Tuesday, August 05, 2008

Puerto Rico, here I come!

I got my hair cut today (don't worry, Mom, I didn't spend money--I had my Penney's card ;) ), and My New Favorite Stylist, Ilene, is from Puerto Rico. We spent the whole time talking about how beautiful the beaches are there and, more importantly, how cheap the flights are from Florida (or, as they say it down here, Flori-der). So, I'm going to start saving up money to go there. Hell, Spirit just had a deal--$100 for 3 nights, 4 days. Yes, seriously. I have two possible dates: my spring break in April OR (and this would be sweet) Thanksgiving weekend. If I did the Thanksgiving trip, I would go by myself (something else on my List of Things To Do Before I Die: take a trip by myself--and going to Minneapolis for work a few years ago didn't count) and just chill on the P.R. beaches for a few days. Frankly, that sounds more appealing than spending another Turkey Day here with the other single teachers.

Oh, and one other thing: if I really like it down there, I'm going to move there for a year and teach English (something else on my List: live abroad for a year. I don't know if Puerto Rico technically counts as "abroad," but I'm counting it anyway). If my psychic was right, my single years are dwindling, and I have lots of shit to knock out before then. =-) (Along those same lines: I wonder if they have bullriding down there?) ;)

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

NO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

sparkydiva said...

time out - i think this should qualify as the next destination for the ... what's it called when the girls who blog get together that you invited me to next year?? WE SHOULD ALL MEET **THERE**!!!!!!!! do you like how i just infringed on your puerto rico trip??

Nik said...

Ya know, I've seen pictures and commercials and it does look absolutely gorgeous there! Cool part, ya won't need a passport, either! I say definitely give it a try and I hope you're able to knock a few things off of your life list. Oh and can I just say that the fact that you actually said "If my psychic was right" cracks me up.

Fred said...

Usted se divertiría mucho en Puerto Rico. Cerciórese de le para tomar mucha pantalla de sol.

Frederico

Renee said...

Um. I took two years of Spanish and I have no clue what the hell you just said, Fred. Time to bust out the English-Spanish dictionary :-)

Jen: John's parents have been to P.R. a couple times and highly recommend it! Go you!

Renee said...

Something about having a lot of fun in Puerto Rico and getting shade from the sun?

Jen said...

Sparky, that ain't a bad idea!!! I dont know how much tickets would be from places like MI and MN and TX, but I think Girls Weekend 09 - The Puerto Rico Edition would be freakin' awesome

Fred said...

Renee: Yup, that's pretty darned close. You're ready to live in Miami.

keesh said...

oh, I have been there. senior year for a cruise. it is unbelievable!! GO NOW :)

Renee said...

Yay for me! Granted, I had to look up "Cerciórese" and "pantalla", but I'm pretty impressed with how much I've retained, having not really used it since 10th grade. OOH! That goes on MY life list-- become fluent in Spanish!

anna said...

Coo-L! Do it! Go! You'll love it!
It's a beautiful place - foreign but pretty much everyone speaks English!