Friday, June 6, 2014

28 Days Later

You've just spent 28 days offshore. You worked 12 hours a day, 7 days a week. You had a routine. You had fun. Now you're back to the real world though. What are you going to do with your first full day back on land?

Well, if you're me, you're going to sleep. I've done nothing exciting today, but I did start to catch up on some of that sleep I was missing out on offshore. However, while I was offshore, I had a friend ask me what my life is like out there. So I've decided that I'll share the pictures I shared with her with all of you.

My bedroom 

 My bed/desk/porthole

Roommate's bed/our lockers/bathroom/door out 




Leftover feast from VIP visit 

I love feasts! 


 Ice Sculptures

Relaxing on Monkey Island 

View from Monkey Island

After a hard day of work

So, as you can see, my rig is quite great! It has amazing people, amazing food, and just is a great place to be a second home. While I'm not sad to be back on land, I do feel like I'm going through withdrawals. It's weird to not see the same people every day. I'm no longer getting picked on all day long. People don't send me appointment reminders (that drive me insane but also make me smile). I'm not having pranks pulled on me. It's nice, but doesn't seem normal. 

This last hitch, there was a time that I was called up to the rig floor just because I never hung out up there. Then there were the many appointment reminders my rig BFFs sent me just because they knew they annoyed me. Then I found out that my nickname on the rig is Peanut (because of my last name). All of that with the many other pranks/conversations, really make a girl feel at home.

As you can tell, we like to have fun out in the sea. Especially when you plant yourself as "one of the guys" and they start to prank you just like they prank each other. While I may have been gone for 28 days, once I got back into the offshore lifestyle and we got things more organized, it really wasn't an issue. If anything, it's weirder returning home than it ever is returning to the rig. I may work a lot while I'm offshore, but there's also plenty of play as well. Luckily, I have my nephew's 2nd birthday coming up this weekend and am going camping next weekend, so all of my time on land will be spent with people I love. Then back out to sea on the 17th! My summer's gonna fly by with a schedule like this.

What are your summer plans?