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We Have a Swedish Cooking Show on Board!

We Have a Swedish Cooking Show on Board!

Posted by on Dec 4, 2013 in Blog, My Job | 0 comments

Unfortunately the chef couldn’t make it. Regardless, they’ve been a lot of fun so far, Muppets or no. The show is essentially a cooking and travel show, where the hostess (Anne Lundberg) and their chef board ships, cook for the crew, and visit new and exotic places. So it’s half cooking, half travel, and all ships (which makes for an...

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PR Coordinator No More

PR Coordinator No More

Posted by on Oct 2, 2013 in Blog, My Job | 0 comments

I’ve had a change in title (with little-to-no change in heart). My old title was “Public Relations Coordinator,” which sounds pretty impressive I guess, but we found it was misleading. Why? Well there were a number of people who thought that it meant any time there was public, I was the one to relate them to. This is not exactly the case....

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Mystery Media Team

Mystery Media Team

Posted by on Sep 19, 2013 in Blog, My Job | 1 comment

I can’t tell you who exactly it was I was hosting over the last ten days. Well, to be fair, I could tell you who they are, just not who they’re working for. I’ve gotta respect nondisclosures from time to time. But to be safe, we’ll just leave them with the title “Mystery Media Team.” The MMT were here making a...

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Dental Screenings and Climbing Things

Dental Screenings and Climbing Things

Posted by on Sep 3, 2013 in Blog, My Job | 0 comments

Sometimes you just see something and say to yourself, “I must ascend to the top of that.” For some people it’s mountains, for others it’s corporate ladders. For me, it’s crumbling and (often) abandoned buildings. Don’t ask me why – I just like doing it. There’s some danger, yes, but also not a lot of people...

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Congo – My Feet Again on African Soil

Congo – My Feet Again on African Soil

Posted by on Aug 14, 2013 in Blog, My Job | 0 comments

When you’re out at sea for a couple of weeks, you start to wonder what walking on solid ground will feel like. In particular, you wonder if your inner ear is just going to keep sloshing around, convincing your brain to tell your feet that they’ve got compensating to do. Making you look like a wandering drunk. Stability suddenly seems...

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Hosting the BBC in Santa Cruz

Hosting the BBC in Santa Cruz

Posted by on Jul 26, 2013 in Blog, My Job | 4 comments

So as far as job titles go, mine sounds pretty important: Public Relations Coordinator. It’s a fancy way of saying I get to make friends with cool visitors and act as their conduit to friendship with my crewmates on board the Africa Mercy. Take a team wanting to make a documentary, get them everything they need, and keep from interrupting life on the...

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