So, I left Dubois PA at 6Am on Thursday. The Long Flight to San Francisco for my transfer was only made more difficult by what I thought at the time was a cold. In addition I had to exit Terminal 1 in SanFran and walk to Terminal 3 and go back Through Security a SECOND time because they are undergoing Construction. I did my good deed for the day when I passed the "Free Speech" booths there and after listening to them whining about George Bush, The war and How it is all Republicans fault that they live in poverty I gave them info on Unisea and How to get jobs so they would not be parasites on society anymore.
On Friday I went to the Southgate Mall in Seattle to see Alice in Wonderland in 3D!
Ooops! Almost forgot, this is Sunday, Better show some food. The above was my lunch at Panda Express; Orange Chicken, Mushroom Chicken and Beef and Broccoli. I do love that place.
Later I had a snack at Auntie Anne's Pretzels. Love their Lemonade.
Now Back to the Movie, which I highly encourage Everyone to see! Best film I have watched in a long time. Heck, Just seeing Alice in Armor kill the Jaberwocky was worth it!
Now Comes the bad part. On my decent into Seattle on Thursday I was chatting with my seatmate, a great guy named Joel. We had tententilavely made plans to do something this weekend, and then It hit; This Pounding, stabbing pain in my eye and sinuses on the left side. I started sneezing and felt like my head was going to explode. Ended up snotting all over and I think turned Joel off completely. (If you are reading this Joel, the reason I did not call is this, maybe next time?)
It was so bad I actually took a photo of my eye to make sure no blood vessels had burst. That is how much it hurt. Anyway though once I got off the plane and got to my hotel it seemed fine. In fact on Friday it seemed fine so I went to the movie. by Friday Night however I was in so much pain I collapsed in my hotel room. On Saturday morning I was no better, in fact maybe worse, so I drove myself (Thank you God and Saint Michael for watching over me), to the ER room at Highline Medical Center.http://www.highlinemedicalcenter.org/ Dr Hung Tran was a LIFESAVER!! This was also one of the best ER's I have ever seen. Quick, Efficient and really caring. In fact maybe a little too caring. The First two shots they gave me did not work so I had to get a ride back to the hotel if they were going to give me another shot. That is where the WONDERFUL DEADLIEST CATCH ANGEL HELEN came in. I called her and she came to pick me up. How fabulous is that? They would not release me till they saw her to make sure I made it back to my hotel safe. Of Course I was feeling fine (Better than I had in days actually) so she just followed me to the Drug store and then went to Subway with me.
Helen, The Deadliest Catch Angel!! You are the Best!! I owe you Major Presents once I get back to Dutch!
This is one of the Reasons I love Deadliest Catch. I don't know if the big shots in Hollywood or at Discovery even understand what they have in part created. The Deadliest Catch Fans are a community of people who CARE about one another as much as they care about the show. I have heard story after story about how one fan helps another, no questions asked. I know Helen had work to do yesterday but she dropped it and came right on over when I needed her. There are very few shows that have generated that Kind of a fan base. Do you think those people who watch "Real Housewives" or "Jersey Shore" would do that for one another? Not likely. Those shows are about spoiled rich brats. Deadliest Catch is about Hard working average Americans.
Now perhaps it's the Vicoden, but I just have to say that I think through all the shows the Spirit of Dutch Harbor/Unalaska has been transmitted to the viewers. The whole Community Spirit that "We're all in this Together", and "We have to do this because we're all we got" is coming through. We help one another, we care for one another, and finally What happens in Dutch Stays in Dutch. At every community function or auction it is proven again and again. Do we need to spend $100 on a homemade cheesecake, $20 on a small Pumpkin roll or $5000 on A Seattle Sea hawks trip? No. We do it to support the Community. And you all do too.
I guess what I am trying to say is that Deadliest Catch people are just "better" than your average folks. Whether that is because the show attracts that audience, or if the show has changed some folks is up to you. I'm just glad to know all of you, and I think I can say you all would do just fine in Dutch Harbor/Unalaska with that attitude!
So, Once I got back to the Hotel, I took my prescriptions and went to sleep, (Vicoden will do that) and slept, and slept and slept. I finally got up about 10am this morning after hitting the bed about 6pm last night.
Once I finish the Blog I am going to try to go to the mall again and finish up some shopping. Hopefully Tomorrow I will be back in Dutch Harbor/Unalaska, unless the Snowapoclaypse is continuing. Next post from there or from Anchorage.