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Posted: 10/18/2002 12:02:40 PM EDT
This is probably not going to be my last post from shipboard, but it IS going to be the last time I will have time to write comfortably. All of us here on 'The Bucket' want to thank AR15.com for keeping us posted on all the news of the shootings and the fun on the forums. Right now the vessel is undergoing a critical time. Crew change is just around the corner and the anticipation has made channel fever has set in bad. The guys are pretty keyed up and are looking toward getting off. This is the time mistakes and errors in judgement are more apt to happen. I'm not going to get much sleep until I get off. To help alleviate the tension and take the crew's mind off of things, yesterday i started rattling steel balls in my hand, and saw to it that strawberry shortcake was served at the evening meal. Of course, at 2100,I went into the galley for leftover strawberries and they were missing.(Or they were after I quietly tossed them over the side!) Last night during the midnight watch change, I started raising hell about the missing strawberries..... Started yelling about making everyone turn in their keys, etc. Got a bucket of non skid sand and a ladle, you got the idea. The few guys that are onto what I'm doing are roflao-ing. (and keeping their mouths shut)The rest are either bewildered, and a couple are outright scared. Anyway, it's a pretty good cure for channel fever.(For you younger members, rent 'The Caine Mutiny' w/ Bogie sometime. Youll understand this thread. Anyway, thanks for everything. BTW, some of you have IM'd me regarding working on the water. Please wait and I'll try and write up some type of explaination and see what I can do about getting one of you computer saavy guys to either post it or maybe I can email it to any interested people. Gotta catch up on the paperwork. Adios. Captain Piccolo
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Link Posted: 10/18/2002 12:42:46 PM EDT
A pleasure, sir! Stay safe.
Link Posted: 10/18/2002 2:03:56 PM EDT
Try to stay off the poop deck
Link Posted: 10/18/2002 2:08:10 PM EDT
I'm still laughing about the 'Caine Mutiny' spoofing. That had to be a riot.[:D]
Link Posted: 10/18/2002 2:15:56 PM EDT
Can you wear your Pea jacket on the Poop deck? Or is that a no no?
Link Posted: 10/18/2002 2:26:48 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/18/2002 2:28:04 PM EDT by raven]
Part of the captain's job is to play mind games on his crew? [;)]
Link Posted: 10/18/2002 3:04:28 PM EDT
Raven, Not really, but you do what you have to do. A tremendous amount of accidents occur the 2-3 days preceeding crew change, and if you can get the guys mind off their anxieties and the general preoccupation of getting off of this thing, it's a good thing. The motto of the sea is: Whatever it takes!!! [:0]
Link Posted: 10/18/2002 8:51:54 PM EDT
thought I'd repost for the night shift
Link Posted: 10/18/2002 8:58:31 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/18/2002 8:58:52 PM EDT by ar10er]
Golf Oscar Delta Sierra Papa Echo Echo Delta
Link Posted: 10/18/2002 9:03:58 PM EDT
Originally Posted By ar10er: Golf Oscar Delta Sierra Papa Echo Echo Delta
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What he said... And if you ever find the time, I would abosulely love to hear some sea stories! Take care, -T.
Link Posted: 10/18/2002 9:16:25 PM EDT
What T said.
Link Posted: 10/18/2002 9:36:46 PM EDT
BTT
Link Posted: 10/18/2002 10:10:16 PM EDT
Originally Posted By raven: Part of the captain's job is to play mind games on his crew? [;)]
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No, but it is part of the Captains job to keep 'em alive, and/or uninjured.... Fair winds Captain, look forward to our course's meeting again...
Link Posted: 10/18/2002 10:18:12 PM EDT
Link Posted: 10/18/2002 11:59:34 PM EDT
Keep the wind at your back. Pleasant sailing piccolo, and may you have little excitement in your travels. I read it again and I'm still laughing. That spoof would be awesome. Stealth
Link Posted: 10/19/2002 10:19:17 AM EDT
I see I have to rent another movie. Good luck and come back when you get the chance. And ditto on the stories.
Link Posted: 10/19/2002 10:28:12 AM EDT
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