Wednesday, March 21, 2007

"Cruise With Me Baby"

OH BOY! Last week Michele, Kellie, and I embarked on the Voyager '07 Extravaganza.

(WARNING.. due to the massive amount of requests for LOT'S OF PICTURES this post will be loaded with pictures, pictures, and more pictures.)

My excitement started the day before we left when I got my legs waxed! It was super exciting, especially when the Russian who was waxing them would say "Ouch" in a Russian accent every time she pulled the strip off of me.. I couldn't help but giggle. I tried to capture the glory that was my legs before the waxing in these pics, but I don't really think it does them justice.

The day after my waxing my legs we woke up at 4:45 to head to the airport. Those of you who know me know I don't do so hot in the early hours of the morning. Here we are in our taxi drive... I'm pretty sure I didn't say one thing the whole way to the airport.
After we arrived in Miami, Kellie and I kept track of our crazy amount of luggage while Michele arranged our transport to the ship. (we kinda dropped the ball on that one, and didn't arrange it before we got to the airport, oops!)
Here we are right before we boarded the ship.. looking pale and tired.
Right after we boarded the ship an alarm went off and we had our emergency evacuation drill, where we put on our life jackets and were trapped into a room at the bottom of the boat. I'm not sure how this drill would help us if the boat was really going to sink, but oh well, what can you do? I'm just glad we didn't sink.
Our first day on the boat was spent cruisin'. We spent the day reading, laying out, and swimming, oh ya, and drinking cherry coke! I forgot to mention the unlimited coke card which may have been the best feature of the trip!

Our first day off the boat we went to Labadee, Haiti. It was pretty beautiful, and we spent the day relaxing on the beach, and buying souvenirs.
Here she is in all her glory... The Voyager of the Seas, my boat! She included 3 pools, an ice rink, a climbing wall, a miniature golf course, a basketball court, and just about anything else you can imagine.

The night of Labadee was formal night. Kellie taught Michele some of her beauty tricks.
And we all looked pretty cute by the end of the two hour debacle. This is the fancy dining room we ate dinner in every night.

Stop 2, Jamaica. This stop included hiking to the top of 150 ft. waterfall, snorkeling, and a ride on a catamaran. Could anything get better? Um.. probably not. Oh wait, I think Kellie accidentally getting her first taste of rum punch topped off the day. (Oh ya, and i haven't gotten Kellie's pics from her water camera so when I do... there will be more water shots to come)

After Jamaica we went to dinner and hung out with our crazy Chilean waiter who was in love with Kellie and her seductive ways. After dinner Michele about ate my face when she became a cougar.

After dinner Michele about ate my face when all of her dreams came true when she became a cougar.
Next stop Grand Cayman. We spent the day at 7 Mile Beach, and rented a wave runner. Michele thought I was going to kill her when we flew off the wave runner, but I had things under control the whole time.
Last stop on the cruise Cozumel, Mexico. We had fun watching all of the drunk spring breakers on the beach.
Michele and I also para sailed. It wasn't as scary as we thought, but it was pretty fun to be 80 ft. above the ocean.
After floatin' in the air we got ready for our last formal night at dinner. Michele and I were coordinated for our nice photo shoot.
Here's our dinner group complete with Rutie from Israel and Joe from Cali.
Our last day spent cruisin' we spent the day relaxing and dreading going back to the cold that is NY.

Of course we found some time for a last minute photo session....
Our last and final day before we came home we got in a taxi and told him to take us to the nearest beach. That happened to be South Beach, and we spent the day laying around with each other and our luggage.

All in all we had a pretty pretty pretty amazing time, and I was a little depressed to come back to the "warm" 30 degree temps and snow!

"Wraith Pinned to the Mist and Other Games"

I know some people don't like it when I put songs on here... but I had this song in my head today, and when I finally listened to it it made me so happy.... I figured I share the joy with you all...

Thursday, March 08, 2007

"Eight Days A Week"

I've been such a slacker in the blogging department this week.....

So here's some pics of what I've been up to...

Davis, Ron, and I went to Serendipity. They're pretty tricksy and got us right in...
Thank you Ron for your ability to flirt with men.

Holly, Kristan, Karen, and I did brunch in the East Village.... It was yummy yummy food and a pretty cool place besides the fact that we were afraid our mountain man waiter was going to kill us with a hatchet....

Yes, only in NYC do you have such classy FHE events as the one and only DQB...

Here's Linda our host...
Here are all the cards we played with and NEVER won not even ONCE...
Karen and Kyle....
Davis trying as hard as he can to pretend to be having fun....

WOW.... I feel relieved to be done with these pics... Now I'm counting down the days I have left in the city before we go cruisin' on Saturday!

Sunday, March 04, 2007

"Long Distance Call"

Today I was on the phone with Nici:

Who lives with Heidi:

Who was on the phone with Breona:
So Nici put me on speaker, and Heidi put Breona on speaker and we all wished Bre a HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Oh the joys, of long distance friendships. BTW... isn't Bre's baby, Beckham, cute?

Friday, March 02, 2007

"Faded From the Winter"

Today I had one of the best visits of my internship.

It's hard to explain why I liked it so much, but I just did. The girl I visited was super cute, and she just wanted to sit and chat -- I was there for over an hour just talking with her about her life (it was a little sad actually, but she seemed so content with it). When I arrived her baby was screaming, and I sat there for about five minutes while she tried to calm him down. He just kept screaming and screaming so I asked her if she wanted me to try to calm him down. She gave him to me, and he immediately stopped crying. He was the cutest little baby, and I almost started crying when she gave him to me. He fell right asleep in my arms. I held him for most of my visit. It just hit me when I was holding him, talking to his mom that she basically has no plan for herself and no plans for her baby. She's just a teen mom taking life as it comes at her. It was such a drastic difference from my attitude about life.

Lately, I've been freaking out about what I'm going to do when I graduate in two short months. It's pretty much all I think about. I try and I try not to think about it, but I just can't stop. It's really one of the first times in my life that I haven't had a detailed two year plan laid out for myself. (Those of you who know me well know this is truer than true.) Today just made me wonder why I worry so much. Sometimes I just wish I could relax and take life as it comes. I guess I'm just not wired that way, or maybe my parents brain-washed me to be the way I am. Either way, I'm basically a stress ball when it comes to not knowing what I'm doing next.

It's too bad the girl I visited today and I can't mesh our attitudes and create the perfect amount of worrying. Oh, If only life could be so easy....