I was a pretty bratty kid - some of it stems from being an only child - but some if it stemmed from just being a brat. I was the kind of kid who was always really embarrassed by their parents.....I don't remember when but one day I said 'my life is so weird' with a snotty little valley girl voice. It kind of turned into a family joke because it was preposterous - we still say it to this day when something is just so out there that you have to take a step back and evaluate where you are and what you're doing. I have M.L.I.S.W moments all the time out here! I'm going to start a new series of posts. They are going to be titled My Life Is So Weird (M.L.I.S.W) and they may be politically incorrect - so if you are easily offended or are opposed to foul language you should read these posts with caution (that is also code for I'm a sailor - I hear some crazy stuff!) For the most part I'm going to try to capture some of the absurd conversations that occur on a daily basis. These off the wall conversations are mostly fueled by the characters we see out here - normal people don't work at sea - they just don't. Here is today's M.L.I.S.W. moment:
Bridge conversation I overheard at approximately 1930 while posting my Osprey photos.
AB: How much it costs?
Third Mate: What?
AB: How much it cooossstts?
Third Mate: What?!
AB: Costs! Costs!
Third Mate: Ooohh, COSTS! Man - speak english!
AB: I do! It's the braces! They hold me teeth together and I can't talk.
Third Mate: I didn't need braces...I have naturally perfect teeth.
AB: What?! No you don't! You got little baby shark teeth!
Stone cold silence....
AB: What is that little red plastic thing on an Indians head?
Third Mate: Megan! Google that red dot shit!
AB: What you people be doing? Just googling words and shit?
Me: It's a bindi to mark the sixth chakra....
Third Mate: Hey Humpty Hump it's to keep the devil out.
Third Mate: All you people from Norfolk need to get an education!
MY LIFE IS SO WEIRD!!!!