Disco Duck & Sysco Chicken

Last night was the campus Navy Ball celebrating 244 years since the creation of the US Navy.

The other branches also have balls, but I’m gonna have to build up my tolerance to dress uniform exposure. Too much finery might cause fainting.

Or maybe the lightheadedness is attributable to the Spanx undergarment constricting the vital flow of blood and air, but not other fluids as the damn thing was crotchless. Who knew?

We got a flask as a party favor! I’m gonna fill it with bourbon and bring to the office as part of my earthquake disaster/faculty meeting prep kit.

I expected rubber banquet chicken, but had an excellent salmon florentine paired with a local wine.

The program did not disappoint. The emcee was none other than my buddy CAPT Ed “Tick” McCabe who shared my first flight out to Monterey– aka the “near-death experience.”

Our keynote speaker was Captain Paul X. Rinn, USN (ret), who was the commanding offer of a ship that struck a mine in the Straits of Hormuz. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_X._Rinn

For every horror story seen on the news, for every act of meanness, I believe that there are just as many, if not more, stories of heroism and kindness that go untold.

Tune in to the good. See the light. Be the light.

Namaste, y’all.

About Laura Alford, PhD

I'm a recent graduate of LSU (PhD in Accounting). In addition to academic research, I also write fiction on Tuesday nights with the Asilomar Writers.
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