Queen of the Epic
March 19, 2012
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Jen took the #2 spot in the Queen of the Epic pageant,
and that was competing against a cheerleader for the
University of Tennessee and a sassy Brooklyn hipster
who won over the crowd by currying to their East Coast
loyalties: "Helloooooo New York!"
We were having such a good time, I said the only thing
that would make it better would be if we ran into Chocolate,
the waiter from our Alaska cruise two years earlier,
taught the girls how to balance cocktail glasses on their heads.
Shortly after, we looked over and noticed that one of the judges
was none other than (the politically incorrect self-named) Chocolate!
We ran up and re-introduced ourselves. He seemed to remember (or
pretended to), but we had a great time with him. We had dinner with
him the next night and got to hear what it's like for him, to work
so many hours and months on these ships away from his family in
Guatemala. (A much harder life than one would guess from all the