As I may have mentioned before, I am a huge fan of cruises. Although I haven't gone on one yet this year, I usually go on at least one or two every year. Where the cruise actually goes is wholly unimportant to me. Half the time I sleep through the stops anyway, and just stay on the boat. I just like having no cell phone, having great food available 24/7, and sitting on the back of the boat watching the waves.
It takes a certain type of person to enjoy a cruise. Usually that person is an old person. My friend Jonah and I are the two exceptions. I think we've gone on two cruises together, and each time we were the only people remotely close to our age. So much for meeting the hot ladies pirate-style.
On one such cruise we woke up at our usual time - 3pm. The boat was docked in Mexico, and was leaving at 5:30, meaning that everyone had to be on the boat at 5.
On Mike Dariano
I finished A.J. Jacobs' Drop Dead Healthy. It is wonderful. Jacobs explains things in a witty, accurate way. He tackles 24 body parts among them, head, shoulders, knees, and toes, knees and toes. Each body part gets an explanation about the things almost everyone agrees on (eat more dark green vegetables) and then Jacobs looks at some of the more eccentric ideas (vegetarian and paleo). The best part of the book is Jacobs' writing and the health information secondary. I learned a few good pieces of information (belly breathing, posture, HIIT) but the best parts were when I laughed, which also happens to be very healthy. Here are two - of many - more of my favorite quotes.
Quoting Emo Philips
I used to think the brain was the most wonderful organ in the body. Then I realized who was telling me that.
On a the 5:30am ferry to a triathlon.