HAWAII: practical matter
Alright, kids. With Hawaii only a week away, there's a practical matter or two that need to be addressed.
First is groceries. Now, we all know how much time, work, money and stress whimsicalmusing
has put into this trip. She was apparently suffering under the delusion that she'd also be covering all our asses on groceries, to the tune of about $400.
I quickly disabused her of this notion. I expect you'll all back me up on that. None of us can afford that kind of expense, and this is everybody's vacation.
Given that there should be 11 of us at last count, I'm going to ask $40 per person, due on arrival (or before) for groceries. If it turns out to be less, we'll split the difference equally. But we're not dividing this up into "this is my milk, I'll pay for that, but I'm not paying for her bread". Did I mention there are eleven
of us? Even split, ladies. For everyone's sanity.
Exceptions to this would be Bianca's cousin Lilly, and vensre
You can have the cash ready when you get there, or you can paypal me at canciona at yahoo.com anytime this week. I'll collect these because I have a paypal debit card (Bianca's ordered one, but hasn't received it yet), which makes funds much more immediately accessible. Don't worry, I'm not running off with your money; you'll know where to find me next week. ;)
Anyway, let me know which you'll be doing, if you could. I'd appreciate it. I'm going to be jetlagged when I get in. Don't make me do math and process of elimination, please. :) Thanks, my dears.
Another matter to consider is transportation. I know Bianca's posted about this awhile back, but let me reiterate: if you're not getting a car, look into public transportation. There's no guarantee that wherever you want to go on a certain day is going to be where someone who did get a car will want to go, too. Or that they'll want to leave when you do. So try to plan ahead for your own transportation needs.
Not to get all mommy-ish here (or more mommy-ish, anyway), but the best way to survive this vacation with 9 other women (and one slightly intimidated man) is to remember it's nobody's job to make sure you're having a good time but your own. Right? Emergencies and accidents and such happen, but to the extent possible, try not to rely on other people to get you where you need to be, plan your day, rearrange their schedule for you, make sure you're having a good time, and so forth. We're all here to enjoy ourselves, and that means you...and her. Cool? /lecture
Stace, if you could get the pertinent info to Jamie, B can get it to Lilly and Lanee, and I'll get it to Mike; everyone else has this community friended, I think. Then we'll all be on the same page. Thanks!
One week, my dears! *bounces happily* Current Mood: mellow