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Not-So-Wacky Travel Tips (Cruise Edition)

Wednesday, February 29th, 2012


Here are my top 10 not-so-wacky travel tips for going on a cruise:

  1. Don’t book your cruise during hurricane season.
  2. If you only have one carry-on, this expedites the process of boarding and disembarking the ship. You save a couple of hours of standing in line each time. (Also, to catch multiple flights to your destination, you need to travel light.)
  3. Use the free dining room for breakfast and lunch instead of the buffet, unless you’re in a hurry to get to an excursion. The food is better, it’s quieter, and the ambiance is more relaxed.
  4. Shore excursions can be half the price if you don’t book it through the ship. (On the other hand, you can be stuck with nothing to do. Ask a random worker on the ship, not at the front desk. A random worker will be more honest with you.)
  5. Take at least one formal outfit. There is at least one dinner that’s formal. They don’t tell you this on their website, as far as I can tell.
  6. A room with a balcony is well worth the upgrade. We practically lived out on our balcony.
  7. For the sit-down dinners, you can order many appetizers. You can order two meals if you want to. It does not cost extra. So if you can’t decide between two meals, get both. I ate the meat and vegetables off each plate and left the carbohydrates. That way I didn’t feel too full for dessert. (On the other hand, don’t be so gluttonous that you become fat on the cruise. Moderation is what I say.)
  8. Even if you don’t drink, you will feel slightly tipsy on the ship at all times, especially towards the rear of the ship. Don’t fight it; just enjoy the tipsy feeling.
  9. Cabin decks have hallways that run the entire length of the ship. If you get lost and you’re on the wrong end of the ship, use cabin decks to get to the other end of the ship faster than going up, across, and down again.
  10. Take plenty of pictures. But don’t forget to live in the moment. Being there and experiencing the moment is more valuable than pictures.

Top 10 Benefits of Sickness

Friday, January 20th, 2012

Why not look on the bright side while you’re miserable? Here are the top 10 benefits of sickness:

  1. You can lose weight without trying.
  2. The medication causes you to have better sleep.
  3. Coughing is a good workout for your abs. Burn that belly fat.
  4. You can take the day off.
  5. Your family leaves you alone, so you can catch up on some reading.
  6. People don’t expect you to be productive. Nothing is demanded of you.
  7. The house is a mess, and your family still treats you like a princess.
  8. Instead of being required to cook, people cook for you.
  9. Suddenly your schedule is freed up, since you’re not allowed to go anywhere.
  10. It’s a get-out-of-jail-free card for an event you don’t want to attend.

World’s Worst Stocking Stuffers

Friday, December 2nd, 2011

Here is a list of the world’s worst stocking stuffers:

  1. Rotten potato
  2. Fruitcake
  3. Dental floss
  4. Underwear
  5. Old sticks of gum that are stiff as a board
  6. Broken glass
  7. Rusty nails
  8. Cigarette butts
  9. Cow pies
  10. A lump of coal

Fun Stocking Stuffers for Girls

Tuesday, November 29th, 2011


Here are some fun stocking stuffers for girls:

  1. Tea party or dress-up accessories.
  2. Gel pens or other scrapbooking supplies.
  3. A new hairbrush.
  4. Small jewelry boxes with movable parts.
  5. Movie star sunglasses.
  6. Field guide for flower identification.
  7. Prang watercolors or colored pencils.
  8. Jewelry making kit.
  9. Doll clothes.
  10. Hair accessories (clips, pony tails, barrettes, ribbons, etc.)

Hopefully this list has given you a few ideas for delighting the little girls in your home this Christmas!