Monday, September 29, 2008

$%&*! Reader

Is anyone else having problems with Google Reader?  Mine comes up blank!  It's driving me nuts and it's VERY bad timing since I have a crap satellite connection up here in the Java Sea.  It takes forever to load a blog and some just will not load before timing out:(  I miss reading my blogs-WAH!

In other news, we're just a day from the Equator, now.  It's 1am and freaking HOT out.  Seas are calm and so is the ship.  The crew are quietly preparing for the absolute chaos that will occur when we hit the Quay.  Fortunately, for us this port call/ dry dock will only last 19 days-until crew-x.  Our opposites may face a much longer time and all, or most of it in dry dock, which can be decidedly more uncomfortable than a mere port call.

Hopefully, I won't have to return to Singapore.  It's not that I don't like the place, I do.  They have great food, cheap beer, etc.  It's just that I'm ready to move on.  I've been traveling to this region for nearly a year and I've had enough.  It's half way around the world and I'm sick of 40 hours flying, flirting with Deep Vein Thrombosis and eating muscle relaxers and painkillers like mixed nuts, just to commute to work.  I'm ready for South African wine country, working West Africa again and if latest rumour bears fruit, summer in Alaska...

1 comment:

"That Dude" said...

Looks like it's a good day not to be in NZ. 7.3 quake this morning.