December 5th, 2005

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Monday, December 5th, 2005


Les chaussettes de Noël du jour pour le 5 décembre

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Is It Weird If I Have A Favorite Drillship…?

Monday, December 5th, 2005

I just got the horribly horrible bad news that my favorite drillship whose name I adore, the Valentin Sashin, is having it’s name changed. This drillship has been a household name in my life for as long as I can remember, as many other various oil-company things and names have been, and I regard it like an old distant friend I’ve never met. I’ve even considered naming one of my children Valentin Sashin, maybe I still will. But the problem lies in that nobody would ever call her ‘Valentin Sashin’ and probably she’d just be called Valentine or Sasha, which I couldn’t stand. It’s all or nothing. Never mind that due to this history of the ship, it’s probably named after some rich Russian (male) communist… I adore the name. Earlier this year my dad’s company took their equiptment off her and abandoned her in some Argentinian harbor after a dispute with a contracter company, and now they(the silly Argentinians)’re changing her beautiful name to ‘Deep Venture’. How Hollywood. Pah.

Oh lovely Valentin, how I shall miss you. : (

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