Saturday, January 3, 2009

Whew, 2009, I Made It!

It's a few days into 2009, and a few days of recouping!

I had so much fun "ringing in the new year."

I started out with Captain Don at MacRay Marina. He wanted to stop in at a party that was on his friends boat. Hu? Ummm, isn't it going to be cold and if I recall, the water in Michigan is ICE.

Obviously, I'm clueless about storing boats. I thought you pull them out of the water, winterize and shrink wrap until spring. That's what I've seen my nephew do with his boat.

This "boat" was in a heated slip,(is that what its called?)like a big frickin' garage for huge ass boats (um, yachts?) that are still floating on the water.

This wasn't a "boat" to me. It had a fireplace, cable TV, bedrooms (are those called berths?)bathrooms ... this was bigger than my house.

We headed to Royal Oak for a private party at Memphis Smoke. This is the same place I went last year and had so much fun. The Regular Boys were again, the band singing in the New Year.

Margie and John, having a great time!

My sister Margie and her boyfriend John, Tiffany and her husband Robert, Cyndi, and Madonna were already there. Cyndi had reserved two tables front and center to the band and dance floor, so our seats were great for the evening.

Hel-ooooo 2009. The first was a wee-bit rough, but I survived.
The second of the month was better, I did get my tree down.
The third, I'm doing just fine.

My project for today was getting my wireless router working so I could get up close and personal with my new laptop. I am going to like coffee in my bed, with my laptop, a little too much on these cold days.

Don Pietrykowski
Cyndi, Madonna, Margie


Michael said...

Don looks like somebody famous...I can't put my finger on it just yet...

Nancy said...

Michael: Howie Mandel?

dkuroiwa said...

When I first saw Don's picture, I thought of the lawyer guy on Sex and the City...the one who married Charlotte!! He's cute!!

Glad you had such a good looked mah-ve-lous, by the way!!
I'm thinking that my definition of "boat" and yours would be about the same! Damn! I wanna come play in your neck of the woods!!

Nancy said...

Deb: Evan Handler, yes ... looks like him too. Must be the shaved head.

Karin said...

Sounds like you had a great time! Glad you survived.... Last time I saw Margie, she was around 12 years old---but there's something about her smile that still looks like that 12-year-old.

P.S. Just FYI, the bedrooms on yachts are "staterooms" and the bathrooms are "heads." It's a mystery to me why they can't just be called bedrooms and bathrooms, but there you go.

Ree said...

Oooooh, sounds like so much fun. Where is that boat docked? I mean, Detroit to Royal Oak for partying seems like quite a hike.

Of course, I'm a wuss. ;-)

Patience said...

Happy, happy 2009!!

Joan said...

Happy New Year! Wireless & laptop is a great combination.

Kellan said...

Sounds like a great party - WOW!

Happy New Year, Nancy!