Thursday, January 21, 2010

F YEAH UNEMPLOYMENT!!!!!1111

Remember when I was all boo hoo unemployment my life is in shambles who wants a shot? Well today I'm all F YEAH UNEMPLOYMENT MY LIFE ROCKS WHO WANTS A SHOT? Because today I found out I was being swept away from balmy Boston and sent to the temperate seas of the Mediterranean. WHA, you say? ME TOO. I'm totally loosing my shiz over here. Loosing. My. Shiz.

SO. One of my former clients runs a travel agency outside Philadelphia. And one of the necessary duties of the owner of a travel agency is to ensure that the places they send people are up to snuff. To be absolutely thorough, this client frequently makes these visits herself. One of the trips that needs inspection happens to be a 10-day cruise through the Mediterranean Sea, but my former client can't make the trip, which departs in three weeks. So she called my boss, hoping he could take the cruise on her behalf. He can't, but he had the brilliant idea to send me. And thus, I have just shat my pants.

Because who in their right mind could drop everything, take 10 days away from their work and their life on very little notice, and spend some time bopping around Italy, France, Spain, and Morocco? THIS UNEMPLOYED CHICK, THAT'S WHO.

So when he laid the option in front of me I was all "YES, YES, A THOUSAND TIMES YES" and he was all "great! Have an awesome time. Maybe you'll even get a few Yellaphant blog posts out of it." Maybe. I guess there could be a few stories that result from this. Me ... on a giant boat ... visiting some of the most beautiful cities in the world ...

I've only been to Europe never a thousand times in my dreams, but this cruise makes stops at all the countries I've wanted to experience for about as long as I can remember. It's just ... I can't ... oh god I can't breathe.

So of course I felt like if I didn't tell someone about this incredible stroke of good fortune thanks entirely to the thoughtfulness of my former boss -- and I mean tell someone RIGHT NOW -- that my head would explode. Literally, the second I ended the call, I could feel the news oozing from my eyeballs. So I called B and he was all "why does this always happen to me?" Whatever that means. And I was all "this is about ME, B. Focus please."

And then I called my parents and I was all "I've got great news!" and they were all "you got a job!" And I was all "no, fools. I'M GOING TO EUROPE!!!" And then they were all "WHAT? You mean to tell me that you -- a young, newlywed woman -- are seriously considering traipsing around the world without your husband?" And I was all "oh, good point ... yes."

And then I called my biffle Michael, and he was all "you BITCH," and then he hung up on me. He'll be sorry when I DON'T bring him back a souvenir shot glass from Barcelona that says "My biffle went to Barcelona and all I got was this lousy shot glass."

I'm not exactly sure yet what exactly I'll be doing while I'm "inspecting," but I've been told that I need to be thorough. THAT will not be a problem. I'll be inspecting the bar and I'll be inspecting the food and I'll be inspecting the pool and I'll be inspecting the spa and I'll be inspecting all those beautiful European cities and and and ... and you can bet your bottom dollar that I will be doing it all quite thoroughly. I'll be timing EXACTLY how long it takes the ship's bartenders to bring me my drink. And they better do it with a smile. And it better have a little paper umbrella in it.

Or else.

So yeah, today, unemployment doesn't seem so bad.

21 comments:

Becky Mochaface said...

Seriously so jealous. Sounds like heaven right about now.

Nagehan Bayindir said...

have a beautiful time! Europe is amazing.

Ellie said...

You should be sent to Australia. You'd definitely need a native guide to help you around our wineries and spas and beaches...

Joan Ankner said...

So glad for you, Bridg- see, i'm a firm believer that everything happens for a reason. You deserve this- you've handled all the major life stressors in only a few months; marriage, relocating, changing jobs..... Now I won't worry about you any more! Maybe you'll even go wild and have a CHEESEBURGER on board! oops, I went too far- and who says that if fish are so dumb, that cows aren't too?

ilovemarshi said...

WHY DOES THAT ALWAYS HAPPEN TO YOU???
:0)

Jen@ricochet said...

I was reading this and then I shat MY pants! Now I hate your guts.

hello btw. I don't comment often, but couldn't resist.

Bailey said...

That is amazing timing!

I got to take a trip when I was unemployed, too. But it was only to Hartford to help a friend move back (ie DRIVE) to Kansas.

While I was glad to help, a free CRUISE in the freaking Mediterranean is much more amazing!

Falko said...

You're dead to me.... but in the mean time enjoy this song.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R7yfISlGLNU

Sole Matters said...

UM I want to be you right now.

Ann Marie Gorden said...

I'm so jealous!!! Have so much fun!! (And take lots of pics for us to use!!)

virginia said...

soooooo insanely jealous. have the best time ever. who needs newlywed time together when you have EUROPE.. on a boat.. (that marriage stuff last forever)

HAVE FUN>

Lucy Fortin said...

GAHHHHHHHHHHH. lucky lucky lucky lucky. PS i start your old job in a week :P

we miss your face!!

Krysta said...

dying of jealousy over here.

Shelley Greenberg said...

Bitch.

rory said...

Daaaammnnn.
Most homeless unemployed people only have their next pint of Mad Dog 20/20 to look forward to. You have a whole european cruise.
Your mojo is crankin'

Gooseberried said...

Yay! You lucky dog! I'm glad this has helped your attitude and outlook a little bit! Sounds amazing.

Bridget said...

I KNOW, RIGHT?!

Julie Q said...

ha! i might need to talk to your travel agent, because i've been trying to book a Greece getwaway for a month now, and about to just say F it and go back to a Sandals resort. Its just too stressful!

Can't wait to hear about your trip! sounds awesome :)

mic said...

oh my lerd, you are insanely lucky! while you are on vacation, i will be sitting on my couch watching TLC shows about Christian families who have a million children.

Bellacantare said...

I officially would like to live your life now. K. thx.

Kelly at Student of the Year said...

Shit, I'll take it!

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