Saturday, March 22, 2014

Setting the Record Straight

Well, I wasn't going to bring it up - but Michael of Del Viento mentioned it in a comment the other day.

There was this article in one of the sailing rags this month.  Completely typical copy for this sort of publication - dreamy-eyed, soft-focus stuff about the "cruising life".

The factual misrepresentations were legion - just to begin with, our family is described as "personable".  Believe me, nothing could be further from the truth.

We've submitted a rebuttal to the editors...


-Hmm.  Was the stuff you wrote for that magazine dreamy-eyed and soft-focus?
-Yeah, well.  It's kind of a joke.  You know.
-We've been married twelve years and I still can't tell when you're joking.
-That's what I wonder about.  Online and all, you know, people have such stringent mental filters for evaluating what they read.
-You're joking.
-Right.  (sigh)

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