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My Desert Island Dream......

July 14 2008 at 2:10 AM

NeilD  (Login neild243)
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Ship sinking: washed ashore, 10 items

2 watches
2 songs
1 book
1 movie
1 photograph
1 memory
1 meal
1 person


So I was fortunate enough to hang with Rich and Angelo Bonati at the Yacht Challenge in Newport, RI. But, what the hell happened to Rich! Well, too bad because Mr. Bonati was going to surprise him with a brand spanking new 203. Ha!…you snooze you lose. Being the great friend that I am I took delivery of the watch and gave my spot on the list to Rich. LOL!!


It was still early and I wasn’t ready to go home to the wife and my 2 monsters. I was invited to sail with the Panerai crew around Newport for a few hours and wasn’t going to pass up this opportunity. A tropical storm was brewing but looking up all I saw was a blue sky and no clouds in sight. It was only for a few hours, so I thought what the heck.





Wouldn’t you know it, the weather changed for the worse.





Dang it, this is where I ended up. Talk about bad karma.







So, here we go….

2 Watches:

Most definitely my PAM 64. Since I’m on this island, might as well test out the Bomba, take a dive and see what it’s capable of. I played catch and release with this watch a few times….won’t make that mistake again. If there is such a thing as a keeper, this is it!








Next up would be a 5218-201/A.

A non-matching dial like the one in Eng’s lithograph would be perfect.






Sim’s matching dial would be just fine too.






I sold a few watches last year with hopes of acquiring a LOGO but I just couldn’t pull the trigger. It’s just not in the cards at the moment.

2 Songs:

Another fellow Dave Matthews Band fan here and #41 gets the call. It reminds me of my days in dental school. Before every major exam I would play the song in my CD player…..yup, before iPods and mp3 players. It was the perfect jam to help me relax and get in the right frame of mind for taking any test.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uesIbOfT8hk


Next up would be Check the Rhime by A Tribe called Quest. This is hip hop in its purest form. No gimmicks, no talks of guns, $$, jewelry, etc. Even if you hate rap, have a listen to the lyrics. You may like it.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lRrM6tfOHds





1 Movie:
Shawshank Redemption is my all time favorite movie. “Fear can hold you prisoner, hope can set you free.” This is a movie you can watch over and over and never get sick of.






1 Book:

To be honest, most of the books I have read were for educational purposes. Therefore, I am not going to pretend that I know a bunch of authors and their works. That being said, my choice would be The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown. I heard the book was much better than the movie, so, I may as well have a read of it.






1 Photo

This is a tough one. But, it would have to be a picture of both my son Neil Jr. (NJ) and daughter Natalie. Maybe this one?? My wife took pictures of my kids wearing these shirts she made and gave this amazing frame to me last father’s day.






It’s tough to see so here’s a close up view from the back.











Do my kids know what’s up or what?? LOL!!

Or maybe this one??






I may live in Rhode Island, but I was born on the left coast and raised in So. Cal. I bleed purple and gold…. LAKERS for life!! LOL!!

1 Memory:

Has to be my wedding day – the whole day was perfect even the fresh snowfall on the ground that fell the night before. I really did marry my soul mate and am very lucky to have Nicole in my life. She understands me, accepts the “sickness”…..well within reason, and keeps me in line. Otherwise I probably would dip into the kid’s college funds or savings account and do something silly like buy a vintage.








Nothing too embarrassing here. I know I look like I need to be carded.
























Here is a picture with my two best men. These guys have been my bros since the 8th grade. I’m sure many of you recognize the guy on the right. The often imitated never duplicated Mr. Davie Lee. LOL!!







1 Meal:

Let’s see… to start… seared ahi tuna. If it’s on the menu when I dine out, more often than not, I order it. Easy to prepare and so delicious.






For dessert, a falafel sandwich from Mamoun’s in NYC. I’ve tried many falafels in my day and this is the best hands down. I’m sure you NY guys know what I’m talking about. LOL!!












And finally, a cold refreshing Newcastle Brown Ale to wash it all down and I’m all set.






1 Person:

Easy choice, I’m going with MacGyver. You’ve seen the TV show and know what he can do with a pocket knife, duct tape, and whatever else he has available. I need someone with me with survival instincts who can build something to get us off this island and back to civilization.




http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3w-oDZSLUrY





That just about does it. Thanks for your time!

Neil



 
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Jpvfx
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Good one Dave!

July 14 2008, 2:20 AM 

the DID wedding pics, are very cool!
Best
Jp



 
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Jpvfx
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Neil -D

July 14 2008, 2:23 AM 

not Dave...doh!
Sorry mate.



 
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NeilD
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LOL A bit early for you there down under?? :-))

July 14 2008, 3:02 AM 

All the best to you M8.

Neil

 
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Jpvfx
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M8 far to many D's in that posts...

July 14 2008, 7:03 AM 

Span me out )) .....and yes way to early
Can you imagine what Rich M is like before he's had four coffee's! Guess I'm the same )
Best wishes
Jp



 
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ArifS
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Great post mate >>

July 14 2008, 2:20 AM 

Can't beat "Shawsank Redemption" and a brown lager

Thanks for sharing.

 
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ArifS
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I mean "ale", doh...! :-( (nt)

July 14 2008, 2:21 AM 


 
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NeilD
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Thanks Arif!! You're right about that. :) nt

July 14 2008, 3:03 AM 

nt

 
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John in NJ
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Great stuff bro...

July 14 2008, 2:21 AM 

1) Davie looks the same LOL! and you do too.. damn you boys just don't age, huh? LOL

2) I didn't know that you liked Mamoun’s THAT much... guess I'll need to go back for a 2nd take.... but New Castle Brown Ale.... m8! one of my favs for sure

3) That MacGyver choice???? you may want to make sure that you aren't wearing a dress LOL... not that there's anything wrong with that, ya know. I'm just sayin'

peace


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"Everyone's got a plan until they get punched in the face."
--Karl Koschnitzke


 
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NeilD
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Thanks dude!! To answer your questions.....

July 14 2008, 3:12 AM 

1) Davie's had the same hairstyle since high school. lol!!

2) You met up with us midafternoon at the place and we were completely sober. It really is that good.

3) C'mon now, that's just cruel. lol!!

Talk to ya!


 
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Andy Altman
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Awesome Neil.....

July 14 2008, 2:22 AM 

nt

 
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NeilD
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Thanks Andy!! nt

July 14 2008, 3:12 AM 

nt

 
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Ed
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Bravo, Neil!

July 14 2008, 2:22 AM 

Thanks for reminding me of one of my favorite all-time rap/hip-hop songs of all time buried deep in my iPod. "Play the resurrector and give the dead some life". Dunno why, but I just love that line:)

Shawshank, one of the best movies of all time.

Newcastle. Far and away my favorite brew.


 
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NeilD
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Thanks Ed!!

July 14 2008, 3:14 AM 

It sure is a classic.

I was a hip hop head in high school. Remember the native tongues??

 
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Mark K
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Nicely done

July 14 2008, 2:26 AM 

from the guy on the plane from LA to Phoenix.

 
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NeilD
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LOL That's right!!

July 14 2008, 3:14 AM 

BTW did you find the strap you were looking for??

Best,
Neil

 
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Socko
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Well done Neil! Adorable kids!

July 14 2008, 2:30 AM 

.

Jeremy (aka Mr. Socko)
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NeilD
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Thanks Jeremy!!

July 14 2008, 3:17 AM 

Appreciate the kind words.... they grow so fast.

Best,
Neil

 
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Nad
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Hey Neil, next year at F1 the falafel sandwiches are on me at Amir, LOL!!!!! nt

July 14 2008, 2:41 AM 

nt





Montreal, Canada

 
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NeilD
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LOL You're on!! Hope all is well my friend!! :-)) nt

July 14 2008, 3:18 AM 

nt

 
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