Aug. 16, 02
Nate's Infamy Stretches to the Southern Caribbean
If you can't beat 'em, join 'em. Last
Friday we were up 'til three in the morning while the sounds
of the band and the DJ kept the Tiki Bar hopping all night.
This week, we figured we might as well join the fun since
we were going to be kept awake by it anyway.
So there we were among our friends,
having a drink at the bar- watching the steel drum band fire
away when I noticed Curt engaged in a conversation with a
pretty blonde at the bar. I had been locked in conversation
with another cruiser and was grateful when Curt came and saved
me from the rest of whatever dull story I was about to endure
about yet another broken engine part, or refrigeration problem
(can't cruisers talk about anything but their boats?). Curt
says, "You're never going to believe this." The
blonde was a girl named Laurie- a UCSB alum like Curt and
Nate. Leave it to Nate to have spread his infamy enough to
have a girl say to Curt all the way in the Caribbean, "Hey,
do you know Nate Babbitt?"