For the last two hours I’ve been burning all photos and video clips onto DVD’s.
The amount of files I copied over is… kinda startling and… sad. I am such a photo whore and I need to control my shutter finger!
I transferred nearly 5,000 photos/video’s !!!
And, that’s just from Dec 2007 to Sept 21, 2008!!!! not even a full year!
Yeah, don’t even look at my Flickr account… cause I will tell you how many photo’s I’ve uploaded… 9,037. I’m so ashamed.
I’m cleaning up my hard drive in preparation for the cruise (a little over three months to go!!); I’ve been meaning to do this for like the last month and a half, but I keep getting distracted. I was only able to do it tonight because we had no cable or internet (the things we do when we are without TV and Web). But, while the DVD’s were burning, I cleaned up a little and Greg and I talked, at length, about the cruise and what we’re looking forward to.
While talking to Greg about the cruise, I asked him a few personal questions (though, not really personal) about our cruise vs. his past cruise (that was with his ex, but not comparing our cruise, as in relationship and with his ex, but about the different cruise lines and entertainment/events/itineraries… things of that nature) and he feels this cruise is going to be far better than his previous cruise for many reasons. Mainly, this cruise is going to be longer, as in days at sea. There are specialty restaurants, enough that we could try a different place each night – for lunch and dinner! There are more activities on the cruise (he’s most excited about the casino), plus the two completely different destinations that are awesome!
I did express my concern to Greg about him comparing every minute detail (cabin size, bathroom size, customer service, etc) of our cruise to his previous cruise (and I used the examples “On the cruise that **** and I took…” or “The beds were so much more comfortable on the ****** Cruise”), and he assured me that that wasn’t going to happen, and stated that the cruise he and I are taking is completely different, in all aspects, from his previous cruise, and there’s no way he could compare our cruise to his previous cruise (as it’s like comparing a lemon to a kiwi).
My next, expressed, concern was that Greg was going to be a “schedule control freak” and that every minute of all 5 days were going to be planned out; as, you may or may not know, Greg and I are somewhat planners and like to know certain things in advance (I’m already bugging Daniel about our arrival in January!), but I do not want this cruise to be … so controlled. I want to be able to do things on a whim (especially on the ship) and just be carefree for the five days we’re on the ship. Greg assured me that it’s not going to be like that, as that was one of the negatives about his last cruise – it felt rushed; which is what I don’t want to feel.
I’m just getting more and more excited each passing day. Usually, the excitement lasts a few days then it fades (because I keep telling myself “stop thinking about it, there’s still XX months to go”), but this past week it’s been nonstop thinking, researching, shopping (for clothes, shoes, etc), message boarding, etc. The cruise is starting to take over my mind. I’ve marked my calendar at work (that’s posted on my wall), each month we’re closer (the 17th is the fly out date – that’s highlighted in yellow, and the 18th is the cruise date – that’s highlighted in green) as my countdown. I am slightly thankful September has flown by (although, as Greg and I were talking earlier tonight, we can’t believe it was only 3 weeks ago that we went to PA for the day, as it feels like it was last month) and I am secretly hoping October is the same. I know November and December are going to zoom due to the holidays and then, it will be Amelia’s 2nd birthday and five days later we head out to Florida.