We all have our guilty pleasures. Mine is coming home on a Wednesday night after the radio show and watching the DVR capture of Lost. Well, it was until the season ended. I bide my time now with Commander in Chief until my precious is returned to me, after the summer comes to a close. Yessssssssssssssss….

Cynthia is not much of a TV watcher and does not share my interest in these shows. That being said, she has her own serial vice in the form of The Deadliest Catch.

The Deadliest Catch is a television series / documentary that chronicles the events on-board six fishing ships in the Bering Sea during the Alaskan king crab and Opilio crab fishing seasons.

The show’s name is not derived from some type of fierce man-eating crabs as one might imagine (or hope), rather it is in reference to the very real possibility of meeting an untimely and frozen death while crewing one of these god-forsaken vessels. Death that may come in the form of a rogue wave or an errant piece of ice-laden gear crashing down on your head.

Personally, I find the program difficult to watch. It’s quite stark and doesn’t pull any punches. You will be watching and *snap* that guy’s leg is broken or *splash* he’s overboard and has seconds to live….oh, he didn’t make it. Really rather gruesome and yet, Cynthia loves it.

She cannot seem to get enough of the show and I asked her why she liked it so much. She told me, quite plainly, that when she watches those guys go through what they do to make a living it makes her job seem a little bit easier to deal with.

Can’t argue with logic like that. It’s all about perspective.

Deadliest catch

2 thoughts on “Deadliest catch

  • June 14, 2006 at 7:54 am

    Wow – Cynthia comes off as so much less blood-thirsty in person. 🙂 Must have been the blonde distracting me.

    I seem to recall that she kept a list of “ten jobs worse than mine” stashed somewhere on her desk under the pencil cup or something at Fiesta. Still? I’d worry if her eyes light up the next time you invite her to go fishing.

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