Monday, January 25, 2010

I'm Still Kicking

Just not very high.
I spent my weekend walking back and forth on a seven hold PanaMax,all day Sunday in the rain, in January, in Portland Oregon.

Less than pleasant, shall we say?
I had insulated coveralls and rain gear but my boots got soaked and my feet got wet and I was an unhappy camper all fucking day.

Yeah yeah, I can hear it now.
Why was I, a mechanic, walking back and forth on a ship all weekend?

It's a long story but it is going to be left untold for security reasons.

Those who know me personally already know why.

Anyway, I hope to get back to my regular ranting soon.
Thanks fer stopping by.


  1. Well, shoot. You were in my neighborhood... well, maybe 80 or 90 miles away. If I'd knew you were coming I'd've baked a cake.

    No... you're right. I wouldn't've.

  2. my word verification for the last comment?


    kinda like your weekend, huh??

  3. Busted, WTF?

    Fighting terrahism, ya fuck!


    Hi, CIA.

  4. Ah, the open sea. I spent a few years on an oiler out of the Military Sealift Command while in the Navy. The ship was Navy but run by civilians. We refueled other ships.

    Had my life not taken another turn after my stint in the Navy, I would have gone Merchant Marine.

    This is a great way to make some good whiskey money. I worked with guys who would transfer from a ship leaving the hot spots to the one just coming in so they can earn the danger pay.

    An ordinary seaman, working along side me in the radio shack during a midnight refueling, stated he was making $125 an hour while drinking coffee with me.

    I was making a thousand a month.

    Anchors Aweigh, BK!

  5. Hey Busted.. I used to spend a fair amount of time at sea off Georges Bank and in the Gulf of Maine in the winter. I wore Servus XTRATUF INSULATED SRV22274G BOOTS Men's 16" INSULATED Copper Tan Neoprene Rubber PAC. Built-in-foam insulation. Extra tuff Chevron outsole and heel.

    I know they have them on the left coast too. Your feet will be comfortable, warm and dry. They are the best cold weather wet boot ever. Get the insulated ones, worth the extra few bucks. I have had mine for 12 years and they still look new. Comfy, fits nice around the ankles and calfs, will not pull off if you step in the mudflats.