Wednesday, September 29, 2010

People are just assholes...

Either that or they have some serious self esteem issues. While on my cruise I learned that there were people who thought I was a snob and said that I thought I was better than everyone else. WTF??? Are they kidding? Let's take a closer look at who I am shall we?

My past is so far from being of a snobbish kiss my ass kind of upbringing. My biological parents were alcoholics. My bio mother is on her 8th or 9th marriage. She smokes like a chiminey, textbook poor white trash and a total bitch. My adoptive parents were basically middle class. I didn't have the best of everything and we lived in a modest home. My first husband was unemployed and I supported us off of a part time waitress job at Red Lobster. mice were wealthier than we were. As long as he had his cigarettes life was good. For me...not so much hence the divorce. I currently live in a 1973 doublewide manufactured home. I drive a 2002 PT Cruiser. I shop for all of my clothes at thrift stores. I live from paycheck to paycheck. I will even admit to receiving food assistance from the state. So my question is...what in the hell is the basis for people thinking I'm a snob? By my looks or the fact that I'm not all up in someone's space when I first meet them? This isn't just from those people on the cruise. I get nasty looks from people I don't even know. There are days it's from everyone I cross paths with. Walk into the office building? Ugly looks from women coming out of the gym. Walk into the convenience store for a soda? Ugly looks from the woman behind the counter taking my money. Walk into Wal-mart for groceries? Ugly looks for just about every woman I walk by.

So what is it? I'm a kind person. I'm genuine and do not think of myself as better than anyone. I do what I can for my friends and I treat my friends with respect. I'm a good person. The people on the cruise, whom I thought were friends, talking trash about me when I truly did not do anything or say anything to deserve it really did hurt me. When I found that out I pretty much retreated into myself the rest of the trip. I still had fun but kept the real me from showing. I didn't go out of my way to be friendly to everyone. I stayed in my little circle. Will I do that in Italy? No but that is a different perspective for a different blog. My reason for this blog isn't looking for "fluff up my ego" comments. It's just me not understanding why I'm looked at in such a negative light. If I was a gossip and rude to people I could understand it. I'm neither of those traits so why the hate filled garbage being thrown in my direction?

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Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Mike Welch, Chaske Spencer and Jodelle Ferland Twi Cruise 2010

He karaoke's quite hilariously. He actually split his pants while singing Bohemian Rhapsody.

Here is the Q&A session...

Mike and his booty dance from Twilight.

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Home for a month

And I really wish I was back on the ship. Life is so much easier when you are on a cruise ship. No cares. No worries. Just having fun and relaxing. I can't even begin to say how much I enjoyed the trip. It was truly something that had to be experienced. Here is my trip in a quick pictorial:

Our first meeting. It was like seeing family again. :)

First day together

Welcome to Forks!!!


Forks Police car

Tracey at the Forks police station

What is left of Forks High School. I got lucky and there was a contractor giving a couple of girls a brick from the school. Yes...I got a brick also. :)

What's left of Forks High School. They are building a new one.

Bella's house. While we were here taking pics the owners were inside taking pics of us. LOL

Bella's house

Bella's place of employment.

Bella's place of employment

Mini meadow!!!! Okay...we were laying in a bunch of clover but it was our own meadow. :)

Mini meadow!!!

The Cullen house. This place is GORGEOUS!!!

Cullen's home

First Beach at La Push. I have fallen in love with this beach and to be kicks Cannon Beach's ass all over the place.

First Beach

Me and Rhonda at First Beach. I love this woman!!! She is one of the most amazing people I have been blessed to know. :)

Rhonda and Tracey at First Beach

Sitting or leaning on Bella's truck.

Tracey, Rhonda, Gary, Kristin, Kristine, Crystal, Charlene, Bella's truck

Need I say why I have this photo? ;)

Bella's second home.  ;)

Me and Rhonda


Kristin loves me. :) I love her too though so it's okay.

Kristin loves Tracey!!!  See?  LOL

All Twilight NOT eat at Bella Italia unless you are craving poor service and mediocre food. You have been warned.

Bella Italia.  Cool outside but service and food sucks.

We went to a Mariners game the night before we set sail and the game was boring beyond comprehension. The only excitement was the 300 section full of Twilighters. Here are some pics though.

Alice and Edward were there? Really!!! ;)

Alice and Edward at the Mariners game

Me, Alice and Edward. Oh...Alice is also holding Pocket Edward. Pocket Edward went everywhere with us!

Tracey with Alice and Edward

My crazy, outrageous, fun and loving friends!!!

The gang!!!

With the Cougar Family. I love them muchly. :) I am boring as hell compared to Mama Cougar. Mary is hilarious!!!

Sara, David, Tracey and Mary

Sandy is as crazy as I am about the saga. We commissioned someone in Canada to create a Renesmee doll for us. Yes...we are that obsessed.

Tracey and Sandy

Words fail me as to the reaction when we finally met face to face. For some reason Mary thinks I'm crazy. ;)

Tracey, Mary and Sandy at the Mariners game

This luggage is for only 4 people. It was sad to look at.

Lots o' luggage

80's karaoke night. Kristin was Madonna. Can ya tell? Right down to the "Boy Toy" belt buckle.


Uptown girls!!! I didn't sing. See me on the left? I was a backup dancer. LOL

Uptown girls

Partying after 80's partying. :)

80's night!

Courtney!!! Love this girl so much!!!

Tracey and Courtney 80's night

It was not a drunken boo-boo but trying to sit down and getting my good caught on a sign. It scarred. I have a forever memory in my leg now.

Tracey got a boo-boo. Thank goodness jasper wasn't around.

This picture makes me giggle. We were in the Crow's Nest and the boat rocked. When that happened all 7 of us rocked at the same time. That is the reason for the big smiles. Everyone who was watching started laughing at us. Too fun. :)

Cabin 1121 :)

My beautiful Irish friend, Ciara. Yes...we were both unsober. ;)


Me, Alex and Jaime at the costume ball. Free drinks all night!!!


Absolutely NOTHING made me laugh harder than this. It was during the Jeopardy game. This picture was the answer. The question was "Who is Rosalie Hale?". It was one of those "had to be there" moments. Anyone who was there will laugh at this picture. :)

No explanation necessary

Mike Welch was the emcee for Family Feud. The man is hilarious!!!


Jodelle Ferland is a doll and such a sweetie. :)


Glacier bay!!! See Pocket Edward? He loved it too.

Glacier Bay

Rhonda and me with a Quileute storyteller. He was such a nice man. Oh!!! See the wine Rhonda and I are drinking? Mulled wine my friends. Warm and oh so tasty. :)

Rhonda, Mr. Morganroth, Tracey

Look at the water!!! It was gorgeous!!


We created junk food junkies. Gary is from Holland and Adine is from New Zealand. They don't have Hostess treats where they live.

We created junk food junkies!!!  :)

Mendenhall glacier. It was gorgeous beyond any imagination.


First formal dinner night. :)

First formal night

No explanation needed.

Ya think?

Sitka was gorgeous when we were there. Blue sky all day and warm.


My family. I love them so much. This was our last night on board. *tear*

Our Twi-family!!!

Liz. LOL


Gorgeous brunettes.

Gorgeous brunettes

Me and Charlene. Don't ask why the tongue thing. I don't know.

Charlene and Tracey

Liz and Charlene and the tongue thing again.

Liz and Charlene...neah!!!!

Charlene and Rhonda. See? Tongues. We are nuts. ;)

Charlene and Rhonda....neah!!!

Sadly...the cruise had to end. Happily...I've put down the deposit for next year's cruise.

More memories. More time with my Twi-family. More living my life instead of existing in it. :)

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