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Monday, March 17, 2008

Thomas on 45th and Roosevelt

posted by on March 17 at 9:45 AM

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Thomas asked me for the time and then started talking about sailboats and sailing, so I went along:

Hey son, Iíve been around the world twice! Whatís your name?
Iím Brayden.

What kind of name is that? [Laughs] Do you take lots of photos?
Well I think itís from an 80s baby-name book my mom bought, and yeah I have my camera most the time.

If you were smart, you would take one of me! [Laughs again]
It’s actually film, but I could mail you a copy if you would like.

Oh it’s okay, and yes, I am a sailor. Like I said, I have sailed the world twice and hand built three boats. Let me tell you, there is nothing like taking out a boat you built for the first time.
Not many people do something like that. Thatís pretty crazy.

Yeah, well they say we will all meet our mermaid someday.

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1

You know, I grew up in Port Townsend, land of the Wooden Boat Festival and School. I've known more people than I can think of that have built their own wooden boats, and never thought it special until I read the last line this guy said.

How romantic is that? I hope he finds his mermaid.

Posted by catnextdoor | March 17, 2008 10:04 AM
2

Aren't mermaids supposed to drag sailors to their watery graves?

Posted by NapoleonXIV | March 17, 2008 10:14 AM
3

I love this series.

Posted by Ariel | March 17, 2008 10:19 AM
4

I could have used a little more depth, but I'm really enjoying the new series.

Posted by Anon | March 17, 2008 10:32 AM
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@1 There used to be an old mariner's cafe in the Boat Haven - a good place to meet some salty characters. Not sure if the place is still there, and don't remember the name.

Posted by Gabriel | March 17, 2008 10:34 AM
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Hot fish women dragging elderly sailors to their watery bosoms = well, if you gotta go.......

Posted by NapoleonXIV | March 17, 2008 10:37 AM
7

That's a good interview except for the parts that don't actually make sense.

Posted by Ryan on Summit | March 17, 2008 11:19 AM
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@6: I'd pick sexual exhaustion, personally. While falling. But maybe that's just me.

Posted by Greg | March 17, 2008 11:35 AM
9

I agree, this new series by Mr. Olson is quite nice. Although, it seems that some of the last interveiw was lost due to technical difficulties.

Posted by william | March 17, 2008 12:37 PM
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I agree, this new series by Mr. Olson is quite nice. Although, it seems that some of the last interveiw was lost due to technical difficulties.

Posted by william | March 17, 2008 12:37 PM

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