I'm sitting in my dining room, in Ottawa, Kansas. Spring supposedly sprung a few days ago, we're talking daffodils, robins and Easter Bunnies. Right?
Reality is another 7" of snow and 28* F. I'm bundled up like a reindeer herder, pining for warmer climes and sandy beaches. When one lives in a 100+ year old house, with no central heating, one tends to live in layers in the wintertime. Need to warm up? DO DISHES. BAKE BREAD.
Since I last wrote, I've become aware of, and interested in ANOTHER round the world yacht race. Who knew there were so many?
The Clipper Round the World Race starts this August from Gosport, in the UK. Same basic premise as the Volvo, go around as fast as you can, while making stops along the way. The big difference here is that all the crew members are amateurs. That's right- teachers and secretaries and ministers and firemen and students. All sailing around the world.
I have a friend who's doing a leg, maybe two, in the upcoming race. She's shelling out the money, doing the training and taking off on a dream adventure.
Am I interested? Maybe. ;) The thought of sailing out of sight of land is terrifying, but the thought of staying ON land is also scary. So I figured I'd ease into things by applying to be the Race Office Assistant.
Remember all I did for ASSA ABLOY? (insert Wayne's World flashback graphics)
I figure I can do that again for the Clipper Race. Go around the world, prepping the stopovers, making the boats go faster, living the dream.
From where I sit on this cold, grey, snowy day, that's a pretty good picture. And I look PERFECT in it.