Humpy Dumpty, Scary Scary Quite Contrary
Trip Start Mar 11, 2006
45Trip End Aug 01, 2006
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Not quite like hiking in Nepal, but still with two solid days on a cargo boat with almost no activities, the meals were almost guaranteed to be the highlights of the day
Other thing about being in a boar is there are no TV broadcast towers on buoyees in the middle of the sea, so we only got to catch the first half before the reception fuzzied out to nada, and Scary came around to play some cards. To our credit, we did not let him win on purpose. Not every time, anyhow. He did further bank on his scariness to make us Turkish dance to techno in the Discobar later that night. Humpy, after chatting up Ol' McGee all night, went predictably MIA. He came back in the morning with an even lecherous-er face on and slept all the next day.
My next day was not spent on pedestrian pursuits such as sleep, not when there was travelogue to write! I sunned, hung out, and covered Nepal through Moscow, all in a day's work. All work and no play make Jack a dull piece of cargo though, so that night the only Americans on board (us), Scary, and the Tablettes celebrated Aksana's bday in style, and by style I do mean their tiny cabin. We counted stars and were introduced to the Tutemas song three times, a very slow and sultry song that we thought was a love song but actually translates to something like "there's no one to hold me" and was the catalyst to a rush of love-struck teen suicides a few years back until the government had to step in, banning that song and presumably by widely releasing the infinitely more catchy and in a way less depressing "Who Let the Dogs Out". Ryan had a beard-and life-related epiphany before it was late to bed, late to rise, making these men healthy, wealthy, and in Turkey.
Moral of the Story: I'd love to see Scary and the guy from Red Dragon in a bite-through-steel-plate contest. And then Humpy vs Wilt, but not in basketball.