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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:

Power

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:

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

Happy Christmas.

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There are wild chickens in Key West…

My first venture in Key West this cruise. Touristy as it is, I love the Keys.

We haven’t got a lot of time here every week. We come into port at 7 am and leave at about 2 pm so that we can get to Nassau the next day.

There are some fascinating shops here (some not so fascinating ones, too). Really, I don’t much like the shops that cater to people about my age and college kids. Some of the t-shirts they sell are vulgar, and some are just stupid.

I went into a shop called Pelican Poop, though, bought something for my cabin, and had a nice conversation with the cashier about the wild chickens.

I also passed this wonderful cake shop:

The shop is called Cakes by Karol, and really you should check out her gallery. Her cakes are fantastic.

I also went to a conch shop to grab a few post cards. It was neat in there too.

I’ll have to visit more places next time I’m here.

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