Worst Vacay Ever!

Hi again. I'll be real with you. I didn't really feel like blogging tonight. I mean I've got Bachelor, Gossip Girl & 90210 on dvr... but you know how if you don't blog for a while then all the stories you wanted to blog about seem like so long ago that you don't even bother telling their tales, because it's so over with and way too much effort to remember the details. Well I didn't want too much time to pass, because this terrible tale is one for the books. This is a story about the worst winter vacation ever. ever. EVER.
So let's go back in time to Wednesday, January 12. It was my last day of school before leaving for Mason's family ski trip. Not only Mason's fam, but also a lot of our friends were going on the trip, though they left earlier in the week than us and had been there since Tuesday. We would be joining them two days later (on Thurs). This all caused me a great deal of anxiety, because it is no fun to have to work for two whole days when you know people are already living it up, playing in the snow and having a ball of a time without you there. So Mason and I were so relieved for Wednesday night to arrive. We laid our vacation outfits out, set our alarms and went to bed early with visions of snowflakes dancing in our heads.
The next day, we woke up early, packed up all of our belongings, headed to DFW, parked, made it through security and checked in all with plenty of time to spare. All in time for our worst nightmare to come true.

They (American Airlines - the most evil airlines in all the land) called our names to the desk and said that they had overbooked the flight and WE out of EVERYONE would be bumped off the flight unless someone took their offer for free flight vouchers. No one did. So we waved goodbye to our flight, which carried our suitcases and plans of skiing out into the sunset. Well I didn't exactly wave. I cried hysterically and yelled at the agent telling her I demanded vouchers for our toothbrushes, makeup and clothing that is on it's way to Steamboat without us! You see, there is only one flight per day from DFW to Steamboat Springs. So we would have to wait until the following day (Friday) to get to go on vacation. Mason and I were livid. Talk about anxiety level overload. Mason and I walking back to our parked car was probably about the most pathetic thing you have ever seen. Major frowny faces. Mine dripping with running mascara.
So we did what any normal person would do in our situation... We looked for the nearest bar to drown our sorrows. We first tried a sushi place near our house. We got there too late. It had closed for the afternoon. Then we tried out another only to find out, after we had ordered, that they were out of sake. :( I'm telling you, the world was against us on that cold January day. We were a sad pair. Luckily the bar across the street was open and fully stocked. We spent the rest of our evening there, laughing (and occasionally crying - me, not Mason - someone had to keep it together) about our misfortune.

The next day we woke up at the same time, to board the same flight, in our same outfits as the day before and luckily we made it on this time. Instead of two days of skiing though we would only have one. The rest of the trip was fine. We enjoyed the time we spent in Steamboat - short though it was. But I think overall, this is a trip Mason and I would like to forget.

The only silver lining to this tale is that Mase and I each received $675 vouchers for flights. So at least we will be able to take another trip - this summer perhaps.

PS: I took hardly any pictures on this trip. Really, it was that bad. Not a lot of happy memories to look back on. 2011 has not been very fun thus far.... wah wah....

PPS: If you are new to my blog (I have over 100 followers now, YAY!), fear not... I am not always such a debbie downer.


Are You Ready For Some Bachelor?

I haven't really tuned in to the past few Bachelor/Bachelorette seasons... the whole Vienna fiasco kind of turned me off to it for awhile...

But it's January, my regular shows haven't started back up yet and I could use a little cheese in my life. Not to mention I have a personal connection with return Bachelor Brad Womack. ;)
Ha, not really. Just ran into him in Austin in 2007 after his first round of Bachelor stardom. It's ok if you're a little jealous though. :) Ok, well I'm about to go view tonight's episode of what I'm sure promises to be the beginning of the "most shocking season in Bachelor history".

Happy Bachelor Monday! :)


A Year in Review - 2010

2010 was definitely a year of many changes for me! A new career and a new lifestyle for starters. Here is a look back at some of the highlights that made 2010 a memorable year...

Mason and I kicked off 2010 at a friend's house party.
I started substitute teaching full-time. These were broke times for me as I transitioned into a new career in education.

In January, Mason caught the garter at our friend's Trevor & Jenn's wedding. A sign of things to come? Hopefully very soon! ;)
Dallas saw the most snow in it's history during February!! Burrrrr!
Went to New Orleans at the end of Feb. for Angie & Brady's wedding.
Pub crawls, more weddings, and lounging poolside filled my spring and summer days.
Mason and I celebrated 3 years of dating!
I started my very first year of teaching and learned to adjust my lifestyle for those early school mornings!
I entered my late 20's turning 26 in August! Yikes!
I spent Labor Day Weekend with some of my best friends in the world on the beaches of Tampa, FL!
TX/OU Weekend
A frigid family camping trip in South Texas during November. On this trip, Mason asked my dad for his blessing to marry me!!!
Mason turned 27!
A festive holiday season including a trip to the ICE Exhibit at the Gaylord Texan!
.....and the last big moment of 2010. I purchased, on my very own, a NEW CAR!!!! I had been driving the same car since I was 16 years old and finally took the plunge and upgraded to a 2010 Acura TSX! Love it! :) :)
Anyway, 2010 was pretty good to me! I am looking forward to seeing what is in store for me in 2011! I hope you all had a wonderful new year!!