Friday, July 19, 2013

Five good reasons for owning a boat

Sunset Pier

I'm probably the only person I know who lives pretty close to a lake but doesn't own a boat. In some communities, that would make me a heretic.

Not wanting to be thought unkindly of, here are five random mostly-true facts I used on my wife to try and convince her we needed a boat.

1. People who own boats are sexier than other people, and we need all the help we can get.

2. Boat ownership is a pathway to a healthier lifestyle because we'd fish more, and eating fish is good for you.

3. Boating is referenced all throughout the Bible. If it's good enough for God, it's good enough for us.

4. Johnny Depp was in a pirate movie. Pirates had boats. You love Johnny Depp. Having a boat would be like having our own little cosmic connection to Johnny Depp.

5. A boat would give me somewhere to sleep so you wouldn't have to hear me snore.

(That last one brought a smile to her face.)

There's a boatload of random facts over at A Rural Journal.


  1. Too funny! Now, if you promised to wear Captain Jack Sparrow garb while boating, I think you might get your boat! xo

  2. I have always thought boat owners are sexier individual and I know why, they are always tanned. We once lived on the ocean front and didn't own a boat- so there you go-great 5

  3. the hubby use to have a boat - i loved it. then he sold it. pooh on that. i wish for another one - like yesterday. ( :

  4. LOL! Great list. We used to live on a lake and we didn't have a boat. Don't tell your wife that! :D :D

  5. Great photo {who needs a boat with that view?} and great facts!

  6. I would totally go along with this list! I'd love to be connected to Johnny Depp. lol

  7. Lol, read these to Robert and he said, "Nice, that seems fair!" Particularly the Johnny Depp one! :)