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Ships are cool.

By December 21, 2005boys, conversations, food, navy

So, if you had asked me this afternoon what I was doing later tonight, I bet I wouldn’t have said, “I’m going to hang out on the USS Barry for awhile — just to eat some Sonic and watch some Penn & Teller and stuff.”

Laurie took me on board to visit Grant for a bit. I felt really popular when knew the guy standing outside that gave us our little pink passes and went to get Grant for us. His name is Allen and I smoked his hookah in May.

After we watched Penn & Teller, Grant gave us a little tour of the ship — mostly because I had to go to the bathroom. He showed us where he works and we went outside and looked at some of the other ships. Then we had this conversation:

Grant: “So, now that you’ve seen the ship, you think you could live on this thing for six months?”

Lisa: “Eh, I guess it wouldn’t be that bad. It would depend on who else was on it. I bet it’s hard being a girl living on a ship for six months.”

Grant: “Yeah, a lot of girls just try to get knocked up so that they can get off the ship. They’d rather have a baby then stay on board.”

Lisa: “Well, I can tell you this much. If you offered me the option right now of getting pregnant or living on this ship for six months, I’d choose the ship. No questions asked and I wouldn’t even have to go home and pack.”

Visiting ships is fun. I’m glad I finally got to visit the Barry, and I love when random cool shit happens.

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