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.: 10.14.2008 

Sea of Uncertainty

In thirteen days I'll be crossing two firsts off my list. (Surprisingly, I don't actually have a list, though you'd think I'd be the type to, wouldn't you?) Hubby and I will be taking our first cruise and it will be the first time we visit Mexico.

Ok, I will admit that this cruise thing is a little iffy for me. I have concerns:

1. Cruise ships and germs. It only takes one sicko to ruin it for everyone.

2. Children. They are annoying, and also little festering germpits; see point #1. (On the plus side, there is a childfree pool area. Generally I avoid public pools because children are annoying festering germpits, but I think I could be comfortable splashing around in an adults-only place.)

3. Tiny bathrooms. (If you can't figure out why, you'll just have to sit and wonder.)

4. Motion sickness. Will I get seasick? I get motion sick so easily, it's a valid concern. Though I never got motion sick on the ferry crossing from North Island to South Island in NZ. I would think that cruise liners are big enough that they float in the water in the exact way that bricks don't, but I keep coming across websites that talk about "sea legs" and the like.

5. The tourist factor. I have this feeling that cruisers will be, you know, THOSE Americans. The ones that make you want to move to Canada. Also, I really want to see Mexico but I know at our Ports of Call we won't be seeing anything remotely "real."

6. Generalized mild social anxiety. All the wrock fans will be put together; what if they all suck? What if it's me that sucks? You know, that sort of thing.

We're going to go to Uxmal (say "ooosh-mal"), which should be seriously awesome. I can't wait to see actual Mayan sites! There is also a sinkhole/swimming hole there, but since offerings were found in the bottom, I really don't think it's a good idea to go swimming. I don't care who else does it (other than Hubby, who also thinks it isn't a good idea), it just does not sit well with the Practical Pagan side of me.

I've noticed a distinct lack of shade around all the ruins, so I've purchased a parasol and a fan. Oh, la, sir! "Great," said Hubby, "so I'll get to carry around your parasol." I am resisting the desire to knit a sling for the parasol until I have it in my hands, but I have two yarns that I think would be perfect for it (one is cotton-linen, the other is cotton-wool).

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thus proclaimeth the Zabet  4:49 PM   3 comment(s)


I think you need to knit some mesh gloves, with ribbons at the wrists. And attain a dress with crinolines. :D

By Blogger Janis, at 7:24 PM  

:: snort ::

By Blogger Zabet, at 1:03 PM  

I might have a spare crinoline skirt around here somewhere...

I do have to admit that the idea of you on a cruise is amusing. But I think you'll like it. You might want to see if you can get one of those seasickness patches from your MD before you go... I've gotten see sick on both cruises I've been on at some point.

By Blogger colleenanne, at 8:33 PM  

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