I foolishly said to Hot Mom (aka Friend #
32) that I had had a very busy weekend, then Tuesday I'm going to [see my luvvah Anderson Cooper in] Atlanta, then I [whine] had to fly out to Miami and go on the Barenaked Ladies Ships-n-Dip Cruise, [sigh], and I just didn't know how I was going to fit it all in.
Hot Mom suggested that perhaps I might sit down on my ass during the cruise, put on some sunscreen and relax. And then all the blood turned to dust in my veins because Hot Mom can have a really dry tone of voice when she is being sarcastic. I'm surprised I didn't just absorb all the humidity out of the surrounding air and then drop to the earth in clots of sarcasm-laced dust.
But it was probably just my imagination. I think what made me concerned enough to say something so stupid is that the cruise has caught me unawares. At this time last year I had drawn out what I might wear in any situation and the suitcases were up from the basement. This year we're packing the minimum, I only own four bras and five pair of underwear, and damn you all I'm wearing Crocs every day.
So far all I've done toward these trips to Atlanta and the port is to check the ticketing information for Atlanta, which was wrong. I scheduled the wrong days. Good thing my boss had mentioned the ticket I found was one tenth of the usual ticket price. With the new ticket price and penalty I only saved 50%.
However, I have spent the past weekend saying "In one week I'll be ... flying to the port / checking into the hotel / taking photos of Gary at the hotel (pack the camera)/ boarding the boat (bring passport) / at the Alumni concert. (Wash feet. In case there are foot rubs by the band.)"
That's what's wrong. I'm not getting enough time for anticipation. Maybe I can use my plane flight to Atlanta to get adequately organized and excited. And I can get my toenails cut in Atlanta. International Toe Porn Superstar Spunky Labia has to think of her fans.
Hey, International Toe Porn Superstar Spunky Labia, did I slip to #4?.
Posted by: Actual Friend #3 AKA Anything But Hot Geriatric Poodle Mom | January 21, 2008 at 09:06 PM
I don't know how I missed the blog of foot pictures the first time around, but can I say how wholly frightening it is? Did people in the pizza place look at you like you were crazy for taking a picture of pizza and your toes?
I hate when you don't have time to get excited for something. Maybe this way you won't have expectations and the whole thing will rock your socks off (see how I did that? ha. ha ha.)
Posted by: Katie | January 21, 2008 at 09:22 PM
It's the whole cruise thing. Three years ago we did a 1 week cruise thing with Peter Woodward (you don't need to remember who he is, but mah heart, it just skipped a beat). It was in January, and despite having planned it almost 8 months in advance, when January came, I felt like the cruise ambushed me.
Aside from that, I have done two cruises now, and I'm not into cruises. BO-RING. Boring. boring. And everyone gets Cruise Crud.
Posted by: Sherri | January 22, 2008 at 01:47 PM
When I get to go on a grown-up vacation, I like to sit on my ass in the sun. The difference between us is that the only time I get to sit down is at work and I'm too busy to enjoy it then.
Posted by: Hot Mom | January 22, 2008 at 04:44 PM
I felt like that last time before my trip to China. I thought I would be suuuuper excited but I didn't even realize I was going on a month-long trip to somewhere halfway around the world until I was sitting in the airport and they told us the flight was delayed 7 hours.
Obviously I spent the next 7 hours bouncing in my seat with anticipation.
Posted by: Summer | January 23, 2008 at 09:09 AM
Actual Friend #3 AKA Anything But Hot Geriatric Poodle Mom - Okay, everyone's all up in my face with Math today.
Katie - nice! And no one even noticed my foot photo in Chicago.
Sherri - I blame January. Christmas takes up all time before the cruise, then there's taking down Christmas, then bam! It's cruise time.
Hot Mom - Dang it, I thought it would be fun if people ganged up on you like they did about Marcia and her bird.
Summer - What I hate is when it doesn't hit you until you've been ON vacation two weeks.
Posted by: TheQueen | January 24, 2008 at 01:30 AM
Well, I think everyone could fit in on a hips-n-Dip Cruise :) Why not? It's a cruise, you swin a little, it's all just pure fun. Even with a bunch of whiny ladies. I booked one of these cruises via easyclicktravel from miami to the carribean. Let's see how mine turns out.
Posted by: Miami Hotels | October 26, 2009 at 06:16 AM
Did you HAVE TO or did you LOVE IT? I can't imagine i'm the only guy who's crazy about Miami. I live in Europe but book at least one flight on easyclicktravel every sigle year to go to Miami. I love this place! Miami Beach Florida is by far the best spot on earth!
Posted by: Miami Hotels | October 26, 2009 at 06:51 AM
Miami Hotels - Hi! Spunky wants to know how you're doing. She's much less whiny now.
Posted by: TheQueen | October 26, 2009 at 07:19 AM