Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Where in the World Wednesday: Disney Magic

I've never been one to participate in those day-of-the-week blog things that other people do, but Ashley's post about visiting a creepy Czech church decorated with human bones got me totally convinced that this project, Classy in Philadelphia's Where in the World Wednesday, will be awesome and right up my alley.

Who in the what when? Says she (Classy in Philly, that is): The idea of WITWW is to post a picture of you in someplace in the world... it doesn't have to be somewhere foreign or tropical. Just a picture of you somewhere that you consider traveling.

I've been a place or two, and I take a lot of pictures. Sometimes I even manage to get some taken of myself. So without further ado, I give you my first Where in the World Wednesday:

This picture was taken aboard the Disney Magic cruise ship on December 28, 1998, when I was a junior in high school. My mom, sister and I did Christmas and New Year's Eve Disney-style. We spent Christmas at Disney World in Orlando before setting sail on the Magic, which had stops in Nassau and at Disney's private Bahamian island, Castaway Cay, and culminated with a party and fireworks on the boat on New Year's Eve. I wish I were there now, sipping a fruity drink and basking in the Caribbean warmth!

That is the absolute tannest I have ever been in my entire life. I fakebaked before we left (hey, it was the 90s!) and did my fair share of laying out during the trip. Gosh, do I miss my high school body--I look so skinny! I've gained at least 60 pounds since then. Gross. Seriously.

Our waiter, Tom (on the left), was from Croatia, and our busboy, Neil (on the right), was from England. I was pretty much completely in love with Neil, who said to us, in his adorable accent the morning after an apparently raucous New Year's Eve, "Wrong socks, no shave, DISASTER."

Our photographer, Sash, was also one of those charming, ambiguously European men who you can't help but love a little. Doesn't every girl have an ambiguously European man somewhere in her life story? I have a few, actually (wink, wink).

And now I am craving strawberry daiquiris and coconut rum...

I think I just figured out my plan for bidding adieu to 2009.

1 comment:

Classy in Philadelphia said...

Haha! I love cruises soo much! I love that you did an older picture. So funny. Thank you so much for participating and I hope to see you there next week :)