Name
Jaybyrd
Username
Jay_Angel
Group
Blogger
Location
Morgan City Louisiana
Last Post
2y 9mo
Joined
February 1, 2015
Last Login
February 23, 2015
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It's Mardi Gras Time

It is Mardi Gras time down here in Southern Louisiana. Everyone down here loves Mardi Gras. Parades here are elaborate and often last more than 5 hours. There are normally around 30 floats and several marching bands. The highlight of every parade is
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Posted in Personal on February 7, 2015

Oh No...Its A Polar Bear

On my first assignment offshore I was working on a work boat off of Barrow, Alaska in the Alaskan Arctic. We arrived there in early August. The seas were very rough and I was assigned to a 300 foot work boat (BTW, that is a small one). This added to the mi
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Posted in Animals on February 4, 2015

A short story about something that happened to me offshore.

There was a time when my crew and I had just settled down after a long shift. We ate, showered and got into our bunks. Being the oldest, I fell asleep immediately and the rest of the crew was watching television. Just as I was comfortably asleep, the super
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Posted in Personal on February 3, 2015

Today's Plans

Today I am going to the gym with my girlfriend to spend some time playing racquetball. After we are done playing racquetball, we will be getting on treadmills. I need a good cardio workout to keep me sane. I am not used to having time on my hands. I
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Posted in Personal on February 3, 2015

Worried about going back to work

I work in the offshore oil drilling industry. Finding work has been very easy for the past three years. Now that the price of crude oil has been reduced so much the oilfield has slowed down. Lots of guys are out of work. It is a scary time to be in this l
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Posted in Personal on February 2, 2015

I have begun a work out routine

It has become increasingly difficult for me to perform my job since I turned 40 several years ago. Sometimes i have a hard time walking up the stairs to my room at the end of a long shift. Now that I have some time off I decided to stop feeling sorr
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Posted in Personal on February 2, 2015

My Life Offshore

This is a photo of me that was taken on one of the many boats I have worked on offshore in the Gulf of Mexico. In the background you can see one of the immense drill ships that are a common site 100-200 miles off the shore of Louisiana. You work sev
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Posted in Personal on February 1, 2015

A Great Day In My Life

I spent two wonderful years in Alaska. While I was there I was like every other Alaskan in that I rarely slept during their amazingly short summer. Summers up there are not like the summers that I must endure because I live in Southern Louisiana now
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Posted in Sports on February 1, 2015

Introduction for Jay_Angel

-Hello: My name is Jay. I was born and raised around Chicago, IL. I earned a masters degree and then I went on to work as a researcher for the United States Geological Survey. While employed by the USGS, I secured my first writing gig. I was writing a w
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Posted in Personal on February 1, 2015

Comments (4)

Hi, following you, have a good day.

December 14, 2015, 10:17 PM

Blessings of good life. I am now following you too.

February 28, 2015, 9:35 PM

Hi from New Zealand, would love to read of some of your off shore experiences.

February 2, 2015, 3:04 PM

Welcome, I look forward to reading more of your posts.

February 1, 2015, 3:48 PM