Another day, another hotel

February 3, 2008 -

John Heald

Good morning, it’s Sunday and as I write this to you at 8:30 am, Heidi is enjoying an extra hour of sleep. I can see her now in the bedroom doing her usual starfish impression. I would like to say she was dreaming of me now but last night she confessed her undying love to someone called Jokein Phoenix who we saw in a movie on the hotel movie channel………………….which by the way cost $17.

The film was pretty bad to be honest………..something about two brothers….one a police officer and the other involved with the mafia……………anyway, the movie was ruined by Heidi’s gasps of ooooooooohhhh and ahhhhh every time this Phoenix geezer took his shirt off.

So, today is the Super Bowl and every station is predicting who will win and judging by what they are saying if I were the Giants I would just stay in bed with a cup of cocoa and watch Gone with the Wind. They are apparently the underdogs and therefore I will be screaming for them. I know a little more than I used to however I must confess that when I first watched a game I and millions of other Brits hand no clue what anyone was talking about.

The game was between the Cowboys and someone else……………what I do remember was that the quarterback………….can’t remember his name was all over the British papers. Now remember we are talking about the mid eighties here and well before the now huge amounts of money that footballers (soccer players) are now earning. Therefore, when the papers told us that this quarterback chap was being paid one million dollars to wear a sweat band round his head with the Adidas logo on it………………we thought the world had gone mad.

Nowadays however this is peanuts. David Beckham is currently being paid £8million to advertise underwear for Giorgio Armani and he does not have to pay for the various fruit and vegetable items he shoves in them before the photo is taken. Anyway, back to the game. I remember watching this on TV…………it was hilarious as British commentators who usually report on Rugby tried to tell us what was happening. ………by the 2nd quarter they, like us had given up. I remember The Fridge, the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders, ………………………. actually……………let me just pause for thought there…………………………..

OK, I am back……………I also remember Alan and some friends and I thinking how unfair it was to sack the quarterback on live TV just because he fell over ……………… oops. Anyway, I like millions of you will be watching the game and I look forward to seeing your comments on your favorite commercial.

At this point I really cannot wait to go back to being a CD again. I am still unsure when I return to the Carnival Freedom………………I will let you know as soon as I can. However, this conference with Mr. Cahill and the Cruise Directors will be very important and my daily blogs will keep you all informed.

As I mentioned, we are now over 1.5 million slaps and I see I have a growing list of thingies on Spaceface as well. I have no idea what I am supposed to do with this but Stephanie and Roberto will I am sure lead Mr. to the Promised Land.

Along with Spacebook there is You are a Tube……………now, anything with the word Tube in gives me immediate horrific nightmares about a certain Turkish bath experience.
However, someone told me of this thingy that bis on there so I thought you may all like to see it.

This was shot in 2002 on the Carnival Leg End. The man on stage with me is comedian Al Ernst. We wrote this 5 minutes of comedy just before we performed it. Since then Al has gone on to become Carnival’s 344th best comedian and a great friend. We are currently talking about filming some Brit and Bubber clips which will be posted on Cruisemates. If you see his name go see his show……………he is brilliant.

Anyway, here is the link thingy and I think the Giants will win 21-17, that’s if Dan Marino plays well………………….Come on New York.

I will write more tomorrow from the Carnival Victory.
Your Friends
John and Heidi

Hi, I’m John, and this is my blog. So please don’t mistake my opinions — or those of my dear friends, fans or commenters — for those of Carnival Cruise Line or Carnival Corporation. My apologies in advance for anything I may say that upsets you, but this disclaimer covers Carnival and puts the blame directly on me………….. bugger.