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My Desert Island Dream

January 29 2009 at 8:05 PM

Robbie-Do  (Login Robbie-Do)
Paneristi
from IP address 122.107.253.85

Ship sinking -- and now washed ashore, with only 10 items to bring:
2 watches
2 songs
1 book
1 movie
1 photograph
1 memory
1 person
1 meal

I get a call from James Catacchio to tell me to contact Mr Bonati, URGENTLY!
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"I've got some good news Robert, we have an OOR Egiziano waiting for you to come and get"

OMG! I need to get the money together so I go to see some people with a knack for having some money on them -
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Unfortunately, a couple of days later the credit crunch starts hitting home and they want the money back in full with all interest payments. After its discovered that there is no way I can pay, they explain to me why they've got me a new pair of shoes -
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Thankfully my lung capacity is pretty good so while I'm there I'm checking to see the legibility of my watch -
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A freak wave -
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Washes me up on here -
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All good. OK, enough fun and games, down to business.

2 watches -
First, my latest, the 187 -
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So new I still haven't had a chance to shoot any pics but I absolutely love this piece and it suits my wrist soooooo well.

Next up, this puppy -
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I would love to see this model brought out as a run. True to Panerai's DNA but something different that could be made in a wearable size 47-50mm.

2 Songs -
Song number 1 is my favourite ever, period. I can listen to this any time of day, any type of mood -
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=STWSTgfMruc

Song number 2 is from a group that I've loved listening to from the start of their careers -
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IS_q_DXIhVk

1 Book -
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I've read this book so many times but never get bored of Douglas Adams' style or wit. So recommended.

1 Movie -
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I enjoy a good laugh and the humour in this movie has never dated for me. An eternal classic.

1 Photograph -
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I carry this image in my heart wherever I go. A photo that represented my move from growing up to a man with responsibilities for others that were greater than anything else.

1 Memory -
This is going to make me sound really soft but it truly is my most outstanding memory. When my wife and I met back in 1997 we were just young pups and naturally we were nervous with each other. On our second date we turned up separately at a function for a mutual friend. We were both sober and kept looking at each other wondering if the first time we met was more due to our alcohol consumption or it was for real. I remember clearly seeing her walk away from her friends towards me whilst I rabbited on to my friends. She stood next to me and I immediately held her hand. This was the most natural thing to do and we both instantly felt at ease with each other but could feel there was more there. 12 years later and we are still going very strong and I've never stopped loving her which makes the one person option very easy -
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Truly my Angel.

1 Meal -
Starter, squid stuffed with prawns -
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Mains, tortilla con chorizo -
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Dessert, cheese with quince paste -
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and this to drink -
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If you made it this far then I hope you enjoyed it.

Rules for responders: Just post your name underneath. Prepare your script. Do not post it. I, (Robbie-Do), will randomly pick someone to post on the following Monday.




Rob (Melbourne, Australia)

Wear it,Use it.
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"Don't worry, be happy"

 
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JCatacchio
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141.157.190.207

Well done Rob!!!

January 29 2009, 8:16 PM 

Thanks for sharing this with us! That was a great D.I.D. =)))))

And great story about you and the wife!

Best,
-James

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There are three kinds of people in the world: those who can count, and those who can't. -Warren Buffett

 
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Paddy
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Great stuff Rob. Nice story too. nt

January 29 2009, 8:34 PM 


 
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Dude
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99.231.147.243

Excellent, great and funny opening as well

January 29 2009, 8:44 PM 

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Back in Toronto - Canada iconhihi.gif

"The object of life's journey is not to arrive at the grave safely in a well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, totally worn out, shouting, 'Holy Shit, What a Ride!!!" - Mavis Leyrer

 
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Jpvfx
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86.156.190.192

Good one Rob, love the beer! nt

January 29 2009, 8:46 PM 

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SamN
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Nicely done

January 29 2009, 8:56 PM 


 
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Oliver (owenkel)
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87.184.93.184

Great post and Franziskaner is always a great choice... (nt)

January 29 2009, 9:44 PM 

nt

Oliver
Bonn, Nordrhein-Westfahlen, Germany

 
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Anonymous
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Cracking post mate... and big congrats on the 187. :nt

January 29 2009, 9:52 PM 


Cheers

Frank

 
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Michael from Melbourne
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210.87.15.81

Nice work Rob

January 29 2009, 10:47 PM 

Really enjoyed this one - can't wait to see the 187 too !



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ewit
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124.180.58.140

Very nicely done, "geezer" !

January 30 2009, 12:37 AM 

Loved your memory and I'm a big fan of "Airplane" (or "Flying High" as they named it for DU.) happy.gif

Big Congrats on the 187, bro. Looking forward to seeing it on your wrist ! happy.gif

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Urs
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Great DID Rob... love the Sopranos reference

January 30 2009, 12:52 AM 

And nothing wrong with getting mushy happy.gif

BTW... love the 187!

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amanda
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Great post my friend

January 30 2009, 2:17 AM 

I love that shot of you and the family, its just gorgeous!

Cheers

Amanda

 
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wolf
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wowww...

January 30 2009, 3:02 AM 

... :D :D ....

 
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Kcutler
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Nice music choices!!!!(nt.)

January 30 2009, 4:48 AM 

nt.

 
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MichaelO
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Great post, Rob

January 30 2009, 2:26 PM 

and as good as your favorite story is, the one about how you wind up on the island is classic!

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