to have all of you chip in to replace it for me (still amazed by that
), I celebrated my 40th with a wonderful party thrown by Deb with close friends, and found out in late January then that Deb was pregnant with Tyler. Was feeling pretty good, and it was only March!
Anyway, that June I had a trip planned to take my Mom to Italy for 11 days; her birthday present, and me coming thru on a promise to take her there. A good excuse, since my 2nd cousin who Im fairly close with was getting married. Mind you, the last time she was back there to see family was about 22-23 years ago! Well, my memory is this
her sister insisted to be there at the airport when we were picked up, as she and my mom were like 2 peas in a pod all their lives and she was just too excited. After we collected our bags, and started towards the exit, we found my relatives, and my mom and aunt just hugged and cried for what seemed like hours. To see her that happy was so moving; right there, that was the trip for me.
Heres a picture of them just having a ball dancing away at the wedding (my Mom's the one facing us):
That summer was bittersweet for me, as while I was w/Deb at one hospital after she was recuperating from a C-section delivery, I was visiting my mom at another. She passed on only a few months afterwards. So our Italy trip and that outpouring show of happiness once we arrived was truly a special memory for me.
I remember some years back, when Deb and I visited my relatives in Italy. We didnt make it to my cousin Angelas house until late something like 9:30-10pm. Everyone (I have 3 cousins from my mothers side, and they all have children as well) was all there to greet us and waiting to eat together. Deb & I were a little tired from our travels, but we were also still a bit hungry so we weren't going to pass on dinner. Angela made an 8-course meal of various antipasto, salad, pasta, chicken and such by far, the best meal Ive had EVER
. I mean, Ill put her against any cook on the planet; shes the real deal. And, the added bonus was enjoying it with my family
a picture from that night:
Tried calling up Evangeline Lilly, since she has prior "lost on an island" experience...
Unfortunately, she wasn't having any of this
Seriously... this was easy at first, but then I thought about Tyler. Practically a toss-up
but having the poor kid stuck on an island, with no one but his old man, would be a bit painful for the little big man. So, what the heck - I figure Ill pass that one over to my wife
No doubt about it. Shes the best thing that has ever happened to me. That picture just says it all for me and that smile is ALWAYS glued to her face. Priceless to me........
Was certainly fun thanks for picking me, Jassiliciousness!
"No, maybe I can't win, maybe the only thing I can do is just take everything he's got. But to beat me, he's gonna have to kill me, and to kill me, he's
gonna have to have the heart to stand in front of me, and to do that, he's gotta be willing to die himself and I don't know if he's ready to do that..."
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