Thursday, February 15, 2007

SB is SB'd

Sailor Boy surfaced in Honolulu this week and was sun-burned (admittedly better than frost bitten). Seems he is now senior man for prepping the con tower on the surface, so he got a lot of time topside, watching the gentle green waters of the Pacific under clear skies and 80 degrees. He's also spent a lot of time at the helm underway. I admit that it's still somewhat disconcerting to think that the high school kid who hit three deer, a road sign, a dump truck, a parked car, and maybe a mailbox or two, is steering a 485 ft. nuclear submarine. But maybe he's really not sailor boy, but sailor man now. I think he even parallel parks it (when they make a pizza run). God speed, USGN 726.

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