Friday, January 06, 2006

Sailing takes me away

Right now you are all losers, and I'll tell you why. You are not leaving to go on a cruise tomorrow and I am. I just found out that my cell phone won't work and that it will cost me $16.50 per half hour to use the Internet on the ship. Because of this, I may not get to post until I get back which is not until the 14th.

Oh my God-what will you do without a post from me for EIGHT days!? Oh-go on with your normal everyday life as if nothing is different? That's cool.

I have been meaning to post all this stuff lately but haven't had time or have had too much pinkeye so I'll do some of it now.

New Year's
This year was one of the best New Year's I've had in a long time. Honestly. It involved some karaoke, Steph and Diane doing shots of champagne-the classy way to drink it (okay fine I may have participated), me wearing a sombrero and making out with a mannequin head, Jen throwing her drink on an annoying person, Jace biting me on the shoulder 2700 times, Woody saying, "Uh oh. I just got poo-faced. Just right now." and inadvertently leaving Drew and Paul's cousin at the bar only to find him later wandering Detroit Rd.

The half hour leading up to midnight sucked, obviously. That's always the case. Sharda and I appropriately shared in some bitter New Year's Eve bashing. And what I hoped wouldn't happen unfortunately did which was that I got sad and started missing B. Then midnight happened and all of a sudden everybody was hugging and kissing everybody, and I was lost in a sea of drunken friend-love, and it was glorious. Tony was lost in a sea of drunken random brunette chick-love but that's a different story.

Honestly, the night was kind of a blur for me. Mostly because I arrived at 6:20pm and was drunk by 6:45pm and then spent the rest of my night trying to get my money's worth at the open bar (which I definitely did). However, I took pictures. I just have to get them developed. Yes that's right. I have to get film developed. Disposable cameras to be exact. Yes they still sell those. Once I get some pics developed I will illegally use the scanner at work and then post some and let them tell the story. I mean I will let them tell everyone else's story. Not mine. I do not want to see pictures of me covered in cranberry juice and pulling a noisemaker out of my shirt (which I did at about 1:30am-no idea how it got there).

Year end review
I think as a blogger it's my duty to write up a year end review. That sounds kind of complicated, but I'll give it a shot.

Depressed over getting dumped. Watched TV. Got drunk. Bought a condo. Got old.

Okay so that wasn't that hard. My year end review is depressing.

The reason we're going on this cruise is because my cousin is a dancer on this particular ship. My immediately family, my grandparents, my mom's two brothers and their families and like 25 Filipinos are all going. Why the Filipinos? Why not? Every cruise is better with 25 Filipinos. Actually my aunt (the dancer's mother) is Filipino so a bunch of relatives on her side are coming.

If you guys remember, I am not too fond of the ocean. Well as luck would have it a cruise means you actually go out onto the ocean. Like you're in the middle of the ocean, and there's no land around you. You know what is around you? Sharks. Lots of them. And all of them are thinking, "I know Sarah is on that boat. Come on, baby, pull a Titanic for me." Last time I was on a cruise, whenever we would go out onto the deck I would stand in the absolute middle of the boat so as to avoid falling overboard. This year I don't think that will be necessary. Scott gave this to me this morning:

Yes he made me shark repellent. The fine print reads "Warning - may cause allergic reaction - if you are allergic to everything". Seriously how cute is this. Sorry, ladies, he's married.

Well, I should really go to bed since I have to get up at 4:30am which coincidentally is the same time I went to bed on New Year's Eve. I hope everyone has a wonderful week. I will miss you all, and I'll be sure to take some pics in Jamaica and the Cayman Islands. They will probably mostly be of weird people on the cruise with us, though (i.e., my family).

Ahoy Mateys!!!!


Anonymous said...

The glamour of your life never ends...yeah, us shlubs will carry on.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sarah, just started reading your blog, and its quite enjoyable. Have a great cruise and keep the sharkbites away.

Courtney said...

I hope your cruise is as fun (and hilarious) as the "booze cruise" on The Office last night--or at least you meet a guy who can dance like Michael did.

Gordon said...

Sarah, I'm mad that you're gone the next 8 days and we can't discuss The Office in depth like I'd want to. Have fun, hor

Mon said...

Have fun! Sharks...yea, I feel you on that one! Perfect timing with the snow today!

Golightly said...

Have fun!!

Shamus O'Drunkahan said...

I hope that shark repellant also works for getting rid of baggy-dressed, chicken-necked nerds claiming to be internet millionairs.

Try spraying it right into their blood shot eyes!

rona said...

Nice year-end review. Mine is quite similar.

ORF said...

Just don't get bludgeoned in the head and then mysteriously disappear while on your honeymoon on that cruise of yours Sarah B...

ThatGirl7278 said...

Hurry back! I need my daily dose of "Okay Seriously"... seriously.