Thursday, May 03, 2007

for everything else, there's visa

Tonight is my last class of my undergrad career. Tomorrow I pack. Saturday I leave on a early morning plane for destinations out of my home state. Color me glowing with anticipation.

One round-trip ticket from home state, to Detroit Rock-City, to NYC to Boston, back to home state =$327.00.

A steal of a deal for a hotel for the weekend in the heart of Midtown Manhattan = $400.00.

Seats on the first base line at a Sunday afternoon Yankee game =$66.00.

Eight nights in Greece. Including three nights in Mykonos, three nights in Santorini, two nights in Athens, including airfare, hotel accommodations, and day-trip excursions= $2,414.64.

One night in a two-star hotel in Jamaica Queens, NY for nothing more than a bed and a shower= $172.00.

One night hotel accommodations in Boston, but finagling it so I will be there for two days and only four miles from Fenway Park= $99.00.

Seats on the first base line at a Red Sox game= $95.00.

Looking forward to taking a two-week break from life and forgetting about everything, priceless.

My life has been hectic, chaotic, emotional, and stressful.

I've finally graduated from college and this is my reward to myself.

I've worked one full-time and at least two-part-time jobs, donated plasma, recycled pop cans, and sold a lot of my material goods on half.com. Sometimes you just have to say, what the hell, and go for it. Plus, I'm really tired of putting my life on hold. For everything that red blood cells, recycled aluminum, Internet selling, and working for the man in the city- can't buy, there's visa.

I'll see you all in two-weeks.
Don't worry, the stories will be plentiful, the flirting will be abundant, the tan will be deep and dark, and the memory card on the camera, my heart, and my mind will be full.

14 comments:

limpy99 said...

My house is right between New York and Boston if you want to save $172.Although I would steal your baseball game tickets.

TrappedInColorado said...

You deserve this. I am so happy I could help this come about. Enjoy. Jump in with both feet... throw caution to the wind!

Michi said...

Have fun! You most definitely deserve it - enjoy =)

ptg said...

Have an AWESOME time and I expect to see a shitload of pics when you get back. :o)

appletini said...

I am green with envy.... you definitely deserve it! Congrats again :)

AeroAangel said...

congrats to you on saving up that much for yourself. you deserve it. have fun.

GirlGoyle said...

Funny, I was just at the Yankee's/Red Sox game this past weekend and what a ball!! May the New England weather cooperate with you. Though I'm sure it will be memorable even if it doesn't. Will you be traveling alone?? Athens was a good pick for only two nights - waaaaay better to spend your time on the islands in greece. Maybe I'm italian and biased but Athens has nothing compared to Rome/Venice/Florence...etc. So go! Enjoy! Take pics! Report back! Stay safe!!!

puerileuwaite said...

Would you - unlike that Helen chick - at least TRY not to bring demise to the Trojans while over there?

Congrats!

Party Girl said...

Everyone: thanks for all of your well-wishes!

Yes, other than a car at the aiport in Greece and the day tours, (three of them) I am all alone....well, we'll see how long that lasts. But, yes, I am going all by my lonesome. I am so excited, can't wrap my head around it, and can't believe it all starts tomorrow!

...now, I have to pack!

oh, and expect a shitload of pics when I get back!

Ruby said...

I hope you have the time of your life!

egan said...

I can't wait to hear about the abundant flirting.

egan said...

Don't cheer for the Mariners while at the Mariners/Yankees game. That would be so wrong.

Tom Serafini, Actor to the Stars! said...

Ahem...since I happen to live in NYC, you coulda sent me an email...we coulda had lunch in glorious Midtown. Or the Village which is infinitely cooler. But no, you hadda be all mysterious and anonymous. Fine. I'll get over it. Soon. Really.

The Mahathma said...

Im jealous!