I've been so busy lately I haven't had a chance to update this blog. So I am just going to do a quickie update just because I like to chronicle my life in my blog. I think 10-20 years from now it'll be an interesting way to go back and remember people, events, etc. I have such a terrible memory and I wish I had kept a blog or diary years ago. I forget such important things that it makes me sad. It also makes me worry about my memory! So here we go.
1. A few weeks ago I cruised to Mexico with some friends. We had a wonderful time! Cozumel is truly beautiful. I could have stayed there forever. Our cruise also docked at Calica, Mexico the next day and if you ever have that as one of your ports, just know that Calica = nothing to do. So you have to either book an excursion or go explore on your own. Which is what my friend and I did. We took a taxi over to Playa Del Carmen. The beach was beautiful. The shopping was....interesting. Very, very aggressive sellers. Sketchy. You have to bargain with everyone. Not my cup of tea. We took very few pics and decided to catch a cab back almost immediately. Sketchy cab driver too. He pulled over on the side of the road and got out of his car to go talk to someone on the way back. Insert freak-out here. We pretty much thought we were about to get robbed, kidnapped, whatever else. But he finally came back and delivered us back to the cruise ship safely. Did I mention I will never jump in a random cab in Mexico ever again? Never. Ever.
Me in front of the Carnival Elation docked in Cozumel. No I'm not trying to be sexy, it was really windy. ;)
I held some crazy ass birds. I held an iguana too. He was cute. If I had known someone was taking my picture, I surely would have sucked in my stomach. Guh-ross. Anyhoo.....
Beautiful water! I swam in it all day and did not want to leave.
2. The friend of mine that I mentioned on my blog a few times that was having a rough patch finally moved out and found a new place. Conveniently it's near me, so I've spent the last 2 weeks helping her move, unpack, clean, shop for new things, etc. The worst was trying to pack up 2 of her cats and take them to the new place. I only bled once so .... score! Good grief. Cats do NOT like to move. Her lab is adorable though, and I can't wait to take her on walks
3. My half marathon training started this week. Holy crap, this is going to suck. Seriously. This is going to be the hardest thing I have ever done in my life. Last night, I had a "whoa is me" moment at the house and started crying, wondering if I can do this. But just like everything in life, I'll try to do my best. And pray a lot about it. And whatever happens happens. I think in the long run it'll be an awesome experience, and of course I'll document it all here (well most of it will be here: http://chasing13point1.tumblr.com/).
4. For those of you on the East coast, did you feel the earthquake yesterday? Wowza. That was crazy. The earthquake happened in Virgina, and I am in Columbia, SC. The building started vibrating really crazy-like and my monitor was shaking. It lasted about 8-10 seconds maybe? My coworkers all darted out of their offices into the hallway and we were all saying the same exact thing "Was that was I think it was??" Of course, me being the only twitter addict in the office, checked my feed and confirmed that yes, it was indeed an earthquake. Seriously wild day!!! And with Irene also coming, I just feel that Mother Nature is really mad at us.
There is probably more I could/should blog about but work is calling! Have a splendid Wednesday!