Monday, September 11, 2006

geezerhood

So Sunday morning before we were out of our pajamas, we booked a cruise to Mexico. How'd that happen? Ask Linda. She reads the travel section first. Her stepmom who is 93 and has been on a gazillion cruises says we won't want to go on any other kind of vacation ever again after we go on a cruise. Now there's a frightening thought. I think we're too young and maybe 80 pounds too light to be doing the cruise thing. But maybe we're simply in denial. Maybe going on a cruise is the first step into geezerhood. and the second step, most definitley, is watching two hours of the Travel Channel all about cruise ships which i did last night. I don't think I'd like to go on the Disney cruise. Kids up the wazoo is not my idea of fun. And i wouldn't like to go on the Queen Mary 2 and cross the Atlantic because I think in the middle of the Atlantic seeing nothing but water in every direction i might freak out and ask the captain to kindly please turn the boat around. "Let's not put on weight," I said to Linda which is kinda like going swimming and saying let's not get wet. but the food did look pretty good. "we'll go underweight," Linda suggested. "good idea," I said. as we watched the cruisers dancing the "Hustle" i must admit i felt a little queasy. "let's definitely not do that," i said. "No," she said and patted my hand, "we don't want you doing the Hustle." but seriously, i am looking forward to sitting on our private balcony sipping wine with linda.

6 comments:

Velo Bella said...

you've GOT to do the hustle

when are you going shopping for cruise wear? You DO have cruise wear, right? If not, I bet my mom has some you can borrow. Like those flashy matching "athletic" suits.

I am happy you guys are going. The blog material alone is worth it.

And I think, the best way to kick off a monastic alcohol free diet is to go on a cruise.

marscat said...

you're funny.

and i kinda had my eye on your mother's dress that blended so well with the bedspread.

there's wireless onboard. we'll definitely
be breaking rule #2.

X Bunny said...

i don't know if i could survive a cruise

but i am currently in vacation-encouraging mode so i say hurray!

velogirl said...

I've cruised twice and that was at least once too many. My biggest challenge was I felt like we had to get up at 4:00am and then stay up until 2:00am to do everything on the schedule. There was no time for relaxation or sleep or cuddling.

Then again, we never had a private balcony.

marscat said...

X-Bunny:

hope you're having fun in the place that cannot be disclosed

marscat said...

velogirl:

there will be no (NO!) getting up at 4am for
us...well maybe once to see the sunrise.does it rise at 4am?