I Left My HubNuggets in San Francisco: Gilligan's Island HubNuggets
The Hubnuggets team couldn't have been happier! After being castaways on a deserted island for a few hours, and then rescued in just a few short hours, they were now cruising the oceans aboard a luxury yacht.
When ripplemaker first washed up on the beach, things had looked pretty bleak, but as one after another of the team found their way to the tiny island, they were happily re-united.
The skipper of the yacht had been only too happy to take the team on board, explaining that he'd been on his way to deliver the yacht to its new owners in San Francisco when he, too, was caught in the freak storm that swamped the team's out-rigger canoes.
Flower Power Philosophy...
Heading for San Francisco...
"I'm sure the Howell's won't mind a short delay while we take you back to the resort," said the skipper, beaming jovially at the team.
"But, Skipper, we're kinda short handed, and Mr. Howell will be really annoyed if we don't get there on time." The first mate nervously twisted his cap, as the skipper turned to him, glowering.
"Actually, we could help you," volunteered Patty Inglish MS. "Our head office is in San Francisco, and we'd be happy to crew for you. That way, you can make your delivery on time, and we can sail home in style."
"Wonderful!" said the skipper. "Gilligan, show our friends to their staterooms, and introduce them to Maryanne and Ginger while we get underway."
"How exciting! I've always wanted to crew a yacht," declared Patty.
"I've always wanted to cruise on a yacht," sighed KoffeeKlatch Gals. "Not crew one."
ladyjane1 poked Gals cup. "Let the Patty and the kitties climb the masts and haul on the yard arms - or whatever it is they do," she said. "You and ripplemaker and I can be the chief cooks and bottle washers!"
"Sounds good to me, lj," said ripplemaker. "Let's get started on lunch."
As the team gathered their bags and headed below, RedElf wondered why the First Mate seemed so familiar. "Gilligan, Maryanne, Ginger - where have I heard those names before?" she mused. Aloud, she said, "Hey, guys, did you know that in the 1960's, San Francisco was a hotbed of philosophical debate - flower power, hippies, and free love? What a great tie in to this week's categories! Let's look over the nominees in Religion and Philosophy before we get too busy."
Which one of this week's Religion and Philosophy nominees is your favorite?
- 14% Islamism - A False Call for a Return to the Past
- 14% Haunted Places: Lemp Mansion
- 37% Living With Ghosts - My True Recollections of Being The landlady Of A Haunted Pub
- 11% Could the Atom Smash Darwin's Theory?
- 11% Ways to bring Taoist Wisdom into your Life
- 11% A Place for All Your Nightmares
This poll is now closed to voting.
The Religion and Philosophy Nominees
- Islamism - A False Call for a Return to the Past
Islamist activists call for a return to the Islamic Law and a recreation of authentic Islamic society - the way it used to be. Come and explore how Islamists are not quite working towards a historically accurate Islamic State.
- Living With Ghosts - My True Recollections of Being The landlady Of A Haunted Pub
Becoming the landlady of a haunted pub in Bognor Regis had it´s moments.Read my true recollections of the ghostly goings on...but do it during the day!!
My favorite "hippy dippy" weather forecaster
The weather started getting rough...
Shortly after lunch, the weather turned rough. The kitties, soaked with rain and salt spray, headed into the wheelhouse to dry off.
"We'd better radio ahead for the latest forecast," said Enelle Lamb, shaking water off her hat.
His eyes glued to the storm swells ahead as he kept the yacht on course, the first mate yelled over his shoulder to the radio man, "Hey, Professor, what's the weather up the coast?"
"Long Beach - overcast and rainy, San Jose - clearing, but windy, San Francisco - fogged in, as usual, but not rainy. San Francisco doesn't get that much rain, you know. The average rainfall varies from a high of 4.7 inches in January to a low of 0.04 inches in July. Isn't science exciting?"
"Thanks, Professor," replied the first mate. "We call him 'The Professor' 'cause he's really smart," the mate added proudly.
The radioman ducked his head modestly. "Thanks, Gilligan, but really, I just like to read a lot."
RedElf shook her head to get the water out of her ears. "Why do those names sound so darned familiar?" She couldn't quite put her finger on it, but she knew she'd heard them somewhere before.
"Thanks, ladies," said Enelle. "Now, we can all read and vote. Let Jason know we'll make port this afternoon, as long as this storm doesn't get any worse."
Which one of this week's Education and Science nominees is your favorite?
- 9% Fermi’s Paradox of Alien Life: 5 Explanations for Where They Are
- 14% What if Titanic Hadn't Sunk?
- 10% Weird Foot Facts
- 36% Blood Type Properties
- 19% Who Was John Barleycorn? The Lyrics, The Meaning And The Real Person.
- 12% Creating a Bully-Resistant Classroom - Dealing with the Bullies
This poll is now closed to voting.
The Education and Science Nominees
- Fermi’s Paradox of Alien Life: 5 Explanations for Where They Are
Where are they? Where is everybody? The Fermi Paradox asks why it appears we are alone in the universe. Statistically life on other worlds seems possible and even likely, yet we’ve not made contact with alien civilizations, nor even seen proof of
- What if Titanic Hadn't Sunk?
What would have become of the RMS Titanic has she not sunk on her maiden voyage that fateful April night? The answer may disappoint you.
- Weird Foot Facts
Everything you've ever wanted to know about your feet and then some!
- Blood Type Properties
This hub explains the differences between blood types A, B, AB, and O. Positive and negative properties of these types are also explained.
The Streets of San Francisco
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"High on a hill, it calls to me..."
"Oh, I can hardly wait - Fisherman's Wharf, Pier 39, Union Square, shopping at Ghirardelli's, the Presidio, Gump's, those little cable cars climbing half-way to the stars..." ripplemaker was poring over her sightseeing plans.
"I can hardly wait to see Golden Gate Bridge - I hear the park there is amazing," added ladyjane1. "Were you able to get tickets for our day-trip to Alcatraz Island?"
"I can already hear Tony Bennet singing. Do you think we'll see a car chase?" Gals asked wistfully. "The Streets of San Francisco was one of my favorite shows."
Ginger and Maryanne laughed. "The winds have died down, and we'll make port soon. There will be lots of exciting things to do and see once you're there."
"Including a trip to Minna Street to drop off the list of Gender and Relationship nominees in person, instead of emailing," announced Patty, as she grabbed her bags and headed topside. "We can all read them together this week!"
Soon, the team stood on the dock, waving goodbye to their yachting friends.
"What a nice couple," remarked Gals, watching the new owners board their yacht and prepare to set sail. "Interesting names, too... Thurston and Lovey... so friendly."
As the team loaded their bags into the waiting taxi, RedElf glanced over her shoulder at the departing yacht. "Interesting indeed. I'm Googling them all as soon as we get to Minna Street."
Which one of this week's Gender and Relationships nominees is your favorite?
- 15% Bed Bugs and Marriage
- 13% Interfaith Marriages-Can They Work?
- 13% The Art of Making Friends
- 11% Best Present For Girlfriend
- 9% Child Marriage: still thriving in many cultures
- 39% Tips for Planning a Pirate Wedding
This poll is now closed to voting.
The Gender and Relationships Nominees
- Bed Bugs and Marriage
Bed bugs can put a tremendous strain on a marriage, or partner relationship. Learn how bed bugs interfered in Sally and George's relationship. Learn ways to prevent bed bugs from coming in between you and your significant other.
- Interfaith Marriages-Can They Work?
A look at interfaith relationships and marriages, and how a couple can overcome obstacles unique to their situation.
- Best Present For Girlfriend
If you are looking for the Best Present for Girlfriend, then you are in the right place. This post is full of tips directed at helping you find a thoughtful, creative, and romantic gift for your girlfriend, wife or significant other. Follow this s
- Tips for Planning a Pirate Wedding
Ideas and suggestions to help you plan your pirate wedding. Includes links for a variety of pirate wedding venues.
What's a HubNugget?
HubNuggets was a way for hubbers to support and celebrate new-to-us writers through the weekly HubNuggets contest:
- About the HubNuggets Program
Each week 18 great Hubs written by new Hubbers were nominated in the HubNuggets contest. We invite the HubPages community to vote for their favorites, and the winners were featured in our newsletter.
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