Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Deadliest Catch

The highlight of my evening last night was watching season premiere of Deadliest Catch. I know. I live an exciting life indeed. Although I haven't watched this show religiously, I do find it fascinating. I mean who are these crazy people who actually want to make a living by forgoing sleep for hard labor aboard a small ship in the freezing Bering Sea? Why does the Captain make the most money when he spends most of his time taking it easy in comfort and warmth at the helm of the boat? Since these are often family businesses, how does one survive in such a confined space with family members for an extended period of time? And what is with all of these superstitions anyway? As one who enjoys fishing I understand this concept (e.g. don't drink the first beer until you've landed the first fish). But refusing to drop crab pots for hours because nobody can find you a cup 'o' noodles...what gives?!?!

I haven't quite figured out how folks come up with ideas for these reality type shows anyhow. I mean were a bunch of executives sitting around a table one day when one piped up saying "Crabs! We've got to do a show about Crabbing! It'll be the next big thing!". I asked Jeramy about this, and he told me that a new show called Ax Men is coming out about loggers. Huh? I mean what exactly is exciting about logging? But despite my overwhelmingly exciting social calendar I'll probably watch it. So I'll let you know.

After Deadliest Catch, my friend Jenny came over to watch American Idol. Well mostly we chat while listening to and critiquing the occasional performance. (Usually I just agree with Simon). She had first ultrasound photos to show me as she is also pregnant and due a month after me. Besides sharing a first name, we are pretty similar in that we went to school together since seventh grade and have been married to our high school sweethearts for nearly a decade. So needless to say, it's pretty exciting to be pregnant with our first babies together at the same time. I'm envisioning so many good times raising families together in the future. It almost makes me glad it took an extra year for me to get pregnant...almost...

3 comments:

Jendeis said...

Yay for Deadliest Catch! I've gotten caught up in it too. My husband and I watched Ice Road Truckers on the History Channel which totally rocked - I think the success of that show is what spurred them to do Axe Men (it's about the logging industry).

Jaime and Chris said...

I love Deadliest Catch too. I'm a fan of the Northwestern of course. Did you know that most boats are based in Ballard?? Sadly the season premiere was the highlight of my night :)

Barb said...

I agree with Simon too. I know he's known as "the mean one," but I often just consider him the most honest! I mean seriously, sometimes those people are really flat or nasally or whatever, and Paula is like, "You were just delightful!!!" WHAT???