Archive for September, 2010

Alaskan Maritime Naked Patrol

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5:00am.  Dark Water all around us.  Mountain shapes in the distance, but no lights except on the bridge that juts sideways at the front of the ship. I step out onto my cabin balcony. Naked. WHAT!!  YOU wouldn’t be naked?!  Pshh! Much to my surprise, THIS guy was on his balcony 2 decks below.  Naked. […]

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ORCA!!

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Thunder and I are out on the balcony at around 5:00am – cuz it’s like 9:00am EST – and suddenly an orca leaps out of the water and curves back in the deep. ORCA!! Right next to our balcony! Not a Humpback whale, mind you. They’re like a dime a dozen up here in the […]

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More Bang for Your Buck: A One-Act Play about Priorities

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Setting: Lazy afternoon on the cruise, in our stateroom.  Tempest is on the balcony; Thunder is on the bed. Thunder: I’m going to need more bang access. Tempest: Huh? Uh…Okay…sure, sure, why not! Th: Is that a problem? Te: Uh..no! Heck no! Th: Good, cuz I’m going to need to get at some money Te: […]

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Blowing Our Cover: A One-Act Play about Setting the Tone

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Setting:  Late Evening – Saturday.   Tempest and Thunder eating dinner in a nearly deserted dining room on their first night of the cruise. Tempest: (making an out-of-nowhere reference to something earlier) Why did that guy think we were on our honeymoon? Do we look newly married? Us? Thunder: (knowing exactly what she’s talking about) […]

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Cruising Day 1: The Embarkening

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Thunder and I arrived at Pier 91 and entered the terminal, luggage in tow and documents in hand. We’ve never been on a cruise before and had no idea what to expect. We were, however, sure of one thing: getting 2600 people through security, registration and baggage surrender was going to be a royal clusterf**k. […]

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