Random Thoughts - The Uncool, Soul-Sucking Edition...

The deed is done – J and I have booked our trip to Hawaii in December and will be bringing along an entourage with us - consisting of my in-laws, my 27 year old niece and The Boy.  I still suspect my sister-in-law from Ireland and her husband will end up joining us there. 
 
Because of the cheap flight prices, we couldn’t get everyone on the same flights, so The Boy and my niece are travelling separately, but together with each other.  They have two stopovers and limited time in between flight changes. Technically they are adults and I shouldn’t worry, but when two easily distracted people get together, it could mean chaos. 
 
The trip should be okay – J’s mom is over-the-top excited and has started to pack already.  She is even talking about trying to snorkel.   This trip will earn us at least 3 get out of jail free cards from future family functions.  Whoo hooo!
 
Never in my life have I had to drive a minivan, but this trip will be a first.   No offense to those of you that drive minivans, but I find them disturbing and uncool.  Yes I said it – uncool…
 
I’m actually writing this post on Monday at work because I am once again bored out of my skull.  How does this keep happening to me?  I won’t be jumping ship on this one …I’ll ride the boredom train for awhile and see where it brings me.   If it wasn’t for the internet Nazis banning my freedom of surfing the world wide web, I wouldn’t be complaining (as much)…
 
We have a wedding to go to this weekend.  It’s the daughter of a couple of our scuba-diving friends.  I haven’t been to a wedding in at least 4 years.  What’s the going rate one should spend on a wedding present or monetary gift?   
 
I had to go to the passport office today and get The Boy’s passport renewed.  What a depressing, painful soul-sucking experience that I had to pay $87 for.   I could have went to the emergency walk-in-clinic for free and had the same experience.
 
On my way walking to the passport office from the parking lot, I was waved over by some woman trying to get me to give them $10 so they could phone their mother-in-law.    First, when did a phone call cost $10 and second, who actually would pay $10 to call their mother-in-law?   
 
So, I’ve jumped on the “gotta get in shape, stop eating like a pig, get off the couch, stop buying larger sizes” bandwagon again.  It’s only been 8 hours, but I think I’m gonna win this time.  Positive thinking…that’s what it’s all about…

Comments

Brian Miller said…
oh yeah def a scam on the phone...lol....nice on booking the trip...the only reason minivans are moderately cool right now is because i am forced to drive one...ugh...
R. Jacob said…
The end result is you will love Hawaii and I predict, when you are standing in the surf, trade winds buffeting you with a very nice breeze, visions of leaving Canada will be in your mind!
Simply Suthern said…
I spend many an hour keeping the uncool Dodge Caravan running. No it aint cool but it is paid for and it annoys the kids. + +
LOL!

Gift? Cheapest thing on the registry - start early.

Minivans? Libido killing in my opinion.

Diet? good luck :)
Sarah said…
Once again, so jealous of your trip! I do think we are going to Vegas this fall though since we were going to go last fall and ended up moving to another state.

I would0 say a reasonable gift for a wedding is 25-30 but if you know them well then maybe 40-50.

Hopefully the trip goes well for you and nothing crazy happens. You are brave for taking the in-laws!
Miss Angie said…
Oh man, I forgot about RTT since Keely abandoned it.

You are always travelling super cool places and I'm hella jealous. though the roommate and I have discussed going to Canada this summer! Would be awesome.

Also, I just used the word hella and I have no idea where it came from. Let's forget about that.

I'm trying to get in shape too... I even started a new blog in hopes of keeping myself (and anyone who reads) motivated. If you want to check it out it's Health NOT to Health NUT I've been trying to post inspiration almost daily.

♥, I need to be better about commenting even though I read things. :)

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