My friend Jess turned suggested I read this David Foster Wallace article about his own experience on a 7-day cruise. The article appeared in Harper's Magazine several years ago. She said "she remembered a really funny article worth (re)reading. She suggested that I should to read it before I go. Well I read the first page and it tells the (true) story of a teenager who commits suicide on a cruise ship after a failed ship romance. Very uplifting and funny. The next paragraph is about the despair one feels on a cruise...I stopped reading. I'm feeling nervous about the cruise....and now I have a cold to boot. Oy.