Monday, May 11, 2009

Fat, Happy and Tan

You can quit making beer can towers on my counter. I'm home!

The cruise was awesome.

I got a burn tan, made a friend, laughed my ass off and took lots and lots of pictures. When we left for the ship on Thursday morning I was a little worried. Usually, I can only handle my Grandmother in small doses and chased with something strong and vodka flavored. But this trip wasn't bad. Whenever I felt my eyes rolling up into my head, I just looked over at the ocean and imagined throwing her into it. I keed.

We did a lot of overindulging- eating, sunbathing, sleeping, Nintendo DS playing. Mom bought us each "Animal Crossing" for the trip. The gist of the game is that you play a character (a little you) in a world filled with talking animals. Each game is relatively unique, with different maps and names and characters. Mine has a horse named Elmer in it. I'm still trying to figure out if that's a sick reference to glue or not. ;)

The ports were meh. Atlantis in Nassau was worth the $10 cab ride. But Freeport was just a collection of pretty palm trees and crappy souvenirs. We made the rounds so I could take pictures and then we headed back to the ship to swim. I know the destinations weren't the focus of this trip, but I kind of wish Mom's first cruise had been to somewhere a little more interesting. Then again, interesting to me usually means scooter rides with teenie tiny helmets.

All in all it was a fun trip. Now it's back to real life and the job hunt.


What did I miss in your world?

P.S. Hoop just asked me if "Whale Rider" was fat people porn.



At 11 May, 2009, Blogger Chris said...

Welcome back! I'm hoping a little grass has grown over the fresh graves in the backyard before you wander out there...

At 11 May, 2009, Anonymous Emily said...

Animal Crossing RULES. My entire family is addicted, all 4 of us, and we have been for over a year. Ages 36, 36, 10, and 6, and we fight over whose turn it is. All of us have the "crossing claw". My daughter learned to read from playing it.
Mom of the year

At 11 May, 2009, Blogger Me said...

These pictures better be forth coming, I tell you what!

At 12 May, 2009, Anonymous The Beer Geek said...

I purchased $150 of beer this weekend. I think I over did it, just a tad... I have a 4 pack with your name on it. I split a 750ml bottle with Eric last night and had a buzz half way through my glass! LOL

I put a couple of the new tries on the blog.

At 12 May, 2009, Blogger Reb said...

Sounds like a good trip...but now, I can't get the thought of "fat people porn" out of my head ;)

At 12 May, 2009, Blogger CRUSTY MOM-E said...

welcome home.
thanks hoop for the visual Now I have the song (LOWRIDER) singing to the beat of WHALE RIDER going a little harder... doo doo doo doo do do do do do dooo"

:) Did you manage to get dinner at the capt's table?


At 12 May, 2009, Blogger g-man said...

Welcome home. You may want to find the plunger. (sorry)

Glad that your grandma survived the trip :) Cant wait for the pictures. :)

Fat people porn:

How Stella got her back groove
For your thighs only
Mad Max: Thunderbutt
Forrest Rump

At 12 May, 2009, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hoop: Yes

At 12 May, 2009, Blogger furiousBall said...

Whale Rider isn't fat people porn, but it should have been. Hoop is a friggin' scientist.

At 12 May, 2009, Blogger Jay said...

I wanna go on a cruise.

I don't know what that "Animal Crossing" game is, but anything with talking animals is going to be cool.

At 12 May, 2009, Blogger meno said...

But if you had thrown her over the side, you could have answered the question, Does Grandma float?

It's good to hear from you young lady.

At 12 May, 2009, Blogger Gramps said...

So glad to hear the sharks didn't get you. Did you leave any alcohol for the others?

By the time you go somewhere, leave us better beer.

At 12 May, 2009, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks to Hoop, I now have stuff in my mind that I wish wasn't there...

And leave those beer can towers alone! Those are ART, woman!! ;)

Welcome back!

At 12 May, 2009, Blogger Woman in a Window said...

Poor grandma in the ocean! Now that would have made for a fun photo challenge. All in all, good though. My world? Same same.

At 12 May, 2009, Blogger Hilary said...

Welcome back. :)

At 13 May, 2009, Blogger fiwa said...

I'm so glad you had a good trip - sun and swimming sounds like heaven to me.

Hoop cracks me up. Gotta love that man. ;)

At 14 May, 2009, Blogger Coffespaz said...

Welcome back! So glad you had fun.
BTW...we ate the cake in the fridge, hope you don't mind! :-)

At 22 May, 2009, Blogger Foo said...

I'm frankly surprised that this post hasn't triggered Turtle's cruise reflex response. We stopped at Nassau when we did our Disney land and sea package (5 days at Disney World and a three-day cruise) and weren't impressed. However, that experience of just moseying off the ship and into the tourist traps near the dock taught us to always pre-book our shore excursions, in future.

As a result, we had more enjoyable excursions on our next cruise, which took us to San Juan, St. Maarten, and St. Thomas. We enjoyed both St. Maarten and St. Thomas, for your future reference. San Juan was okay, but we got there in the evening and really only had a few hours to do anything. Got to see the cool old fort before being dumped off in the row of tourist shops, but that was about it.


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