Oh God, Someone Actually Tried It. Could This Be The Valentines Day Massacre?


From Mike Mayer of Lake Oswego Boat Co. . He actually tried it! Mike it was nice to know you. But thank god you live on the other side of the country.

Oh no.. please tell me that you did not actually follow my advice? Last week we did a story about being ready for this Valentines Day. Like always we searched and found over the year, samples of fun classic boat Valentines Day Cards.. We said you could re-use them.. OH crap, some of actually have tried to pull it off. Ya couldn’t just go out and buy a card could you.. What?  Your local Walmart doesn’t have Valentines Day Cards and pink panties or boxers with “Home of the Whopper ” on them to give? I bet they even have some that have matching pink glitter hearts on them.. But nooo, you had to download some bad retouched images and make your own homemade cards from an idea from some lame guy with a keyboard.. How do you even know I have a girl friend, wife, anyone? maybe its just me, in the basement of my Moms house. So.. if you made such a tactical error. Quickly run out and buy your beloved….no not your boat… go out and buy her some flowers. And if you are a spouse here reading this looking for ideas.. Get your spouse boat parts.. That’s right.. A 3 inch copper exhaust pipe? Set of spark plugs.. A note card.. you are the spark of my life? Oh god there I go again, making up cards.. Happy Valentine’s Day. Thanks for sharing the love.

18 replies
  1. matt
    matt says:

    The idea is certainly risky! But they pay out if handled right should do the trick. If all fails default to the “at least I made something” speech. But then again, if you are in a debate over how you made or bought cards its a lost cause. just run… Take a credit card.. and run..

    • anonymous
      anonymous says:

      Run as fast as you can and get something shiny, and not chromed. If it can serve double duty on your boat you’re still dead.

  2. matt
    matt says:

    And .. please folks…. do not come back smelling like 3 month old gas and have grease under your finger nails..

  3. Mike M
    Mike M says:

    Good God Matt! Did you have to put my name on it??

    Anyway, I think this worked for me because I actually made two of them…plus we spent the weekend in a B&B in Oregons wine country. A cheesy card, chocolate and lots of wine…a winning combination!

  4. Paul H.
    Paul H. says:

    In pursuit of my antique baoting hobby, I left Calgary to deliver a 430 engine to Kalispell MT on Friday night. I got stuck in a massive blizzard on Saturday. Here it is, Valentines Day and I am still stuck in BROWNING MT!!! Road closed, truck buried to the roof, plows getting stuck before they can even get near it.

    Trust me – you do not want to spend Valentines Day (or many other days for that matter) in Browning MT. By the sounds of it, late today is earliest for them to free my truck, and the other vehciles still stuck as well. These include an ambulance and a Border Patrol vehicle.

    Missed out dinner on Saturday, won’t be home today. No cheesy cards, chocolates or other stuff. Wife working her butt off covering for me at work, not an ideal day for either of us. I will always remember this when the 430 in my Continental is purring (or growling)like a cat. Good God, get me the hell out of here!

  5. Alex
    Alex says:

    Paul, take heart. Could be worse. You can always fire up that motor and snuggle with it, as a substitute for the Valentines Day luvin’ you are missing. And a manifold cooked meal might not be as good as the gourmet meal Karen probably had lined up for you. But it could be a nice distraction to pass the time.

  6. Steve Franchini
    Steve Franchini says:

    Matt, your valentine plus some candy worked great. But I was afraid to ask for one more boat — too risky!!

    Paul H. It could be worse. You could be stuck in Cut Bank, MT.

  7. matt
    matt says:

    The good news Paul.. Beer and salty snacks. I bet the stores….store…wait fast mart has mountains of that stuff.
    Ahhh old Cut bank. 13,000 people living in just 3,000 square miles.

  8. Texx
    Texx says:

    I have travelled through that town a few times, never stopped.

    I’m afraid there may not be too many fellow Woody Boaters in Browning, Montana to offer Paul any physical or emotional assistance either. But if it helps, we are Pulling For You! (get it, pulling…)

  9. Woody
    Woody says:

    Paul I looked in to our analitics to see if in deed there are some readers in browning.. Mmm seems like there is one. Looks like he moved there on satuuuurday. Wait.. Oh sorry

  10. Tim Salt
    Tim Salt says:

    Actually…there is a Big Sky member who lives in just off of Duck Lake Road…he can probably see your truck from his window…if it weren’t burried.

    Hope you are safely home by now. Tim

  11. Philip Andrew
    Philip Andrew says:

    Matt I cut out the ” Quit putt putt puttering around” one and now we are expecting a baby. True, and I already have 4. And Im already 52. Apparently being 52 and having a new baby is the new black.

  12. Paul H.
    Paul H. says:

    Steve – Cut Bank is the local metropolis. It was where I was told to go if I wanted to rent a car or buy a phone charger on Saturday afternoon. Can’t do either of those things in Browning.

    Mike – I was plumb full of expletives throughout this ordeal, but I do try to respect Matt’s no cussin’ policy.

    Tim – well, that member can now go about his business as the road is open – mine vehicle was the last one cleared. I did see a farm yard with an old Glastron in it on Duck Lake road.

    I am glad this frustrating episode is over. Tomorrow I drop the engine off – 3 full days later than intended.

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