Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Dirty Sweaty Greasy Men

I have a new guilty pleasure, which I just discovered this past Saturday.
Yeah it's a new reality TV show. Black Gold--and I watched the whole 2008 season off and on Saturday.
It's like a soap opera, only with millions of dollars at stake and hot, dirty, sweaty men who are all barking alpha dogs but not in the alpha dog position. (Does that make sense?)
There are drillers, roughnecks and worms, each with a certain job and a very rigid pecking order.
If you can't take cussing even though it's bleeped out--don't watch.
The job is tough, dangerous and stressful and according to the website, the 5th most dangerous job in the world--drilling for oil in Texas.
It just goes to show you though, no matter what your job is, people are all the same, and the same little tempests in teapots go on no matter where you work.


ingeniouslycreative said...

Hi Angel! Thanks for visiting my humble blog, I would have wanted to miss meeting you! Your blog is sooooo good...and funny!!! Wow, even though I live in quasi-isolation here on the Coast of the Irish Sea I can RELATE to your posts concerning you and your hubby!!! Haaa!!! Haaaa!!!! You put into words what we all feel!!!!!! And you do it so very wonderfully too!!!! xoxo Carol
p.s. I am a Chihuahua mommy too...yours are ADORABLE!!!

Kate Spike and Her KatS said...

My husband was a Navy diver and then for many years an offshore oil diver. He is still famous in the Gulf of Mexico as "the guy we all thought was dead"--while torch-cutting a line that he had been assured was without air--KABOOM! he hit an air pocket and the explosion was heard all over the Gulf! God was looking out for him that day--he lost half his moustache, his face was all puffed up and his hearing got worse. Another time his job was using a "sled" to dig out a trench on the bottom--the guy who took over immediately after him was tragically buried and suffocated. Hubby is still in the diving industry but now is superintendent and his diving days are over (thank goodness). I must watch this show--Mike's brother is an oilfield worker up in Illinois!

white o'morn cottage said...

Ooohh, I'll have to check that out!