Then I probably slumped up to Stan with the situation, sighing.
Then I probably walked over to the huge world map in the computer room and cringed.
Then I thought about blue water and white sands and how I'll never see that in Atlantic City.
Pro and Con thoughts swam dizzyingly around my head for days...
pro - one of my goals in life is to sit on a white beach before a blue water and receive an umbrella-ed drink from a waiter.
con - I do not like flying.
pro - I could use a couple days off the continent.
con - But maybe not so high above it.
pro - I could use a few nights of slumber-partying with fun ladies.
con - I do not believe that it takes only 4 1/2 hours to fly to Aruba from my home. No matter what Shirley says.
pro - I got my passport! I have a passport!
con - I sorta look like a drug trafficker in my picture
pro - My friend Coleen assures me that we will have much fun in the sun.
con - I can't get that Funniest Home Videos episode out of my mind where the speed boat drags the heavy lady across the beach on her stomach before her parasail lifts her gracefully into the air.
pro - I need a vacation...to relax...
con - Me + turbulence = cartoon cat hanging by claws from ceiling.
pro - Think of all the pretty sunny blue and white pictures I'll be able to post when I get back home!
con - Think of the mess my entire life could be in when I come home to four males and a dog!
con - I'm a homebody, people!
pro - I should leave the house, state, country once in a while.
pro - Though I had weird fears of Aruba's close proximity to :/ Venezuela and its president Hugo Chavez, I could reassure myself by remembering that it is, in fact, a Dutch colony and Venezuela isn't going to invade the island any time soon....
con - Until Stan told me yesterday that the Venezuelan government took over the Hilton on Margarita Island. Which has absolutely nothing to do with the island of Aruba other than they're both off the coast of Venezuela.
Which is enough for me.
Anyway Coleen slapped me across the face and told me I was going.
So, yeah. Aruba. I'm going.
I'll be sure and send you a post