I feel like I shouldn’t have to tell people why having a blog is awesome. First, you get to have your very own space on the internet. It’s like when you finally got old enough to not have to share a room with your little brother any more, and you got one that was all yours and his stupid lego wasn’t everywhere and you didn’t have to put masking tape on the floor to show where your space was and where his was. Not that I ever did that…..
Second, you can keep in touch with friends and family. You can post pictures of how sweet your life is without all your asshole friends on Facebook making dumbass comments on your photos that your dad reads. Not that it ever happens to me….
Third, if you’re lucky like me, you get to meet some really cool people. I have made some amazing online friendships in the travel/expat community online and they’ve been great resources for me as I navigate through this part of my life. I really hope to do some more traveling soon and meet up with some of you guys or at least use your blogs as my Lonely Planet guide (I’m looking at you, Steph & Tony @ 20 Years Hence!!) But sometimes, real life people read your blog. And then they come to where you live and bring you cool shit.
First I had Ryan from New Zealand, who tweeted and emailed me before he arrived on Roatan to fun dive. He saw me at the bar but never said hi so we never officially met, but he sat at the table next to me and patted my dog and I remembered that, so it’s kind of like we hung out. Still getting you your Marine Park lionfish shirt dude, don’t worry!
Then I had Erin from the States, who emailed me before arriving on holiday here about which dive shop to do her open water certification at. We corresponded a ton, and when she got here she saw me at the bar (there is a theme here, people) and came up to say hi and we ended up drinking and dancing the night away! And she was kind enough to bring me allergy medication that I can’t get here which was pretty much the best. We tried to meet up again before she left so that I could get a photo with her but it never worked out…sorry Erin! Next time! Keep diving 🙂
Today I met up with Amy from Maine, who sent me the nicest email ever about how she thinks I am hysterical (smart lady) and really enjoyed reading my ramblings here at Cubicle Throwdown. She very thoughtfully asked what she could bring down for me when she headed down to Roatan for a diving holiday and I asked for a chocolate bar from Whole Foods (I am really missing good quality chocolate here). She rocked my world by showing up with EIGHT!!!
|i had to take a photo right away cause i already plowed through one of these…not ashamed.|
I also remembered to take a photo like a good blogger, so here’s Amy and I on the beach in West Bay today:
|after we took this, amy took one with her camera and said “now let’s get one for my blog…okay, i don’t have a blog. it’s just for my facebook.” haha! you are awesome amy!|
Thank you thank you thank you Amy for the chocolate! It was so great meeting you and Darren, hope you guys enjoy your holiday here. And I forgot to tell you that I really loved your shirt!
Other than having super cool people from internet-land come and meet me, things have been quiet around here. We are on our third day of losing power at night and I’m getting kind of tired of having to take sleeping pills because if you think I can go to sleep without the fan on in 37 C heat you are crazier than Amanda Bynes. PS. what in the hell is going on with that girl anyway? I feel out of the loop down here and when I actually spent 5 minutes reading some “entertainment news” all I saw was her being a deranged lunatic. What. The. Hell. Anyway I’m off to hopefully sweat off some of this chocolate I’ve been stuffing my face with… until next time, here’s a view of my ‘office’ as I’m typing this post:
|the adventures of living in a third world country… unreliable power. at least i charged my laptop first this time. you learn to appreciate the little things!|
And while I am giving shoutouts on Cubicle Throwdown today, I want to take a time out to say a special hello to my mom’s friend Carol. I think she might be my most faithful reader, as she informs my mom on what’s going on here on the blog since my mom doesn’t check it very much 🙂 Carol recently got a tablet and is new to the online world, and I hear she has my site bookmarked which makes me happy! She also used to cut my hair for years when I was younger and has seen me through a shaved head to neon pink hair and everything in between. Thanks for reading Carol! I’ll see you in August!!