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February 19th, 2009, 8:28 pm #41

A well done and thought out DID

*Notice....no strapmakers were harmed in the taking of these pictures nor were any shilled
Upstate New York
Thanks Cap!
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February 19th, 2009, 8:29 pm #42

and your wife is blaming me:)

You forgot to mention the part were I thought you were calling me a WUS at the Gym until I realized you meant WIS.....that one was close....Thought I was going to have to throw down against a Giant....While I do like the Planet Ocean you just looked like a Panerai guy all the way...Excellent post Tim, I rarely post here anymore but had too respond....Hey that 233 is looking real familiar....One of your up and coming trips has got be " City by the Bay" , so we can have a welcome back GTG...talk to ya soon.

JIM
I owe this 233 to you, for sure, not to mention the introduction to this community. I had been intrigued by Panny's for quite some time already but your encouragement made me take the next step. Whenever your name comes up in our family, my wife mentions a restraining order every time, but other than that, I think we're cool.

See you this summer!

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February 19th, 2009, 8:30 pm #43

Greetings

Polleke

Thanks Polleke! I appreciate it

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February 19th, 2009, 8:30 pm #44

Certainly made me smile ,

All the best,
Vic
Glad you got a chuckle out of it. Nice to see you here Vic. Hope you are well!

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February 19th, 2009, 8:31 pm #45

Very enjoyable. Well done.

Chris



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Thanks Chris!!

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February 19th, 2009, 8:32 pm #46

Great post Tim, thanks for sharing.

Love the pics of your family. How great they must be.

Take care,

conorb



The family is great. The kids are just a blast. A handful mind you, but I wouldn't trade it for anything. TB
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February 19th, 2009, 8:35 pm #47

hagwe

SLYtech Risti

Thanks for checking it out! By the way, Ed,...I was wondering,...would you make the following straight across trade: 194 for 64. Both mint, serviced, complete. Would you do it, why? why not? Since you are the sub king, I thought I'd ask you specifically.

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February 19th, 2009, 10:34 pm #48

My name is Tim and I've been a Paneristi ever since that fateful Wednesday morning, about two years ago, when I met this guy in the gym, sporting a panerai (Jim aka Chunki). Jim convinced me to sell my Planet Ocean and get a 000 instead. Nothing has been the same ever since.


We recently moved from Northern California to the Netherlands. I left one great group of Paneristi's back there and I've found that there are some great guys in this rainy neck of the woods too. I'm honored to be part of this community and share my Deserted Island Dream with you.

I'm a pastor, so please forgive me if this becomes the longest DID ever. I've been told that my sermons are like the penis of a jack-ass................................. long and vigorous.


Soooo.....let's get this DID on the road.


Because of my profession, it sometimes happens that we get insider information about major events. I have it on good authority that there's going to be a change in weather. Rain for forty days and forty nights.






That means we better get ready to swim. Have gear....will dive.





If I'm going to drown anyway, I'd at least take my favorite watch,.....233




Oh....wait....this just in....word on the street is that "An ark of gopher wood" would come in handy.



I don't know....this could get ugly......better check my personal hygiene.



I think we're stuck somewhere near Mount Ararat but since Biblical Archaeologists can't agree on the exact location, I think we're just lost.



Ahh...finally....



We're floating around here, I'm really wondering if this is "AS GOOD AS IT GETS". One of many all-time favorite movies. Nothing shows our great wretchedness and our wretched greatness like my dear friend Melvin Udall.




Melvin Udall: Judging from your eyes, I'd say you were fifty.
Carol Connelly: Judging from your eyes, I'd say you were kind, so, so much for eyes.



Carol says to Melvin: "When you first came into the restaurant, I thought you were handsome..and then you spoke."

Well,....no DVDs on this island....It is really deserted...and now I gotta pick one book....



That's easier said than done.....which one is it going to be?




All I brought is this little book. I know it would have been more sensible to bring the latest tome on nautical engineering, but I'd be remiss if I picked any other book. I stole this little book from my church's book table 22 years ago. I just had to have it, not because of the content, but, go figure,....because of its sumptuous leather cover and handy size. Then......I started reading it. The rest, as they say,....is history.






Out on this deserted island I keep thinking about one memory:....about a year ago I went "Blues Brothers" on my wife.

"Honey,....let's move from sunny California to Holland,..."ON A MISSION FROM GOD"



Betsy and the kids were willing to say farewell to everything and everyone they held dear,....just because of a crazy hunch. They are amazing.



We made the flight,...what was I wearing, my grail of course,....IWC Big Pilot.





The one person I wish could be here to see it all, is my Dad. He died almost five years ago, at age 80, playing tennis with his long time friends. For the first time in fifteen years he beat them that morning, sat down at the side of the tennis court and had a massive heart-attack. As a good friend put it "He got his cake and ice cream on the other side."



He was a complicated and amazing man. After being born and raised in the south in the US, in 1923, to a drunk father and a mother who was schlepping it for the white folks, he faced many obstacles. His first choir director told him "Don't you ever open your mouth and sing again." I'm so glad he didn't listen to her,...he became a professional singer and thrilled people with his voice for more than 60 years of his life. Even more than, he thrilled our lives by being a great dad.


I wish I could show him just one picture.....but which one would I choose? It is so hard to pick just one!
I wish he could meet his only grand-daughter, Jessica, who has his spunk and has an amazing ability to thoroughly enjoy every day.







Or, my oldest son Luke dressed up like Mr.Bean @ Halloween?



He would definitely dig the two grandsons he never met.


David



Jonathan




but since I have to choose just one,......here you go.




I know what you are thinking....you risti are smart that way...Hammer wears a Rollie on the day of his operation, someone takes a picture and of course everyone immediately notices the obvious.

So, I know what you are thinking....



"man, these kids are lilly-white......what gives?

yes,...pretty much,...I carry a DNA swab with me wherever I go....just to prove my paternity. They light up in the dark better than luminova,....but they really are mine.



Since I'm stuck on this island, I'd listen to anything by U2, but this DID situation forces me to pick "I still haven't found what I'm looking for"



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JtxV02tyR5A

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0X7QGCmIZl0



Growing up in a home where classical music was the only genre allowed, my musical awakening happened when I heard Earth Wind and Fire's "In the Stone"



One Meal:

No picture here. No fancy wine selection for me, as far as I'm concerned, I don't care if we eat the lima-bean spam casserole your wifey just made from scratch, or if we eat a sumptuous steak at a favorite restaurant,....eating together with any good friends and family is a foretaste of heaven to me. Eating by yourself is no good for you.



Really, even if the food is bad,...eating it with friends is still good. It's kind of like bad sex.....even when it is bad...it is still good.

When you are in this neck of the woods,....give me a holler (for the food, I mean).


Thanks for checking out my DID and post your name below and I will pick someone in the next couple of days to do our next DID.


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


Peace,

Tim


"I might be the only person on the face of the earth that knows you're the greatest woman on earth. I might be the only one who appreciates how amazing you are in every single thing that you do, and how you are with Spencer, "Spence," and in every single thought that you have, and how you say what you mean, and how you almost always mean something that's all about being straight and good. I think most people miss that about you, and I watch them, wondering how they can watch you bring their food, and clear their tables and never get that they just met the greatest woman alive. And the fact that I get it makes me feel good, about me." Melvin Udall.

Very nicely done DID, Tim.



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February 19th, 2009, 11:21 pm #50

My name is Tim and I've been a Paneristi ever since that fateful Wednesday morning, about two years ago, when I met this guy in the gym, sporting a panerai (Jim aka Chunki). Jim convinced me to sell my Planet Ocean and get a 000 instead. Nothing has been the same ever since.


We recently moved from Northern California to the Netherlands. I left one great group of Paneristi's back there and I've found that there are some great guys in this rainy neck of the woods too. I'm honored to be part of this community and share my Deserted Island Dream with you.

I'm a pastor, so please forgive me if this becomes the longest DID ever. I've been told that my sermons are like the penis of a jack-ass................................. long and vigorous.


Soooo.....let's get this DID on the road.


Because of my profession, it sometimes happens that we get insider information about major events. I have it on good authority that there's going to be a change in weather. Rain for forty days and forty nights.






That means we better get ready to swim. Have gear....will dive.





If I'm going to drown anyway, I'd at least take my favorite watch,.....233




Oh....wait....this just in....word on the street is that "An ark of gopher wood" would come in handy.



I don't know....this could get ugly......better check my personal hygiene.



I think we're stuck somewhere near Mount Ararat but since Biblical Archaeologists can't agree on the exact location, I think we're just lost.



Ahh...finally....



We're floating around here, I'm really wondering if this is "AS GOOD AS IT GETS". One of many all-time favorite movies. Nothing shows our great wretchedness and our wretched greatness like my dear friend Melvin Udall.




Melvin Udall: Judging from your eyes, I'd say you were fifty.
Carol Connelly: Judging from your eyes, I'd say you were kind, so, so much for eyes.



Carol says to Melvin: "When you first came into the restaurant, I thought you were handsome..and then you spoke."

Well,....no DVDs on this island....It is really deserted...and now I gotta pick one book....



That's easier said than done.....which one is it going to be?




All I brought is this little book. I know it would have been more sensible to bring the latest tome on nautical engineering, but I'd be remiss if I picked any other book. I stole this little book from my church's book table 22 years ago. I just had to have it, not because of the content, but, go figure,....because of its sumptuous leather cover and handy size. Then......I started reading it. The rest, as they say,....is history.






Out on this deserted island I keep thinking about one memory:....about a year ago I went "Blues Brothers" on my wife.

"Honey,....let's move from sunny California to Holland,..."ON A MISSION FROM GOD"



Betsy and the kids were willing to say farewell to everything and everyone they held dear,....just because of a crazy hunch. They are amazing.



We made the flight,...what was I wearing, my grail of course,....IWC Big Pilot.





The one person I wish could be here to see it all, is my Dad. He died almost five years ago, at age 80, playing tennis with his long time friends. For the first time in fifteen years he beat them that morning, sat down at the side of the tennis court and had a massive heart-attack. As a good friend put it "He got his cake and ice cream on the other side."



He was a complicated and amazing man. After being born and raised in the south in the US, in 1923, to a drunk father and a mother who was schlepping it for the white folks, he faced many obstacles. His first choir director told him "Don't you ever open your mouth and sing again." I'm so glad he didn't listen to her,...he became a professional singer and thrilled people with his voice for more than 60 years of his life. Even more than, he thrilled our lives by being a great dad.


I wish I could show him just one picture.....but which one would I choose? It is so hard to pick just one!
I wish he could meet his only grand-daughter, Jessica, who has his spunk and has an amazing ability to thoroughly enjoy every day.







Or, my oldest son Luke dressed up like Mr.Bean @ Halloween?



He would definitely dig the two grandsons he never met.


David



Jonathan




but since I have to choose just one,......here you go.




I know what you are thinking....you risti are smart that way...Hammer wears a Rollie on the day of his operation, someone takes a picture and of course everyone immediately notices the obvious.

So, I know what you are thinking....



"man, these kids are lilly-white......what gives?

yes,...pretty much,...I carry a DNA swab with me wherever I go....just to prove my paternity. They light up in the dark better than luminova,....but they really are mine.



Since I'm stuck on this island, I'd listen to anything by U2, but this DID situation forces me to pick "I still haven't found what I'm looking for"



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JtxV02tyR5A

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0X7QGCmIZl0



Growing up in a home where classical music was the only genre allowed, my musical awakening happened when I heard Earth Wind and Fire's "In the Stone"



One Meal:

No picture here. No fancy wine selection for me, as far as I'm concerned, I don't care if we eat the lima-bean spam casserole your wifey just made from scratch, or if we eat a sumptuous steak at a favorite restaurant,....eating together with any good friends and family is a foretaste of heaven to me. Eating by yourself is no good for you.



Really, even if the food is bad,...eating it with friends is still good. It's kind of like bad sex.....even when it is bad...it is still good.

When you are in this neck of the woods,....give me a holler (for the food, I mean).


Thanks for checking out my DID and post your name below and I will pick someone in the next couple of days to do our next DID.


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


Peace,

Tim


lol a new strap was also the first thing that came to mind.

Jay - Sydney, Australia



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February 20th, 2009, 2:03 am #51

My name is Tim and I've been a Paneristi ever since that fateful Wednesday morning, about two years ago, when I met this guy in the gym, sporting a panerai (Jim aka Chunki). Jim convinced me to sell my Planet Ocean and get a 000 instead. Nothing has been the same ever since.


We recently moved from Northern California to the Netherlands. I left one great group of Paneristi's back there and I've found that there are some great guys in this rainy neck of the woods too. I'm honored to be part of this community and share my Deserted Island Dream with you.

I'm a pastor, so please forgive me if this becomes the longest DID ever. I've been told that my sermons are like the penis of a jack-ass................................. long and vigorous.


Soooo.....let's get this DID on the road.


Because of my profession, it sometimes happens that we get insider information about major events. I have it on good authority that there's going to be a change in weather. Rain for forty days and forty nights.






That means we better get ready to swim. Have gear....will dive.





If I'm going to drown anyway, I'd at least take my favorite watch,.....233




Oh....wait....this just in....word on the street is that "An ark of gopher wood" would come in handy.



I don't know....this could get ugly......better check my personal hygiene.



I think we're stuck somewhere near Mount Ararat but since Biblical Archaeologists can't agree on the exact location, I think we're just lost.



Ahh...finally....



We're floating around here, I'm really wondering if this is "AS GOOD AS IT GETS". One of many all-time favorite movies. Nothing shows our great wretchedness and our wretched greatness like my dear friend Melvin Udall.




Melvin Udall: Judging from your eyes, I'd say you were fifty.
Carol Connelly: Judging from your eyes, I'd say you were kind, so, so much for eyes.



Carol says to Melvin: "When you first came into the restaurant, I thought you were handsome..and then you spoke."

Well,....no DVDs on this island....It is really deserted...and now I gotta pick one book....



That's easier said than done.....which one is it going to be?




All I brought is this little book. I know it would have been more sensible to bring the latest tome on nautical engineering, but I'd be remiss if I picked any other book. I stole this little book from my church's book table 22 years ago. I just had to have it, not because of the content, but, go figure,....because of its sumptuous leather cover and handy size. Then......I started reading it. The rest, as they say,....is history.






Out on this deserted island I keep thinking about one memory:....about a year ago I went "Blues Brothers" on my wife.

"Honey,....let's move from sunny California to Holland,..."ON A MISSION FROM GOD"



Betsy and the kids were willing to say farewell to everything and everyone they held dear,....just because of a crazy hunch. They are amazing.



We made the flight,...what was I wearing, my grail of course,....IWC Big Pilot.





The one person I wish could be here to see it all, is my Dad. He died almost five years ago, at age 80, playing tennis with his long time friends. For the first time in fifteen years he beat them that morning, sat down at the side of the tennis court and had a massive heart-attack. As a good friend put it "He got his cake and ice cream on the other side."



He was a complicated and amazing man. After being born and raised in the south in the US, in 1923, to a drunk father and a mother who was schlepping it for the white folks, he faced many obstacles. His first choir director told him "Don't you ever open your mouth and sing again." I'm so glad he didn't listen to her,...he became a professional singer and thrilled people with his voice for more than 60 years of his life. Even more than, he thrilled our lives by being a great dad.


I wish I could show him just one picture.....but which one would I choose? It is so hard to pick just one!
I wish he could meet his only grand-daughter, Jessica, who has his spunk and has an amazing ability to thoroughly enjoy every day.







Or, my oldest son Luke dressed up like Mr.Bean @ Halloween?



He would definitely dig the two grandsons he never met.


David



Jonathan




but since I have to choose just one,......here you go.




I know what you are thinking....you risti are smart that way...Hammer wears a Rollie on the day of his operation, someone takes a picture and of course everyone immediately notices the obvious.

So, I know what you are thinking....



"man, these kids are lilly-white......what gives?

yes,...pretty much,...I carry a DNA swab with me wherever I go....just to prove my paternity. They light up in the dark better than luminova,....but they really are mine.



Since I'm stuck on this island, I'd listen to anything by U2, but this DID situation forces me to pick "I still haven't found what I'm looking for"



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JtxV02tyR5A

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0X7QGCmIZl0



Growing up in a home where classical music was the only genre allowed, my musical awakening happened when I heard Earth Wind and Fire's "In the Stone"



One Meal:

No picture here. No fancy wine selection for me, as far as I'm concerned, I don't care if we eat the lima-bean spam casserole your wifey just made from scratch, or if we eat a sumptuous steak at a favorite restaurant,....eating together with any good friends and family is a foretaste of heaven to me. Eating by yourself is no good for you.



Really, even if the food is bad,...eating it with friends is still good. It's kind of like bad sex.....even when it is bad...it is still good.

When you are in this neck of the woods,....give me a holler (for the food, I mean).


Thanks for checking out my DID and post your name below and I will pick someone in the next couple of days to do our next DID.


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


Peace,

Tim


Awesome Tim!

Love the family pics M8, what it is ALL about Yes, I can see u in them

Cheers and GR8TE Job!
RichM

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February 20th, 2009, 2:11 am #52

My name is Tim and I've been a Paneristi ever since that fateful Wednesday morning, about two years ago, when I met this guy in the gym, sporting a panerai (Jim aka Chunki). Jim convinced me to sell my Planet Ocean and get a 000 instead. Nothing has been the same ever since.


We recently moved from Northern California to the Netherlands. I left one great group of Paneristi's back there and I've found that there are some great guys in this rainy neck of the woods too. I'm honored to be part of this community and share my Deserted Island Dream with you.

I'm a pastor, so please forgive me if this becomes the longest DID ever. I've been told that my sermons are like the penis of a jack-ass................................. long and vigorous.


Soooo.....let's get this DID on the road.


Because of my profession, it sometimes happens that we get insider information about major events. I have it on good authority that there's going to be a change in weather. Rain for forty days and forty nights.






That means we better get ready to swim. Have gear....will dive.





If I'm going to drown anyway, I'd at least take my favorite watch,.....233




Oh....wait....this just in....word on the street is that "An ark of gopher wood" would come in handy.



I don't know....this could get ugly......better check my personal hygiene.



I think we're stuck somewhere near Mount Ararat but since Biblical Archaeologists can't agree on the exact location, I think we're just lost.



Ahh...finally....



We're floating around here, I'm really wondering if this is "AS GOOD AS IT GETS". One of many all-time favorite movies. Nothing shows our great wretchedness and our wretched greatness like my dear friend Melvin Udall.




Melvin Udall: Judging from your eyes, I'd say you were fifty.
Carol Connelly: Judging from your eyes, I'd say you were kind, so, so much for eyes.



Carol says to Melvin: "When you first came into the restaurant, I thought you were handsome..and then you spoke."

Well,....no DVDs on this island....It is really deserted...and now I gotta pick one book....



That's easier said than done.....which one is it going to be?




All I brought is this little book. I know it would have been more sensible to bring the latest tome on nautical engineering, but I'd be remiss if I picked any other book. I stole this little book from my church's book table 22 years ago. I just had to have it, not because of the content, but, go figure,....because of its sumptuous leather cover and handy size. Then......I started reading it. The rest, as they say,....is history.






Out on this deserted island I keep thinking about one memory:....about a year ago I went "Blues Brothers" on my wife.

"Honey,....let's move from sunny California to Holland,..."ON A MISSION FROM GOD"



Betsy and the kids were willing to say farewell to everything and everyone they held dear,....just because of a crazy hunch. They are amazing.



We made the flight,...what was I wearing, my grail of course,....IWC Big Pilot.





The one person I wish could be here to see it all, is my Dad. He died almost five years ago, at age 80, playing tennis with his long time friends. For the first time in fifteen years he beat them that morning, sat down at the side of the tennis court and had a massive heart-attack. As a good friend put it "He got his cake and ice cream on the other side."



He was a complicated and amazing man. After being born and raised in the south in the US, in 1923, to a drunk father and a mother who was schlepping it for the white folks, he faced many obstacles. His first choir director told him "Don't you ever open your mouth and sing again." I'm so glad he didn't listen to her,...he became a professional singer and thrilled people with his voice for more than 60 years of his life. Even more than, he thrilled our lives by being a great dad.


I wish I could show him just one picture.....but which one would I choose? It is so hard to pick just one!
I wish he could meet his only grand-daughter, Jessica, who has his spunk and has an amazing ability to thoroughly enjoy every day.







Or, my oldest son Luke dressed up like Mr.Bean @ Halloween?



He would definitely dig the two grandsons he never met.


David



Jonathan




but since I have to choose just one,......here you go.




I know what you are thinking....you risti are smart that way...Hammer wears a Rollie on the day of his operation, someone takes a picture and of course everyone immediately notices the obvious.

So, I know what you are thinking....



"man, these kids are lilly-white......what gives?

yes,...pretty much,...I carry a DNA swab with me wherever I go....just to prove my paternity. They light up in the dark better than luminova,....but they really are mine.



Since I'm stuck on this island, I'd listen to anything by U2, but this DID situation forces me to pick "I still haven't found what I'm looking for"



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JtxV02tyR5A

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0X7QGCmIZl0



Growing up in a home where classical music was the only genre allowed, my musical awakening happened when I heard Earth Wind and Fire's "In the Stone"



One Meal:

No picture here. No fancy wine selection for me, as far as I'm concerned, I don't care if we eat the lima-bean spam casserole your wifey just made from scratch, or if we eat a sumptuous steak at a favorite restaurant,....eating together with any good friends and family is a foretaste of heaven to me. Eating by yourself is no good for you.



Really, even if the food is bad,...eating it with friends is still good. It's kind of like bad sex.....even when it is bad...it is still good.

When you are in this neck of the woods,....give me a holler (for the food, I mean).


Thanks for checking out my DID and post your name below and I will pick someone in the next couple of days to do our next DID.


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


Peace,

Tim


Great job.

"I'm just sayin"
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February 20th, 2009, 4:06 am #53

My name is Tim and I've been a Paneristi ever since that fateful Wednesday morning, about two years ago, when I met this guy in the gym, sporting a panerai (Jim aka Chunki). Jim convinced me to sell my Planet Ocean and get a 000 instead. Nothing has been the same ever since.


We recently moved from Northern California to the Netherlands. I left one great group of Paneristi's back there and I've found that there are some great guys in this rainy neck of the woods too. I'm honored to be part of this community and share my Deserted Island Dream with you.

I'm a pastor, so please forgive me if this becomes the longest DID ever. I've been told that my sermons are like the penis of a jack-ass................................. long and vigorous.


Soooo.....let's get this DID on the road.


Because of my profession, it sometimes happens that we get insider information about major events. I have it on good authority that there's going to be a change in weather. Rain for forty days and forty nights.






That means we better get ready to swim. Have gear....will dive.





If I'm going to drown anyway, I'd at least take my favorite watch,.....233




Oh....wait....this just in....word on the street is that "An ark of gopher wood" would come in handy.



I don't know....this could get ugly......better check my personal hygiene.



I think we're stuck somewhere near Mount Ararat but since Biblical Archaeologists can't agree on the exact location, I think we're just lost.



Ahh...finally....



We're floating around here, I'm really wondering if this is "AS GOOD AS IT GETS". One of many all-time favorite movies. Nothing shows our great wretchedness and our wretched greatness like my dear friend Melvin Udall.




Melvin Udall: Judging from your eyes, I'd say you were fifty.
Carol Connelly: Judging from your eyes, I'd say you were kind, so, so much for eyes.



Carol says to Melvin: "When you first came into the restaurant, I thought you were handsome..and then you spoke."

Well,....no DVDs on this island....It is really deserted...and now I gotta pick one book....



That's easier said than done.....which one is it going to be?




All I brought is this little book. I know it would have been more sensible to bring the latest tome on nautical engineering, but I'd be remiss if I picked any other book. I stole this little book from my church's book table 22 years ago. I just had to have it, not because of the content, but, go figure,....because of its sumptuous leather cover and handy size. Then......I started reading it. The rest, as they say,....is history.






Out on this deserted island I keep thinking about one memory:....about a year ago I went "Blues Brothers" on my wife.

"Honey,....let's move from sunny California to Holland,..."ON A MISSION FROM GOD"



Betsy and the kids were willing to say farewell to everything and everyone they held dear,....just because of a crazy hunch. They are amazing.



We made the flight,...what was I wearing, my grail of course,....IWC Big Pilot.





The one person I wish could be here to see it all, is my Dad. He died almost five years ago, at age 80, playing tennis with his long time friends. For the first time in fifteen years he beat them that morning, sat down at the side of the tennis court and had a massive heart-attack. As a good friend put it "He got his cake and ice cream on the other side."



He was a complicated and amazing man. After being born and raised in the south in the US, in 1923, to a drunk father and a mother who was schlepping it for the white folks, he faced many obstacles. His first choir director told him "Don't you ever open your mouth and sing again." I'm so glad he didn't listen to her,...he became a professional singer and thrilled people with his voice for more than 60 years of his life. Even more than, he thrilled our lives by being a great dad.


I wish I could show him just one picture.....but which one would I choose? It is so hard to pick just one!
I wish he could meet his only grand-daughter, Jessica, who has his spunk and has an amazing ability to thoroughly enjoy every day.







Or, my oldest son Luke dressed up like Mr.Bean @ Halloween?



He would definitely dig the two grandsons he never met.


David



Jonathan




but since I have to choose just one,......here you go.




I know what you are thinking....you risti are smart that way...Hammer wears a Rollie on the day of his operation, someone takes a picture and of course everyone immediately notices the obvious.

So, I know what you are thinking....



"man, these kids are lilly-white......what gives?

yes,...pretty much,...I carry a DNA swab with me wherever I go....just to prove my paternity. They light up in the dark better than luminova,....but they really are mine.



Since I'm stuck on this island, I'd listen to anything by U2, but this DID situation forces me to pick "I still haven't found what I'm looking for"



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JtxV02tyR5A

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0X7QGCmIZl0



Growing up in a home where classical music was the only genre allowed, my musical awakening happened when I heard Earth Wind and Fire's "In the Stone"



One Meal:

No picture here. No fancy wine selection for me, as far as I'm concerned, I don't care if we eat the lima-bean spam casserole your wifey just made from scratch, or if we eat a sumptuous steak at a favorite restaurant,....eating together with any good friends and family is a foretaste of heaven to me. Eating by yourself is no good for you.



Really, even if the food is bad,...eating it with friends is still good. It's kind of like bad sex.....even when it is bad...it is still good.

When you are in this neck of the woods,....give me a holler (for the food, I mean).


Thanks for checking out my DID and post your name below and I will pick someone in the next couple of days to do our next DID.


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


Peace,

Tim


Really nice DID post, Tim. So many interesting things to pick up on... your own story, the story of your dad... your selection of U2 is a no-brainer (especially the Rattle and Hum version)... your son as Mr. Bean especially cracks me up! Nice one M8!

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February 20th, 2009, 9:52 am #54

My name is Tim and I've been a Paneristi ever since that fateful Wednesday morning, about two years ago, when I met this guy in the gym, sporting a panerai (Jim aka Chunki). Jim convinced me to sell my Planet Ocean and get a 000 instead. Nothing has been the same ever since.


We recently moved from Northern California to the Netherlands. I left one great group of Paneristi's back there and I've found that there are some great guys in this rainy neck of the woods too. I'm honored to be part of this community and share my Deserted Island Dream with you.

I'm a pastor, so please forgive me if this becomes the longest DID ever. I've been told that my sermons are like the penis of a jack-ass................................. long and vigorous.


Soooo.....let's get this DID on the road.


Because of my profession, it sometimes happens that we get insider information about major events. I have it on good authority that there's going to be a change in weather. Rain for forty days and forty nights.






That means we better get ready to swim. Have gear....will dive.





If I'm going to drown anyway, I'd at least take my favorite watch,.....233




Oh....wait....this just in....word on the street is that "An ark of gopher wood" would come in handy.



I don't know....this could get ugly......better check my personal hygiene.



I think we're stuck somewhere near Mount Ararat but since Biblical Archaeologists can't agree on the exact location, I think we're just lost.



Ahh...finally....



We're floating around here, I'm really wondering if this is "AS GOOD AS IT GETS". One of many all-time favorite movies. Nothing shows our great wretchedness and our wretched greatness like my dear friend Melvin Udall.




Melvin Udall: Judging from your eyes, I'd say you were fifty.
Carol Connelly: Judging from your eyes, I'd say you were kind, so, so much for eyes.



Carol says to Melvin: "When you first came into the restaurant, I thought you were handsome..and then you spoke."

Well,....no DVDs on this island....It is really deserted...and now I gotta pick one book....



That's easier said than done.....which one is it going to be?




All I brought is this little book. I know it would have been more sensible to bring the latest tome on nautical engineering, but I'd be remiss if I picked any other book. I stole this little book from my church's book table 22 years ago. I just had to have it, not because of the content, but, go figure,....because of its sumptuous leather cover and handy size. Then......I started reading it. The rest, as they say,....is history.






Out on this deserted island I keep thinking about one memory:....about a year ago I went "Blues Brothers" on my wife.

"Honey,....let's move from sunny California to Holland,..."ON A MISSION FROM GOD"



Betsy and the kids were willing to say farewell to everything and everyone they held dear,....just because of a crazy hunch. They are amazing.



We made the flight,...what was I wearing, my grail of course,....IWC Big Pilot.





The one person I wish could be here to see it all, is my Dad. He died almost five years ago, at age 80, playing tennis with his long time friends. For the first time in fifteen years he beat them that morning, sat down at the side of the tennis court and had a massive heart-attack. As a good friend put it "He got his cake and ice cream on the other side."



He was a complicated and amazing man. After being born and raised in the south in the US, in 1923, to a drunk father and a mother who was schlepping it for the white folks, he faced many obstacles. His first choir director told him "Don't you ever open your mouth and sing again." I'm so glad he didn't listen to her,...he became a professional singer and thrilled people with his voice for more than 60 years of his life. Even more than, he thrilled our lives by being a great dad.


I wish I could show him just one picture.....but which one would I choose? It is so hard to pick just one!
I wish he could meet his only grand-daughter, Jessica, who has his spunk and has an amazing ability to thoroughly enjoy every day.







Or, my oldest son Luke dressed up like Mr.Bean @ Halloween?



He would definitely dig the two grandsons he never met.


David



Jonathan




but since I have to choose just one,......here you go.




I know what you are thinking....you risti are smart that way...Hammer wears a Rollie on the day of his operation, someone takes a picture and of course everyone immediately notices the obvious.

So, I know what you are thinking....



"man, these kids are lilly-white......what gives?

yes,...pretty much,...I carry a DNA swab with me wherever I go....just to prove my paternity. They light up in the dark better than luminova,....but they really are mine.



Since I'm stuck on this island, I'd listen to anything by U2, but this DID situation forces me to pick "I still haven't found what I'm looking for"



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JtxV02tyR5A

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0X7QGCmIZl0



Growing up in a home where classical music was the only genre allowed, my musical awakening happened when I heard Earth Wind and Fire's "In the Stone"



One Meal:

No picture here. No fancy wine selection for me, as far as I'm concerned, I don't care if we eat the lima-bean spam casserole your wifey just made from scratch, or if we eat a sumptuous steak at a favorite restaurant,....eating together with any good friends and family is a foretaste of heaven to me. Eating by yourself is no good for you.



Really, even if the food is bad,...eating it with friends is still good. It's kind of like bad sex.....even when it is bad...it is still good.

When you are in this neck of the woods,....give me a holler (for the food, I mean).


Thanks for checking out my DID and post your name below and I will pick someone in the next couple of days to do our next DID.


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


Peace,

Tim


Loved reading it!
Thanks!


Cheers,
Gert-Jan



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February 20th, 2009, 10:30 am #55

My name is Tim and I've been a Paneristi ever since that fateful Wednesday morning, about two years ago, when I met this guy in the gym, sporting a panerai (Jim aka Chunki). Jim convinced me to sell my Planet Ocean and get a 000 instead. Nothing has been the same ever since.


We recently moved from Northern California to the Netherlands. I left one great group of Paneristi's back there and I've found that there are some great guys in this rainy neck of the woods too. I'm honored to be part of this community and share my Deserted Island Dream with you.

I'm a pastor, so please forgive me if this becomes the longest DID ever. I've been told that my sermons are like the penis of a jack-ass................................. long and vigorous.


Soooo.....let's get this DID on the road.


Because of my profession, it sometimes happens that we get insider information about major events. I have it on good authority that there's going to be a change in weather. Rain for forty days and forty nights.






That means we better get ready to swim. Have gear....will dive.





If I'm going to drown anyway, I'd at least take my favorite watch,.....233




Oh....wait....this just in....word on the street is that "An ark of gopher wood" would come in handy.



I don't know....this could get ugly......better check my personal hygiene.



I think we're stuck somewhere near Mount Ararat but since Biblical Archaeologists can't agree on the exact location, I think we're just lost.



Ahh...finally....



We're floating around here, I'm really wondering if this is "AS GOOD AS IT GETS". One of many all-time favorite movies. Nothing shows our great wretchedness and our wretched greatness like my dear friend Melvin Udall.




Melvin Udall: Judging from your eyes, I'd say you were fifty.
Carol Connelly: Judging from your eyes, I'd say you were kind, so, so much for eyes.



Carol says to Melvin: "When you first came into the restaurant, I thought you were handsome..and then you spoke."

Well,....no DVDs on this island....It is really deserted...and now I gotta pick one book....



That's easier said than done.....which one is it going to be?




All I brought is this little book. I know it would have been more sensible to bring the latest tome on nautical engineering, but I'd be remiss if I picked any other book. I stole this little book from my church's book table 22 years ago. I just had to have it, not because of the content, but, go figure,....because of its sumptuous leather cover and handy size. Then......I started reading it. The rest, as they say,....is history.






Out on this deserted island I keep thinking about one memory:....about a year ago I went "Blues Brothers" on my wife.

"Honey,....let's move from sunny California to Holland,..."ON A MISSION FROM GOD"



Betsy and the kids were willing to say farewell to everything and everyone they held dear,....just because of a crazy hunch. They are amazing.



We made the flight,...what was I wearing, my grail of course,....IWC Big Pilot.





The one person I wish could be here to see it all, is my Dad. He died almost five years ago, at age 80, playing tennis with his long time friends. For the first time in fifteen years he beat them that morning, sat down at the side of the tennis court and had a massive heart-attack. As a good friend put it "He got his cake and ice cream on the other side."



He was a complicated and amazing man. After being born and raised in the south in the US, in 1923, to a drunk father and a mother who was schlepping it for the white folks, he faced many obstacles. His first choir director told him "Don't you ever open your mouth and sing again." I'm so glad he didn't listen to her,...he became a professional singer and thrilled people with his voice for more than 60 years of his life. Even more than, he thrilled our lives by being a great dad.


I wish I could show him just one picture.....but which one would I choose? It is so hard to pick just one!
I wish he could meet his only grand-daughter, Jessica, who has his spunk and has an amazing ability to thoroughly enjoy every day.







Or, my oldest son Luke dressed up like Mr.Bean @ Halloween?



He would definitely dig the two grandsons he never met.


David



Jonathan




but since I have to choose just one,......here you go.




I know what you are thinking....you risti are smart that way...Hammer wears a Rollie on the day of his operation, someone takes a picture and of course everyone immediately notices the obvious.

So, I know what you are thinking....



"man, these kids are lilly-white......what gives?

yes,...pretty much,...I carry a DNA swab with me wherever I go....just to prove my paternity. They light up in the dark better than luminova,....but they really are mine.



Since I'm stuck on this island, I'd listen to anything by U2, but this DID situation forces me to pick "I still haven't found what I'm looking for"



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JtxV02tyR5A

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0X7QGCmIZl0



Growing up in a home where classical music was the only genre allowed, my musical awakening happened when I heard Earth Wind and Fire's "In the Stone"



One Meal:

No picture here. No fancy wine selection for me, as far as I'm concerned, I don't care if we eat the lima-bean spam casserole your wifey just made from scratch, or if we eat a sumptuous steak at a favorite restaurant,....eating together with any good friends and family is a foretaste of heaven to me. Eating by yourself is no good for you.



Really, even if the food is bad,...eating it with friends is still good. It's kind of like bad sex.....even when it is bad...it is still good.

When you are in this neck of the woods,....give me a holler (for the food, I mean).


Thanks for checking out my DID and post your name below and I will pick someone in the next couple of days to do our next DID.


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


Peace,

Tim


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Jassies

Cambridge, UK




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February 20th, 2009, 4:44 pm #56

I'd love to see you in this neck of the woods again! You paying this time?

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February 23rd, 2009, 11:51 pm #57

My name is Tim and I've been a Paneristi ever since that fateful Wednesday morning, about two years ago, when I met this guy in the gym, sporting a panerai (Jim aka Chunki). Jim convinced me to sell my Planet Ocean and get a 000 instead. Nothing has been the same ever since.


We recently moved from Northern California to the Netherlands. I left one great group of Paneristi's back there and I've found that there are some great guys in this rainy neck of the woods too. I'm honored to be part of this community and share my Deserted Island Dream with you.

I'm a pastor, so please forgive me if this becomes the longest DID ever. I've been told that my sermons are like the penis of a jack-ass................................. long and vigorous.


Soooo.....let's get this DID on the road.


Because of my profession, it sometimes happens that we get insider information about major events. I have it on good authority that there's going to be a change in weather. Rain for forty days and forty nights.






That means we better get ready to swim. Have gear....will dive.





If I'm going to drown anyway, I'd at least take my favorite watch,.....233




Oh....wait....this just in....word on the street is that "An ark of gopher wood" would come in handy.



I don't know....this could get ugly......better check my personal hygiene.



I think we're stuck somewhere near Mount Ararat but since Biblical Archaeologists can't agree on the exact location, I think we're just lost.



Ahh...finally....



We're floating around here, I'm really wondering if this is "AS GOOD AS IT GETS". One of many all-time favorite movies. Nothing shows our great wretchedness and our wretched greatness like my dear friend Melvin Udall.




Melvin Udall: Judging from your eyes, I'd say you were fifty.
Carol Connelly: Judging from your eyes, I'd say you were kind, so, so much for eyes.



Carol says to Melvin: "When you first came into the restaurant, I thought you were handsome..and then you spoke."

Well,....no DVDs on this island....It is really deserted...and now I gotta pick one book....



That's easier said than done.....which one is it going to be?




All I brought is this little book. I know it would have been more sensible to bring the latest tome on nautical engineering, but I'd be remiss if I picked any other book. I stole this little book from my church's book table 22 years ago. I just had to have it, not because of the content, but, go figure,....because of its sumptuous leather cover and handy size. Then......I started reading it. The rest, as they say,....is history.






Out on this deserted island I keep thinking about one memory:....about a year ago I went "Blues Brothers" on my wife.

"Honey,....let's move from sunny California to Holland,..."ON A MISSION FROM GOD"



Betsy and the kids were willing to say farewell to everything and everyone they held dear,....just because of a crazy hunch. They are amazing.



We made the flight,...what was I wearing, my grail of course,....IWC Big Pilot.





The one person I wish could be here to see it all, is my Dad. He died almost five years ago, at age 80, playing tennis with his long time friends. For the first time in fifteen years he beat them that morning, sat down at the side of the tennis court and had a massive heart-attack. As a good friend put it "He got his cake and ice cream on the other side."



He was a complicated and amazing man. After being born and raised in the south in the US, in 1923, to a drunk father and a mother who was schlepping it for the white folks, he faced many obstacles. His first choir director told him "Don't you ever open your mouth and sing again." I'm so glad he didn't listen to her,...he became a professional singer and thrilled people with his voice for more than 60 years of his life. Even more than, he thrilled our lives by being a great dad.


I wish I could show him just one picture.....but which one would I choose? It is so hard to pick just one!
I wish he could meet his only grand-daughter, Jessica, who has his spunk and has an amazing ability to thoroughly enjoy every day.







Or, my oldest son Luke dressed up like Mr.Bean @ Halloween?



He would definitely dig the two grandsons he never met.


David



Jonathan




but since I have to choose just one,......here you go.




I know what you are thinking....you risti are smart that way...Hammer wears a Rollie on the day of his operation, someone takes a picture and of course everyone immediately notices the obvious.

So, I know what you are thinking....



"man, these kids are lilly-white......what gives?

yes,...pretty much,...I carry a DNA swab with me wherever I go....just to prove my paternity. They light up in the dark better than luminova,....but they really are mine.



Since I'm stuck on this island, I'd listen to anything by U2, but this DID situation forces me to pick "I still haven't found what I'm looking for"



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JtxV02tyR5A

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0X7QGCmIZl0



Growing up in a home where classical music was the only genre allowed, my musical awakening happened when I heard Earth Wind and Fire's "In the Stone"



One Meal:

No picture here. No fancy wine selection for me, as far as I'm concerned, I don't care if we eat the lima-bean spam casserole your wifey just made from scratch, or if we eat a sumptuous steak at a favorite restaurant,....eating together with any good friends and family is a foretaste of heaven to me. Eating by yourself is no good for you.



Really, even if the food is bad,...eating it with friends is still good. It's kind of like bad sex.....even when it is bad...it is still good.

When you are in this neck of the woods,....give me a holler (for the food, I mean).


Thanks for checking out my DID and post your name below and I will pick someone in the next couple of days to do our next DID.


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


Peace,

Tim


....and a wonderful family you've got there, you're a very lucky man!



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