June 2 (33 days at sea)
As T-Monee pointed out. I fucked the days at sea counter up. It should be one LESS day then the calendar number of days I've been on the ship again, I have a pretty tenuous grasp on time and space and this whole International Date Line thing has really thrown me for a loop.
back to our regularly scedhuled LiveJournal post already in progess
So I went ashore yesterday boy, what an eye opener. These people live in absoulte poverty. The village they live in is no more then 5 steel plates stacked on each other. There's standing water everywhere. The kids run around naked and barefoot. They play in water that we wouldn't reach into if we dropped something in it.. The worst though are the kids that we bring on the ship to do surgery on. Its something out of Jim Henson's ceature shop. The cleft plates on these kids are horrific, teeth hanging out of their top lip and whatnot. I saw a kid with a tumor half the size of his head on his head. Whats really amazing is seeing these kids come off like nothing was ever wrong with them. We sat on the pier all day watching kids get loaded into boats to go to the ship. Like 8 hours later the same kids came off good as new...incredible.
Aside from that nothing really new to say. Work continues to be boring. I'm running out of movies. I just read Obama's book. Good stuff. I was already voting for him so nothing to earth shattering. I've read three books already. Turns out I'm actually quite the reader. I guess I don't give myself enough credit.
We watched Planes, Trains, and Automobiles last night. What a fuckin' classic that is. The best rant in movie history for my money is when Steve Martin goes off on the rent-a-car lady....
Neal: You can start by wiping that fucking dumb-ass smile off your rosey, fucking, cheeks! Then you can give me a fucking automobile: a fucking Datsun, a fucking Toyota, a fucking Mustang, a fucking Buick! Four fucking wheels and a seat!
Car Rental Agent: I really don't care for the way you're speaking to me.
Neal: And I really don't care for the way your company left me in the middle of fucking nowhere with fucking keys to a fucking car that isn't fucking there. And I really didn't care to fucking walk down a fucking highway and across a fucking runway to get back here to have you smile in my fucking face. I want a fucking car RIGHT FUCKING NOW!
Great stuff there.
Catch you all next time kids. Same bat time same bat channel.
I leave you with this quote
"The fishermen know that the sea is dangerous and the storm terrible, but they have never found these dangers sufficient reason for remaining ashore"- Vincent van Gogh