What to Do Wednesday: Dublin, Ireland

Given my background, I am often asked by friends and family for suggestions on what to do in certain cities. I never cease to be flattered by it, and humbled when I realize… Continue reading

It’s Our Anniversary!

One year ago today I began “I’ve Got a Lovely Bunch of Coconuts” with this little post about transitioning into land life. I was just looking for a place to air my creativity.… Continue reading

I Thought He Was Going To Be OK

“He was so young. It’s such a shame.” In the past, I’d heard this phrase and responded with a slight tilt of my head, a sad half-frown and a “Yea, I know.” I… Continue reading

Sister! Sister!

It has been brought to my attention (rather adamantly) that I have not mentioned that I have a sister. Yes, folks there is one lucky soul out there that was fortunate enough to… Continue reading

Embarkation Day: Sign On and Sign Off From All Sides

Today one of my best friends at work had her last day. She leaves us for bigger and better things in a bigger and better city. The whole ordeal is conjuring up a… Continue reading

Oh, You Again: Reoccurring Dreams

It always annoys and astounds me how the dreams you had the night before can affect your following day. It’s fascinating how the reality of a dream is so gripping that real emotions… Continue reading

Why Mikey Would Hate Europe

This is Mikey: Last week I was visiting Mikey in the amazing city of Chicago. He is my best friend in the world, but after a week of observing his lifestyle I have… Continue reading

Norwegian Cruise Line Boogie

Yesterday was the UN’s International Day of Happiness. You may have noticed several tweets with #happinessday or Facebook statuses wishing the world a day of happiness. I acknowledged it with a slight smirk… Continue reading

How Ship Life is Like Study Abroad

This weekend we celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. I love this holiday. It’s more than a reason to drink beer. It’s more than an occasion to wear a color that makes me look fabulous. It’s… Continue reading

Am I Asexual?

Sometimes I Google pictures of Jonathan Rhys Meyers just to make sure. Really, though, it has been approximately two years since I left ships and I feel like that’s the last time I… Continue reading

Ship Goggles

The other day I was sitting at my desk, working on schedules and updating my Pandora list, when one of my co-workers walked past. This person walks past all the time, but on… Continue reading

You Never Forget Your First

When looking over all the photos I’ve taken, I have a million and one of my very first ship, the Celebrity Century. Anyone who has ever worked on any ship will tell you… Continue reading

Lessons in Love From a Landlocked Sailor

I tend to ignore Valentine’s Day. When I was an emo, dramatic teenager, I dressed in all black and lectured people about what an inane holiday it was. As I got older, I… Continue reading

I Know What You Googled Last Night

Ok, calm down, I don’t actually know what you googled. Hey, I’m not the NSA!   *Ba dum tssh* I do, however, know what people have googled to find my lovely coconuts blog. WordPress… Continue reading

Super Bowl at Sea

Just want to wish all my friends at sea a Happy Super Bowl Sunday! Whether you’re the one serving the bucket beer specials, making the pigs in a blanket, or hosting trivia contests,… Continue reading

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    Just a friendly reminder that the hairstyle you rock during your kids' formative years is the way they'll always picture you. Happy Father's Day to the guy with the most impressively flowing locks I've ever known. A Sunday morning at @unitytriangle sets my week off right. Great service today on recognizing the power of the Divine Masculine. Bring it to the forefront and kick butt!! 🕉🕊 Thunderstorms call for an FH Friday. #gettingorganized #gettingideas #spreadtheword #knowfh ❤️ Finally! A drink that speaks to me. #getexcidered Good. Morning. 🐕☀️💤 That's a wrap on the @fhfoundation's day on the Hill! #KnowFH #LittleHillontheHill
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    Just a girl missing the saltwater in my hair. Let's talk ships.