Well, I must have had a little too much excitement yesterday, because this morning I could hardly get myself up. Once I did, I had just enough time to grab some breakfast and then get myself to the theater to be a contestant on Slime Time Live with my daughter. I would never have imagined that I would have had so much fun playing crazy games – like how many pairs of underwear can I put on over my clothes in one minute – and answering trivia about Nickelodeon shows in order to win the honor of being slimed – which we did!

It was cold and viscous and my eleven-year-old could not have been more thrilled. Seems crazy to me that you get slimed for winning as opposed to losing. But I was just glad she was so happy. She said that was all she had wanted out of the whole cruise. So, mission accomplished!

After lunch, I decided to check out some of the shops on board. I was really excited to stumble on a jewelry collection called Sea of Ice that’s only available onboard cruise ships. The designed Lisa Kohan was on board and it was really fun to hear her talk about how she came up with the various designs. All of the pieces look like they cost a zillion dollars but are actually made of CZ’s and tarnish free sterling silver. A girl could get in trouble in the middle of the ocean with nothing to do but lay around in the sun and buy shiny baubles!

Jenny-Block-Publicity-Shot-250Jenny Block is the author of “Open: Love, Sex, and Life in an Open Marriage” (Seal Hardcover, June 2008 and Seal Paperback, March 2009), which has been nominated for a Lambda Literary Award. She writes a weekly column for the Dallas Morning News publication Quick called “Sex Talk with Jenny Block” (quickdfw.com). Jenny holds both her BA and her MA in English from Virginia Commonwealth University and taught college composition for nearly ten years. She writes for a wide variety of publications and websites, including huffingtonpost.com, yourtango.com, American Way, Veranda, the Dallas Morning News, the Dallas Voice, edgedallas.com, literarymama.com, Spirit, chow.com, and ellegirl.com.