February 2nd, 2008

socks and cat

What I didn't know about cruises

I've been doing some cruise research and here is the tiny little windowless cheap room I will be staying in:

My original thought was, oh hell no. I spoke with the gal that books the cruises and told her I would gladly pay the extra $700 for a room with a window (even if the view is "partially obstructed" by lifeboats and such). Mostly because without some hint of natural daylight, you don't know if you're waking up in the day or night. Oh sure you have a clock. But who wants to feel like they are staying in a windowless box? The gal that books these cruises told me to save the $700 for the excursions.

Excursions? What the hell are excursions!? It turns out when the ship gets to the ports, you can pay for all the fun things to do at the ports rather than just wonder around on your own. The prices range anywhere from $35 for a guided tour to $200 for a plane ride with amazing views or a dog sled ride. I'm all about the dog sled ride!!!! I would much rather invest the money in some fantastic once in a lifetime experiences rather than a window in my room.

But the next cruise after this one will be for my honeymoon. And for sure we'll get this deluxe suite with the private veranda (just about $1,500 extra):

socks and cat

custom ordered the new pony falls

So I went to see this gal today about making custom dread hair falls. This woman has a TON of fun hair to choose from. I chose a combination of little brown spirals, brown and blonde mixed dreads, platinum dreads, brown ribbon and tiny little burgundy braids. They will be pigtail falls made just for me!

Because of the platinum, they will certainly match my hair better if I don't cover my bleached blonde bits with Atomic Pink as I had planned. I might wait until I get the dreads falls before I decide. They should be ready by Friday or Saturday. I'm so excited! If they are secure (and by secure I mean if they don't fall off when I'm swinging around a pole), eventually I want to order the ones like this that have peacock feathers. And then instead of being trapped with just one kind of braided in extensions, I can actually change my hair from day to day based on my mood and where I'm going.