Saturday, August 1, 2009

what I'm thinking about today

(in no particular order)

1). Why am I becoming more reluctant to climb to heights, jump across gaps and climb ladders? I used to love heights and doing dumb things. Now, climbing the mast is a trial, as is going up a ladder to the deck of a loosely-moored barge. I feel that barge swinging and swaying, and it freaks me out as I'm on the ladder.

I was standing on a gangway when it collapsed under me a few years ago, sending me into the water. That's probably it. I was wearing my officer's uniform, and everything. $200 shoes, ruined. Also, the gangway landed right next to me. Would have squished me.

2). Why am I not keeping up with technology? I used to be a tech junkie. Now, I am being taunted by the numerous buttons of my new cell phone.
Oh, also, I dropped my old cell phone in the water. While jumping across from the deck of one barge to another. This morning. Only like a 4-5 foot gap between the two. I was WAY skittish. And so the world's oldest cell phone gets a burial at sea.

3). 11 days and counting until I get to see my family. In mariner's parlance, this is called "getting short" The next step is Channel Fever.

4). I ate my first (and second) corn dog today. They smell like Twinkies when you microwave them. The flavor? Well, not Twinkie like. Arteries clogging in 3...2...1...

That be all

2 comments:

doubletrouble said...

1) You're getting old
2) See #1
4) a microwaved corn dog is against the laws of nature

and you forgot-
5) I'll be missing yet another NE Bloggershoot.

You GOTTA take us up on this once & awhile...

paul the pirate (Yar!) said...

I know! With the switch to tugs, I thought I'd have more time home. I need to knock up my wife and have a better excuse to stay home more.