Friday, August 31, 2007

Caribbean Queen


As I dragged myself out of bed this morning and made that endless drive into work, I asked myself a serious philosophical question that I continue to ask now that I'm sitting at my desk. WHY AM I HERE????


Today is my last day at the office before my weeklong vacation in the Caribbean. I'm taking my first cruise to Jamaica and Grand Cayman. The only thing that sucks is that I have to leave my apt at 3:30 tomorrow morning to make my flight. (GRRR) But after that, I'll be footloose and fancy free.


Soon, I'll type up a sign and tape it on my computer monitor to remind my colleagues that I am out of town. It'll probably say -- 'GONE ON VACATION. DON'T CALL, DON'T EMAIL, DON'T TEXT. MOST IMPORTANTLY, DON'T THINK ABOUT ME, 'CUZ I AM NOT THINKING ABOUT YOU. ' I cannot wait to be aboard that boat, have the sand in my toes and see nothing but ocean all around.


Anywho, this is my way of alerting all of you that I will be gone for an entire week. When I return, I'm sure I'll have lots to share. But right now, I am in vacation mode (actually, I've been in that mode since June). I hope you all have a pleasurable Labor Day -- I know I will!!!

11 comments:

Juicy77 said...

Bon Voyage! (Wow, that Billy Ocean poster took me back)

Strength/Courage/Wisdom said...

I'm glad I could take you back, Juicy!

Tha L said...

OMG, I loved Billy back in the day. Peace, s/c/w, be safe, have a blast, and if you drink, please have a dozen of your favorite cocktails for me!!! Oh, and PLEASE take lots of pictures...

Strength/Courage/Wisdom said...

Thanks! I'll try my best on the pictures front!

Camille said...

I'm new to your site, but I'm loving it. And I love Tia and Toya's page, too. Have a good weekend!

motownrunnergirl said...

hi caribbean weekend! wake at pr when you go by!

motownrunnergirl said...

that last msg so did not make sense. i made as much sense as that teen beauty queen.

Mlle Smith said...

Have fun in the Caribbean and I hope you're taking lots of pictures and posting them (wow, what a blatant hint).

I just got a new book that you might be interested in, btw...Half of a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. I'd never heard of her, though she's already quite accomplished, but her Chinua Achebe endorsement and the pretty cover (and the topic of the book made me buy it...)

I just bought it from the English bookstore yesterday and I only read about five pages thus far...it made me completely emotional. :0l

Anyway, check it out and enjoy your vacay!

natural muze said...

hope you're having funnn!

Strength/Courage/Wisdom said...

Thanks for the love ya'll!!

I'm back! Had a great time, even though Hurricane Felix rerouted me a bit. A post coming soon, I promise!

To Motown -- Don't worry, I understood what you were trying to say. And leave the beauty queen alone, I feel sorry for her, esp. since I LOATHE public speaking.

To Camille -- Welcome!

To Mlle. Smith -- Adiche is AMAZING!!! I just read her first book -- "Purple Hibiscus" -- with my book club and loved it. "Half of a Yellow Sun" is next on my list, even though I'd have to waitlist it at the library. Thanks for keeping me posted on the book front!

To Natural Muze -- Thanks, I had a blast! =)

Jennifer said...

Billy Ocean was the man! I loved Caribbean Queen..what happened to him?? U are hilarious!