I don't know what a picture of Tsuki with a bird on her back has to do with anything, but I got it from the dog sitter today and thought it was funny, sooo... Of course, now Margie and her daughters, the dog sitters at My Other Mommy, Inc want a plug for their business since I mentioned them the other day, so here you go cuz I love ya, Margie. So if you're ever going to be in South Florida and need a dog, cat, or, apparently, bird sitter, look them up. I, myself, was feeling very verklempt earlier. We're leaving tomorrow morning, bound for NC, so naturally I had to get my nails done. One can't face one's family with raggedy-ass nails or bad hair, everyone who's … [Read more...] about Happy 5th of July!
Today we went to Universal Studios proper. I didn't write anything yesterday, because: It was a "lay by the pool" day for me to try and get rid of my vampirishly white legs, so how boring is that? And: I was just too damned tired after two full nights spent obsessively writing in this blog instead of doing what a sensible (sane) person would do and going to sleep at a reasonable hour. Then: Getting three hours of sleep, and then dutifully getting my body out of bed in the morning to go do stuff with John so he wouldn't be bored. He was bored yesterday anyway. He's not a lay by the pool kinda guy. We did go to City Walk for dinner at Emeril's, and that was nice. This … [Read more...] about Universal Studios – Day 4
Day two of our escape from reality, and we went to Islands of Adventure. As you know, John and I took a small vacation before we go to Black Mountain, NC to have our annual family reunion, which is gonna be all kinds of crazy. Today we were kids again. For those of you who don't know, Islands of Adventure is the part of Universal Studios that has all the cool rides. By staying at a Universal Studios hotel, we were given Express Passes, thereby allowing us to go to the head of the line on most rides. So, while the unwashed masses were waiting in long lines in the heat, we were allowed to go into a different, shorter, line and were sometimes in and out within 10 minutes. Cool. … [Read more...] about Islands of Adventure -Day 2
Yes, we're on vacation again. Before I begin, let me just say that we don't vacation constantly. Quite the opposite, I usually lead a very boring life, but John's been working 80 hours a week for a long time, so now that the building is done (finally), we've taken time for ourselves. After this five-day jaunt to Universal Studios where we're staying at La Portofino, we're driving to NC for nine days for our annual family reunion at a cabin in Black Mountain. Nine days, 14 people, one cabin. Should be crazy. We just got here, so there's nothing to tell yet except that John is glued to the world cup on the television in the room. We're going exploring as soon as I finish this. This is … [Read more...] about Universal Studios 1 and an homage to my dog
I couldn't find a picture of the Norwegian Getaway by itself, so I cheated and put in a picture of two cruise ships docked next to each other just to give you an idea of how huge these things are and give myself an excuse for not writing before now. I've been too tired. I've spent the last week since we got home last Sunday laying on the couch. The problem I'm running into with this post is that I somehow managed to put TWO pictures in the post, and the first picture is of a lovely Maya Angelou quote with beach sand and gentle ocean waves. Unfortunately, the picture comes out as blank when I try to share the post. When I click the not-so-obviously clickable title of the … [Read more...] about Aww, It’s Over
John and I were in Harvest Caye, Belize today where, after walking the requisite mile from the ship to the island, we parasailed for an hour, which wasn't scary at all despite the fact that my refusal to let go of the belts at first might have indicated otherwise to some, then we lay limply for another couple of hours in the stifling heat of yet another day in paradise by the pool (and for a few minutes in the pool) while we waited for our turn to kayak around the lagoon for yet one more heat-filled hour. We then limped (well, I limped, John was fine because he didn't have a vicious insect bite him on the toe the day before as he was putting on his swim fins-remember that? He also didn't … [Read more...] about My brain hurts