A Girl Should Be Two Things: Classy & Fabulous. - Coco Chanel


Sunday, May 25, 2008

Cruise to Baja Mexico

I went on a cruise with 7 other girls from April 14th - 19th , 2008 and it was one of the best vacations of my life! I had a blast. The whole trip was full of funny moments and relaxing and amazing food, fun entertainment, adventures, trying new things, we didn't have to worry about anything and most of all... we had so much fun together. It was all of our first time on a cruise, which made it that much more exciting. I loved it so much I am planning my next one. I just wanted to post some of my favorite pictures from the cruise. Although it may seem like I am posting a lot.... remember this, I made a book of all of our pictures, and it ended up being 88 pages long. And I didn't even put all of the pictures in. So really... this is just a few. :o)

Here I am with the captain and his crew on the formal night (which is the Captain's welcome aboard dinner). Everyone had so much fun dressing up in their formals and helping everyone else get all fancy with the hair and make up.Aw yes. And my favorite photographer Luka, from Croatia.
I just loved his accent and thought he was so cute. Don't you think he looks like AC Slater from Save By the Bell? Anyway... maybe I had a little crush on him. Too bad his roommate told me he was gay, and now that we are facebook friends, I think I believe him as much as I was in denial on the cruise. We saw lots of Luka and he had his set right out of where we were doing karaoke one night, so I might have dedicated a song to him. He loved it, he said nobody had ever sung to him before on the cruise. I sang "You make me feel like a Natural Woman" which I guess is funny since he is gay. Oh well, gotta have your fun on the cruise. One of our favorite parts of the cruise was eating at the diner.Our waiters were amazing. They would sing and dance for us and even make animals and things out of our napkins. They quickly learned that we didn't drink and would bring us hot chocolate every night and straws for our water. Our last night there, it was hard to say goodbye to this good life; ha ha.

Nicole and I eating French Onion Soup and then trying escargot for the first time.

The rest of the pictures are either in Cabo San Lucas or
Ensenada Mexico. It was a blast, we went kayaking, snorkeling, and parasailing, which I was very scared to do, but was so glad I did it. It really was an amazing trip!

I heart David Archuleta!

I wanted to do a tribute to David Archuleta on my blog, because I think he is amazing and I pretty much devoted my life to watching this season of American Idol because of him. And maybe I wanted to skip work so that I could go see him perform at his high school when he came home. And when things get stressful at work I yell "I need Archie! Give me Archie! He sooths me soul". It's true... ask anyone I work with. Really though, he is a good looking, humble, amazingly talented (and now one of the most popular kids in America) singers. So what if I have a little crush on a 17 year old. Is that so bad? Joke... I just admire him, I don't want to marry him, I promise. If you have not heard this guy sing... I have provided a little video clip from American Idol. Even though he didn't win (he came so close, lost by 6%) I know he has a very promising career ahead of him and I am very excited to see the music that he will come out with. Watch out for this rising star! David Archuleta Rocks my socks!

Sunday, May 18, 2008

Jump for my love!

Another one of my many music video's that I have thought up in my crazy head and got people to do it with me. Gotta love the 80's! And yes... I am wearing a jump suite.

Did this date ACTUALLY happen? The answer is yes!

First of all, he was an hour late. He claimed that he got lost but shouldn't have because he manages a bunch of town houses in my area. Then he proceeded to tell me that he was also late because he was really busy at work, told me that he works at "The Edge" radio station and has a really important position at work that requires a lot of time. Last but not least, he told me he was so nervous for our date that he changed his outfit three times! I knew then... this was going to be a LONG date.
Second of all, he took me out to dinner at a fast food place called "Lon's BBQ Shack". The only benefit to that was knowing I wouldn't run into anyone that I knew there. Over dinner he talked himself up, trying to look impressive and happened to bring up his ex wife and that he was married for seven years (he is 28) and his wife just "decided she didn't want to be married anymore" while pregnant with their third child. Great dinner conversation.
After dinner I was hoping he was just going to take me home, but he turned to me and said "Are you ready for the surprise portion of our date?". It was then that I got a terrified look on my face, and he noticed. He tried to calm me by telling me that he had looked the date idea up on the Internet, so it was a great activity... but somehow that did not take away the fear. He then drove me to Macey's grocery store. As we walked in he turns to me with lots of excitement and says, "Ok, you have five dollars to spend on supplies to build a boat". I really didn't know what to say. So I didn't say anything, I just forced a half smile on my face and started my search through the store. As we shopped together for different items to build our boats, he was saying hi to almost everyone that worked there. He is either really friendly or...
He says hi to a lady who was standing with her husband and kids, told her he recognized her because he sees her in the store all the time. "Ya, don't you work here?" She says to him. Yep, or HE WORKS THERE!!! Wow, he had lied to me about his job. I try to decide if I am going to call him on it or not. I decide the less talk the better on this date. We finally leave to build our boats outside in the middle of winter. I was freezing. He interestingly enough asked me about awkward dates that I had been on and I somehow got through that conversation without yelling at him for being awkward and gave as many hints as I could possibly come up with that he had no chance with me whatsoever.
So we finally had our boats built, his out of frozen french bread, mine out of an over sized mushroom, his float the longest, so he won. Once again, I was hoping he was going to take me home but he asks me if I am ready for the next part of the date. I had to say something at this point, I couldn't take it much longer. I told him I couldn't be out all night and that I was getting over a cold and needed to go to bed early and he assured me that he was have me home at a decent hour "before I turned into a pumpkin" ya... interesting.
He then takes me to the Nickel Cade, which can be a lot of fun with a group of people, but not on an awkward blind date. So we spent forty five minutes picking and playing different video games such as DDR, and car racing games, most of them I beat him at which I thought would hurt his pride. Oh how wrong I was. Turns out it turned him on even more.
He FINALLY was going to take me home. I was excited. It was only going to take maybe ten minutes to take me home, but he insisted that he HAD to make a phone call, and who do you think he called? He called his ex wife! You are probably asking yourself why, I was too... trust me. So he asks her when he needs to pick up the kids the next day and while he was on the phone with her, he made it known to her that he was on a date because he looked at me said hold on to his ex wife and asked me what I said when I didn't say anything and then there was a pause and he told his ex "I'll tell you later" like I don't know what he is talking about. After he got off the phone he apologized to me for HAVING to make that phone call and went off about how awkward it was for him being married with three kids and me never being married before and went on and on making it even more awkward, if that is possible. I finally told him to shut up and moved on to the next topic and I started talking about a friend. Oddly enough he knew her and pulled out his phone and showed me all these pictures of her. I asked him why he had all these pictures of her and he said it was because she was his FHE mom. Which was not a good enough explanation for me because I knew they were not friends. What a creeper! I am freaking out, but I'm finally home. I call my friend to see what is up with this guy, she didn't answer but called back five minutes later telling me she knew why I had called. Right after he had dropped me off, he went over to her house to get the scoop on me to see if he had a chance with me. Thankfully she is a good friend that has my back and I never heard from him again. :o)
-The End