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At Anchor Today in Stumptown

Tied up just downstream of the Broadway Bridge today, the reefer Naxos, of which almost nothing can be said.

Honestly, this is the most boring ship in the world. It was once involved in some kind of freight insurance claim. And that's it. Insurance.

Z-z-z-z-z...

So, I leave the ship's nonexistent history behind and broaden my search.

Veggies: It seems that a "reefer" is a type of ship designed to carry frozen cargo. What kind of frozen cargo gets loaded on a reefer in Portland is a mystery to me. Veggies, maybe? I know that I've gotten loaded on a reefer in Portland at least once or twice. I've been accused of coldness, but last time I checked, I wasn't a vegetable.

Vacations: The Naxos would seem to be named for the unutterably picturesque and vacationy main island of the Cyclades archipelago off the southeast coast of Greece.

Um...Vice?: Naxos is the the birthplace of Zeus. It is also home to the cult of Ariadne, with which the phrase "orgiastic rites" is associated often enough to pique the curiosity.

There is no resemblance between this cult and the ship currently receiving frozen peas down by the Broadway Bridge. Sorry.

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serenity_valley
Jun. 2nd, 2005 01:57 am (UTC)
What kind of frozen cargo gets loaded on a reefer in Portland is a mystery to me. Veggies, maybe?

Maybe it was lentils:

http://www.thehallway.net/mystery.htm
emeraldsedai
Jun. 2nd, 2005 03:34 am (UTC)
Oh my God, that's hilarious!

I'm sure it got funnier for you in hindsight, too.
serenity_valley
Jun. 2nd, 2005 05:31 am (UTC)
At least we got a funny story out of the whole thing.
vampirefan
Jun. 2nd, 2005 03:25 am (UTC)

Um...Vice?: Naxos is the the birthplace of Zeus. It is also home to the cult of Ariadne, with which the phrase "orgiastic rites" is associated often enough to pique the curiosity.


hmmmm...interesting... maybe it's a cult of slasher?
emeraldsedai
Jun. 2nd, 2005 03:34 am (UTC)
I think it could've been. Those Greeks, you know...
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