Backstage Travels

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New Year’s and Swimming with Dolphins!

So I swam with dolphins today ^_^


And we danced.


And we kissed. My New Year’s kiss!


Her name is Troya, and she’s about 5 years old. She was really cool to swim with.


This was my first excursion and it was awesome. I went with my friend and roommate Jenny. This is us on New Year’s :



We had the date right up there on the famous Carnival Funnel:



It was supposed to change from 2012 to 2013, but it just ended up looking like this:101_2002

These were our guests:101_1994

And this was the crew, where we were all invited to the Lido Deck for the countdown:101_1988


Apparently someone complained about us partying up on deck to ring in the new year. There were drinks, but none being served up there, and there was just music and hugs, mostly. This person wrote that since they paid to be there, they should have been able to party, while we wait on them. They wanted their cruise comped. Fortunately, our Guest Services person is sane, and disregarded it.

Oh, and Frank’s coming to visit on the 11th! So excited!

All in all, it’s been a pretty good year so far 😀

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Christmas in the Caribbean

That goes with this song:

I like Jimmy Buffett. Luckily, so do the people of Key West, which is where I am spending Christmas morning.

And here’s a rooster laying in poinsettias:

And a chicken family:

I like that we’re still in the US so that I could call my family while they were opening the presents I sent 🙂

It doesn’t really feel like the holidays though…any of the holidays.

I mean, the ship has been decorated all month, Decorations

and we had to do a stupid “Holiday Show” that was the bane of the techs’ existence because of the retardedly heavy set piece (I probably mentioned before that it’s a Christmas show with the Dreidel song in it…),Set

and we lit the Menorah,

Tree and Menorahand we even had a little tree in our room!

Room Tree

But it’s just not the same without family and Frank…

Also, this is how I got power to my computer for this post:


My friends and I got up wicked early this morning to eat breakfast. We shouldn’t have bothered…it was sub-par. And then we exchanged presents around our little tree that we took from the desk and put on the floor. I got a wide variety of gifts, from candy to perfume (POWERPUFF GIRLS 10TH ANNIVERSARY AND IT SMELLS AWESOME)powerpuff-girls-10th-anniversary-de-warner-bros-eau-de-toilette-spray-50-ml

to some things I’d rather not share…

The cast and techs have to work from 6pm to 10 pm…which is exactly the times that the staff mess hall is open… So room service brings up food for us on show nights…

This was our Christmas dinner:

Christmas Dinner

Luckily, this was our Christmas dessert:

Christmas Dessert

And one of our dancers serenaded us with a toy piano book:


Everyone has liked my gifts so far at home…but I really miss everyone.

Happy Christmas.

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