Well, it’s now just after midnight here at the virtual Woody Boater club house and considering this year’s “shindig” started over 14 hours ago, it’s safe to say that the 2nd Annual Virtual Holiday Party was a big success, with virtually record attendance. Thanks to all the fellow Woody Boaters who stopped by from around the country (and around the world) for some holiday cheer and we hope everyone made it home safely.
As you know, today we launched our new (more) interactive comment section today and that went over well. It has a few glitches with the photo uploading feature but we are confident that we can work that out. At the end of today’s story is a classic YouTube video from 1963 that kind of describes how things operate here at Woody Boater HQ most days – Scroll down and check it out.
The lapstrake guys love a good party…
Well – It’s finally Friday, December 21st – the sun is up and by all accounts, it looks like the Mayans’ “doomsday” predictions didn’t exactly work out… At least everything appears to be normal here in the west. According to legend, the ancient Mayans’ long-count calendar ends at midnight Thursday, ushering in the end of the world. So that varnish job you were putting off can now be put back on the schedule for after the holidays.
The much anticipated 2nd Annual Woody Boater Virtual Holiday Party will begin at 10:00AM EST today. Matt had an early morning business meeting in DC today (darn day job) and has put me in charge of the door for the first few hours. And with my limited social skills we are depending on a few of our regulars here at Woody Boater to help us kick the party off in normal Sons of Varnish fashion.
Everyone is invited to the virtual party for some holiday cheer, we will provide the virtual all-you-can-eat food (including traditional Holiday Shrimp Puffs – Matt’s favorite) and virtual all-you-can-drink adult beverages all day from 10:00 AM until the virtual cops arrive which should be around 10:00 PM if it’s like last year… All you need to bring is your computer and a favorite boating photo (or what ever photo you prefer) with a few holiday wishes.
You can e-mail your photo to Texx@woodyboater.com or Matt@woodyboater.com and we will get them posted on today’s story as they come in. If you don’t have a photo, you are still welcome to join the virtual party by commenting below. And – the best part is you can stop by throughout the day to see how your fellow Woody Boaters are doing after a few brewskis. Last year a large group of Lapstrake guys showed up in a bus and drank all the warm beer, so this year we have stocked up.
We year we are expecting some celebrities from the hobby and from Hollywood who will be dropping by throughtout the day. And also some famous musicians to livin the joint up.
But before we begin today, we want to join in with folks from across the country, and observe a moment of silence at 9:30AM EST to remember the victims of the shooting in Newtown, CT that took the lives of 20 first graders and six of their teachers and staff members exactly one week earlier at Sandy Hook Elementary.
OK – I am trying to get the doors to the virtual Woody Boater Clubhouse / Boathouse open… The doors are frozen shut.
Welcome to the 2nd Annual Virtual Holiday Party!
Well, I’m all dressed up and ready to go to the party! I Just didn’t have any directions on how to get there so, I thought I’d follow the crowd! Merry Christmas to all…and glasses of varnish all around. – Sean Conroy
Deb and I are coming but we may be a little late…then again what kind of wood boat gathering would it be if someone didn’t get towed in? Merry Christmas Texx. Hope to see you at WWW the last weekend in June. I’ll take you for a ride powered by the recently rebuilt Hemi…(if we are done by then)
Have a great Holiday! – Brian Franchini
Kia ora Texx, Ive come for the party and Ive brought some of the family. Thats my son Elliot on the left, then my daughters Renee and Bianca, then me and my partner Amelia. My other two kids are outside tieing up the Arabian.
Cocktails all round! Philip (from New Zealand)
Randy Mueller – Gig Harbor, WA
You guys mind if I bring one or two extra friends from Lake Geneva? I promise we’ll bring beer. – Slats
Welcome on board Captain Slats! – Texx
We started to run low on beer so we went down into the basement and look what we found… Wow – That was close. Hey, where’s the can opener…
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Matt & Texx