The week gone by — Feb. 23

How, exactly, do you hide a boat?

Apparently, there’s a dude in Brooklyn who has been managing to do it, but now that  his marina is closing, it might be just a little bit harder.

“It’s a huge loss for Brooklyn,” said a marina tenant, who spoke on the condition of anonymity out of fear of his wife, who doesn’t know he owns a boat. “There’s a lot of guys who fish out of here, and it’s nice because you can be in the ocean very quickly, which is a huge bonus. And for sailors its a nice place, because it’s really deep and, again, ocean access.”

Let’s review — our guy managed to buy a boat, keep the boat in a marina, pay all the charges that go with it, maintain it and … oh yeah … use it, and his wife never knew?

I’m thinking there are some possibilities:

1. He is a genius who has managed to concoct a watertight story to conceal the fact that he owns a boat from his wife.

2. His wife is clueless.

3. She knows.

4. She’s hiding something of her own.

Which do you think?

STUFF I WROTE THIS WEEK

Thirty questions — A way to learn a little more about me.

Me, in five television shows — Find out what makes me enjoy a TV show.

Bread: the ultimate challenge — All of the other recent cooking experiments were the prelude to this.

THIS WEEK’S BLAST FROM THE PAST

Suns and Hornets weren’t much, unless you were there — A piece about an otherwise forgettable basketball game reminded me of one I attended.

STUFF I READ THIS WEEK

I challenged a bunch of folks to answer the 30 questions from the post above, and here are their responses:

Strikeouts + Sprinkles

Rosie Culture

Catherine Micqu

The Captain’s Speech

Coping With The Death Of My Fitbit (The Return of the Modern Philosopher) — Thoughts and prayers.

Maybe My Best Friend Sucks? (Here’s The Thing) — This question did not leave Sophia struggling for an answer.

Things to be … (Smelly Socks and Garden Peas) — The kid just gets it.

How Much Of My Child’s Face Should I Be Showing Online? (Claire Mac) — I don’t have any kids, but I’ve always enjoyed the stuff Claire writes on motherhood.

What Happens in Seattle (Running in Shadows) — A tale from a time gone by.

How to Look Annoyed Without Really Trying (Do What You Love) — You mean there are some people who have to try?

Corporate-speak is a scourge. No, really … it is.

I saw Ben Gordon play a lot in college, but hadn’t heard much about him lately. This, however, is quite a story.

TWEETS I LIKED

So many choices, but this is one of my big ones … if I actually thought an expression that literally means the opposite of what you’re trying to say was “trivial.”

See previous.

https://twitter.com/blackr0se_x/status/1230634631298334720?s=21

Come back once you’ve dealt with all the chopped onions and dust.

I still see this from time to time on PBS while channel-surfing. I always cringe.

AMEN!!!!!!!

Other than the job any sane person would want?

Years ago, when I worked in a grocery store, a regular customer asked how I was doing and I said, “Fine.” When she said “Just fine?” I either replied or wanted to reply that I’m not “on” all the time.

Syrup is great, but it must have a proper receptacle.

There is a wrong way … aka “not the way I do it.”

Quite cool, if you ask me.

https://twitter.com/millennialme88/status/1229321740477579265?s=21

We’re more cat-focused here, but that’s an awful cute puppy.

And the world spins off its axis … no doubt from vigorous sweeping by a curler.

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