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Old 06-13-2010, 11:55 AM   #1
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Lightbulb What are you doing instead of the FIFA WC?

I am afraid that I am one of those types that has no interest in football (soccer) at all. Even though I am pleased that everyone gets together for a proper international event which fosters many positive benefits, it is just not for me.

So I was wondering if you are not into the World Cup what are you doing instead?

To get the ball rolling, I have decided that it is time I had a go at some proper boat building (sort of) so am building a 10 feet 6 inch (3.2 metres) long plywood skiff. The plans are from Hannu's Boatyard. So far the parts are cut out of the two ply sheets and yesterday I did the first bit of fibre glassing (two butt joints to makee the sides) So far so good.

So what are you doing?

(PS sorry if there is already a thread like this, had a look but couldn't see one)

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Old 06-13-2010, 12:08 PM   #2
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crikey pev, going so far as to build a boat to get away from football ? i'm impressed ! i've not made nearly as many efforts ; on friday i went to see a friend's show, last night i went to a different friend's birthday party, and today i'm being very lazy at home and planning hopefully to make an early night of it (to make up for the past 2 late ones). i find that reading is also a convenient way to avoid football.

i hope you know we want to see photos of that boat of yours...
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Old 06-13-2010, 12:23 PM   #5
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Last night I fell out of a tree. But that was only to get away from England's poor, oh so very poor, football performance (also, I was quite drunk)
i'm going to start a list of things i have *not* tried, to get away from football.

1. build a boat.
2. fall out of a tree.
3. get quite drunk (oh, wait... well, it wasn't specifically to get away from football...)

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Old 06-13-2010, 12:24 PM   #6
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ooooh !!! will you be doing that again ??
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Old 06-13-2010, 12:32 PM   #7
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Pev, are you getting ready for the RNLI Lifeboat Week?
The plan is that we (Team Titanic) will be entering the 4 hour build a boat contest again. However, the boat will be a lot less complex than the one I have just started. We do only get 4 hours to build it lol.

Mind you this one is supposed to be pretty simple (about a 40 hour build time) but I have 8 thumbs and 2 fingers lol
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So I was wondering if you are not into the World Cup what are you doing instead?
I'm not a sports person at all. I could not care less about any sport out there. I've been spending my time learning about and customizing my eReader, learning Calibre, organizing my large collection of eBooks, and (of course) downloading more eBooks from free sites. I spent all day yesterday sitting on the porch with my PB 301+ and a couple of Mello Yellos. Pure Heaven! Although it felt as hot as Hell...felt over 100 degrees when taking humidity into account.
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I have never been been that much of an athletic supporter like some of the people around here are.
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That makes 2 of us. I prefer to spend my time reading, which is what I have been doing, or visiting with my children (all of whom are adults with their own families).
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I still don't get soccer.
If it was such a great game then, people would actually watch it instead of singing and fighting.
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I still don't get soccer.
If it was such a great game then, people would actually watch it instead of singing and fighting.
Given the choice between watching a couple dozen men kick a ball around, or singing and fighting, I'd choose the latter any day

As for avoiding it, unfortunately I have to go to work tomorrow, and for the duration of the competition - I am surrounded by footie fans!

Oh and Pev - pics of the boat when it's done please And a report on how well she goes on water!
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