Matt Carberry (kingpin248) wrote,
Matt Carberry

I got crabs last night...

No, not those crabs! I'm talking about seafood from Joe's Crab Shack in Jacksonville Beach. To be honest, it wasn't crabs, but breaded shrimp - and as you might imagine, they were atop a well-done hamburger. I ended up hooking up with a couple of other people and getting out on the beach for a bit last night. Doing so provided me access to that wonderful food, to many varieties of beer, and to views that make me seriously consider applying to the University of Florida. After dinner and a brief walk along the beach, we ended up at Fionn MacCool's. It was there that the three previous beers and twenty-three hours without sleep caught up to me in an instant. I was falling asleep at the table, utterly unable to keep my eyes open. So we split up our group; three stayed out, while myself and one other headed back to the base. I was just signing us back in when I heard the dreaded phrase "loss of shore power." Despite being raggedly tired, I did the only appropriate thing - I headed aft and assisted on the casualty. It's the first time I've ever done so in civilian clothes. We had the issues fixed inside of half an hour, and I was finally able to crawl into the rack and turn off the world for about half a day.

Big news out of the Armpit of New England, with USS New Hampshire (SSN 778) being christened yesterday at Electric Boat in Groton. I'm willing to bet she looks a lot different than she did when Memphis was at that yard; then, she was still in pieces and nowhere near functional. I'm particularly impressed that EB delivered New Hampshire ahead of schedule and under budget, delivering both additional protection and savings to the American taxpayer.

The Celtics have completed the restoration of their glory by winning the NBA championship. The Hall of Fame cases of all three of their major stars receive a significant boost. It's also now certain that the Giants did the city of Boston a major service this past February 3; had the Patriots won the Super Bowl, it would have been three championships in eight months for Beantown. The city could have gone bankrupt playing for all those parades, or possibly had a collective meltdown from inability to process all the recent success.

Anyone who has read tfo over the last two months or so might have picked up on the fact that I cannot stand Amy Winehouse. I know it's mean, but I couldn't help but laugh when I read that she has lung damage and emphysema...from smoking crack and cigarettes! I don't wish such ailments on her or anyone else. But if I relied almost exclusively on my voice to make a living, I'd probably go to great lengths to protect that voice. From what I read in the CNN article, the best course would be to follow every last piece of advice her father has given - stop smoking (everything), keep performing, and ditch the druggie friends. What Mr. Winehouse didn't say is that doing so may also necessitate a divorce, as more often than not, Amy's husband has been her partner in crime - literally, in many cases.
Tags: boston celtics, insanity, memphis, women

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