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Queen of the Epic

Pool Deck
Norwegian Epic
At Sea
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, who 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 smiles.)