Thursday, January 29, 2009

The Orlando trip

The Portofino Bay Hotel I got back from Florida last Sunday. I also got sick AGAIN, while I was on vacation.So that's why I haven't been on here to write anything for the past few days. I don't think I got the flu, then again, im not sure. My symptoms were chills, body aches, dry-coughing, nausea, head-ache.. it was worse then before. I think it's because I went to Island's of Adventure & Universal Studios on the coldest day. My mom assured me that "Florida never get's too cold". HA! Even though it was the coldest day, it was fun.
We left Beaufort on Tuesday and arrived at Hard Rock in Orlando that night. Hard Rock to me didn't seem that great . Luckily my Uncle Richie (Who's super kick-ass), got us the room at a good price. But you don't get anything for free except the pool. You have to pay for the workout room and then the towel (If you want a towel). You have to pay for breakfast. You have to pay to park your car overnight. But the upside, we did get a really nice room with a couch, or I would have been like "ugggh, Hard Rock blows". They do have restaurants and bars in the lobby and downstairs. City Walk and the two theme parks is about a ten min. walk or you can take a ferry (as I did) which is a lot better then walking in the cold.
My mom, my brother, my two uncles (No, they are not gay, they are brothers) and I, went to Islands of Adventure and Universal Studios on Wednesday. It was freeeeezing ! The first ride we went on was the Hulk! We rode that a lot actually. Then we went on all the other rides. (Not water rides, they were shut-down, except Jurassic Park). We tried the new Simpson's ride, which my mom likes a lot, I got kinda of sick because of the screen. (It's like your on a rollercoaster but your not, your in a car that is just moving back and forth). The last ride we went on was Jimmy Neutron, please do not EVER go on it! (It's the worse ride in my opinion). It made all of us want to throw-up.
That night we went to the other hotel which is called the Lowes Portofino Hotel, to go eat some tasty Italian food. The hotel actually looks like your in Italy! It was beautiful at night, with boats all around and music playing. When we were done eating, we had to walk back cause the Ferry for some reason didn't go to the Hard Rock Hotel. It was a ten min. walk through gardens and under bridges. It woud have been nice if it were warmer outside. When we got to our rooms, I just hit my pillow. I still felt like I was on the rides! It honesly felt like I was drunk and the room wouldn't stop spinning!
The next day we went to Kissimmee to go see my moms friend Ceci, her husband Steve, and her little girl Zoe. We talked and laughed a lot and then made eraser penis's (my mom bought Zoe a "make your own eraser kit" and when she went to bed all the grown-ups played with it). The next day we went to go see Underworld 3 , loved it! Then went to the Millenia Mall in Orlando. Then ate at this High-end Chinese Restaurant, my mom and I ordered vegetable's with wide noodles, it was good but so spicy! A little too spicy for my tastebuds. When we got back to Ceci's house, I started coughing and feeling the body aches coming but still had the strength to play dress-up and watch the movie Nim's Island with Zoe. The next day we said bye and left to go see my Grandparents.We saw the Grandparents, and their new 7-month old puppy, Karen. She's a hyper dog, but she's so cute! My brother and I played with her the whole time. After that we went to my Uncle Robert's house to meet his "New" girlfriend. She's really nice actually. She made us Sushi and bought all this Japanese food for my family to take back to Bft. After that we went to my Aunt Renee's house, to stay the night. When we got there, I was feeling like shit! I was freezing, coughing, and just wanted to die! I had a mud-slide then went to bed. The next day was the long drive home. We made it home around 10ish I think. And I went straight to bed. My poor vacation was ruined cause I had to get sick again. :(
The pool at Hard Rock
Islands of Adventure!
The start of our Adventure!

Woody the woodpecker!

My favorite ride! Hush-A-Bomb!Zoey and I playing with make-up.Karen (My Grandparents new pup).

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Florida here I come!

Update:Im going to Orlando for the week/end. So I wont be able to post anything.

Did I mention that is is snowing in South Carolina??
-Chow :)

Monday, January 19, 2009

“Photography takes an instant out of time, altering life by holding it still.”

I just wanted to post some pictures that I took awhile back (With my old Nikon 6.2 Mega. pixel camera). The palms, the fountain, the stray black cat, and the water hydrant (My friend Melanie took the water hydrant picture, I just photoshopped it) are taken downtown Beaufort. The little yellow bee, was taken on my winshield .

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Just when you thought you knew..

What are somethings people don't know about you? It took me awhile but this is what I have come up with-
1. I only like to put pepper in my macaroni & cheese, mashed potatoes, and lima beans. Other then that, I don't like to put pepper on any other food.
2. I bite my nails. (But that is stopping this year).
3. I like opening up cans of lima beans and eating them at night.
4. I am seriously addicted to Sex and the City! I have all the seasons, and I watch them almost every night.
5. I eat my macaroni & cheese with green peas.
6. I like salsa music.
7. I cut out stuff I like in magazines, and tape it into my dream book. (Both my mom and I do that).
8. I love love love the Florida Keys, I someday will live there. The water, the palmetto trees, the people.. everything just seems so calm and relaxing.
9. I might have 6 pillows on my bed, but only one is my favorite.
10. I collect postcards from everywhere!
11. I always grab the second one. (Meaning, when im at the grocery store, I grab the second item instead of the first. I cringe when it's the last one, usually I wont get it).
12. I am addicted to art. I like going to galleries just because.
13. I wont eat anything made by MARS candy company bars because they test on animals, including guinea pigs.
14. I will not kill spiders, I save them instead. (And now with my new "Bug Catcher" it will make the job easier).
15. I cannot sleep with socks on.

There's a few things you now know about me : )

Friday, January 16, 2009


I found a new site last night, while I was flipping through some old Domino magazines. It's called Etsy, "Your place to buy & sell all things handmade".I know its been around for awhile, (My mom told me she has known of it for quite some time). But it's new to me, and I love it! Once I came to the site, I just couldn't get off! If you don't know what Etsy is then I will tell you, it is an online marketplace for buying & selling all things handmade. It has anything you want! Anywhere from art, to jewelry, accessories, holiday, pets & much more. Im in love.. I love handmade stuff, it's so much better then stuff made in China. It's more valuable in my eyes cause someone took the time to make it. I don't mind paying a little more, for better made stuff. Im going to post some pictures of the things that caught my eye.The Matte Gold Leaf and... Flowers Necklace is $26.00 & the Gold and Turquoise ...Filigree Necklace is $29.00.
penguin with red $20.00 (but that is for only one).
Oscar the Owl
is $15.00. The
Wine Country Dressis $240.00 and the
Lemon Drop Dressis $395.00. Both of the watercolor paintings of the collie and lab are $25.00 (this seller makes art work to help rescued animals). There is soo much stuff I would like to post but I don't have the room. I think you should really check the site out. You will love it, especially if you love handmade things like I do.

The dogs paintings are my favorite :)

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Christmas is gone, but the tree remains..

Im helping my mom take down Christmas stuff today.. Everything is pretty much in boxes, being ready to be stored in the attic. There is so much stuff! My mom is crazzzy in love with Christmas and im starting to be, too!
While I was putting up ornaments, I was just so sad.. so I decided to leave all the pastel colors up such as blue, pink & green. The tree will remain up for a few more weeks. My dad actually came up with a good idea, he said we should cut out hearts in pink & red paper and put them all over the tree!
I hate how people cut down these gorgeous tree's and leave them up for maybe a week or so, then they just take it down the next day and throw it away likes it's nothing. This tree gave up it's life to be there, to make you happy.. and no one appreciates it. But not in this family! We love our tree! And we plan on keeping it up for a few more weeks. You might think we're weird.. but we just love looking at it. Even if there were no ornaments, it's still gorgeous.
Update: I posted pictures under Christmas Eve and Christmas.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

It's NEW!

I just got this Nikon Coolpix s550 camera today from my mom! I was supposed to get on January the 6th but everyone was sick.. so we just said the hell with wrapping and just gave each other gifts today. I like it, it's kind of like the old one I have been using, but it's a more-updated-version. I can't wait to go try it out!

Thursday, January 8, 2009

The greatest wealth is your health-

I believe I cought the flu. I have been in bed since Saturday. I stayed the night on Friday and when I woke up on Saturday morning I felt great. It was a gorgeous sunny day. When I got home I decided to take a nice bath, with a few lighted candles and some bath salt, I felt so relaxed that I fell asleep in the bathtub! Im sure I feel asleep for nearly an hour. When I got out of the tub, my whole body was sore, I just stood wrapped up in a towel, shivering. I knew something was wrong. I got my clothes on and headed for bed, it had to be around 5:30ish. (I should have been getting ready for the night instead of lying in bed). When I woke up it was around 10p.m., I was shaking while I was in bed with over 5 blankets on me. My bones just ached.. I felt like death .. nobody even checked on me. "Don't they think it's odd how im not up and about", I thought. I finally called my mom in the room around 11:30 or so to go get me some water and some medicine. I was in bed for two and half days. When I finally had the strength to get out of bed, I relized my brother and my mom caught the cold, but not as bad as what I had.. Thankfully. So for the past few days, all three of us are coughing, sneezing, drinking tea..
It will be so nice to have my health back. I think my health is the most important thing in my life.