On Friday I leave for Texas for my LCE (last cruise ever – thanks, Al, for the funny acronym) – it is Al’s bachlorette party cruise! My FCE (first cruise ever) was also with Al, for our friend Tiff’s bach party (that send-off was, evidently, not a good one as that marriage was short lived. but now Tiff is happily married ;-). I realized at that time that cruises are not my thing. I would rather be THERE instead of meandering on a very large vessel to get THERE. And the food situ kinda grosses me out, and I feel like the clientele is super cheesy (Al, of course, excluded).
But, since I love Al, I am, of course, happy to be going on my LCE! I am very excited to see her and spend some good quality time with her – and the other bridesmaids (although most of the other bmaids are Dallas / Dallas – type gals. I always feel under dressed, in a good way, when I am around them – and kinda crunchy and granola. Ya know what I think a lot of it is as well? They all like to stick together in a herd – not Al, but a lot of those girls seem to still need others at all times. I am not explaining myself very well – all I am saying is that I am not all that similar to many of Al’s other bmaids. For example, the other day I was reading Forbes and I was thinking – what would the other gals think if I brought this on the cruise with me? I won’t, since I have read the whole thing already…)
I am a little concerned whether or not I’ll readily be able to get ice for my ankle – I guess I will bring some ziploc bags and, worst case, I can get ice at meals. I also a a little worried about all my vitamins – I just need to remember to take all of them everyday! I think I will pack them by day – and then just carry them around with me at all times so that I will always have them with me at meals.
Today I was trying to sort out what I need to pack. Al sent me her packing list, which was a great help. However, I am not at my fightin’ weight (due to the tragedy), so I can’t bring a lot of what I might normally bring (and I realized how tight I used to wear my clothes – but I guess I was thin enough to pull it off!). So I am trying to purch a few things, but trying to get reasonably priced resort wear in Va at the beginning of Jan is proving to be difficult. And I say “resort wear” loosely – I actually don’t like wearing prints or dresses.
So what I have decided I need is white jeans and maybe a summery color (pale yellow / green / something like that) of pants. I have a white pair of pants that I will bring and plenty of stuff for the daytime. Too bad I don’t like dresses…. maybe I’ll try to branch out… I have to go to both big malls in this town tomorrow (exchange some Xmas gifts / buy a new iPod nano – my mini won’t keep a charge!) so I will see what I can see – and maybe try on some dresses (but probably not).