Thursday, September 23, 2010

Latte time!

As I sit here in the middle of the Pacific I'm sipping my first Iced Dirty Chai Latte.  ?Que? you may be asking?  Well, well, we have a Starbucks onboard!  It's pretty cute, called "Jittery Abe's," and serves a sampling of the beverages available at your favorite Starbucks back home.  The bonus?  Funds raised go towards MWR.  So I've tried this Dirty Chai at the recommendation of one of the AG's in our shop.  I was a little skeptical, but it's not bad!  Kind of spicy, but still with detectable notes of espresso.  Suffice to say, quality of life has changed quite a bit from my days underway on SHOUP.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

My underway soundtrack

I hit "shuffle" on the ipod today.  I got Rusted Root, then P.O.D., then Princess Tiana (Disney), then Nelly.  At that point I started laughing out loud.  Folks, this is what happens when you inadvertently combine the iPhone profiles of someone who likes alternative rock and singing with her daughter with a heavy-metal redneck that sometimes has a hankering for rap.  Do not try this at home.