Sunday, February 23, 2014

Rehearsal...

I was late for rehearsal and the Switch Committee guys thought I was late because I was blogging.

It wasn't true,

However, since they gave me such a hard time, I'm blogging during the middle of their rehearsal.

David wears his pants around his feet.














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Thursday, February 20, 2014

Cartagena...

We were in one of my absolute favorite ports today, Cartagena, Columbia, South America.

I took some of the cast to the mud volcano that Brett, John, Jeannie, Kelsey and Mark and I went to the last time we were there. They all really loved it.




















Afterward, we went down to the old city.


Since Jeannie's not with me, this was my Valentine's date.
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Sunday, February 16, 2014

Miami...

Look who we found in Miami after we got off the ship.


Brett and Mitchell!


They're both doing the Epic and we got to have brunch together.


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Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Panama Canal...

We went through the Panama Canal today.






It's the 12th time I've gone through it. That seems kind of crazy.

For dinner the cast went out for sushi. The plates were especially decorative.








Except Amber's. She got the no frills plate.


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Saturday, February 8, 2014

Shipped...

I'm back on a cruise ship for two weeks. It's been fun and weird getting my running acclimated to the warm weather.


The temperature was 86 degrees as I ran, which is quite a difference from the polar vortex temps I've become accustomed to this winter in Chicago. It was so hot that as I ran on the track, I would step in little puddles from the crew washing the deck. On my return lap, my footprints had completely burned away. It was hot.


Here's my view as I run.


One of the weird things about cruising is that you see people come on to the ship carrying huge bags of luggage, but the old guys on the ship wear the same outfits every day. This old guy has worn the same florescent workout show every day of the week. How can I tell? Because he even wears it to the evening performances of the shows and his Dry Fit Tech shirt glows every night in the audience.


Old guys act weird on cruise ships. Sometimes you go to the library and they'll fall asleep and snore so loudly that no one can concentrate on their books.


Some times they sit across from you for an hour and pick their nose the whole time they're there.



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Friday, February 7, 2014

Hualtulco...

It's the day of the show. Sadly, that meant no getting off the ship. Too busy.

I forgot to mention that as we were getting on the ship in LA, we happened to get on at the same time the old cast was getting off.


That never happens. It was nice seeing Holly Walker and Tim Reardon, a couple of our old castmates.

One of the best things about Mexico? Dr. Pepper Light. The Mexican version of Diet Dr. Pepper tastes even better than the American version.


Hard day of rehearsals, once again.


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Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Puerto Vallarta...

We were in Puerto Vallarta today and found some time to get off the ship.


Had to stop to get some supplies for the show. The hot sauce aisle in all the Mexican ports are quite spectacular.

The director on this ship is Anneliese Toft. I'd only met her a few times, so doing this ship has allowed us to get to know each other real well. She's a great director and super fun to hang out with. We ate at VIP's, which I equate to a Mexican Denny's. They don't have delicious food like this at American Denny's though.


I told Anneliese that Jeannie's favorite menu item in Mexico is Pizzole so she got it and loved it.


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Ship life...

We're in Cabo today, but had rehearsal all morning and evening so no chance to get off the ship. Did stroll out on the deck for awhile to take in the warmth.



It's been crazy getting used to ship life again.


Positives:
I'm in a passenger cabin.
Sun.
Warmth.
I can wear shorts everyday.
I haven't paid for food in several days.

Cons:
No Jeannie.

Jeannie's stuck back in the snow and cold storm that just squashed Chicago. It's odd being on the ship without her. Luckily, I can text her pretty much for free on the ship so I can keep in contact without missing her too badly.

The cast is working hard and the show is looking great.


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Sunday, February 2, 2014

Back at sea...

I'm back on a ship.


This time though, it's just for 2 weeks. I'm installing a new cast as a producer.



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