Monthly Archives: May 2011

Tom “Cruise”

Or just “Cruise” without the Tom.  It has officially been cruise season in Seattle for a couple weeks now.  Every Friday, Saturday, & Sunday there is a different cruise ship docked a mere 1 1/2 blocks from my window, adding to my glorious view. Ignore the construction on the roofdeck next door, I’m still trying to figure out if they are removing the deck or rebuilding it…

One of these days I’m gonna just pack my bags and walk the 1/2 a block to the pedestrian bridge that takes me directly into the cruise ship terminal, buy a last minute room and sail away for a week..  One day, one day, one da……….Oh! Sorry!  Got lost in the daydream, back to the task at hand.  Until that day happens though, I find myself staring at the different boats that dock and analyzing them.  I’m studying the different features of each boat.  Which ones look new/old? Which ones seem to have a better pool?  The one currently docked in the picture above loses big points for having some tacky fake plastic-type palm trees on the top deck, however they gain points for a totally awesome two-story twisty water slide!  I may want to cruise, but no one says I have to be boring why I do it!  Now if those tacky fake palm trees turn into an awesome water feature that sprays water, ala the raining trees at the edge of the wave pool at Wild Water Rapids (You VB peeps know what I’m talking about), well then those fake palm trees go from totally sucky to totally fabtastic!!

The strange thing about these cruise ships parked right outside my windows is that I rarely see them leave.  I never seem them dock since they come in overnight or in the wee hours of the morning when my lazy butt is still snug as a bug in a rug in my bed, but they normally depart in the evening hours.  I could be sitting on my couch eating dinner and look over and see the ship, then 15 mins later glance out the window and it’s gone, never having noticed it launching from the dock.  How is that a ginormous moving vessel can slowly crawl across the water out of view while I’m sitting 500 yards from it and I don’t even notice?  Oh well, guess it’s just going to be one of life’s mysteries.

Who’s ready to cruise??

Staying in…

Have you ever had a weekend where you ignored friends and all the events going on around you and just stayed home?  That’s what I did this weekend, and it was so nice.  It’s amazing how productive you can be when you ignore text messages, sign off chat, & turn off the TV.  Saturday I woke up early, mostly because the sun starts rising at 5;30am now making it hard to sleep in.  I fought the urge to turn on the TV and veg on the couch and instead cranked up some music and go to work.  I cleaned the week old pile of dishes in the kitchen, did the laundry that had been piling up for weeks and weeks, changed linens on the bed, even washed all the pillow covers & blankets from the couch.  Cleaned out my closet, purged 4 pairs of shoes (this is a HUGE accomplishment for me), and picked out paint colors; because I’m determined to get my apartment painted sometime this summer.  Saturday night came and went, I cooked dinner, read a magazine, and was in bed with a book by 11:45pm, and asleep by 12:30.   Today I got up at a decent time again.  It’s amazing how long a day is when you are out of bed before noon.  Although I did watch a little TV this morning (had to catch up on SNL) I managed to still be productive and do something that I’ve been saying I was going to do since January!  I finally cleaned out my storage unit.  I filled two big boxes for goodwill and reorganized so that an avalanche doesn’t occur every time I open the door.  Even painting my nails this evening put a smile on my face at how productive I was this weekend.   Sure I spent my entire weekend at home, only leaving the house to walk the dog, but I’m so proud and content on all the things I accomplished.  Sure there’s still a ton of things on my ever growing to-do list, but babysteps.  Next weekend I’ll be back to my partying ways…hope the suns decides to join me!