Games to play at sea while waiting out a gale.

Technology is a w e s o m e.So, we’re somewhere around here. We’ve encountered some terrible weather. What’s terrible weather on a ship, you ask? Well, if in a few seconds, you go from seeing only water to only air outside your cabin’s porthole, that’s a pretty good indication to stay indoors my friend. Anyways, for all of you virginal ocean dwellers, here are a few games we’ve been playing on board to pass the time as we slug our way forward to Station P.

Game 1: In n’ Out

  • Purpose: a game of will, one counts the number of times you throw up in your mouth while working (either the most of the least counts can be deemed desirable)
  • Winners: those nearest the participants
  • Losers: those nearest the participants

Game 2: Suds in the tubs

  • Purpose: akin to a staring contest; wait out your bunkmate to see how long either of you can pretend to be asleep as the shower door slams against the adjacent wall all night
  • Winner: the freakish individuals who are actually capable of sleeping through this shit.
  • Loser: me.

Game 3: Sleep and eat

  • Purpose: one attempts to spend as little time as possible doing anything either than sleeping and eating. Successful participants will spend no more than 2-3 hours out of bed in a given day.
  • Winner: the dude with 24h bed head
  • Loser: the dude with 24h bed head’s stomach

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Dave Semeniuk spends hours locked up in his office, thinking about the role the oceans play in controlling global climate, and unique ways of studying it. He'd also like to shamelessly plug his art practice: