I went to the great city of New Orleans a while back, to attend our mandatory annual company meeting. One evening they brought in Caterers for our dinner.
I walked up to the table and there was this guy, serving craw-fish, a local delicacy, with what looked like a snow shovel. I swear, he was actually shoveling those little buggers onto our plate like he was spreading mulch. This was my first run in with crawfish. People were raving about them.
There's just something unappealing about food that is shovelled to me.
I'm reading Andre Agassi's new autobiography. I was sort of tennis fan from a distance in the 90's, but he caught my eye because he was such a shot of adrenalin to an otherwise fairly conservative sport at the time.
He was a rebel of sorts, wearing cut off jeans and earrings to go with his long hair while smashing laser like backhands down the line . Cannon, the camera company, seized the opportunity and signed Agassi to shoot commercials stating, "Image is everything."
They marketed a camera after him, called "The Rebel."
At the matches, the girls would scream like he was a rock star, the boys would dress like him and wear long blond wigs. They were more like him than they thought.
He also wore a wig.
Our company Chief Operating Officer, made a surprise visit to the boat the other day. The way everyone was acting, you would have thought the Pope was coming. He's a guy we all know. If your doing your job, what's the worry?
I walked into the galley to find him talking to 4 crew members who were standing like Catholic High school freshman who were just summoned to the disciplinarian's office. I wanted to shake each guy and yell, loosen up!
I walked up to him, shook hands with him and said, "Carl, nice to see you. If I knew you were coming I would have made a cake." He responded with a witty retort, as my fellow crew members looked like they were about to have an aneurysm.
Jeez, lighten up!
I try to work out at home as much as I can, just to stay fit. For the first time I decided to workout on the boat too.
I get up an hour before my watch to do my workout.
I thought it would be good for me.
As of now I can barely hobble up the stairs.
I should go back to my old routine...Coffee.