Sunday, April 19, 2009 :::
I went on a sunset cruise aboard the Adirondack II off the coast of Key West last night. It was quite an adventure.
The wind was roaring and the surf was choppy and the sea was unforgiving. People started barfing almost immediately. Somehow, I always seemed to know when to turn my head just in time to catch someone hurling over the bow. And anyone who knows dan knows that he's prone to a bit of motion sickness himself. But I didn't want to be that guy. You know: the guy that that barfs over boat bows. So I desperately tried to keep my cool.
I was totally fine until the halfway point, about an hour into the cruise, where the was no sign of land, a howling wind in my ears, sea spray on my face, and sickness all around me. Most people on the boat were either barfing or fall-down drunk. The barfers were getting their own vomit all caught in their hair. The fall-down drunks were hitting on the barfers. My stomach was starting to turn for various reasons.
Through sheer concentration and self-control, I barely managed to maintain the integrity of my stomach, and before everyone knew it the sun had set, the ride was over, and the barfers were getting enticed back to the fall-down drunks' hotel rooms, with the alluring promise of "leftover fish."
Overall, you could say it was a very memorable experience.
::: posted by dan at 3:11 PM :: [ link ] :: (8) comments
8 previous comments:
That is so revolting, I can't believe you had to pay for that.
By , at 9:03 AM
it's written all over her face, "i will be barfing soon!". I can see it!!
By , at 9:52 AM
Oh gawd, I remember our trip to Dry Tortouga on a Cat off the coast of the Keys. I will NEVER do that again. The only thing I think was werid was the old people were all oblivious to it. They were playing cards and reading... not paying a lick of attention to the constant up and down roller coaster ride. I had to go into a into meditation mind freeze to keep from hurling. Was that your ass?
By me, at 3:57 PM
In that picture of yourself, is there something in your teeth???
word verification: nonagyl...sounds like some kind of itch medication
By otimak, at 7:48 PM
Boats are dangerous events. I can never seem to be on one without almost getting killed. And I don't even get sea-sick. The lack of seatbelts is somewhat disturbing though.
Lately, I want to go on a boat just to sing Lonely Island's "I'm on a Boat". It's the little things, you know?
By Monkey, at 11:57 PM
I can't believe you're in Florida! You should come to Gainesville to grab a beer with me. Before I move to D.C.!
By sarah, at 12:54 PM
are you always on vacation? i swear...
By sarah, at 4:51 PM
I was thinking the exact same thing Sarah. "It sure seems like Dan takes a lot of vacations."
By , at 10:32 AM
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