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Author Archives: Kelly Hostetler

Only at Sea..

5 August 2011, 06:13

Kelly Hostetler

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For our last blog entry we have compiled a list of the top ten sea-isms that we all have contributed to and experienced out at sea. Only at sea do you use a power stance when brushing your teeth or peeing (males) Only at sea do you feel like a pinball when you walk through […]

Lessons learned: How to be happy in defeat

1 August 2011, 01:57

Kelly Hostetler

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And then I saw it plastered across his face; The sheer childish joy of victory. I have seen this gleeful purity before in the boys I used to babysit. Whether it was football, soccer or basketball, beating me, the babysitter, was always an expected but glorified accomplishment. Pride twinkled in their eyes, just as it […]

The Sea Gods

25 July 2011, 03:01

Kelly Hostetler

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It only took 10 minutes right before dinner-time to ramp up. Being down in the lab on watch, I couldn’t feel it starting until I made it to the galley. It was there in the mess that I experienced it’s full force. Hanging spoons swayed from side to side, water glasses sloshed from brim to […]

It’s all about the people

19 July 2011, 06:41

Kelly Hostetler

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With a daily grind centered around eating, sleeping and watching data, I have realized two main differences between life on land and life at sea: first, the little moments become big, and second, the people become entertainment. I don’t know if it is seismologists? Boats? Boredom? But shoot, people are nice on this ship. Whether […]

Day 2 @ Sea – Sunshine and Streamer…at last!

14 July 2011, 05:53

Kelly Hostetler

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After much troubleshooting, the tug-of-war game between our ship and the sea has finally crowned a victor – science. Shift after shift ran into many telemetry and communication obstacles and it seemed that with every step forward, we took two steps back. But mid-afternoon and mid-shift for me, just as I was imagining a humpback […]