Caribbean Cruise 2006

nothing like last minute craziness!

16 March 2006

My boss just came to my desk earlier today and begged me to cover for someone who had to back out last-minute of this business trip, even offering to pay for a kennel for catsitting, since that was what came out of my mouth first as one concern among many. It is another international customer event, similar to the October one in LA where I helped at the late-night parties & early morning all-day sessions, so I’m sure I’ll come back exhausted like before…but I’m not complaining too much since it’s a Caribbean cruise sailing out of Ft Lauderdale, so I’m sure I’ll have a little fun along the way! I leave at the crack of dawn Friday morning & come back late Thursday night (thanks for the airport transportation !), so you probably won’t hear from me between then unless you happen to catch me when I’m quickly checking work email on the expensive wireless access on the ship. If I’m really lucky, maybe I can make a blog entry, but we’ll see how things go…

Extra irony: the costume party is “Pirates & Wenches”…guess what I’m bringing with me? 😉

See you when I get back!

(P.S. Yes, the commissioned Sorting Hat got finished this week, but now I’m not going to be able to deliver it until I get back…darn!)

Greetings from somewhere in the Caribbean!

19 March 2006

We’re at sea all day today, reaching Jamaica by the morning, so I guess we’re probably sailing around Cuba about now. All we can see out the windows is beautiful blue sea & sky with some fluffy clouds in the distance. It’s nice and warm but very windy out on deck…perfect for sunbathing since you dont’ get too hot! I have been working though…here’s the scoop so far if you’d like to read the detailed days…


still in the Caribbean..

22 March 2006

Formal Night went well…I must have looked good enough in my red velvet dress since when we got to the salsa bar after dinner, my co-worker started yelling “Photos with Britta $5!” haha! 😉 None of the photos I got with my camera were the exact shot I wanted, but I got plenty of fun attention all evening, including salsa dancing with lots of spinning – whee!

the rest of Sunday night…

I’m back!

24 March 2006

What a day! I’m finally back home, amazingly only 4 hours late, without my checked luggage, but at least I’m home & Kylie is happy to see me. Sorry she was such a bitch when I was gone…and extra thanks to friend beyond the call of duty mrmouse who came all the way to SFO after 11pm to pick me up, AND stayed while we stupidly hoped my luggage might have really made it on my alternate flight…oh well. I got home at 1:30am, discovered my email has been broken since the night of the 20th, and that some strange unexpected FedEx package has been trying to be delivered to my house this week. Since I need to unwind a bit more before I can really get any rest, I decide to try to update here. Too bad that to get my luggage & go to FedEx I have to drive my Honda tomorrow, since I was told it was beautiful weather today, and with trying to catch up on work with a completely non-functional work laptop which crashed hard at 4am yesterday, I really think I’m going to need some top-down action! 😉

Wednesday continued…