Tuesday, February 15, 2011


I am sitting in Christchurch, New Zealand with the elegant and amazing Davidia, singer extraordinaire on board this week. We just had Japanese dumplings and Miso soup at the Dragon somethingorother a few blocks away. We are now sitting in a cafe called the Taproom overlooking the Avon River. A light breeze is blowing (the cigarette smoke of the guy next to me in my face) and there are picnickers on the banks of the river. It is sunny, clear, and a gorgeous day.

And of course, we have to ruin it by performing Tribute tonight...

Only kidding. Sorta.

The ship was on red level for Valentine's Day (hmm...) but now we are back to green or yellow, or yellowish green, or greenish yellow. I dunno. They don't tell me these things.

I think I have made a decision to step down from my post as Wardroom Vice President. It is stressing me out, and making my throat yucky. I guess i found out where I carry my stress. I know things will get better once a certain dorkwad cruise director makes his exit...but until then, I just have to try and relax. Easier said than done.

Valentine's Day came and went, thankfully with no issues. Sorta. We had a cookie decorating party in the Wardroom until we were told to leave because it was red level and you can't have food in the Wardroom during red level. We had the party in the dressing room instead. It was fun. Lots of frosting and sprinkles and laughs to be had. Of course, I didn't get any pictures to commemorate the adventure. My bad.

Once again my sleeping pattern is screwed up. Late night TV is bad. Very bad. Aussie Network is addictive, as are the crew channels. Lots of horror movies. Not to mention the TV shows I borrowed from Alex. I am now into season 1 of Heroes. Trying to find the series finale of Lost, because the copy I have does not let me know how things end... the earth is shaking and then it cuts off. UUUUUUGGGGGGHHHHH!!!!

Peggy gets here in a week or so, which will be so nice. I am looking forward to getting some work done, although I have tons of work to do before she gets here. My cabin is a wreck, and there is no room for anything, including me at the present time.

New Zealand boys are yummy.

Sorry, got distracted there for a moment. Peggy is going to see the new Dr. Zhivago musical in Sydney on the 11th of March, and I am very very jealous. It is by Lucy Simon, who did The Secret Garden, peggy and mine's favorite.

Okay, I should post some pics for you, and I will try to do it with the slow internet connection I have. Enjoy, and I will try and post again very soon. Actually, I have no new pics to post, so you will have to wait.

Oh... I started working on my solo show... It is going to be a lot of fun. more as it develops.



  1. Give Davidia a huge hug from both Dad and me. How we wish we could party with you!! And, I'm so happy that you're working on the solo show. Where do you start with that? And then what? How do you know what to do? Will wait patiently for pictures...please send Uncle Rick info on your camera...he's very anxious to know what you're using and I couldn't tell him.:) Love you! Miss you! Hugs and sloppy kisses...Mom

  2. Love reading your adventures. Thank you for blogging.

  3. I sense the weather has your voice a tad off its kilter. Chicken soup is known to work even on gentiles . You have the most excellent eye for patterns. I've decided to encourage you to do the decorating in our home. Missing you, and am so glad for your blog which makes me feel closer to you. Always loving you,

    This weekend might be the best of the early weekends to get to the island, but the store won't be open until April, and the farenheit will be at least 15 degrees colder than the city. I sense Petey would just love to be there right now.

    I'm so grateful for your blog, brings me closer to you.