Saturday, November 15, 2008

Two More Dinner Invitations

Two more bloggers have responded to my challenge to write about which sailors, living or dead, real or fictional they would like to invite to a dinner party.

It was not a surprise to me that Captain JP chose that colorful character "pirate, buccaneer, slave trader, Naval Captain, navigator, writer, explorer, scientist and hydrographer" William Dampier who, among his many accomplishments, was the first person to sail around the world twice. JP believes he is related to Dampier and has written of him before. I'd love to be a fly on the wall at that dinner and hear Dampier's tales. Read all about it at Dinner is served.

Carol Anne takes a different tack and invites as guest of honor at her party someone she has also written of before on her blog, her mentor-coach-trainer-friend whom she calls Zorro. He sounds like quite a guy and someone I would be interested to meet too. And Carol Anne obliges by inviting me to the party, along with my wife (so she can chat about gardening with her), two of my favorite sailing bloggers Adam and Edward,
her own husband and son, and just for good measure Jimmy Buffett is also invited. Apart from persuading JB to show, that might be one party that we could actually make happen one day. Who knows? Read all about it at I went to a garden party.

There's still plenty of time for you to share your ideas on which sailors you would invite to a dinner party. Full details of how to participate at Guess Who's Coming to Dinner.


The O'Sheas said...

Mine's coming. [spoiler warning!] I'm leaning toward the Studs Terkel version of this one. I would really like to meet some of the average sailors I've heard about making the trip. Nothing special or unique except they've all made their journeys public through a publication of some sort.


Anonymous said...

Promises, promises. If I had a dollar for everyone who had promised to write something on this theme and hasn't yet ....

Hmmm. I'd have three dollars.

O Docker said...

How much do I get if I promise NOT to write something?

Anonymous said...

What you get for promising NOT to write something my little leprechaun friend Mr O'Docker is constant derision and ridicule in the pages of Proper Course.

No wait. You already have that.

I'll think of something.

O Docker said...

Derision and ridicule?

You think that's gonna scare me? I'm surrounded by derision and ridicule wherever I go.

I work in derision and ridicule like Rodin worked in bronze.

I need something of substantial monetary value - like a Polka Dot Racing tee shirt - before noon tomorrow.

Otherwise, I'm sending in my entry and you'll be stuck with having to read it.

Now THAT's scary.

Tillerman said...

My Polka Dot Racing T-shirt is priceless and I will never use it as a bribe under any circumstances.

The O'Sheas said...

"I work in derision and ridicule like Rodin worked in bronze."

That's funny stuff. I sputtered my water on my shirt reading this exchange. I'm just 45, so I'm pretty sure it was some sort of drooling thing.

Tillerman said...

My 4-month-old grandson was drooling yesterday too. Do you think you might be teething?

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