Me

... I like chocolate. Also dinosaurs, Doctor Who, and cruises.

In addition to a boring full time job, I am a part-time travel agent, and I dabble in graphic design, photography, video production, and cooking & baking. The rest of my time is mostly spent watching a ton of a reasonable amount of movies and television when I'm not thinking, talking about, or currently on a cruise.  

In addition to cruise and travel-related posts, my blog consists of my ramblings about anything I do that I think is interesting or funny, in what is hopefully a vaguely humorous and/or satirical way. Sometimes I share recipes that I like if I think they are easy enough for (most) anyone to be able to make successfully, and sometimes I write about my mostly-caribbean-and-sometimes-european world travels.

Please enjoy at your leisure, but follow me so you don't miss any of the magic. Then tell everyone you know about it so that I can make millions of dollars so that they can also enjoy it. Ciao!

FAQs:
Q: Why doesn't the cartoon-you have a nose?
A: Because I liked "me" better without a nose. I also don't have fingers, a rib cage, or feet. 

Q: Why don't you use cartoons for your stories anymore?
A: Most of the time, my new stories have photos of what happened because digital cameras were invented. Maybe Probably I'll Photoshop cartoon-me into some of the photos from now on for consistency. 

Q: I don't get your banner...
A: That's not a question.

Q: Okay... "What is?... I don't get your banner."
A: Fine. Back in 2010 when I started my blog, my banner was just me in bed with my laptop in my lap and my TV on. That's where I did all of my TV watching and laptop-ing because I had roommates and the living room was cold. After I re-branded from "The Blog You're About To Read," to "Lauren of All Trades," I wanted to reflect all my "trades" and inserted a bunch of "me-s" from my past posts. I recently updated it to include a photo of a ship and the crack in the universe to reflect my most current interests. I also spend way less time in bed now since I have a roommate whom I like (aka Husband), and blankets that live in my living room. 

Q: So, wait. If I ask you too book travel for me, you're not going to be doing it from your bed? Seems misleading...
A: No. I will be doing it from my desk. I'm no longer not a caveman.

Q: What kind of travel can you book for me?
A: I can book any kind of travel you want to do, but my familiarity with the cruise industry, from all my experience cruising, makes me better at booking cruises than other kinds of travel.