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Cruising, HGTV Green Home, CRAZY Sexy Nerd and LAZY Me

1. Sexy Nerd and I have received our cabin assignment for our cruise. We were upgraded from the cheapest, not-even-a-tiny-window room to a room with not just a balcony, but an oversized balcony, which is much fancier than any room we've had on a cruise before. Sexy Nerd was quick to point out that it will probably be too cold to ever set foot on the balcony so it doesn't matter. He's such a downer!

2. I've been browsing through the photos of the 2010 HGTV Green Home. I want it! I do have one complaint though. See if you can guess what it is based on this photo:


Gigantic, gas-guzzling, Alero-running over SUVS are not "green", HGTV! What's that? It's a GMC Yukon Hybrid that gets 21 mpg in the city? That's still atrocious! The Toyota Echo (my dream car, which Sexy Nerd makes fun of) got over 40 mpg and it wasn't even a hybrid! 21 mpg. Puh-lease!

Oops! I just realized that it's a GMC Terrain, not a Yukon Hybrid. Depending on which Terrain it is, it gets somewhere between 17 and 22 mpg in the city. Not impressed!

The Toyota Echo. It's like a big jelly bean with wheels!
Freakishly small wheels!

3. Sexy Nerd wants to be prepared for our cruise by learning the language of the locals. He began teaching himself French yesterday at 4pm by watching French language clips on YouTube. Already, he has far surpassed me and my 2 years of high school French. Afterward, he did 2 loads of laundry, bottled a batch of homemade beer, and organized his closet. I watched TV.

Back to #2, HGTV isn't going to hold this post against me when I win the 2010 HGTV Green Home, are they? Maybe I'll take this down the day before the drawing.