Tuesday, November 20, 2007

A sinking off New Orleans

Oh, oh, oh! Bad news. La Machisma was grounded off New Orleans this week, perhaps you have seen her on the local news or in NOLA magazine? My hideous head can be seen in some photos, blubbing like a little Lord Fauntleroy over his lost marbles. Ah, but what harm? No lives lost and my collection of DVDs was rescued by the very fine young men of the coast guard. Great to be back in the blogosphere after my maritime sabbatical. I visit New Orleans proper today. I have always loved the city in books and television and will give what I can to this city that rests (in its soul) on the Med. Friends tell me NO is nothing like the rest of America and that there's a quiet rumbling for independence. Wow! I'll write again soon, my cherished. Alfonz, how are things at the club? Did Matthew get his thingie back?

Thursday, July 5, 2007

To all who have expressed interest in my travels

I must say thank you very much for reading!

We are just now heading west off Lisbon. I purshased a good karaoke machine for the trip and am looking forward to singing my little heart out at twilight supper. When you are as lazy as I am, life at sea can become quite dreary. As the crew tend to various equipment, I sometimes find myself bored, and it is around these times that Captain Hendrick (he is the actual captain) finds some mild work for me to do. One must always keep busy and get involved. This is the key, I feel. To appreciate what you have, you must know what preparations and work goes into making your life good.
I am, naturally, a little bit tipsy and getting sentimental. I hear Esidor fiddling with the karaoke machine, the young turk!

Must run, and keep reading! :)

Wednesday, July 4, 2007

Simon Monjack

Just to let all my friends back in Alexandria know that, yes, I am the Arturo Globenfeldt mentioned in the New York Daily News article: http://tinyurl.com/22h939

My dealings with Monjack are now at an end. I have been compensated for my investment and am happy to leave things at that. Simon himself is a decent and personable fellow. Though we've had trouble in the past, I can now say that I am impressed with his maturity and willingness to make things right (if only regarding myself). I wish him well in whatever the future holds for him. To clarify, I am not the 'mysterious figure' alluded to in the article. Everyone knows I am a gentle soul and would wish no harm on anyone.

In other news: I have commissioned a new yacht. Specs to come soon. Any ideas for a name, boys? The Monjack, perhaps? :)

On to New York next. It will be a grueling trip. Better stock up on the bubblies!

As ever,

A. Globenfeldt

Friday, June 15, 2007

In Lisbon

Very hot! More later, friends.

- A

Thursday, May 10, 2007

Bacchus! Stay on-line!

I may have caught you! Do you have the MSN? I have sent you a E mail with my moniker. Get on-line!

- Cpt. Arturo

F#@*ing Freak?

Someone left an unpleasant comment about my last entry. Some people are very funny when it comes to strangers from abroad! I will leave this little comment up, I think, as a little fetish/memento of my online persona. As a very great man once said: 'It is all good.'

Now, of Barcelona. Friends, it is a city of lights and sweet delicacies. We drank great champagne in a club called 'Cazadores', a very modern place. Thank you for that suggestion, Cecil, and glad to hear you are recovered from your back injury!

I have decided to travel across Iberia in a rented Audi and meet up with La Machisma in Lisbon (Portugal). I trust the crew not to run her aground in the Gibraltar Straits.

The people are very appealing here, visually. Everyone is tanned and full of Latin zest. All the men wear sandals.

I will write again from Lisbon. Paulo, the young man driving us, is growing impatient! He also wears sandals!

How are adventures back at the Alexandria Club? Hola,
- Cpt. Arturo

Saturday, May 5, 2007

Salut! Hola! Mushi mushi! Hello!

Hello to all the guys back at the club! Wish you were here! How are things in Alexandria?

I have started a blog to keep you up to date with my adventures. I am currently heading for Barcelona to meet up with an old pal. The crew are very efficient and I will certainly hire these young fellows again. As the great man says, 'No time is lost watching men who know their business'.

I am at the minute on the poop with a good blanc in my hand; 1887, of course! The sun is baking me and I am in need of a good shower :). I may go below with some DVD disks I picked up in the Tunis bazaar. Aunt Pelagia had doubts as to whether they would work with my DVD player; it says 'multi-region' on the card-board container, so I am hoping they will.

Tunis was fantastic, as always. I am so glad Aunt Pelagia is happy there. After the death of her husband, Jorge (you will remember him from our Easter meet, 1993), she seemed so maudlin. Things are working out very well now, though. I have taken to calling her 'The Merry Widow', and she just laughs and laughs! There was one unfortunate incident which occurred between Demas and Esidor over a local young person, but that's all over with now and we're making good time for Barcelona. I have never been there, might one of you fellows send me the address of some friendlies and some other addresses? I am looking forward to a new adventure with my good friends and with good wine!

How are things back at the club? Did Cecil recover? And how is Andrew's pup? I hope you are living it up as I am. It is such a thing to be alive in these times. As another great man put it: 'All is permitted'. It is so hot! I am sweating with profusion! Time for a shower :).

Enjoy, boys!

From the High Seas,
- Captain Arturo