Life Definitions: The Wedding Dress, The Wii and Everything Inbetween!

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We found it! The dress, so now basically, the wedding planning is half done! lol…

Next up, my Maid of Honor dress. Lord I hope fuchsia looks good on me because that’s my color, people…fuchsia. When I tell you that I love my cousin, just remember that color and you’ll be able to imagine just how deep that love goes.

And on that note, my Wii (did I tell you I got one?) workouts have been fantastic. I can feel the difference its making in my life. I will look fantastic in August.

I also have a secret, but I won’t tell until I know for sure that its something I’m going to seriously do. I will keep you posted on those developments in the next month or so.

Now, about my Wii…

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It is fantastic, wonderful, amazing and RED! I got the Super Mario Brothers with it, and although I am ashamed to admit that I died 4 times before I got to the second world, I have improved! What I need is someone to come and help me play…I’m on the level where the scary music starts to play…idk about all that…so I called it a day right then and there.

I also have Just Dance 2 (JD2) and the MJ Experience (MJE), oh and Wii Sports (WiiS). JD2 is what I’m using to burn some calories. They have this awesome sweat mode that allows you to keep track of how much “sweat” you’re losing and gives you goals to reach each day. I’m now on 1000 a day.

And I’m proud to say, that I went from age 80 to 37 in a week on WiiS. I love the tennis mode and am even thinking about learning in RL. I’m definitely going to give myself the sport pack if no one else does.

Misc:

Work is good, home is good, life is getting better by the minute. I finally said goodbye to a chapter in my life that has caused me pain for some time now. I’m not truly %100 committed to giving it up though. I feel one really good convincing conversation is all it will take to get me right back where I was, but I want to move on so badly! Hopefully, the person will respect my wishes and keep his distance…he doesn’t have a great track record for doing that.

But at least I made that first step, which has led to my little secret that I hope will turn out to be great news in the near future.

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Around the World: San Francisco, California

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Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco

This past weekend I went to San Francisco with Cely. How come no one told me it would be that cold? I went there with dresses and one pair of cut-off jeans. Suffice it to say, I went shopping for some real clothes the next day!

I went for a coworkers wedding and like the only duh duhduh I flew into San Jose. The trip into San Fran was long, but scenic, so I can’t even complain about that.

My flight was at 6:15 AM. I didn’t even bother sleeping the night before, as I didn’t have a ride. I took the LIRR to the Airtrain and made with an hour to spare. Cely and I had an hour layover in Phoenix which wasn’t bad (we ate lunch).

Once in San Jose, we took a shuttle into Santa Clara and then the Caltrain into San Francisco. In total it cost about $10, opposed to the hundred something I thought I would have to pay. I wish I could tell you what the scenery looked like, but I can’t…as I was sleeping.

It was gay pride weekend, and I guess if I hadn’t spent the time whining and sleeping, we would have gotten amazing pictures of the party at Castro as well as some exploratorium pictures and other cool stuff. But I whined, and napped, so that didn’t happen. (In my defense, I would have been fine if I could have found a belt!!!)

On Sunday was my coworkers wedding, and I must say, she looked beautiful! Absolutely stunning! Her friends are awesome too, and we all had a great time together. It was a great weekend!

I also got to see the Golden Gate Bridge aka the Red Bridge. Well, bits and pieces of it anyway…it was foggy as hell up there.

I will definitely be going back!

Around the World: Dublin, Ireland

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My first evening in Dublin

Last Fall, Deedee, Dany, Cely and I went to Dublin, Ireland to go vacation with Eliana. Eliana never made it, but the 4 of us had an amazing time. We spent the first night hitting all the liqour factories: Guinness and Jameson Irish Whiskey. I’ve decided I’m not a fan of Guinness, which will be a problem when I move there, but I do think that Jameson is probably the best whiskey out there! We planned to go out that night…yeah, that didn’t happen. We came to our apartment and knocked out.

The next day we barely made it to our tour bus on time! But we did, and were on our way to Wicklow and Glendalough. The tour guide was awesome! If you ever go to Ireland and want to go outside of Dublin and are looking for a tour company, Wild Wicklow Tour is absoloutely a MUST! Not only did we stop at a very good eatery on the way up there, but the tour guide was knowledgeable and funny and had us singing at the top of our lungs by the time we were returning to the city.

That night, we made it out to the Temple Bar District and I must say, the pubs are fantastic. We meet some College students and they were excellent company. Afterwards, we did what I expressly said we wouldn’t…hopped into a car with stranger and headed out of the city. It was unbearably creepy and I had flashbacks of watching Taken…obviously I did not take good enough notes, cuz there I was, sitting next to Cely, in a country I didn’t know with people I didn’t know. I wish I could say it would never happen again, but that’s probably a lie!

Our last day there, Dany had to leave early and so the rest of us had an English breakfast (much like an American breakfast, except with scones…go figure) and then headed to the museum to do something else on my list. Lunch consisted of an excellently made Irish stew and once again, we passed out.

Later that night, we managed to find a pub playing the Superbowl and sat around and just enjoyed being in Dublin and with each other.

My experience wouldn’t have been half as wonderful without my friends. Dublin is definitely on my list of places I must visit again. Perhaps in the summer next time.

Around the World: Niagara Falls, Canada

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Cely and I went to Niagara Falls in Canada. It was so breathtakingly beautiful! I went to Friday’s for the first time and fell in LOVE with it. Now I eat it all the time. The first day there, we walked down into town and looked for some place I could get service in order to do my homework. I know, on vacation and doing homework…that such waits for no one! Wish I knew then what I know now. But whatever. 

 Our second day we walked down into the town for a fun day of sightseeing. Walking into the Scream Factory we met a really nice guy, it was about 10 am. We bought two tickets and walked into your average haunted house…or so we thought. I pushed that red button and from that point on, thought I would die of a heart attack. It was pitch black in there! And Cely, my wonderful, funny, sarcastic Cely was like a limp rag doll on my arm! 

All we had were these red lights to show us the way, meanwhile things with claws and chain saws were grabbing at me (because Cely was by the wall, nice and safe). At one point, the red light went off and we were surrounded by wall and no exit. In the beginning, before going in, they give you a safe word…I was this close (imagine my thumb and forefinger almost touching) to screaming the word and giving up. And then, while taking a deep breath, a car came at me! A FREAKING CAR!!! Yeah, there’s a nice picture of me looking like terrified.  

After that, it was crawling through a tunnel (Cely finally had to let go of my arm and open her eyes), and walking over a bridge…in pitch black darkness, don’t forget. By the end, we were practically running out of there. BUT, we made it all the way through without giving up, so HA!  

There was Ripley’s Believe It or Not Museum, Madame Tussaud’s Wax Museum and a few other things thrown into the mix.  

Finally, we headed towards the Falls and spent some time watching the water run down. We were so close to the edge that we were literally soaking wet in five minutes. It was glorious!  

Niagara Falls

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