Monday, April 12, 2010

On Board

The old competitive, obnoxious, loud-mouth Ganelle came out in full force on this cruise, and I'll tell you, IT FELT SO GOOD! I have (tried to) put a pretty good lid on my less socially accepted character traits for the last couple years, but on the cruise, I let it all hang out. And look at how it paid off! One trophy and four metals!

At the urging of Diamond and my sister, I put myself out to be selected to play Game Show. (I'm on the far right.)

And I totally WON! The prize? A ship on a stick! Yeah! I am SO proud of this little baby!

While I am irrationally proud of my trophy, my most hard-earned of all my trinkets was from playing "Fill in the Lyrics" at the piano bar. It was too close to call between me and a guy named Ralph from CA, so we had a sing-off, as in, who could sing the loudest. You'd think I'd be the hands down winner, but when everyone voted it was another tie! Finally, on round five of Name That Tune, Ralph pulled ahead and won. I ended up with a metal, but it was SO! MUCH! FUN!

I wasn't the only one being rewarded for bad behavior. The Caboose was put in time out for misbehaving at dinner one night. A waiter walked by, noticed what was going on, and said to the Caboose, "No, no, no! I make you a mouse!" He grabbed him by the hand, pulled him out of time out, and proceeded to make a mouse out of a napkin for him, which the Caboose played with the rest of the night.

The next night, when he was acting up again, I asked him if he wanted to go to time out he said "No", then stopped and thought, "Umm, YEAH!"

Folding napkins into various shapes became a big hit among all the kids. Our regular waitress taught all the kids how to make those same mice.
While we often went separate ways in the day, every night we were able to have dinner together. It was a great way to meet all the different needs of everyone in the group, and yet still feel like a family vacation.

The graduates!


Mom of Three said...

You were hilarious on that ship! I think you were the best entertainment. It was such a great time.

Nanna said...

So glad we always were able to have dinner together and catch up on the day.

Cheryl said...

What a fun trip!!! I'll have to challenge you to name that tune sometime :)

FOX said...

Man you have a wicked sweet tan!!!!

I LUFF IT!!!!!!!

And that picture of Diamond posing in one of the lower posts is priceless!!!

You are like the traveling family now!!! LUCKY!!!!

Miss ya!!!

It is about time to come back to CO for us!!! See you soon!!!

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