Sea Day Number 5

Trip Start Aug 31, 2008
Trip End Sep 16, 2008

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Friday, September 12, 2008

In the morning I decided to go to a cooking demonstration given by the head chef of the Italian specialty restaurant on board.  The demonstration was in the Galaxy Lounge and they had set up a cooking station on the stage.  A camera filmed the chef as he worked and showed the video on two large screens.  He prepared a King Crab salad and a mushroom soup prepared in a bread bowl.

Next, Ambassador Peck gave a talk on cultural perceptions.  He was a very entertaining speaker and I kicked myself for having missed his first two lectures.

Finally, I went over to the move theater to listen to the literary lecturer who spoke about Herzog by Saul Bellows.  Like the last time I heard him speak, the lecturer made me excited about a book I had never read through his passion for the story.  I'm not sure I would have even liked the story at all had I read it myself, but I really did enjoy the retelling.

Dave spent the morning writing back in the room while I was in the different talks.  I went back to the room and convinced him to take a break and watch Little Shop of Horrors in the movie theater.  It was the musical version with Rick Moranes and Steve Martin--this was the original black  and white version from 1960.  The actress who played Audrey was a passenger on the ship and we were treated to an interview with her before the screening of the film.  It turns out she was in a number of movies and tv shows, but most before my time.  Then we watched the  movie, which was very much a campy B movie.  I'm not sure if it was meant to be a comedy, but it certainly was funny.

After the show we played some ping pong and then some paddle tennis before getting ready for dinner.  After dinner we returned to the movie theater to watch Forgetting Sarah Marshall.  There were probably only about 10 other people in the theater and I speculated that most would not like the movie and leave.  However, they all stuck it out.  I was glad to find that the movie was just as funny the second time as it was the first time I saw it.
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