Saturday, December 13, 2014

Johnny Depp

Johnny Depp and Guinness.

After returning from the Exumas I decided to check out which of the 300 + Cays Depp actually owns. So after a little research I chance across an article from July 2009 in Vanity Fair which talks about Depp and his island, etc. Worth a read. But to the point, on page 3 of the 5 page article the following is presented:

'Around Saint Patrick's Day, the Atlantic turns a bit... rough. I sensibly reach for the "the Patch" to calm my stomach, and Holmes gobbles Dramamine like Tic Tacs. Deuters simply tries his damnedest not to turn green. Depp and Wyatt, however, down can after can of Guinness as we ride the waves. "What would be fun," Depp reiterates during my bout of queasiness, "would be getting Guinness on tap for the island."

I'm sorry I liked Depp before and enjoyed the fact that he had a Cay in one of my favorite places in the World but after reading this he is my life long hero - God bless you Johnny!


Chris Pipes said...

Dear Mick

Couldn't find any email address for you, so I'm leaving a message this way.

Sorry to hear about your father. Hope you are all bearing up under the pressure of your loss. No one trains you for events such as that.

I liked your commendation of your father's life in the Burton Mail. That was a pleasant touch

Glad to see that Siemfel....kamp wasn't the end of your career.

See that Worley Parsons seems to be a large international organisation. I looked for an email address on their site.

Please accept my sincere condolences regarding your dad.

Kind Regards

Chris Pipes

mifizzie said...

Hi Chris,

Thank you for your kind comments.

He was a good man and will be missed but as you state, you just can never be prepared.

Things have been great since I left my German colleagues. I spent just over three years with Sargent & Lundy (S&L) working on a +$1bn project at Oconee NPS that we completed at the end of last year.

I was then offered a position with WP that I could not refuse working at VC Summer that is only 18 miles from where I live and is also building two AP1000 reactors so this should see me to retirement. S&L made me a great offer when I announced I was leaving but it would have kept me away from home so there was little choice to be made.

Hope all is well with you and yours. You still in Swad I assume?

Keep in touch.