Thursday, November 26, 2009

It was Trina's idea...and oh yeah, Happy Thanksgiving!

Let's start this off with a beautiful, serene picture of Jamaica - because that's where this blog will end and begin today. Ahhhhh, isn't that nice? Keep this image in your mind... Thanksgiving is an awesome holiday, isn't it. This year it was just me, mom and Robert. So that meant way less cooking, not dressing up, and sitting at our tv dinner stands watching football! How can that be a bad thing? And of course, Smokey is ever present watching us eat...
We are babysitting the fun and fearless female, Lulu. She is in one of my previous blogs - I LOVE HER. She is the only hound I would babysit for the holiday. Here she is with Smoke in the backyard after a nice run!
And of course, this is the "after" picture :)
And to the thing Trina thought would be cool and awesome! So, apparantly I was standing in contaminated sand one of the nights we were watching the sun set in Jamaica. Those of us on the beach were getting tore up! I had 2 bites on the top of my left foot that were still there when I got home from the trip. So, just to give you TMI, I always wash my feet when I shower - the tops, the bottom, in between the toes -- ya know, ya gotta do it, man - when I dry them, I admit I don't tend to look at them. But this past Sunday I looked down and saw something totally freaky! I mean, I couldn't even have sex with Robert I was so freaked out! I went to the doc that Monday and she told me I was bit by something alright - a damn infected larvae from the contaminated sand! And there was a WORM in my foot! The soil was contaminated by dog and cat feces - and it dawned on me, I saw a couple of strays on the beach and I actually fed a stray cat at one of the restaurants. I flipped - and you know, Trina being my scientist friend, she was one of the first people I contacted. And you know Trina, what grosses out the regular person, as a scientist and researcher she was like "awesome, Lin" - its one of the reasons I love her, man! So without further ado...oh yeah, and give me credit for the awesome pedicure...
Happy Thanksgiving!!!!!!

It was Trina's idea...and oh yeah, Happy Thanksgiving!

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Every 'Ting, is Gonna Be Alright....

Just look at this sunset. I have to tell ya, living in Cali for 12 years made me realize how much I love a sunset on the beach....but do you know where this sunset is?!?!?!!??!?!?
So, Robert and I have been married 10 years on September 25th. I personally felt it was the perfect reason to take a pretty decent vacation. I asked if he would go to Europe and that was a no go. We had been to Antigua and loved it, so we decided to hit the Carribean. I researched it to death - that's what paralegals do :) And to be quite honest, not many people raved about Jamaica, so I dropped it from the I checked out Turks & Caicos, St. Lucia, Aruba, you name it. But ya know, the Carribean is gonna be gorgeous no matter where you go, right? One of my attorneys raved about this resort in Negril - but I was way skeptical - but she is a world traveler and I respect her opinion - so, what the hell did we have to lose, right? Let me just say, its the PEOPLE of Jamaica that make it worth the trip. I have never met such happy people - thrilled to be alive - grateful for everything they have. And the service and treatment we got was second to none. We stayed at Couples in Negril - I highly recommend it. Without further ado....
A beautiful sunset from Rick's Cafe. Yeah, its a tourist place, but well worth the hour or 2 you spend there drinking and watching the guys diving, watching the "lifeguards" sitting on the side of the rocks burnin' one, and the sunsets from there are awesome.
They had lots of free things to do. We did the catermaran, which seriously, is just the most awesome Booze Cruise you can take :)
I could post a million pics of the sunsets, views from every direction, but I won't bore you. Just wanted to show a teeny bit of the amazing time Robert and I had celebrating our marriage :)