Saturday, December 19, 2009

Leaving LA



Sent from my HTC.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Open bar @ JFK



Tangueray and tonic never tasted so good.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Smac. Lower east side.

Today was a good day.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Monday, October 26, 2009

Spelling with GPS.

I spelled out where I am right now. It took me 2.5 hours to walk around the campus to make this. I intend on trying this again when I get up to New York and possibly Boston.

The scariest part was when I had to cross a river by balance beaming it 15 feet about 7 feet up in the air. It was an adventure.


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Sunday, October 25, 2009

Flight, show, puppy

Puppy

There was a service e dog next to me on the flight.

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Leaving, on a jet plane.


I'll be back in three weeks or so.

I am going to try to do my best to update this every day with atleast a picture or blurb of some form, even if it is a GPS google map of where I walked a dog.

I will try to make it interesting as well, no promises and who knows, maybe even a video.

Hugs.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Rocky horror. La Crosse, wi



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Running socks

I had to chase the dog into the kennel to get back my running socks.

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Friday, October 16, 2009

Squirrel v cat

I didn't know squirrels could do this.

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Sunday, October 11, 2009

San Fran love




-- Post From My iPod





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I will miss the island




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Thursday, September 3, 2009

The next few months


I wanted to put some things up so that the world will know where I am if act of g-d happens.

Here are some dates to keep in mind:

Oct 11 - I get off the ship in Fort Lauderdale and will be arriving in Minneapolis that night.

Oct 16-18th - Viterbo Alumni Event, La Crosse, Wisconsin

Oct 25th - Fly on Delta 1077 Minneapolis to Atlanta

Nov 2 - Fly on Delta 5312 South Carolina to New York JFK

Nov 2-8 - New York Vacation part 1

Nov 9-13 - Boston Vacation

Nov 14-16 - New York part 2

Nov 16 - Fly on Delta 2568 New York JFK to Minneapolis

If you would like to be apart of this East Coast Extravaganza, let me know via Facebook.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Harry Potter

I am that lame that I am waiting to finish getting a movie before I go back to the ship. I also got the girl talk discography.


-- Post From My iPod Touch

My Vacation

I will be New York for the following dates:

November 2-8
November 14-15

From November 2-6 may be busy, but my weekends should be free.

Let me know if you have any upcoming show, events, concerts, or free couches.

Monday, August 17, 2009

Blame Canada

Vancouver reminds me that there is civiliation outside of the boat. I get back to real life in 56 days.


-- Post From My iPod Touch

Friday, August 14, 2009

Show, setup, show, strike setup

One of the important points of my job is to understand why we do the amount of shows we produce on the boat.

One thing to take into account is that the ship is pretty much a floating hotel. You have restaurants, place to buy photos of yourself while at those restaurants, gift shops, bars, the casino is always accepting donations, or the spa for a nice haircut/massage. The one tie that binds all these services is that they cost money.

This brings me to the main point of this posting, people are more willing to come to an event if it is free or the passenger receives free things at the event.

If the company was to charge admission to shows, the attendance would be horrible.

The service the theater provides on the boat is a necessary one in order to occupy the night time between dinner time and when you start to drink.

I do not mind this necessary evil upon the ship because it allows me do what I love, travel, and save in the process.

All this I bring up because tonight is my hardest night on the 14 day. It in involves running a show, strike half of it quickly, setup a 6 piece orchestra, run a crew talent show, strike that, finish the first strike completely, and setup a completely different set.

That may sound complex but in all seriousness, it is not that horrible. It is just the pinnacle of physical work/mental strain that makes everything go slowly. I love my job but this is the day that only comes around twice a month.

On a side bar, I started doing a more intense abs workout. Let's see if this pays off in 58 days.

-- Post From My iPod Touch

Friday, August 7, 2009

In case you missed the signature

If you cannot tell by the signature at the end of my last post, I have found a program that will update my blog from my Ipod touch.

Again, I know it is a little bit odd and pretentious writing text on my iPod, but I think this will give me an outlet to further share my Alaskan experience with my loved ones that cannot be here with me.

Here is me in Skagway, Alaska eating ice cream with some friends from the ship.

Enjoy.




-- Post From My iPod Touch

Sometimes I find myself

On the hoods of cars in Alaska.


-- Post From My iPod

Thursday, July 30, 2009

My brother's blog



My parent's new Golden Retriever has a blog.

That is all.

Ps. 73 Days till I will be living back on land.

Monday, June 29, 2009

I miss the sun being normal at night.

For the first time since arriving on the ship, I have an urge to be in northern Wisconsin sitting on a bluff overlooking La Crosse. Alaska is amazing, but staying up all night just to take a field trip to watch the sunrise would be nice.

I say this because the sun rises at 2:00 AM here. Unlike the Caribbean, when we want to take some time to ourselves, smoke a nice Nicaraguan cigar, and enjoy the darkness on the front of the ship, we cannot because the sun is still up.

It is even worse in Whittier because the sun does not go down at night; it just stays behind the mountains. I do love me some Whittier for a variety of reasons but the sun issue bugs me to no end.

On a side note, my brother Calvin, an 8 week old Golden Retriever has now been brought home to my parent's home in Minneapolis.

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Monday, June 22, 2009

New puppie



His name is Calvin and he is my new brother.

I broke down today



The apple store is a dangerous place for me to go. Yay 32 GB Ipod Touch. Now I get to program it all up.

Pictures of my parent's new puppies coming soon.

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Vote for my friend

This is my old Boss from when I worked in New York who is trying out for a new Television show. Please click the link and Vote for him. Thanks.

His Video is Imagine, Inspire, and Instruct and his name is Bobby.



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Saturday, June 13, 2009

Nicaragua

Getting of the boat was an experience for a variety of reasons. First, the port had no dock for a boat of our size. We had to use the lifeboats to get ashore. That proved to be a rocky ride.

Here is a view from the beach.
It was the scariest moment of my trip off the boat.

I found a can of Old Milwaukee between a bottle of Sol and an MGD there as well. It was surprising on my hunt to find Nicaraguan cigars.

Here was a nice selection by the port that had a 80/20 ratio of fake to real cigars.



Above was my personal favorite marketing plan for a type of cigar.

Friday, June 12, 2009

Everyone keeping it classy


Some have a little much.

This is why we’re hot.

And sometimes, others get a picture of me when I don’t expect it.




Friday, May 29, 2009

Whittier, Alaska


I have not posted in awhile, so consider this my catch up. Things are well on the ship and I have come into my groove after our second Alaska run. Just as I say this, one of my good friends is leaving the ship at the next Whitter turnaround in three days. I will be sad to see him go but his next contract will be awesome.








At the right is a good example of one of the dancers doing something (not pictured is the 4 other people dancing on chairs) and making chanting noises to whatever song was playing at the time, possibly Don't Stop Believing by Journey. The Alaska Inn in Whittier is the quaint establishment that makes the towny bar in La Crosse, WI look like upscale five star martini bars.

Every 14 days, we get to visit this bodega in the middle of a town where 90% of the residents live in a high rise and there is a bear that roams the streets occasionally in town. I knew it was a wonderful start to the night when one of the Australians tried to run after a Racoon because he thought they were pets you could play with.


Pictured below is our sound engineer from Mexico. This was our response to finding out the ship bar was closed one night before we could get down to buy libations for the night. Oh the joys of late night change overs. We have a habit of doing arm length photos which I will at some point show off.




It was an unexpected night.








Below is a picture as we were leaving victoria, Canada. It is one of the most beautiful places that i've visited since getting on the ship. I can easily see myself wanting to live there at some point.






Oh Victoria, I will hopefully see you again when we go back for another crossing.











We now are working seven days a week on the ship, doing 12 shows. I do not mind it because this is what I expected from this contract. It seems as though the dancers are getting burned out physically and emotionally. If I were in there position, I think that I would be feeling the same.

Despite the change from the Caribbean/Panama runs to Alaska/Vancouver, my days have become less taxing because we are now fully staffed. It is a good feeling to know that I know what I will be doing for the next 14 weeks and 2 days. Freelancing and summer stock theater are some things that I cannot express the joy that it brought to me while working those gigs but there is a bit of security in not living out of a suitcase and having a steady paycheck.

This does not mean that I won't go back on my time off but I have a lot of people/places to visit on my time off.



This is from the caribbean but it's still amazing.