Thursday, January 18, 2007

HI Sailor New in Town

I am here on board the Enchantment of the Seas. I have been on this ship many times but not since 2005.  That is when  they cut the ship in half and added 75 feet to the middle. It is a much longer walk from my cabin aft to the theater in the bow.  The theater is beautiful and the production staff is mainly from England. The cruise director is a Welsh lady, there are some great accents backstage. Tony the PSM calls places with, "Act one beginners on stage please." It is still me, but I do feel like a show when he does it.  However, I do miss the kind way in which the Wiz would tell me to "Get you ass out of the Chair" for places on Broadway.
We're currently anchored in Belize and I joined the ship in Cozumel. Sounds much more exciting than it is. I slept through Belize and all I saw in Cozumel was the tiny airport. I had to perform last night, which was the first night I was on board. Usually they give me a couple of days to chill.  I don't work again until Monday.  Until then I will just be cargo. This is a 4 day cruise so the average age is much lower than normal. There are actually some people on board who can laugh with out fear of a heart attack.
Okay, I have spent my allowance on this Internet fee.
As you were,


the other one said...

Are we missing the abuse? I'm sure the Wiz can send you some words...of encouragement. I recall a couple of us threatening to kick your butt if you didn't behave. Then there was the threat of retaliation from pranks.

Never did make good on that threat.

Anonymous said...

What a life it must be to just R&R after such a hectic week in the Entertainment capital of North Louisiana....RUSTON!!!!! And think about the rest of us who had to go right on back to work. We all miss you and are ready for you to return whenever you want.
Love to you,
roomie & mandy

Wiz said...

If you'd like, I can say "Hey - ass off the computer". And make sure this crew knows - it's never the same show twice. Enjoy the seas.

Greg Pakarklis said...

Hi Jay, I worked the ships for 15 year's so I know what you're going through. Most ships usually have crew internet somewhere. Near the crew bar or crew recreation area and they only charge the crew like 10 cents a minute. Ask any of the crew and they'll tell you where it is. It's also a good place to go when you want to get away from the passengers. LOL All the Best, Greg Pakarklis