Sunday, June 23, 2013

The Megan McB

This weekend we attended a Tugboat Christening for the J.F. Brennen Co.'s newest vessel named after our friend Megan.  The "Megan McB" was built specifically for harbor service operations.  Typically, these vessels are assigned a single port and operate 24 hours per day, 7 days per week performing barge switching, fleeting and lock assists.  J.F. Brennen is a family business (founded in the Binsfeld family in 1919) and has a history of naming vessels in its fleet after family members and employees.  Megan (wife of Matt Binsfeld) was honored as the newest namesake to grace the side of a boat.  It was explained at the christening that due to turbulent conditions, unpredictable weather and the ferocity of the seas, many companies and individuals have taken to christening their vessels.  Note that the Titanic was never christened.  Congrats on this great honor Megan!

Game of Thrones

We were invited to Justin and Lindsay Pretasky's house for a party celebrating the Game of Thrones season finale.  I've never really been into the medieval genre - dragons, wizards, castles, etc.  But this show is full of drama, intrigue, sex, scandal and dragons (which I have decided are super cool)!.

Summers span decades. Winters can last a lifetime. And the struggle for the Iron Throne begins - stretching from the south, where heat breeds plots, lusts and intrigues; to the vast and savage eastern lands; all the way to the frozen north, where an 800-foot wall of ice protects the kingdom from the dark forces that lie beyond. Kings and queens, knights and renegades, liars, lords and honest men...all will play the 'Game of Thrones.'

Has Summer Finally Arrived?