On any truly serious Woman of Elegant Leisure's list of 101 Things To Do Before Going To That Silk Upholstered Boudoir In The Sky in a transatlantic crossing on an ocean liner. Not a cruise ship. That's just tacky. An ocean liner. One that will properly stow all your hat boxes and fur muffs.
I got close on Saturday at Laura and Mike's wedding (Holy Cats, Laura! You're married!!!) aboard the Queen Mary. An honest to goodness old-timey ocean liner that movie stars and royalty used to sail on back in the day before it was permanently docked in Long Beach a few decades ago. Liberace sailed on it so you know it's high class.
If you are wondering what are appropriate activities on a docked ocean liner, here's a helpful list:
1. Lounging on deck chairs
2. Dance Dance Revolution
3. Heavy consumption of Shirley Temples
Also, if you're in the market, you can get married by the captain of the ship. I posed the question before the ceremony, "How does one become the captain of a ship that doesn't go anywhere?" I got my answer by asking the man himself. His answer, "I'm a captain on another line. They contract it out. All the captains of the Queen Mary are dead, my dear." He was a charmer.