Saturday, September 29, 2007

I'm not gonna lie..

I'm still ECSTATIC about my trip. And a big thank you to those of you that are also excited for me! So now...I made my way back to NJ after my rockin' week of playing with the Swaynes and spending time in the city...I'm home...and it's SURREAL! I can't even describe it. God is so faithful. We were talking about that last night with Lindsay and Jackie.....He is so sure to give us what He wants us to have...because it IS what is best for us! Most of you know my number 1 choice was A COMPANY I SHAN'T NAME to work for, and they didn't call....they did call my good friend Annie...who TOTALLY deserves it of course, and I'm super happy for her, but they didn't call me! I was bummed...and by bummed, I mean CRABBY! And then of course other people get trips....and I deem them not as fabulous as me....because, really? Who is?! Anyway, no job for Carrie. So I can't just shut up and do what I know to be true? Wait upon the Lord? No, I'm vocally crabby. And then this...this PERFECT opportunity comes up. I mean I would have been happy with anywhere? But really? Throwing in 2 brand new countries? One of which being Croatia, that was super TOP on my "get to stat" list? Go God...He is so super faithful, and only absolutely wants the best for us. The hard part now...and listening when things aren't going perfect. I'm so thankful when I'm up...and petition when I'm down...I'm pretty sure I need to praise Him all the way around! Go God. It's still surreal...this blessing...I'm still making no strides to pack, I mean, I have over a week...what is the day before for? I'll solicit any tidbits, as long as they are true, on any of the places I'm going...I love great filler. Though...K$? Not from'll tell me all sorts of garbage! Alright kids...I'm outty. Thanks for loving me!!

Wednesday, September 26, 2007


so the midst of interviewing at Madison Square Garden for their holiday tours? I GOT A a real gig! So I leave October 8 and fly into MILAN, ITALY, where I am till I get passengers on the 12th...then we do Lake Maggiore, Lake Como, and then in Venice I board a cruise ship and we head to Bari, Italy, Santorini & Mykonos & Athens, Corfu, GREECE, and then to DUBROVNIK, Croatia! Then back to Venice where my passengers leave and I have 4 days to myself before I do the exact same tour all over again! YAY! So...I'm jumping out of my skin excited...and I don't even really know how to process it all! But the that I actually get PAID to do this! YAY YAY YAY! I mean...of course we'll see how it all goes down when I get back...which is November 5...but in the mean time? I'm getting to Greece, Italy...and CROATIA!

Monday, September 24, 2007


I'm pretty sure that's the most original title in the world, I was gonna leave it with "so...". GO ME! At any's my blogging problem...anybody can read then it lies up to me to be vague...I mean stalkers are out there...I know this, Fitzsimmons, because I am one!

Anyway, we went up to the city yesterday to the San Gennaro festival in Little Italy....then did some Fucci, Foach, Frada shopping. It was hysterical...we'd be in this tiny little shop....I turn around....Selvi (aka..Licious) is GONE....and I was in the situation where she couldn't really leave without walking past I go over..look for the secret door...because there is ALWAYS a secret door in Chinatown, and I can't find it!? So like 10 seconds later, I hear "Carrie" and not from Licious. I turn around....little Chinese lady poking her head out of purses...secret door revealed! She had to call me as Licious was crammed into a smaller world of Furses! It was a hoot....seriously....I mean wasn't a van....but it wasn't much bigger than a van! So keep your eyeballs peeled in Chinatown for the mutterings of brand name high end bags, then follow very closely, and pay attention for the trick doors, and closed store fronts! What a riot. Then we went to the Empire State Building...which is always hour of pay 18 bucks to be up top for a max of like 5 minutes? Maybe not the best choice for 3 days of food! lol! BUT...Frank, Selvi's boyfriend, had never been up to the top! He's from excuse...I couldn't have that on my watch, not as a future Tour Director of course! So then we high tailed it back to our bus...which was an event that I'd never let happen on my watch, and if it does...know that I'll be a stressed mess....we didn't have time to load everybody on...and we had to move on...due to WITCH traffic lady! So we had to call the leftover peoples that couldn't hightail it on to the bus/MOTORCOACH quick enough....and they had to walk up 2 blocks. Quasi-disastrous, if I had been in charge! BUT I WASN' I soaked it up to ...."not my tour"! Anyway, now I'm home....putting off packing....but I'm off to Long Island....since I don't really work....after all. ;-)

Saturday, September 22, 2007


Well...looky here...a blog. More goodies for me to NOT do what I ought to be freshly unemployed! Ah well...c'est la vie! So there you go...that's that for my first blog.