Monday, April 2, 2012

Prom!?

Dear Yachtie,
Two people asked me to prom and I said I would get back to them as soon as I find out. But that's the problem! I really like both of them but I don't know which one to choose! How do I let the other one down nicely?

Dear anonymous,
thank you for writing in to me, Matey! This is a very common problem during the prom season, and you are not a lone sailor. The most important thing to keep in mind is that prom is just one night and you shouldn’t expect too much out of it. That being said,congrats on being a popular sea maiden! It is good that you are thinking about both of their feelings. That is key in this situation. If you haven't chosen already think about who you would be more comfortable with and who asked you first. But most importantly think about who you would have a good time that night. Again, for letting the other one down thinking about their feelings is the key navigate these seas. Make sure he/she knows that you still like them, and you would go with them if you didn’t have prior engagements. But above all, be honest and they will understand. Realize that alot of people go through what you're dealing with and have a good time with whoever you're with.


Love, Yachtie

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Mid-Term Stress

I'm in 5 honors classes, and this will be my first mid-term.  I need to know sooo much - how can teachers expect this of me?  Please, if you have any ideas on how to study, and how to relax, I'd be so grateful.

Sorry Yachtie was away for midterms. First of all, it is completely reasonable for you to feel stressed, especially in an environment like Falmouth, where everybody feels the need to exceed expectations and uphold family [dynastical] honor. You should feel very proud of yourself for the classes you are taking. You are challenging yourself and that is very wonderful! You make Yachtie proud, for one. Remember no matter what the results of a test are, you are challenging yourself in even taking it, and think of how much you are learning in that process! Nobody can get a good grade on everything. It is not the end of the world to not do as well as you would've liked to. Listen to angry or relaxed music or whatever type makes you feel better. That can be a good way to relieve stress. Also, sleep is good. Another note, it's easy to feel like tests carry a huge weight freshman year...but the best advice Yachtie can give you is to try your best and enjoy the moments the next four years will bring (testing related or otherwise).

dating.

Dear Yachtie,
How come upperclassmen flirt with younger girls and then when dating comes up they either stop talking to you, or they say they don't want a relationship even though you know they do want a relationship.

Dear Distressed About Dating, 
Relationships are very mysterious. Most people have trouble committing to a clear boyfriend-girlfriend relationship in high school, but are happy to flirt without being obligated to spend time with one person. Perhaps yer flirt-pal is sensitive and intimidated by the commitment and the hurt or troubles it could potentially bring. Maybe this person is interpreting your interactions as less flirty than you are, in which case communication is key! Don't be afraid to address your relationship's standing and your feelings for him/her. But always remember to be respectful of their decision, even if they don't want a relationship (with you, or with anyone) right now. Just don't feel down about yourself because of this one fish in the sea! The sea is plentiful.
Love, Yachtie.

scallop issues

Hello, Ive been having this dilemma for quite some time now. I left about 20-24 scallops overnight in my gym locker. I've grown so attached to these little buggers that I just don't want to get rid of them.....is there somewhere I could keep these scallops for a few nights? 
Sincerely, Cfood luvr


Ahoy Cfood luvr,
Thank goodness you don't have 25 scallops, because that would just be far too many to handle in the cramped quarters of Davey Jones' gym lockerrrr. As for a place for yer little buggers, try the ocean. I hear Town Landing is a nice abode for scallops.

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Awesome video! hope this makes your day better!

                                     This puts a tear in me eye and a smile on me lips.

Was this a good idea?

Yachtie...
If students can post anonymously on this page, then whats stopping them from posting inappropriate content on this website. I mean, some people can just submit through proxies, giving no trace of them. Not that the school has the power to back trace computers.
-Some guy

Ahoy, Some guy! Yachtie reads all submissions before posting them on the blog, therefore preventing inappropriate content from plaguing this calm Caribbean sea. Thanks for your concern and interest! 
-Yachtie

Arguments

Hey Yachtie...
Me and my friend are arguing about a really stupid subject, and I told him it wasn't worth anything worth fighting about, but he continues to try and bring up the argument whenever he can. I told him I didn't want to argue but he keeps going. How do I break it up?
-Sick of Arguing


Ahoy, Sick of arguing! That can be really frustrating. Remember that even though the subject seems silly and unimportant to you, to your friend it may be the most paramount thing in the world! Maybe not that big, but because he keeps bringing it back up, it's obviously important to him. Some things will pass over if you avoid them, but because this problem keeps cropping up again and again, it may be better to talk about it. Next time it comes up, try straying the conversation away from an argument and just turning it into a open discussion about the issue. Who knows, you could discover that this is a front for a bigger issue he's worried about. Also, if there is something in the future that is really important to you but he keeps avoiding, you can remind him of this. Also, after talking about it, the topic may stop interrupting the pleasant of this friendship voyage. Good luck on your facing this barnacle in your friendship!
-Yachtie