August 21, 2001
Top 10 Vacation List (part 1)
So, I went on vacation last weekend and I always keep a travel journal. I always sum it up with a top 10 list, a sad attempt at making something bad humorous. I did have fun though. Worse thing, the job I applied for called while I was out and wanted to set an interview for today. I called them back just now, got an answering machine. I hate those things. I sounded like an idiot, "I got a call on Friday requesting that I come in for an interview. I was out of town and didn't receive the message until today. I am available for an interview today if you still want me to come in."....ugh, they probably will never call back now. Oh well, onto the top 5 things I learned in SAN ANTONIO TEXAS...I'll post the other 5 later.
- "Girls Just Wanna Have Fun" is the best song ever!
Okay, you may disagree. It may be well be the worst song ever but one thing it does is wake people up on a long car trip. I popped in my 80s CD which starts with GJWHF, goes to "Material Girl", "Like a Virgin", "Papa Don't Preach", "She-Bop", etc. And my mom have me this look as soon as the opening of GJWHF came on and said "what in the hell?". It was the best fun of all. I like the song, however by the third time it played (there are 5 versions of the same song on that one cd) I was sick of it and she was royally pissed off. It was fun!
- Texas is just another word for hell.
I swear, this is the worst state ever. I already knew this fact before, but I thought I'd warn all of you. The Highways are torturous, they have more Wal-Marts than Arkansas and they refuse to put signs up to tell you where the hell you are. It's sick. I saw more cowboy hats than I see here in Arkansas. That, in and of itself, is scary enough to keep me away.
- "The just built these roads overnight!"
Not really something I learned, but a fun quote. My mom and I got lost going back to our hotel from Seaworld for 3 hours one night. The next morning, she said this as we were going back to Seaworld. As I pointed out how easy it was to get there, she claimed that none of the roads had been there the night before and, "this street wasn't this big last night. It was a one way street! I swear". Along with "I know it wasn't here damnit! I can see."....uhh, yeah, sure mom.
- Whales swim faster than 250 miles a minute??
I want to be a whale trainer, I always have. Funny? Not really. But it is a kick ass job. I talked to the trainer guy and he said I could be one too. I just need to learn how to dive a little more gracefully and brush up on my swimming. All you need to have is animal experience, be able to execute graceful dives (not good, I'm a expert cannon baller), free dive to 25 feet, be SCUBA certified, have a degree in something and swim 250 feet in a minute. Apparently, you don't have to be very smart because the first trainer told me it was 250 miles in a minute and I said "that's not possible...not even a whale can swim that fast?" and he laughed and said that whales were faster and all I needed was a little training. Hot damn, I want that kind of training. I should sign up for his school. It'd be faster to swim to San Antonio than to fly in that case! I'd have been there in about 5 minutes.
- People are evil.
Again, something I already knew. However, my mom enforced it. We were lost and driving around the freeway at night. I told her to pull over so I could ask directions and she saw a group of people at the gas station, just hanging around by their car (it looked like about 4 teenage girls and an adult male). She said, "I'm not going in there. Look at those people. They'll kill us both." Umm, ok. They looked pretty harmless to me. I'm pretty sure we were in no danger from them. One of them had on a "hottie" t-shirt and one of them had on "boyscouting" shirt. We didn't go into that station until they left so I can't be sure, but I think just a couple of sucker punches would have sent them down in a puddle of their own vomit. No biggie.
Posted by vixen at August 21, 2001 06:09 PM
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