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11- I have become a countdown junkie

11 days until I am off the boat, 268 hours until I am home, but then everyone on the ship has become a countdown junkie.

It used to be when something crappy happened you would just shrug your shoulders and say, meh- shiplife what are you going to do, but now when something shitty happens the response, as it was today, is- “11 days”  As in, I only have to do endure this for 11 more days.

I think counting down helps you manage the time, give you something to look forward to- it contextualizes it, it gives it a handle, something to hold on to.  When I wake up tomorrow it will be 10, but I won’t be thinking about 10 more days, I will be thinking that in only one day I am in the single digits, which I will hold onto for about as long as it takes to realize that that means in two days it will be one week.

The names of the days of the week became useless to me a long time ago.  They have no meaning here.  The names of days are, Sea Day, St. Kitts, Nassau, that has relevance, it tells me what is going to happen that day.  This last trip though, I think the thing that will supersede the name that has meaning for that day will be that day’s number.  St Croix will not be St. Croix this time it will be “7” and St Maarten will be “4”.

Stay tuned to Dave’s countdown fever.


February 15, 2011 - Posted by | Uncategorized


  1. Dave! I am SO excited for you!! Can’t imagine the amazing reunion w/ Jenny and Dillon. Awesome! Put me on the short list for that welcome back beer!!

    Comment by Leigh | February 15, 2011 | Reply

  2. Leigh, did you say welcome home beer….. hmmmmm I think you are on to something. I thnk either the Monday or Tuesday after I get home we were thinking about heading to the Drafthouse for some pints and if anyone wanted to come hang out, that would be a good time to do it.

    Comment by davidsjones | February 15, 2011 | Reply

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