Cruise- Day Three
2008-12-06, 8:02 a.m.
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Cabo day. Woke to see The Rocks outside my window.
Spent the entire day shopping. You're thinking, "No surprise there, DUH, that's all she EVER does." Not exactly the same thing here.
Pros and cons of Cabo:
I mentioned the 10 "sanctioned" stores? Yeah. We spent 3 hours in the first jewelry store we found fresh off the boat. And lord, the pushing and the selling...drove me nuts. I shudder to think of the money that got spent that day.
To summarize the experience, I'll mention this: one guy was trying to sell Paula a scary-expensive bracelet, and she was all, "But I never wear bracelets." His response was, "Well, I used to never wear ladies' underwear either."
I also ended up getting a ridiculously expensive watch (I gather it's an Oprah watch. But of course.) that Christie the shopping expert recommended. Why did we get those? Because bizarrely enough, she said they help with various ailments- blocking electromagnetic whatever. I'd be inclined to think this is bunk, but she said her cabin was right next to the engine room and once she got the watch, she could sleep through it. This sounded bizarre to me (still does), but I don't sleep for shit any more, so...um, yeah, Mom got some and I didn't object. And darned if the things don't actually work. I slept for crap the first 2 nights on board (no real reason, everything was quiet and dark and comfortable), and slept good after the watch went on. Go figure.
At least I got to do a bit of non-frigid deck lounging at the end of the day, though.
They had a hypnotist show that night the whole group (other than me, that is) wanted to go to. I am so not into that shit (I had to sit through TWO of those shows at the state fair this year, and this guy was less amusing than the fair one), though it was mildly amusing that one of our party got on stage and claimed to be VERY well-rested afterwards.
Had more fun after dinner at the dance "contest" (not really), featuring the electric slide, the hand jive, massive amounts of conga and line dancing, and a "dance like it's Saturday morning" routine ("pretend you're showering! wind up the lawn mower! push it! drive! there's a sale on!"). Also watched a little karaoke before bed, because the disco was NOT hopping that night (sigh). Quote from karaoke night: "I'm Fluffy. And if you haven't met me, you haven't been to the bars." Having seen/read Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist, a Fluffy reference amused me.
Post-formal quote from the cruise director on the photographs: "If you see someone else's picture you like, take it! In California, that would be called stalking, but we're in international waters!"
Oh, and tonight's animal!