Day 88: Extreme Dream Team

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{cruise day 6/10} 
I seem to want to do everything in extremes. I’m not sure why, but that’s just the way I am. Even when I’m eating chocolate (or any chocolate-based food). In that vein, I’ve spent the last two months (extremely) anti-social. It was like I was on some sort of sabbatical. Or my own personal Vipassana retreat, except with more beaches (and smoking).

Anyway about a week ago I finally got bored of that and decided to try something new. I decided to build The Dream Team: i.e. integrate a couple of mini-cliques and facilitate having a group of fun people to hang out with. It worked out well, actually. I even get HUGS almost everyday now. Possibly too well. Instead of writing and reading, I was drinking and socializing. And eating lots of hamburgers (for some reason). Maybe I’m becoming more of a ship-lemming.

But now I’m in a quandary. I was actually quite productive before. Socializing is a very time-consuming activity. And it’s hard work trying to be the “glue” between cliques. It’s like I’m an extreme acquaintance now. And that leaves me with little time to do other stuff. I wonder if there’s a way to find a balance. Perhaps an extreme balance…

Here’s a summary of what I’ve been up to:

Day 81: Aruba. Saw an in-ordinary number of iguanas and went to the beach. Decided that running along the beach is my new favorite hobby.

Day 83: San Juan. New cruise: #9. Volunteered to be the teeth-whitening “model” for the spa. My smile is now 5 shades lighter.

Day 84: Tortola BVI. Went to the pub and had a pint of Newcastle Ale. And bought a King-sized Cadbury’s Fruit & Nut chocolate bar. Didn’t last long. Mmm.

Day 85: St Maarten. Rented ATV bikes again and did another driving tour of the island. This time we had a guide. And I did more donuts.

Day 87: Barbados. Decided that I’m bored of running along the beach. Lost my beach-ball in the sea. Did a running jump off the BFT thingy. And swung on the rope swing off the pier. And I came in second in an inter-ship drinking contest at The Boatyard. 

Day 88: Grenada. Visited the fort again. Went for a chicken roti and Stag beer. Grenadan beer tastes like shandy.

iguanas + pints + ATV bikes + BFT + rope swing + beach + white teeth

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I'm a wanderer, couchsurfer, writer, illustrator, uncoordinated dancer, unwitting minimalist, party enthusiast, free hugger and now a crewman. Follow me @roymarvelous .................................................................................................................... Also, find out how to work on cruise ships. Or check out the new T-shirt & Card store.



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