Monday, June 23, 2008

Stuck in Boston

Local Time: 3:17 AM
Destination: SLC, UT
Current Positioning: Boston, Mass.

Well, here I am... sitting in the airport of Boston while my brother snores on the couch next to me. Meanwhile, I'm frantically trying to find flights out of LA for my stranded husband on his way out of LAX to John Wayne. Flights out of Boston - full. EVERYWHERE. Due to a sudden change in weather in NYC, DC, Philly, and Baltimore, Delta is sending all of their passengers to fly out of Boston leaving us non-rev's stranded. Fortunately, I was able to put Richard on the very last seat to LA. Now, my lil' bro. and I cross our fingers in hopes to catch a flight to SLC in 4 hours. Chances are against us, but my hopes are high.

Besides this day from hell, this trip has been one of my personal favorite family vacations.

We started out in DC last Thursday and we were able to see all the major sights in 3 days. We saw the White House, the Jefferson Monument, Lincoln Monument, Washington Monument, the Capital, the National Archives, parts of the Smithsonian, and even had some time to meet up with some friends in Georgetown.

After DC we skipped over to Boston where we toured the Freedom Trail, Harvard, and MIT. Harvard was founded in 1632, does that fascinate anyone else besides me? Super chill... We also found the missionaires roaming the streets and took them to dinner. We had heard about a place called Fire & Ice, so we went there. It was a pretty cool place. It was a buffet, but you choose what you want cooked and they cook it for you. Sort of like a Brazilian BBQ, but bigger I suppose. It was cool. I've decided that everyone in Boston has some type of Boston appereal. Everyone where's Tee's of either the Red Sox, the Celtics, one of the many great scholastic schools, or the Patriots... I am not a fan of any of their teams because dang it! They're all exceptionally good. Patriots were in the '08 Super Bowl (and lost!!! HAHAHA! 18-0 my butt!), the Celtics reigned over Kobe and the Lakers last week (DANG!!!) and then the Red Sox knocked out my Rockies in the World Series this past Feburary. I know, I know... who cares?

In Boston we boarded our cruise and set sail for Bermuda. I bought these prescription things that go behind your ears to off set the sea sickness... well, ofcourse I'm the only person on the planet to get the side effects of the patches... I got the flu and lost my vision. LOL. I woke up thinking I was loosing my eyesight. I couldn't see clearly for 4 days (and I took them off the first day). It was totally annoying. All of the pictures I tooke our so crappy because I was so blind.

I was basically sick until we got to Bermuda. But, once we arrived on the island the world was at ease. It was a beautiful island full of crystal clear water and pink sandy beaches. It was breathtaking (even with blurry vision). We went helmet diving, body surfing, shopping, etc. It was a great way to relax and enjoy a small part of the world.

We were docked in Bermuda for 4 days and then sailed back to Boston. In Boston, we shopped a bit and headed for the airport where we thought we'd be boarding our plane back to SL. Things took a drastic change. My parents got on the plane and left us poor suckers in the dust. That's when I sent Richard to LA knowing he wouldn't get out of Boston any other way.

And now here I am. Nearing 24 hours straight with no sleep. If this blog doesn't make sense, I blame the sleep deprivation...

All in all, it was a wonderful vacation. Hopefully I get to see everyone very soon!

And for some reason the wifi here in the airport won't allow me to publish more photos. More to follow later I suppose...

Thursday, June 5, 2008

Music, Materials, and Mental Illness...

Well, the world is at ease! After all that complaining, things worked out. Sort of... It's not quite Spain, Greece, or even Belize, but we're going to Maine, Boston, and Bermuda. So, not bad. At least I get a rockin' tan (if I could tan...).

I thought I'd give another top 10. I'm not very creative, so I'm going back to my iPod top 10, with a bit of a twist.

For the first song, you need your man, a sexy lil' dress, and a rockin' stereo.
1. Jason Mraz - "Butterfly"
This song is soooo hot. Move them hips, ladies!

Materials needed for this next song:
A remote control
Lil' undies
Your husbands tie, and button-up work shirt.
Close the blinds/drapers and dance around the house lip-syncing:
2. Maroon 5 - "Kiwi" or it's a toss up to Maroon 5's - "Not Falling Apart"

Materials needed for the full effect of the next song:
A rainy day
A long drive to nowhere
3. Duffy - "Warwick Avenue"

If you're not comfortable wasting gas on a drive to nowhere, pull up your office chair and get some work done on the computer. For this song, just kick it, maybe nod your head to the beat, but make sure you don't do the chicken bob. That's not cool.
4. Panic At the Disco - "That Green Gentleman (Things Have Changed)

This next artist is so cool that you can do whatever you want while listening to her.
5. Alanis Morissette - "Underneath"

Draw a hot bubble bath, light some candles and relax to this next song:
6. Coldplay - "Viva la Vida"

Grab a broom (this will be your guitar), a remote control (for your mic of course), dust off your cowboys boots and cowboy hat and cowboy up to:
7. Toby Keith - "She's a Hottie"

If you happen to be at the airport waiting to aboard a flight to Boston, put your iPod on repeat, grab your stein of H20 and rock out to:
8. Dropkick Murphys - "I'm Shipping Up to Boston"
But, this song is so cool you can use it to charge yourself up to run your last mile on the treadmill.

I don't care if you hate rap, everybody (even my hippie dad) loves Kanye West! Grab your coolest thug sun classes and get your sea-walk on to:
9. Kanye West - (it's a toss up between the following three) "American Boy", "Champion," or "Flashing Lights." Take your pick, you can't go wrong.

One song I will never get sick of hearing is this next one. Grab a top hat, a tux, some goofy white gloves, a cane, and get some stairs that light up... that sounds about right.
10. Frank Sinatra - "New York, New York"

This playlist brought to you by Lil' Annie J. "Keep it real, ya'll."

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

A Family Vacation... not.

This post will only consist of negativity and complaining, so if you're not interested - you've been warned.

So, my pop's works for Delta and we fly free (or in Richard's case, at a very low cost.) Benefits expire for me this year, so we were hoping to take a big trip somewhere. My flakey dad kept coming up with excuses as to why he couldn't go on trips, so I took it in my own hands and planned a trip to Spain - but he couldn't go. I planned a trip to Greece - too expensive. Basically, I spent countless hours researching flights on Delta to see where we could hop on etc. So, I found some good cruise deals to Honduras, Belize, Puerto Rico, Jamaica, - all these super awesome places. Well, we were scheduled on 3 separate occasions for a family vacation and my dad cancelled or "couldn't make it" to any of them. So, you're probably wondering why we didn't leave him in the dust like I wanted to do. Well, we couldn't go with out him to get the Delta deals.

I know, what a silly thing to complain about. But - I am so mad I could scream.

So, here I am... supposed to be aboard some fancy ship writing from a beautiful, sexy beach, yet I sit here... in my office. Outraged at my dad. But, I still can fly free. Where should I go? Keep in mind it's summer and most flights to Europe are full. I was thinkin' North Dakota. Any ideas?