Tuesday, 22 May 2012

Strange things I now know.

Following my holidays so far this year, I have learnt a few things and possibly should share this info haha. 

1. If you are paranoid about public toilets - do not go on a cruise. There is no way you can squat with all that swaying.
2. Men are only allowed to do number 2's in your room or toilets also set up for disabled. The men's toilets in open areas only had a urinal. My way of thinking with this, is that they know that yes, men's shit does stink and only their wives/partners should suffer the smell in their rooms haha.
3. Drinks are reasonably priced, bingo is expensive. They also only play 1 game per card eg 1 line then onto next game. So with 5 games you pay $30 and the games are 1 line, 1 line, 2 lines, top and bottom line, full card. 
4. Ugly Dave Gray is not dead as we thought, but entertaining on cruise ships.
5. You don't roll out of bed when its a bit rough.
6. Its fun to watch the shower water pooling in the tray swish back and forth.
7. When metal detecting, don't go to an area that has recently had council work done. You will find an assortment of drill bits and bolts and nothing else lol.
8. Too many bubbles in a spa, sends you out looking like a giant meringue. 
9. The trip back home, always seems quicker than the one there. 
10. Don't try and finish that book before getting home. I spent the last night reading a book I couldn't put down but that had me bawling for the last quarter of it. Was a wreck in the morning lol.
11 and finally. The more people you talk to and get to know, the better your holiday and life will be in general.

Now my updated list.

1. Read 50 35 books in the year. Doesn't matter what type but as long as its 50 and I will be able to keep track with my new kindle.
2. Do another cooking class. At least 1 but hopefully 2. So far done 5, one of which was with Jamie Oliver and one on the ship
3. Go on a holiday, hopefully to Melbourne. I was last there in 1984, so just a few years ago lol Well I didn't get to Melbourne but have had a holiday
4. Go to a horse 'cup' day - going to Ipswich cup next month
5. Go down another 20kgs (gotten a bit stuck at the moment)
6. Get a lot more writing from my autobiography done - Been doing heaps of that
7. Have lunch or dinner at Bretts wharf or Aria Brisbane
8. Go through the glow worm caves at Springbrook hopefully when the glow fungi is out as well or the fireflies
9. Do a charity event - with not a lot of walking done today MDAQ walk
10. Have a tarot reading - have the name of someone really good in Fernvale
11. Go to a musical (booked for Jersey Boys in July)
12. Go to gold class movie
13. Go on a cruise 
14. Get a fish - either fighter or gold fish or two. - Ryan got me one (Elvis) for mother's day
15. Go to a zoo
16. Go to brisbane city markets
17. Brisbane's koala and river cruise
18. Toowoomba carnival of flowers
19. Attend a dawn service
20. Go to Q1 lookout
21. Have a flying lesson - Changing this to do the flight stimulation first, then maybe a flying lesson
22. crystal castle at mullumbimby
23. do a cross stitch
24. have a facial Have had a couple now
25. have a massage
26. try a new food Tried dragon fruit and poppadoms and some vegetarian dishes so far and now macaroons
27. aqua aerobics classes.  Done and going to do more
28. be part of a flash mob - now where does someone find these people
29. Drive a convertible with the top down and music blaring.
30. Get family tree in order - got heaps of this done
31. Go on a retreat
32. Go to the comedy club
33. Play blackjack at the casino - done and won
34. Swim in the ocean - haven't done this for many many years
35. Go to an opera or listen or an opera singer - don't know if I could sit through a whole opera.
36. Spend a night at maleny/montville
37. Hold a snake - to overcome a fear (Went on the Brisbane wheel to overcome fear of heights but had to get off, so only went around once. Never again lol )
38. Attend the good food festival
39. feed the homeless - was looking into this a couple of months ago but didn't do anything about it. (contacted agencies but none have gotten back to me yet)
40. do a belly dancing class - well I have enough belly to wobble haha
41. try a new drink  tried lots of new ones now lol
42. queen mary falls walk
43. drink a cocktail 
44. host a murder mystery dinner party - have the game here, now to organize
45. Put $5 a day into money box - use it for something special at the end of the year. - been doing this
46. Have a games night with friends
47. Put $50 on black at the casino for my first and only bet at the table. and won
48. Trike ride from Gold Coast to Mt Tambourine wineries
49. Ride on a carousel
50. Have a kick arse birthday party (venue, dj, food sorted. Decorations started)