Tuesday, May 08, 2007

Male on Monday...The Deadliest Catch

There are the suave millionaire heroes, the brilliant doctors, the dangerous spies...and then there are hardworking men you know won't stop until the job is done right. If you know what I mean. You find these Male On Monday worthy contenders everywhere...mechanics, contractors, soldiers, and even fishermen.

Usually, I don't watch much television. The prime time hours are when Hubba Bubba watches the boys so I can write. But post-book I take a break and follow his routine, which led me to discover one of the Discovery Channel's most popular shows, The Deadliest Catch.

A documentary-style reality show that chronicles the crab fishing season in the Berring Sea, the program is riveting. Extremely well produced, the action flops from on deck pranks to thirty-six hour shifts to rescue attempts. Crab fishing is one of the most dangerous occupations around, and this show doesn't pull any punches when documenting rogue waves knocking boats on their sides or men falling overboard.

But why would someone who won't leave the house without nail polish like moi be interested? This show is polished, high octane, and full of...you guessed it...hero material. Everything is research. Check out a few of my favorite rugged hunks ::

Blake Painter - Last season he was the engineer of The Maverick, set to take over as captain. When a crew member threatened to leave if Blake was made captain, he had to wait until this year. Due to creative editing, I thought he'd left after being told he' d have to wait another season to be skipper. He actually stayed the course and came back this year to run the King crab season. Due to his father's health, he couldn't make the Opilio crab season.

Edgar Hansen - Youngest of the Hansen brothers who own and operate The Northwestern. He's always the first to make a joke to crack the tension, more comfirtable in front of the cameras than most of the men. We love confidence, don't we?

Andy Hillstrand - He and his brother, Jonathan, run the Time Bandit.

XOXO -- Jenna


And some lovely news to add! A brand new hero has entered our midst. Our very own Pink Heart Society editor, Nicola Marsh, has had a bouncing baby boy! Mum and bub are both doing well. Tune in tomorrow for Nicola's "goodbye" message as she goes on maternity leave. Written before bub was born!!!
Congrats Nic!!! From all at the PHS...


  1. And now the sleepness nights begin ....

    Nic, congratulations to you and yours!

    Just remembering that bit where they're legs are tucked under them and their heads smell sooooo incredible makes me broody. But I've got enough! And I'm too old!! :)

  2. Congrats Nicola! Best to you and baby. :)

    Jenna, great male on Monday pick -- I visited Gloucester a few years ago, and the Fisherman's Memorial, and it was very moving. It was a damp, rainty day, and we stood there reading all the names of those men who were lost at sea and it just moved me very deeply.


  3. Awwww... CONGRATULATIONS Nic!!!! Fantastic news to start the week with. Thanks for letting us know Jenna!

  4. Great news, Nicola! How exciting. News of a new baby always makes me all warm and fuzzy.

    Has the baby been named yet?

    Enjoy every moment!


  5. Congrats to Nicole!!!!!!!!Glad you and the baby are doing great.