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My Desert Island Dream - Gilligan could only dream of such a trip!!

January 12 2009 at 11:14 PM
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OK, let me preface this D.I.D by saying that I cannot figure out how to embed the video's for the songs and movie so I just threw up the tags. Please take the time to listen and watch these as they really mean a lot to me. - Steve
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So I get this call from a buddy that got me a spot on the Puma Ocean Racing team's new racer, 'Il Mostro'. The first leg of the race was leaving from Boston so I just shot down to Fan Pier and jumped on. I knew you needed a lady to christen the bow, so I made a phone call and my friend Selma politely obliged. Here she is laying one into the titanium bow with a bottle of Mumm.

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Shortly after the race had started, I started telling my crew-mates how the film "The Perfect Storm" was based out of Gloucester, MA. They all started laughing at me and saying that it was all Hollywood hype, there was never such a large wave. Just then, what do you think happens? Skipper gives us a shout to hang on and right around the same area as the film was some kickin' waves and suddenly...

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As I can't really swim all that well, my fellow crew member, James Catacchio told me to grab something that floated well. He said he had something and was ready...

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I grabbed onto as much stuff as I could and hoped for the best.

I woke up here...

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with a bunch of stuff in my pockets stuff like:

2 watches

2 songs

1 book

1 movies ( I know ? )

1 photograph

1 memory

1 meal

1 person

I couldn't figure out why I grabbed that stuff but then it finally hit me. Here is my D.I.D.

2 Watches

I chose this watch to grab onto because it should be something that every adventurer wear while on an extreme excursion - Breitling Emergency (for obvious reasons)

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My second was my beloved Panerai Ferrari 008. My first and only Panerai that without, I would have never met such a great group of friends.

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I don't know why I grabbed my iPod, it only had 2 songs on it. Then I remembered that those two songs have so much sentiment because of 2 special people in my life...

Te Veo - Jesus Adrian Romero
This song reminds me of my beautiful daughter, Olivia. I don't speak Spanish so I really don't know what he is saying but I don' think you have to. It just speaks to me. If you are a Dad of a lil' girl, watch this video. You will agree with me, I am sure. (damn thing has me all misty eyed just listening as I write this.)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UGN2TIZUygI

Plain White Ts - Hey There Delilah
This may seem like an odd song to have on my iPod but my 4yr. old son, Maxx is in love with it. He can sing every word and could listen to it over and over again. I love how innocent he sounds when he sings it. It really makes me proud to be his Dad.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h_m-BjrxmgI

I grabbed a book? Really?? Hmmm...Then it hit me. I could have brought something by my favorite author, Harlan Coben, but instead I took a book that was given to me by a good friend. It really is something that I will hold onto and pass onto my kids and tell them where I got it from. It's message is loud and clear..

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My iPod Touch has 1 movie in it for a reason, I am too cheap to buy more on iTunes. But it is a good one. Kind of quirky but one of Robert Altman's greatest (IMHO)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dwnhRRRQtaI

I clutched a photo so tight that I thought I ruined it, it is really my favorite of the thousands I have of these two pip-squeaks. Maxx and his trucks and Livvy and her smile!

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I do remember one distinct memory that will always stay with me no matter what happens to me - When my grandfather(my Nono)was sick in his hospital bed (the one he eventually passed on in) he asked me to do him a favor. He said, "Stevie, I always want to look my best, even when I don't feel my best. Could you do me the favor of shaving my beard for me?" I gladly did it, just as he taught me how to when I was a lil' kid sitting on his sink watching him. It was the last time he spoke with anyone as he wen't to sleep and never woke up. R.I.P Nono, I love you!!

I grabbed a bag with something in it and it was still hot. I opened it up and knew exactly why I had grabbed it. It was my wife's breaded chicken cutlets. She got the recipe from my mom but my wife makes them like no other. Just the right amount of fresh grated cheese in her home made breadcrumbs. Mmmm... I love 'em.

Finally, I woke up to find the most beautiful woman sitting next to me on this perfect beach. I knew Selma stayed behind and there were no women on board so this must have been a dream. I am glad it was because I could not let one day go by without having this woman by my side. She knows my ins and outs and all my little flaws that make me, well...me. She is my best friend - My wife Kim!

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Thanks for coming on my little trip, I hope it was worth the time spent!!


-Steve
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Jpvfx
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Hey Steve, that one made me smile ....

January 12 2009, 11:34 PM 

Great pics and some great stories.
Magic pic's of the kids wink.gif and the Mrs.

I should warn you that the Breitling didn't work for Mr S Fossett ;-(

One of the best lines by MA is "Is up to you" wink.gif
Best wishes,
Jp

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Maxxbet (Steve)
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Thanks Julian. I have a favorite as well...

January 12 2009, 11:44 PM 

...Each day provides its own gifts.

Ain't that the truth!!


All my best!

-Steve
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Michael from Melbourne
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Nice one Pete

January 13 2009, 12:52 AM 

good to see a Ferrari make it to the D.I.D. and I must get around to reading Meditations one day too...





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Maxxbet (Steve)
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I have been called a lot of things, but never Pete!! :)

January 13 2009, 3:16 AM 

nt

-Steve
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Michael from Melbourne
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Face Palm - I am a week behind Steve !

January 13 2009, 5:37 AM 

sorry mate, everything DU is upside down happy.gif

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Paddy
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Nice one. Beautiful kids and wife. nt

January 13 2009, 1:02 AM 


 
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Maxxbet (Steve)
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Thank you for starting D.I.D. and letting us all be part of it. (nt)

January 13 2009, 3:19 AM 

NT

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PeteS
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Great job Steve...Well done! nt

January 13 2009, 2:03 AM 

nt

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Maxxbet (Steve)
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Couldn't have done it without you!! (nt)

January 13 2009, 3:19 AM 

nt

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tiaHNL
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how romantic......I love your post eventhough it's useless and irrelevant (nt)

January 13 2009, 3:18 AM 


 
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mike2zero
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Thanks for trivializing one of the favorite things we do here....could you just go away?

January 13 2009, 3:30 AM 

please?

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tiaHNL
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you go away.....you dont own this place lmaoooo

January 13 2009, 3:33 AM 


 
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mike2zero
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something tells me you are posting from San Diego....just a hunch.....

January 13 2009, 3:37 AM 

?

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Maxxbet (Steve)
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I am guessing that you must be pretty new here. Let me clear up what it's all about!

January 13 2009, 3:34 AM 

The D.I.D. (Desert Island Dream) posts are a meant to be a little look into a Paneristi's life and what (s)he holds dear. If you were in the position that you were deserted on an island and had just the 10 items listed in the post to bring with you, what would they be.

To keep it special for the poster and the readers, each week the poster, chooses the following one. All you have to do to be selected is comment on the post (as you have done so eloquently!!) It sometimes cris-crosses across the globe and makes for some real great reading.

Some guys get real creative and some just post their choices but to be chosen by someone in the community is the real gift.


I hope you get the opportunity to post one up someday. They really are fun to put together and weed through all of your personal pics and stuff.

Hope that clears up my "useless and irrelevant" post for you. happy.gif

Have a great week.


-Steve
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tiaHNL
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but why would you post your childrens pics and your .......

January 13 2009, 3:40 AM 

wifes pic on internet? that is weird......

 
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mike2zero
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lol....I just figured out who you are...I will forward a very interesting mail to the mods

January 13 2009, 3:42 AM 

pitiful..

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tiaHNL
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go ahead! lmaoooooo

January 13 2009, 3:48 AM 


 
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Maxxbet (Steve)
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Well, you have to understand the Community that is "Paneristi">>>

January 13 2009, 3:55 AM 

>>> for the most part, we are everyday guys that get up to work in the AM, We get together with one another and our families and talk about everyday stuff. Regardless of where one another lives in this world we are connected by a single historic timepiece and the stories each of us hold regarding them. Some have pretty good ones and others are pretty quiet but we all have the same passion...Panerai watches.

Some of the things we talk about when we GTG we post, and some we keep to ourselves but as a Community we share the most important things in our lives. If that happens to include us posting pics of our families, so be it.


Just try and keep an open mind and you may eventually get the whole concept of...Community!



-Steve
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Micah
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What happened to "It's a free country, I can post whatever I want?"

January 13 2009, 4:15 AM 

Along with being a troll, you're not even a very good one, you can't even keep your own BS straight.

Who are you to tell other people what they're posting is "weird"?

Your own posts are far beyond the pale of "weird" and frankly I can't believe you haven't been booted yet, you're nothing but a trouble maker with zero to add to the forum other than moronic posts about nothing. Shoo, fly.


 
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