All Aboard the Orlando Princess:
Deep Sea Shark Fishing


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As you all know, I drafted a somewhat ambitious list of 25 things I insist of doing before I turn 26, and well, I’m pleased to say that I’m making an impressive dent in my To-Do’s. I still foresee a lot of traveling in my future, but the hometown activities are being checked off at a noteworthy pace, if I do say so myself.

 

My friend, M, decided he wanted to go deep sea shark fishing for his birthday (it was between fishing and laser tag– the ultimate dilemma), so I eagerly obliged, since “Go deep sea fishing,” for whatever reason, ranked highly on my list. I am the furthest thing from a fisherman, so shark and deep sea fishing are essentially the same thing in my eyes (boat + ocean + fishing poles– it counts).

 

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 This gave S and I a reason to wear Sperry’s and quote the booze cruise episode of The Office all night. We also took it upon ourselves to wear as much college apparel as we could find. Oh, and due to an unforeseen cancellation in our original booking, we ended up on the Orlando Princess with a bigger boat and an all-you-can-drink beer pass. How perfect.

 

 
 

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It was all fun and games until S and I saw the first shark get caught. Neither of us could deal. I can’t stand to watch animals in pain, and for whatever reason, I didn’t think that revulsion applied to fish. I immediately proclaimed myself a vegetarian and then retracted my decision 12 hours later at brunch. We caught a grand total of 0 sharks, although I did let one go (I really did–nobody believed me–rude) and eat two bags of M&Ms in the Galley in the process.

 

 

Although it was far from anything I’d ever want to do again… ever… I’m glad I was a part of the whole shebang. Trying new things and spending time with great people is never a negative. Oh, and M ended up having a great birthday, so that’s really what matters. Yay!

 

 

Unfortunately, we tried to take a whole group shot, but the fog and rain wouldn’t allow it. It also wouldn’t allow good hair or lighting. Boo. Farewell, Orlando Princess! Next to conquer on my list are kayaking, trips to DC, Manhattan, and potentially Vegas, and some major piano lessons. Needless to say, I’m excited. Has anybody else had any fun adventures lately?

 
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4 thoughts on “All Aboard the Orlando Princess:
Deep Sea Shark Fishing

    1. Stephanie Ziajka

      Well, I've knocked off 6 already, so there's only (hah) 19 things left! Next is kayaking, learning to play "A Thousand Miles" on the piano, and hopefully one of my designated trips. It will be a busy rest of the year!

      Hope you had a great weekend!

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