Look what I may be doing in February. I got a call yesterday from my Navy association buddy on the left coast wanting to know if I wanted to go to sea again - on a US Navy Destroyer. Will a dog sniff an ass? Hell yes I want to go.
Back in September we had my ship’s reunion in San Diego and one of the activities was a tour of the USS Kidd (DDG 100). The Captain of the USS Kidd’s daughter goes to school with one of our members granddaughter (or something like that) and was very gracious in letting us tour his ship. The crew were the best. I haven’t been called ‘Sir’ so much in many years.
Cmdr. Paul Bieraugel (the ships Captain) is having a day cruse for selected guest, and a few of us from our association were invited.
I must say I was excited as a teenager in a whorehouse with his dad’s credit card…until I got to thinking about the credit card. Flying across the country, rent a car, stay in a motel, food and drinks…maybe I had better pass it up.
Judy is excited for me and wants me to go, but I have a hard time spending that kind of money on just me. I mean, I know I am totally worth that and much more (in my own mind), but there are things we can do with that money, too.
I have a few days to think about it. Maybe I will go…don’t know.
Is it too selfish to want to do something like that without Judy or the grandkids going with me? It’s so hard to keep my narcissism in check.