Monthly Archives: September 2002


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no deck swabbing this weekend

I’m putting the “Arrrrrrrr” back in “Arrrrrrrrrrrgosy” this weekend.

Or rather, put. Weekend over. Probably made about $300USD in two days, after taxes taken out and cash tips added in.

I waved around the $33 in cash tips I made running locks tours today and exclaimed, “This is a month’s on campus drinking money!”

HUGE wedding last night on the MV Kirkland. And they MADE US TAKE DOWN THE PICTURE OF CAPTAIN FRITZ! Captain Fritz was the first owner and skipper of the Kirkland, back when it was the Tourist II and did runs inthe 1920s and 30s across the Columbia River, west of Portland. He still haunts the boat. If his picture is removed from its spot across from the 1st deck bar, or defaced, he wreaks havoc.

So when the wedding coordinator informed the skipper last night that we had to take down Fritz, the skipper said no, because every time he’d worked when someone took down Fritz, it was a “complete fucking disaster”. Arguing ensues. Manager is called in from where he is hosing outer deck. Manager puts Fritz in back room, covering the photo’s eyes so “he won’t know what’s going on.” (“But what about when you UNCOVER his eyes and he’s in the galley?”)

Fortunately, Fritz didn’t do much damage. A wineglass mysteriously shattered all over the place; the stem and base just seemingly exploded while a customer was holding it. Last time, Fritz blew up a 16oz glass that was sitting out on the bar, so that wasn’t too surprising. And I found a set of boat keys in my bag that I hadn’t put in there. But that’s all the vengeance wreaked.

What lesser-known Simpsons character are you?


The letter of appeal worked! I got into Fairview a week ahead of schedule!
being a squeaky wheel rules!

by the way, you can see my parents house from here!

progress report

Housing has got through 88 of the 100 girls who must be moved out of the Totem temp housing before they start attacking the waiting list. That means that 12 more kids must be relocated out of the Totem Park lounges, and then they will start relocating those of us waiting to get into housing. I am #13 on the wait list.

I am determined to get into housing, even if I end up sleeping a couple weeks in the AUS office.

Meanwhile, as for the rest of the school year, I suddenly realized that I should start applying to law schools. Dammit. That plus homework plus extra curriculars plus upcoming LSATS means…constant fantasizing about running away from home back to West Texas or New Mexico or similar, someplace with a whole lot of nothing out there, rocks and scrubby grazing lands and sagebrush and cactus and sunsets and miles of sky and NONE OF THIS STUPID VANCOUVER TRAFFIC. And no stress, no pressure, just a stupid blue collar job, cheap rent, and sunshine. But enough of that, back to the books, oh joy! I love school..I just wish it wasn’t so…consuming.