Disclaimer: this is a casual, off the cuff, stream of consciousness update… oh and before I forget, you probably noticed the new header design…I like it, what about you?
I’ve been eating a raw diet lately. It’s rather trendy now, but when I first got into it around 2006 it was less known, and harder to find info about…but it was on it’s way to becoming bigger, I could tell. Now there’s tons of sites, books, blogs and gourmet recipes floating around — making it a lot easier to stick with it. I’m about a month into it, with a few days of cooked food here and there, but that doesn’t bother me. I’ve lost 8 or 9lbs, feel great, desire raw foods over cooked foods, and don’t think I’ll ever go back to eating a diet of mostly cooked foods. Once in a while I get a hankering for a burger, but those cravings are waning. The thing I figure is that when I’m out with friends, I’ll eat cooked food, and enjoy it. And for now, I’m keeping that kind of socializing to once a week… so that puts me at a 20:1 ratio raw to cooked meals per week.
Raw Marinara Over Zuchinni
ONE SIMPLE QUESTION
I’ve been working on getting this movie idea up and running. So far so good. We launched the site, have a few advisors helping us plan, and will be launching a Kickstarter fundraising campaign within the next few weeks. Please check out the site One Simple Question and sign up for email list. There is also a Facebook page, please become a fan there too. It’s going to be alot of work, but we are real excited about the concept and working on a film of this magnitude. If you are in the film industry or know anyone in the independent film industry, we are looking for more folks to team up with.
Dory's a HAM too
I have always wanted to know more about the SSB and HAM radio. The primary reasons are so that I can tune into weather reports, get weather files, send and receive email, and check in on the Nets while offshore. So, at the suggestion of Ed Zacko, I went down to the local Amateur Radio club here on Long Island, and got myself a study book, and set my exam date for late February. I hope to find a new HAM radio for the boat before we leave in June, so if you know of any good used ones for sale, drop a line – ideally an ICOM706.
What post on BCCElizabeth.com would be complete without a tid-bit about varnish? I’ve started the Spring varnish work. First task, the interior, and of that, the removables are getting done first: drawers, doors, and ladders. Yes, my favorite recipe for interior varnish is Epifanes Rapid Clear. I like the semi-gloss and I can recoat in 3-4 hours, which really speeds up the job.
We just launched a new design on sailingsimplicity.com. Check it out, let me know what you think. Besides doing the new design, I’m going to start writing over there as well. But don’t worry BCCELIZABETH.COM, you’ll always be my #1 blog. Teresa has some exciting news: an upcoming article in Liveboard Magazine entitled “Why Two Boats”… a story about why we sail two different boats. She also did a live skype interview on the local ABC station in Traverse City, MI. And there’s one more cool opportunity she’s been invited to, but I don’t think I’m allowed to talk about it yet.
So… exhale… check out the new sites and sign up, join, like, follow — all of the things we do nowadays when we think something is cool.