20 March 2008

The Oceanaire Six

My beautiful wife made a very interesting observation this morning. Whenever I forward her emails relating to my Grand Ocean-crossing Adventure, the boat name is in the subject line. The boat's name is Oceanaire.

A human mind, especially one as sharpened to prevailing culture as my wife's, does funny things. It relates one word to another and makes for some fun connections. And some somber ones. See, Heidi reads Oceanaire as Oceanic every time. And her mind jumps straight to Lost, the hit ABC drama. In case you don't watch the show, the airline that they were flying was Oceanic and the name plays a key role this season as they discuss the "Oceanic Six". And, eek, we're sailing Oceanaire with six crewmembers...the "Oceanaire Six".

I sure hope we don't get stranded on Hawaii when we get there.

10 comments:

benjamin linus said...

Tell your wife not to worry. It would appear from various "flash-forward" scenes(though everything in Lost is not always what it appears to be) that the Oceanic Six are the passengers who make it off the island alive and back to the real world. They each seem to have received a large monetary settlement and are living very well. I would take that as an omen.

EVK4 said...

Benjamin, coming from you, I'm not sure I can trust this "assurance". Especially after what I've seen Sayid do since he came into your employ. Unless, he was *always* working for you?!?

Zen said...

Yeah , but what about sea monsters...

henry gale said...

We're the good guys.

PeconicPuffin said...

Why wouldn't you want to get stranded in Hawaii? I would like to be stranded in Maui.

Meanwhile, Zen brings up the sea monster point, which I don't think you've adequately addressed. Have you checked the top of the mast for eggs?

Tillerman said...

Close your eyes,
Have no fear,
The monster's gone,
He's on the run and your daddy's here,

Beautiful,
Beautiful, beautiful,
Beautiful Boy.


For some reason this is Cutest Granddaughter in the World's favorite song right now. In the car today I had to keep playing her the first verse about "the monster's gone". I recommend you do the same Edward.

PeconicPuffin said...

It's a great song (and fine album) Tillerman, but we're talking about sea serpents. Egg laying, mast climbing, boat eating sea serpents.

EVK4 said...

Ah man, please don't mock sea serpents, you've got to be more careful than that. You don't think they read blogs? Do you think sailboats are their only snack, that they don't eat windsurfers too? You're playing with fire.

PeconicPuffin said...

Dude I don't THINK they eat windsurfers...I KNOW they do! I check my mast before and after every sail! All I'm trying to do is get you to be careful, check your boat for serpent eggs, and propitiate all relevant sea gods. You probably have a hive of the freaking things atop your pole.

Regina Marie said...

I can't wait till I can eventually get to Hawaii. But right now, I'd be happy getting back to Key West!