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Monday, March 26, 2007

According to KP's Mother.....

This was too funny to not share. Did you hear about this?

Pair saved after going overboard
09:52 AM CDT on Monday, March 26, 2007
The Associated Press
GALVESTON, Texas – A man and woman fell overboard from a cruise ship in the Gulf of Mexico early Sunday, but both were rescued after a four-hour search and appeared to be in good condition, a cruise line spokeswoman said.
The 22-year-old man and 20-year-old woman fell 50 to 60 feet from a cabin balcony, said Julie Benson, spokeswoman for Princess Cruises.
Both were onboard Sunday afternoon and being evaluated at the ship's medical center. They sustained minor injuries, Ms. Benson said.
The cruise line didn't know how the couple fell, although it appears to have been an accident, Ms. Benson said. The ship, Princess Cruise's Grand Princess, was about 150 miles off Galveston at the time.
The captain turned the ship around after friends of the man and woman told the crew about 1:30 a.m. that they'd gone overboard, Ms. Benson said. The ship's crew used spotlights and rescue boats in the search. One passenger was rescued by the ship's boats at 5:30 a.m. and the other at 6 a.m.
The search was aided by the Coast Guard, and a nearby cruise ship also offered assistance.
The man and woman, whom the cruise line declined to name, will have the option of continuing on the trip or returning home when the ship reaches port.
Such incidents are considered unusual but this is the second this month. A man was rescued off the Florida coast after eight hours in the water.

My friend "I'm In Slacker Mode" aka KP, got a call from her mother today.

"Did you hear about the couple who fell off a cruiseship this weekend and when they were rescued, the man was naked?"

"Um, yeah" kp said.

"Was that CruiserMel?"

When I stopped laughing, I felt all warm and fuzzy. Apparently KP's mother thinks I'm 20.

I love that woman.


Swishy said...

LOL ... that's classic!

tfg said...

What could they have possibly be doing that caused both of them to fall overboard?

Mr. Fabulous said...

I thought you were 20. You're not?

Lindystar said...


I'd sure as hell wouldn't go home though, I'd damn well be finishin my cruise.

Maybe some people that aren't as cool as you are just coming up with creative ways to meet the captain.

CruiserMel said...

Swishy - Her mom is fantastic with the little quips like that.

tfg - Um....shuffleboard?

Mr. Fab - Yeah, once or twice.

Lindy - I don't know which would be more embarrassing - staying on board with everyone talking about you or having to go home where everyone's talking about you.

Jen said...

Ha!! There was a running wager as to whether I would throw K overboard on our cruise. But Royal Carribean had a sign about not throwing things over because it would pollute the waters, so I couldn't do it.

KP said...

You forgot the part where my dad had to explain to her that said couple was probably fooling around when they fell overboard. Classic, indeed!!

Dezdmona said...

kp's mom thought you were 20 or thought you were crazy enough to find yourself on the other side of the cruiseship rail? LOL

CruiserMel said...

Jen - Funny! Thanks for visiting, come back again.

KP - Oh and I forgot your response was "No, Mom, the guy wasn't a crew member!"

Dez - Oh she KNOWS I'm crazy, but she THINKS I'm 20.

Dezdmona said...

Dez - Oh she KNOWS I'm crazy, but she THINKS I'm 20.

I think I need to meet this woman...

...finally, someone who only see's people for your "inside" age.

A Sage indeed. *wink*

Glaziersgirl said...

Ok, I have been on cruises, I have been naked on cruises, but I have never fallen, nor have I been anywhere near falling off the cruise ship. Now how the heck did that happen?

Sorry I missed you when I was on your side of town. We will have to plan a meet up and you can buy me many martinis and tell me of all your adventures while I tell you all the excitement of Central Market cooking classes. Can you say "I'd rather be cruisin than cookin"?

CruiserMel said...

Glaziersgirl - Unless you are an NBA player or are just plain stupid, there's no way to be hurled over those 4' railings. The word "idiot" comes to mind. And yeah - anytime you come "south" let me know. I'll buy the first round.