Monday, April 11, 2011

I'm Packing Sequins and Peanut Butter

So, I finally have some news for you! And it is big, big news. (No, I did not have a hot date over the weekend that involved pink peonies and my red high heels. Unfortunately.)

However, this news is fun and exciting and a change of scenery: I am leaving the country and headed to Portugal!

That's right, I am packing my bags and my peanut butter for a week in Portugal. I have the honor of emceeing a conference for our Associates in North Africa and I have been working on my jokes and opening act for quite some time. I will be bringing my tap shoes and I may even throw in a sequin outfit or two.

I heart sequins.

I will be staying in Lisbon at a hotel near the coast where I plan to take long walks on the beach and brush up on my Portuguese. And since I do not know any Portuguese, I will probably just speak Spanish since that is what usually happens to me when I go to a foreign country.

However, that is where my planning has stopped because I am not actually sure what one does in Portugal. I mean, do they salsa dance? If so, color me available! Do they have historic monuments or museums full of invaluable art? If so, then book me a tour! Do they only serve fish and other creatures from the sea for dinner? If so, then I will be carrying my Super Crunch in my purse at all times.

Truly, Portugal is an entirely new country for me and I am not quite sure what to expect. However, do not worry, peeps. We will explore it together! I am taking my trusty camera and my ghetto laptop and paying 12 Euro an hour for internet just to ensure that you enjoy this ride along with me.

Shoot, maybe this Irish girl will even get a tan while I'm there!

Yeah right.

So, do you know anything about Portugal? Have you been? Did you love it? Did you only eat fish?

Your comments will be greatly appreciated.


  1. Yay! Can't wait for updates from beautiful Portugal! Have so much fun!

  2. Here are the only non-useful bits on Portugal I can offer up:

    1. Portugal is famous for cork. I have a Portuguese cork bracelet that I never wear. You can borrow it if you'd like.
    2. My brother in law worked as DSM in the U.S. Embassy in Lisbon for three years. If you get into any trouble with the law or need asylum I can contact my connections to bail you out.


    See? I told you they were useful.

  3. Wow. I have whiplash... from nothing to Portugal in just a few short days! You come up with news in a hurry!

    Can't wait to hear all about it - safe travels! :)

  4. I'm so excited for you! May I stow away in your bag? Love you, Seester. :)

    - Yo' Seester.