Monday, June 30, 2008

It’s my party and I’ll cry if I want to

My birthday ended up being so-so just as I suspected. My mother and brother went to a wedding the night before so the day of my birthday they both basically slept the whole day leaving me all by myself. My brother was understandable because he didn’t get home until about 8 o’clock in the morning but I was really pissed about my mother. For the whole week she was trying to cheer me up saying we were going to spend the day together. She was going to come with my to get my hair done and then go to the salon to get our nails done, followed by her making me delicious pizza.

Well, first on Friday she asks me how I liked her nails and didn’t they look so nice. I was slightly confused considering that she said we were going to get our nails done together so I asked her why she did that. In response she told me that she couldn’t go to the wedding without her nails being done. What would everyone think??? UMM mom? I don’t think anyone would have noticed your nails considering you wore CLOSED TOE SHOES to the wedding. Really??? Why did she do that?? I would maybe understand if she was wearing sandals or something but she didn’t. And anyway you promised ME that we would go together. It was your IDEA in the first place. That was what I should have said but I knew she would find a way to turn it around and make me feel guilty so I just dropped it.

Then on Saturday she never got out of her pajamas and did not go with my to get my hair done. Usually I wouldn’t want her coming with me anyway cause its so boring to watch someone get their hair cut, but we both know the woman who owns the salon and the hairdresser so my mom would have had plenty of people to talk to there. But because she was to tired or lazy how ever you want to put it I went to get my hair done alone and then to the nail salon alone. I tried to not think about it too much and just enjoy getting my hair and nails done in peace. Getting my nails done did actually calm me down since the lady gave me an awesome foot scrub/massage.

Finally the kicker is she had done nothing to make me pizza. She had no sauce or cheese and didn’t make any dough. She made me go buy dough and cheese and then bitched about making the sauce. I literally told her a month ago that the one thing I wanted was pizza, and she does nothing to prepare. She could have made the sauce a while ago and just froze it until my birthday. So there I was on my birthday running errands and going food shopping. Cause of course since I was already going to be there I had to pick up some other things that she needed.

Actually my birthday pretty much sucked. I can’t even say it was so-so now that I just relived that day. The rest of the day was spent with me watching TV and being bored.
Sunday was nice at my cousin’s graduation. My aunt and uncle flew in as a surprise from California and I hadn’t seen them in 4 years. It was so nice to see my family and get together. The weather was awful. It would pour and then the sun would come out and be hot and humid and then it would rain again. Thank god my aunt had a huge tent set up otherwise there would have been 50 plus people squeezed inside. It didn’t matter anyway because everyone was having such a good time.

Friday, June 27, 2008

Another week has come and gone

Oh man I am so glad it is Friday. It has been hell of a week for me and I’m so glad its almost over. Things are looking good for me having a half-day which is good. Tomorrow is my birthday, and while I’m still not all that excited about me getting older and I am excited about how I will be spending the day.

On Sunday I’m going to my cousin’s graduation party and most of my family will be there. Including my aunt and uncle who live in Florida who I haven’t’ seen in over a year. So it will be a good day. I just hope the weather is good.

It's about to start pouring outside, so when i get home I plan on getting into my pj's, and watch movies for the rest of the day. Preferably something cheesy on lifetime. It is the perfect way for me to spend a lazy rainy day. I hope everyone else has a great weekend!

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Conversations with my mother

Priceless conversations between my mom and me. I swear almost every conversation happens like this.

Me: Mom I don’t really feel good today. I’m really nauseous.

Mom (who’s a nurse by the way): Take some Tums you’ll be fine.

Me: I already took them and I still feel really sick.

Mom: Well then you took too many of them. You know taking too many Tums can make you very sick. You shouldn’t be taking them as much as you do.

Me: I only took 3.

Mom: Then you didn’t take enough. Go and take 3 more.

Me: But you just said I shouldn’t take too many.

Mom: Oh you’ll be fine. Just suck it up already.

And another one:

(Completely out of nowhere)

Mom: You know why you don’t have a boyfriend?? It’s because you’re so loud. Guys don’t like girls like that. They want a delicate lady.

Me: Mom, when I go out I don’t walk around screaming and acting like an obnoxious ass. I am usually very quiet when I go out.

Mom: Well you should speak up and start talking more. Be more social. Guys don’t like girls who are wallflowers.

Me: But you just said that I’m too loud and need to act more like a “lady”.

Mom: You are too loud

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Why so sad?

As you may know my birthday is coming up. I’m not all that excited about it and I really couldn’t figure out why I just didn’t care. I thought to myself, maybe its because its not a big birthday, or your getting older and things like this shouldn’t matter anymore. But I’m a firm believer in always making a big deal out of your birthday. If you have to work or go to school you take the day off, and you never just spend one day on your birthday, you make it into a whole birthday weekend. Getting older and growing up couldn’t be the reason. Then I thought maybe it’s because this year I actually don’t have any big plans or a birthday weekend planned out. Maybe that’s why I’m not excited. But that didn’t really seem right either. I also haven’t been sleeping lately and my anxiety has been getting more intense these past few days so I really forced myself to take a breath and figure out why I am freaking out. The more I thought about it the more I came to realize why I’m not excited about my birthday.

I’m turning 24 and I am nowhere near having the life I thought I would have by now. I’m officially having a “quarter life crisis”. When I first heard the term I thought it was complete crap and wasn’t really real. Now here I am stuck in my own crisis. I guess technically you should be 25 when this happens, hence the whole quarter life phrase, but mine is happening a whole year earlier. This is why.

When I was in high school and even in the beginning of college I thought by the time I was in my mid-twenties I would have an amazing life. I would have a fabulous job that paid a ton of money. I would be living in the city in a trendy loft, going out all time, and constantly meeting new and interesting people. Basically being a character that I so often watch on TV. However, here I am days from turning 24 and nowhere near that life. In contrast I have a job that I hate that pays me terrible money, most of which is taken away from me by the taxman and health care. I am still living a home and making a very long commute to the city everyday. I rarely go out cause I get home late and by the time the weekend comes I’m so exhausted the last thing I want to do is go out and party. In case you didn’t realize not going out equals not being able to meet new people. My social network is slowing dwindling down to nothing. I hate that more than anything. I love going out and meeting new people. I love going out just so I can people watch and make snide remarks about people. While that may make me sound really mean, I swear I do it all in good fun. Plus I can take sarcasm and jokes made toward me and I always laugh at what an ass I am sometimes.

Anyway my point is; I am freaking out cause I am so far behind this invisible plan that I apparently always thought I would follow and accomplish. I never thought I would consider my fantasy of the good life to be an actual road map that I was going to follow. Cause it is after all just a fantasy. I don’t think anyone really lives an amazing life like the ones you see on TV. I know I’m not the only one who is exhausted from working long hours, hates that they don’t make enough money and wished they got out of the house more often. It is comforting to know that I’m not alone, but deep down I still feel like a failure and a loser. Which is why I want my birthday to pass me by. So it can stop reminding me about how little I’ve really accomplished.

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

BORED at work

It’s a little after 10:30 in the morning and I am so unbelievably bored I don’t know what to do with myself. Seriously, I haven’t been at work for 2 hours yet and I’m dieing. I already checked my daily dose of websites like 10 times already. I don’t know what to do with myself. I’m 2 seconds from taking out my book and blatantly reading in front of my boss. Even though I do not like my job that doesn’t mean I want to sit at the office all day staring at a computer doing nothing. I rather be overwhelmed and insanely busy than just sitting here. At least when your busy the day goes by faster. So any tips on how to make my day go by faster. Or a better question, how do you look for a job while you are at your current one???

On a side note, for my birthday coming up on Saturday I decided to make it a day of pampering. I am going to go get my haircut, get a manicure and pedicure, and I might even go for a facial. I love doing these things. Especially getting my hair done. Even if it’s just a trim I love going to the salon. The smell of the salon, getting your hair cut and blow-dried and then having your hair look amazing as you leave. Every time I get my hair done I feel so glamorous and even a little bit sexy. Afterward we are going to come back home and my mom is going to make her homemade pizza. Which is AMAZING. Seriously she makes the best pizza. Only thing I’ve ever had that was better was my aunt’s. No restaurant can match these women. Even though I don’t have any huge plans for my birthday, I’m pretty happy with what I will be doing. I always feel like there is too much pressure to make your birthday the best day. Plus when I go up to visit my best friend in Boston we are going to have a faux birthday celebration.

Monday, June 23, 2008

I hate the DMV

On Saturday I was planning on going to the beach because it was so nice out. Then I realized that I had to get my car inspected because my sticker was going to expire at the end of the month. I figure I would get up early go get my car inspected and then make my way to the beach early enough to beat traffic and all the Bennys. And yes I say Benny because in the summertime they really piss me off thinking the own the beach and that they are the coolest people to ever grace the Jersey shore. But I digress.

I make my way to the DMV and I go through to the part where you get your car inspected. I get my little ticket I need and I follow all the signs saying to KEEP RIGHT. Seriously every 5 feet there is a sign saying to “Keep to the right.” I listen and I go all away around the bend, all the while staying to the right, and I make my way to the front of the line. I am the first car on the line, so I assume I will be out of there in no time. THEN the car inspector guy comes up to me, and I am expecting that he is going to tell me where to pull up my car. Instead he tells me “EXCUSE ME but you are on the WRONG line. You going to need to pull out of here and go all away around to the back of the EXTREMELY long line.”

The line that is on the LEFT SIDE! Please tell me why is it that you have 400 signs saying to keep to the right, when in actuality you wanted me to keep to the left! I was extremely embarrassed and I had to pull all the way around again. I almost just left and was going to go another day, but then I realized this was the only time I could really go and I was already here. 45 minutes later I finally got my car inspected and could go on my merry way. It was almost noon by then and the last thing I wanted to do was go to the beach and sit in traffic. But I already had my swimsuit on. I decided to go and if there was traffic I would just turn around. Thankfully, there was no traffic on my way and I made it to my lovely beach to enjoy the sun and sand for a few hours. It turned out to be a pretty good day.

* On a side note while I was waiting I saw a bunch of cars do the same thing I did, making me a little less embarrassed about the whole thing.

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Happy Talk

My job consists of me being on the phone a lot. I would say about 60 percent of my day is done on the phone dealing with people from all walks of life. I am either on the phone dealing with a problem, confirming orders and other things. Anyway today my boss asked me to do a strange request. He asked me to call up this Korean Newspaper and ask if it’s possible to use certain characteristics for survey purposes. Which I replied to why would you think that a KOREAN Newspaper would not be able to use certain KOREAN symbols??? So my boss told me to stop asking questions and to just call and ask.

One I still wasn’t sure what exactly he wanted me to ask them cause this was seriously a dumb question and Two, the woman I needed to call can not really speak English. But like the good worker that I am I tried to accomplish this task.

Me: Hello X this is Rose from Blah Blah Blah

X: Hello

Me: I was wondering if you could tell me if there is a difference in characters for Good and Very Good?

X: …

Me: Like for a survey are there different symbols for the words Good and Very Good?

X: I don’t know what you mean

Me: Do you know what a survey is?

X: Yes

Me: Okay so on a survey you know that they ask for your opinion about something and you have to rate it?

X: Yes

Me: So I want to know are there different symbols for the words Good and Very Good

X: I don’t know what you want to know.

Me: uhhhh

X: So you want to know that if I can put 2 different ads and one will say Good and the other Very Good?

Me: No this is all for just ONE ad. It’s going to be a SURVEY (I am starting to raise my voice)

X: I don’t know what you mean

Me: Are there 2 different translations for the words Good and Very Good. They cannot be the same symbol on this ad.

X: I don’t know what you mean. Can you e-mail the ad so I can take a look.

Me: No I haven’t received it yet.

X: Well when you get it, send to me and I will see.

Me: Umm okay. Thanks bye.

My boss soon after asks me if they will do it and I have no answer to give him. Then I get in trouble for not being able to explain it to her well enough.

So I say, "I still don’t understand why you think the Korean language wouldn’t have a different meaning for good and very good. EVERY language can do this."
To which he says, “Yeah I’m going to need it in writing from them”.

I actually have to try calling again and making her understand this. Sigh…

Monday, June 16, 2008

Celebrating the good times

This weekend turned out to be a very nice weekend for me. Initially I didn’t really have any plans but I ended up being all over the place. Friday a few family friends came over who I haven’t seen in a while, so it was so nice to catch up with them. It was a little random though them coming over. You see the reason why they came over was that one of them had a big tick on her hip and she wanted my mom to take a look and get it out (she’s a nurse by the way). Seriously New Jersey is full of ticks its disgusting. After my mom got the tick out and she calmed down and stopped worrying that she had limes disease now we got to catch up and they ended up staying for dinner. Basically what could have been a bad situation ended up being a nice time. Though we are still making sure she doesn’t start to get a ring on her body.

On Saturday I went to the beach in the morning and it was so nice out. Really humid but it was nice at the beach with a breeze. I bought a season pass at this one place near me for only 50 bucks for the whole summer. And it’s per carload so I can take as many people as I want with me. It’s a pretty good deal considering how ridiculous it is that you have to pay to use a beach. In the long run though going to the beach as often as I want for the whole summer is worth 50 bucks. Plus the place I go to pretty much guarantees me not seeing people I went to high school with. Which to me is priceless. Still living in the same town where you went to high school makes you constantly bump into people you didn’t like in high school. Even though you didn’t talk to them then, for some reason they insist on pretending that your long lost best friends who have to catch up for an hour. It’s annoying and gets tiresome after a while. Another reason why I need to move out of my house. I also saw the Chronicle of Narnia this weekend and I defiantly recommend seeing it. I loved it! Not sure though if I liked it better then the first.

On Sunday I ended up going last minute to 2 different BBQs. The first BBQ I went to it was pouring outside so we were inside the whole time. I’m not really sure you can even call it a BBQ anymore if you’re not outside. Oh well. It was still a really good time. It was with a family that I’ve known my entire like. They are more like my family than friends. It was good seeing them, cause nowadays with everyone moving on with their lives it’s hard to get together on a regular basis. Same goes for the second BBQ I went to. It was with more family friends that I hadn’t seen is a while. This time though the weather cleared up and it was beautiful out. Allowing the party to happen outside like it should be. It went from raining outside to being sunny and hot with people going swimming in the pool. The second party was a lot more crazy than the first, possibly cause of the weather change, and the bar was flowing freely. By the time I got home on Sunday I could barely keep my eyes open. I was so glad though that I was going nonstop, it makes the weekend seem much more meaningful. I decided since I hate my job so much, to make the week go by faster I need to keep on planning for different activities so I have something to look forward to.

P.S. On a more somber note, my brother left today. It was weird talking to him last night and saying goodbye. I will miss him terribly.

Friday, June 13, 2008


In the summer we get half days on Fridays. Which means if all of our work is done we can leave at 1. Someone must hate me cause I always seem to get something that needs to be done ASAP at a quarter to 1. Why couldn't they have given it to me in the morning that would have been plenty of time to complete it. But NO, instead I’m stuck here while everyone else is leaving to go enjoy the rest of this beautiful day. I am so pissed right now. Even if I were able to leave in a half hour I would have to wait until almost 3 for my train. The best part is I did what I had to do in plenty of time, but I can’t process it yet which leaves me waiting for the okay. So now I’m sitting here doing NOTHING and unable to leave. I cannot wait until I can finally go. Keep your fingers crossed that it’s soon.

I hope everyone else has a better day and a great weekend!

Thursday, June 12, 2008

My new favorite thing

I am obsessed with online shopping. Especially when you can find amazing deals. So I wanted to share with you my new favorite website. It is It’s kind of like E-Bay but in my opinion way better. All the items on there were at some point lost, repossessed or from “misguided cargo”. Basically police stations all around the country are putting their inventory online for people to purchase. Originally I think that the website was called steal your stuff back or something. I’m not totally sure since I just discovered the website.

Anyway the reason why I like it better than E-Bay is because this is good merchandise and it starts out the bidding really cheap. And since not that many people know about it or care to check it out the chances of you getting something cheap are really good. For instance I just got a Blue Sapphire and Diamond necklace for 18 dollars! And that’s including the shipping! I just got the necklace in the mail yesterday and it was beautiful. I have to admit I was worried that it was going to be complete crap but the thing is amazing. On the website you can buy designer goods like Prada and Gucci all starting for a buck. There is even a chance for you to bid on bulk lots of diamonds. Seriously just a bunch of loose carat diamonds. Some of the stuff on there is authenticated and others they can’t truly gain authenticity but no matter what everything is fraud protected so you don’t have to worry. Also, everything is clearly stated so you don’t have to worry about getting ripped off. Now there is some completely random stuff like buying a bulk lot of DVDs and they don’t tell you all the names of the movies. Or a case full of CDs, again not stating all the bands in the case. They will give you like 2 names, or a picture of the DVDs and you have to try and work out what they are. Again cause some of this stuff was lost, that’s why it is so random. But its funny to see some of the stuff listed. The website is seriously addicting. Oh and you can buy a Car on there! It is so fun to see everything that's listed. I swear I do NOT work for this website, I’m just obsessed with it right now.

P.S. - Just don't bid on the stuff I'm bidding on! ;)

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

What should I do?

Man when is this heat going to end??? It’s so hot outside that the inside of my office can’t seem to keep up. AKA I’m melting at work. So my birthday is coming up soon and I’m trying to think of what to do. It’s not a big birthday or anything, but I can’t do what I originally wanted to do which was go visit my friends in Maryland. However the person I would stay with is moving that day and I don’t think she is going to be up to entertaining. It’s just not a good weekend for a lot of them so my visit has been postponed. Then I found out that I need to go to my cousin’s graduation party the day after my birthday. So even if I wanted to I can’t really go anywhere. So that leaves me stuck at home with no one to really hang out with that day. Almost all of my friends have either moved, or still at school taking summer classes. I didn’t really want to do a big thing anyway, but I would like to find something I can do to still make my day fun. So that’s my dilemma. But worst comes to worst I’ll just go to the beach with someone and spend it that way. Which I can’t really complain about now can I??

Monday, June 9, 2008

Things seem to be changing

I have been doing much better since my last post. Seeing my brother was great and I feel a lot better about the situation now that I know he gets to come home for a visit every few months. Things at work however have not gotten much better and I am now officially looking for a new job. I updated my resume and I have been sending it out like crazy. I still do not know what I want to work in next, so I’ve been sending it to all kinds of different places. I’m trying to not keep my hopes up cause it’s the summer time and it’s very hard to get a job in the summer. When I was looking for my first job out of school I didn’t start getting interviews until late August. Productivity drops in the summer and there isn’t a need for new people. But I’m keeping my hopes up and if it doesn’t happen right away, that’s fine cause I know I will eventually find something new.

This past weekend was insanely hot. It’s still really hot today. On Saturday was my first time going to my beach and it was lovely. The water was too cold to actually swim in, but the beach is one of my favorite places in the world and I was able to just sit back and read my book. Sunday I had a bunch of errands I needed to do. I went to one place, was sweaty like crazy by just walking from my car to the store. So after that I gave up and went back to my lovely air conditioned home. I ended up just watching some movies. Which is one of my favorite ways to spend a lazy Sunday. However last night while I was sleeping there was a HUGE thunderstorm that resulted in my house losing power. It was off for basically the whole night, which meant that I was sweating my ass off last night. The house was like a 100 degrees and I was so uncomfortable. Needless to say I got very little sleep last night and I am basically operating like a zombie today. The good news is I think this heat wave is supposed to be over by Wednesday.

Oh and I know that this is way after the fact but I forgot to say it when I wrote about my vacation. Now I told you all that I was afraid that when I flew I would need a seat extender. Well I DID NOT need one!! I actually had room to spare. I can’t tell you how happy I was that I didn’t need to ask for one! However that whole situation was defiantly a wake up call. I need to start eating better. I know I need to exercise but I can never find the time. I mean I leave my house at 7:30 am and I don’t get home til 9. And who the hell wants to work out when they’ve been out of the house for that long??? Just another reason why I need to find a new job ASAP.

Wednesday, June 4, 2008


So I’ve been delaying putting this up on my blog because it’s kinda private and I didn’t want to talk about it online. However it’s eating me up and I need a way to vent. So here is goes. One of my brothers is moving to another country in less than 2 weeks, and I’m really upset by this. It’s understandable that I’m going to miss him, but it’s like eating me up. I mean the move is only for a year and he is supposed to come home every few months so I really shouldn’t be freaking out but I am. He lives in another state as it is so basically I will see him just as often this year as I do normally. I know you must be wondering why I am like this but I am leaving a few details out of the picture. My brother is moving to a country that is not the safest place to live right now. He’s not in the military or anything like that, but he will be working in a dangerous location and the chances of him getting hurt are much greater than if he were living in America. I don’t really want to say where he is going, I mean I can if I wanted, but I want to try to keep myself anonymous and I don’t want to give specific details away. Hence, me not wanting to write about this. So last night was the last time I got to see him until Sept. And I was really emotional about it. So much so that I was actually tearing up on my way home to see him. I actually wore sunglasses on the train so people couldn’t see my eyes. Which I hate it when people wear sunglasses in a place that’s not sunny, but the situation warranted it. It also didn’t help the fact that someone got me all wound up at work before I left.

As you know I just recently came back from a pretty long vacation. Well I wasn’t really planning on taking any more days off in the near future but on Sunday my mom told me that my brother is coming home for the last time on TUESDAY. I thought he would come home on the weekend to say goodbye cause that’s what normal people do. Nope my brother decided to come home in the middle of the week when the rest of us work. So I asked my boss if I could leave a few hours early. I didn’t want to take a half-day or a full day off, so we worked it out that if I came in earlier than usual the whole week, I could leave early and not actually take a day. So it’s a win-win. Now this whole thing was worked out between my boss and me. It is no one else’s business what I do with my days off. However as I was getting ready to leave one of my teammates decided to comment on my departure. He said something along the line of “Wow, looks like something is getting A LOT of special privileges lately. It must be nice taking all these days off. I can’t believe you’re already taking a day off since your vacation.” So my boss told him that I was going to see my brother and he just snickered. Yes he actually snickered. And I was and still am furious at that. I didn’t elaborate on anything else because it is none of his business, and plus I thought I might cry. But who does that? I never say anything about the fact that he comes in to work 30 minutes late every day. Or how he is constantly chatting to his girlfriend instead of doing work.

So why is he saying that to me?? I am already sensitive about this whole thing as it is, and here he is making it worse. I also think he is talking about me behind my back. I know it sounds so childish, but I KNOW he is doing this. And if he has something to say, say it to MY FACE. I hate people who are cowards and talk about people behind their back. It’s immature and hurtful. So I don’t know what to do. I HATE confrontation but this whole thing is driving me crazy. Plus there is no way to prove this guy is talking about me behind my back. But, it is making me even more miserable at my job.

So what should I do?? Right now I’ve just been keeping to myself a lot more, but I still feel awful. What kills me the most is this teammate was someone I used to consider my work buddy. He was the one I talked to the most, and now I cannot stand him. I rarely change my opinions about people, but I went from having a great friendship to no longer talking to him.

Monday, June 2, 2008


I have been very neglectful of my blog. I think it is a combination of being super busy at work and also summer fever. The weather is finally starting to feel like summer and I am absolutely loving it. This past week/weekend flew by and I cannot believe that it is already June. Anyway, today I thought I would share a little bit about my trip to Mexico, which now seems like it happened a million years ago. It is probably one of the best vacations that I have been on in a long time. The resort was amazing, the food, the culture, atmosphere all were great. Also if you have never been to an all-inclusive place before I defiantly suggest that you do so in the very near future. There was constantly food and drinks available. The wait staff was amazing. As soon as a drink or plate was done it was cleaned up or refilled. I was also scared that the drinks were going to be weak because to maybe save some money. But they were so strong that some of them I couldn’t even stomach. Like a rum and coke, that was halfway filled with rum! Not that I’m complaining, I was very happy that that was the case. Also the place had like 4 different restaurants that served all different types of food each day so you didn’t really get tired of the selection.

This is a view of one of the pools.

Also there were different activities to do at the resort each day. Some of which I played were tequila volleyball, and movie trivia. I almost one a prize for the second one! Also some of my friends took a bike tour, but I wasn’t there to do that. The best part of the place, they gave us a free Booze cruise! I still have no idea why, but on Monday we got a free cruise around Cabo. It was a perfect day, lots of drinking, games, food, and snorkeling. Although it probably wasn’t the best idea to go snorkeling after you’ve had a few, but I guess that’s what life jackets are for!

This is the ARC - where the Sea of Cortez meets the Pacific. It was the first thing we saw on the cruise.

One of my favorite things I did was go on dune buggies. My friend and me booked a dune buggy tour and it was so amazing. The tour was over 3 hours and it took you everywhere. We went up mountains, through valleys, even down to where an old river used to be. It was great, but we were covered in dirt when we finished. I mean completely covered that we were a different color. But it was worth the mess and the driver didn’t seem to mind to much when he dropped us off. The only bad thing was my friend crashed into a MOUNTAIN. Yes a mountain. I’m still not quite sure how she managed to do that, but I was totally freaking out because we didn’t get the insurance on the stupid buggy. The wheel was basically knocked off and turned a way it should not be able to do. Thankfully the leader let us drive his car while he stood on the side. He was so nice and tried to cheer us up, but we were defiantly nervous about the whole thing. Somehow the mechanic fixed the wheel and they didn’t charge us anything!! Needless to say they both got a very large tip! And the whole trip was salvaged and we were feed a very large lunch before we went back to the hotel.

We also did a night crawl in Cabo San Lucas which was so much fun. The nightlife down there is crazy. I don’t think we got back to after 4 am. My feet were killing me but it was totally worth it. My favorite place I went to was called Squid Roe. The place was Huge, and had 2 different levels that kind of felt like a stadium. They played great music, and everyone just had the best time. I think my least favorite was Cabo Wabo, which is owned by Sammy Hagar. The place was large and had great potential, but it just wasn’t that fun.

Outside Squid Roe

This is the Inside. It doesn't even begin to really show the place.

The best thing I did was go swimming with the dolphins! It has been something I have always wanted to do but never had the opportunity. It was an hour-long thing, and I got to spend it the entire time in the water with the dolphin. On the brochure it said only a half hour in the water and a half hour watching stuff, but the whole time was in the water. We got to see tricks, pet the dolphin and feed it (which was not as gross as I thought it was going to be). The trainer at one point asked for a volunteer but wouldn’t say what it was for. So I raised my hand as fast as I could and he told me that I got to ride the dolphin 2 times in order to show the rest of the group which ride they could choose. The rest of the group could only do 1 ride. I was very happy I raised my hand. I got to do a “slow ride” around the pool while the dolphin rode upside down and I help onto its fins, and a really fast ride. The fast ride was the best, but it was hard to grab onto the top fin and hold on. The whole time I kept thinking to myself I’m going to quite my job and train dolphins from now on. Which is ridiculous but that was how much fun it was! Unfortunately they didn’t allow cameras in the facility. So I ended buying one from them for $25 dollars! Which is so overpriced but I had to have a memory of the whole thing.

Those are the best moments of my trip. Of course I could go on, but it is making me sad that I am no longer there. Instead I’m stuck inside an office on an amazingly beautiful day.