Monday, May 26, 2008

Bronx, NY: May 24th-25th

Saturday, May 24th:
  • Got up at 7 (not enough sleep!) and hit the road by 8 to get to Silka's.
  • Got to Silka's and we headed to her mom's house. Hung out there for all of 30 minutes then left to head to the game.
  • Took the train to the game and got to our seats :) I really truly love being a Yankee fan. Walking into the stadium feels like you're coming home, minus the feel up you get at the door ;)
  • Game was good - they won!!! Yeahhhhhh kiiiddddddddddddd. We stayed for the whole game to hear Frank Sinatra sing "New York, New York". I love it!
  • Took the train home then went to Kohl's. Disappointing. Silka and I tried on a whole bunch of stuff and i didn't like any of between sizing suckssssssssssssss.
  • So we left there and went to Burlington Coat Factory - tried on a whole bunch of other dresses and Silka found me the perfect one! OMG I love it and can't wait to wear it. Seriously its so cute (I'll post a pic once I find my camera....).
  • But getting it wasn't that easy. There was no price tag on it, so we had to get someone to do a price check. For 30 minutes. Ridiculous. Oh and they tried to put back my jewlery 6 times. Assholes. But I got the dress finally and I'm a happy girl.
  • Oh and we also got cute shoes from payless and flip flops. I heart BOGO.
  • We left there and went to pick Isis up and then headed back to her house. We ordered in Caridad and watched movies then passed out :)

Sunday, May 25th:

  • Got up and got moving. Her couch is so comfy but I miss my bed!
  • Jacob came home and we were talking with him and hanging out.
  • Ate leftovers (mmm rice and beans at 10:30 AM :) and then headed to Silka's to drop her off and I was on the road again.
  • Got home, napped and got up and got my ass moving :)

That's all for now :)

San Antonio, TX: May 22nd-23rd

Thursday, May 22nd:
  • I had to work in the office before my 3:30 flight, so while there all I did was run around and try to get stuff ready. I packed it up and headed to the airport.
  • Took my first flight to Houston...was next to a really cute guy that flirted with me when we were in line and I flirted back. Did a wedding ring check and there was none.
  • Get on the plane and find out he's the middle seat next to me so we both start laughing. Sit down and wait for everyone else to board the plane. Someone comes who is supposed to have the window seat and she is afraid to fly so doesn't want the window. Ok so her and I switch, cute guy stays in the middle.
  • Well she proceeds to talk our ears off all during boarding. Once on a plane I'm usually unconcious before takeoff so I was annoyed.
  • So I start reading this large document and she starts asking us both questions (rude but I'll go with it to hear more about cute guy). Find out his name is Scott. From New Mexico. Who is married (and now has his ring on...), and his wife is pregnant. Niiiiiiiiice. I turn my head, prop up the pillow against the window and nod off.
  • I slept for about an hour then got up and started filling out this paperwork that I need for meeting with this guy for work. Its all that Meyers-Briggs crap. Fun times.
  • Flight is landing and she hasn't shut up the whole time, but I let it go and couldn't wait to get off the damn flight.
  • Flight lands, truck it to the other side of the airport for my next flight. Find out after I'm boarded and sitting down that I get bumped to first class. I heart Continental and their Elite Access crap...even if I don't understand it! Shame the flight was only an hour.
  • Got into San Antonio and took a taxi to the hotel. Taxi driver was very nice and entertaining.
  • Check into hotel and find out that I have a king suite with a whirlpool tub! Yeahhhhhhh mannnnnnnnn. I'm a spoiled traveler.
  • I put my bags down, change into my running shoes and hit up the gym.
  • Came back and took a nice relaxing whirlpool bath then slept in a bed that felt like marshmellows.

Friday, May 23rd:

  • I had a 9:30 meeting so I got up and got ready.
  • Had breakfast at the hotel and took a taxi to the site.
  • Site is awesome! They are so on top of everything they need to do and the training was smooth sailing.
  • Left there and went to lunch with the one lady that I was there with and she dropped me at the airport.
  • Had 2 flights home...uneventful but long.
  • Came home and crashed.

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Paris, France: May 13th-16th

Tuesday, May 13th:
  • Left for Paris - uneventful flight, Lunesta is my friend :)

Wednesday, May 14th:

  • Landed in Paris around 8 AM, took a cab to the hotel. Didn't get there until closer to 11 due to the one girl we were traveling with have us take a mini-van taxi for "just us", only to have someone else jump in with us and get dropped off first.
  • Hung out in our rooms until 2PM, showered and napped then met up with the group for lunch.
  • Went to a little cafe by the hotel and ate lunch. Very delicious apple pie!!!
  • Headed back to the hotel to relax and catch up on some emails until dinner time.
  • Went to the hotel for dinner because it was raining a lot. Had a wonderful glass of white wine.
  • Went to the gym, hit the elliptical for 20 minutes before they kicked us out.
  • Got back to my room and realized that I could see the Eiffel Tower from my hotel room and it was wonderful to fall asleep looking at that!

Thursday, May 15th:

  • All day meeting with our client.
  • Once that was over, we headed back to the hotel to change and then catch a cab to the Eiffel Tower.
  • Got to the Tower and hit up the crepe stand...mmmmm so delicious. I had a cheese only crepe, the other had a ham and cheese, and the other nutella and banana.
  • Went with 2 co-workers who had never been there before. We didn't get to climb up this time, but it was so awesome again just to go and explore.
  • Afterwards we climbed down and wandered around. We were walking to find St. Patrick's Catheral and never did, but we found a great little wine shop. I bought a bottle of wine for 50 Euros...I thought he said 15 and didn't realize until it was bought...but he did give me another bottle of white (approx 26 USD) and let me sample both which were delicious. These are definitely special occassion bottles.
  • We headed back towards the tower and I got another crepe...with Nutella and Banana and it was heavenly.
  • After that we headed back to the hotel...tried to hit up the gym but it was closed, so we walked around our hotel floor for an hour.
  • Got back into the room, did some work until 2 AM their time, then got some sleep.

Friday, May 16th:

  • Got up and dressed for the airport, hit up the breakfast, then into the cab for the airport.

Whirlwind trip, not a fan of the people I traveled with, but an all around enjoyable trip!