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Did ya miss me? [Feb. 23rd, 2008|08:38 am]
Lanette
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Well, I sorta missed you guys, but not as much as I'm missing that beautiful aqua beach. I've also become accustomed to people telling me I'm beautiful, or a "beautiful girl", or that I "look very young for my age" on a daily basis, so you all are going to have to compensate while I adjust to being back in the US. I read 5 books in 6 days. It's been forever since I got to read just a "fun" book for me.By the last 2 days I was annoying everyone by telling them a million little things about Craig that the didn't care to hear. By the time we left I was not so shy and was speaking my Spanish to everyone. I had some long conversations in stores and taxis. It was nice. I'm decent at reading Spanish, and mediocre sucky at listening and speaking. I'm not a "total beginner", but more of an "intermediate beginner". I'd like to be an "advanced beginner" by 2010, so if you know some Spanish and are willing to help me, that would be fantastic. Of course, I would exchange knowledge I have. We are planning to go to Peru to fulfill another life dream in 2010 if at all possible, so I'm going to need more than just the ability to buy groceries and tickets to places. Those living in the Southern Cali area are to be on notice that my Mom and I plan a tour to Disneyland and surrounding areas with the intention of getting a novice surfing lesson, and a few other fun things in 2009. We are hoping for lunch and dinner with some of my friends who live down there. I'm hoping I can get specsafety to cook for us one time.

The trip was AMAZING. We went snorkeling twice. After telling me I looked like skelator in a few photos, my Mom made it her mission to "Feed her girl" and feed me she did. Beef and beans, chicken and cheese, protein galore. She even went and bought me mango yogurts and soy trail mix. The net result is in my 6 day vacation, I gained back the 5lbs lost on the business trip earlier in Feb and managed to do exercise every day, be it swimming, snorkeling, or just my squats, lunges, calf raises and arm bend exercises.

My feet are a mess, my butt is burned to a crisp, but I have many photos and stories to tell, which I plan on doing today.

I need to report that initial indications are that lyrica is working well. It's hard to tell when you sleep as long as you want and your biggest choice is where to put your beach umbrella and if you really want to spend $2 on a "Coke Light" which is a version of Diet Coke that is an unholy combination of Diet Pepsi and Diet Coke with some tin thrown in based on the taste.

I got home at around midnight thirty last night after the Department of Homeland Insecurity and Paranoia searched our bags 4 times. Apparently my Mother and I look quite menacing.

So, to summarize, the trip was great and much needed. I highly recommend Isla Mujeres as the most relaxing and muy bonita place to take a trip. I am now home, and I have mixed feelings about that. If Craig went with me, I'd want to stay for a month.
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[User Picture]From: shonao
2008-02-23 05:20 pm (UTC)
If you are interested, I can get the site from John, but we downloaded ALL of the Rosetta Stone software. It's seriously great software.

I can get the addy from John, and you can download the spanish if you want. :)
Lemmie know.
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[User Picture]From: starrynytes4me
2008-02-23 09:46 pm (UTC)
Cool! I'm hoping more to find a good audio tutorial, as that is more the kind of help I need at this point. I tend to do better away from the computer.
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[User Picture]From: specsafety
2008-02-23 05:35 pm (UTC)

Mi Casa es Su Casa!!!

Esto sería un honor de preparar a un gastrónomo y la comida muy sana para tu y sus familia. Soy tan feliz oír que tu es la caja fuerte trasera. No puedo esperar a oír todas las maravillosas historias que tu tiene. You didn't know I studied Spanish in high school...its practically a matter of survival in So Cal. It will be so awesome to meet you and your mom!
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[User Picture]From: starrynytes4me
2008-02-23 10:27 pm (UTC)

Re: Mi Casa es Su Casa!!!

That is so cool! We are looking forward to it.
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[User Picture]From: carryaway
2008-02-23 07:18 pm (UTC)
I missed you, BUT tried the keep the week as slow as possible so you could enjoy your trip. :-) I'm glad you had a great time.

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[User Picture]From: starrynytes4me
2008-02-23 10:27 pm (UTC)
I called and tried to stalk you earlier. :) Thanks for keeping the week slow.
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[User Picture]From: carryaway
2008-02-23 10:38 pm (UTC)
I got your message and have been trying to call you back. My sister showed up this morning "to visit" but actually to pick up a friend at SeaTac. My parents are freakin out. Oh, yay.

I want to talk/see you too so we can at least find out a time to get together.

I wish I could have seen you and Craig today. :( Soon though I hope!

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[User Picture]From: vivaine666
2008-02-23 07:55 pm (UTC)
Necesito hablar espanol con mi hermana! Deseo hablar espanol para hablar con mis "customers" quien hablan espanol sola.

Yeah, I'm working on it. I got this spanish tutorial for xmas from my mother-in-law but it's beginning--VERY beginning. Hell, I know the alphabet and numbers and how to pronounce things. I just need to learn the words and conjugations.

I'm glad you had a good time, but I'm also glad you're back! *hugs*

I spoke to our madre' and she told me you guys had a great time but tried a new sunscreen and got quite pink.
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[User Picture]From: starrynytes4me
2008-02-23 10:29 pm (UTC)
The organic sunscreen was officially deemed crap. I guess they need those chemicals to make it work. A shirt, pants, and a giant hat is the best "organic sunscreen" they have. *hugs* Glad to be back safely.
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[User Picture]From: vivaine666
2008-02-23 07:57 pm (UTC)
Oh, and did I mention you look gorgeous and very young?
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[User Picture]From: missinlinke
2008-02-23 10:27 pm (UTC)
im glad u had such a wonderful time!! i think its nice you went with your mom too.
Well, guess it's back to reality for ya~ good luck with that one!

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[User Picture]From: starrynytes4me
2008-02-23 10:29 pm (UTC)
Thanks. Reality is a bit harsh when you don't get drinks delivered right to the beach, but I'm adjusting. Luckily I have the weekend before I go back to work.
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[User Picture]From: puppie
2008-02-24 02:45 pm (UTC)
Hello, pretty lady! You sure do look young for your age! :-)

Your vacation sounds absolutely delicious.
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[User Picture]From: starrynytes4me
2008-02-24 03:13 pm (UTC)
It was fantastic! I'd like to start by telling you that you are pretty and look very young for your age. Yes, it would be much better if we all heard that every day. :)
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