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Friday, June 01, 2007

Vacation - Day 1

Our first day on the road went very well. We left home about 7:45 AM and arrived in Biloxi, Mississippi about 12 hours later. We ran into some storms and traffic around New Orleans so we were about 2 hours behind schedule. We had a pretty good time in the car... Mr. D. had downloaded a ton of podcasts of NPR shows that we like (This American Life, Selected Shorts, and Wait Wait Don't Tell Me!) We also listened to a play on tape that I may direct someday called School for Wives by Moliere.

We checked in to the Imperial Palace Hotel and Casino in Biloxi. After dinner at the hotel sports bar we gambled for a couple of hours. Neither of us are big gamblers (read in to that about our infertility as you will...) We played with $10 each and at the end of the evening Mr. D. had $9.30 and I has $5.00. At one point I was up to a whopping $13.95... but I lost it.. and honestly... that lost $5 haunts me. I guess I would rather have my whole $10 than risk half of it... Everyone else at the casino was having a great time... but me... I don't know... maybe I am doing it wrong... but Gambling just isn't my thing.

This morning we will leave at about 9am to head in to Orlando... it should take us about 8 hours... then we will get settled in at Grandma's, go to dinner, and start having fun!

I am planning on meeting up with a fellow blogger Jen from FERTILITY NOW at some point this week. This will be the second time our paths have crossed in the years I have been blogging. Two years ago I was at a theatre conference in New Mexico where she lives and we met at the airport and she took me to dinner. I am excited to see her again and meet her little Andrew.

OK.. the Pink elephant/ troll in the room... Krista.
Thank you for leaving my blog. I can't imagine what I have done that would make a total stranger speak so hatefully but... you are right... this is obviously not the place for you. I am not sure how you have deducted that I am a horrible and selfish person from my posts, but I do assure you... I would be an awesome parent... and I do deserve to have a child of my own. The comments you made were so uncalled for... I mean this is a blog... if you don't like what someone says move on. I am not sure why your single purpose for posting seemed to be to tear me down... especially at a time in my life where I need support. Your comments say a whole lot more about you as a person than about me... and I really hope that somewhere in your life you find the peace that you need. Good luck Krista... and if you have kids in your life... hug them today... I think they might need it.

On with vacation!!!


Blogger Inconceivable said...

That's exciting to meet another blogger. There ARE real people behind these words!!! Have fun in Orlando, Im not too far away. I heard this morning on my way to work that the Blue Man Group now has a show at Universal Studios .. go check that out

5:37 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey girl! You passed right by me. I live about 1 hour from New Orleans. Have a great trip!

7:41 AM  
Blogger Bengali Chick said...

Be careful. People become such assholes when they are cloaked anonymous by the internet. I have a PSYCHO who hated me so much she created a blog to hate on me. She found out my real name and outed that. She also searched to find out what firm my husband worked for and outed that. It's SICK.

If someone doesn't like your blog -- don't fucking read it. This is your space, you can write whatever you want.

I'm sorry you had to deal with a troll. The best revenge you can have on the trolsl is having an absolutely fabulous life (like you are). I hope a baby is in your near future. You'll make an awsesome mom -- that's what I've deduced from your blog.

9:32 AM  
Blogger PCOSMama said...

Hey, don't people always say "just go on vacation and relax, that's all you need to get pregnant"? We all know it doesn't usually work that way, but if there is one thing all infertiles could use more of, it's vacation and relaxation time. Seriously, this shit is stressful! Hope you have a great time!

BTW, I just have to add that I lived in Biloxi for 3 months while my hubby was in training. Almost directly across the street from a casino on Beach Blvd... the Beau Rivage? The Imperial Palace is really nice! If you have a pic of the rooms, could you post it? I've always wanted to see them....

10:21 AM  
Blogger minus one said...

Hi there. I'm new to the blogging world- leaving you my first comment ever. I have enjoyed your honesty and your candidness in your blog. It takes a lot of courage to put your true self out there, with no apologies, just real honest to goodness feelings and experiences.

A friend of mine who is active in a Resolve group recommended that look to support for our fertility issues online. I live in a very remote community, and to my knowledge there are no support groups locally. So here I am, hope you don't mind if I stop by now and again.

Hope you have a fabulous vacation.

5:25 PM  
Blogger Hoping said...

I love driving with my husband and just having fun. I also love the NPR shows you are listening too.

So sorry you have to put up with nasty commenters, just have a great vacation and have a great time!

8:57 AM  
Blogger Susan said...

Hey Jamie, just stopping by to see how you're doing. Glad you guys are taking a vacation, you deserve it!!! Hope you have a great time.

As for the whack-a-do's. Sounds like they're the ones who need a life, don't change what you're doing or talking about just for a few idiots who get there panties in a wad over someone else's blog. They're just idiots.

9:45 AM  
Blogger millie said...

Hope you have a fantastic vacation. Enjoy the family time and blogger time.

I think your troll has been making the rounds. I have another friend who saw her mean and vicious side. At least you're in good company.

Hope you come back rested and relaxed with some good stories to share.

5:03 PM  

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