Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Distance and perspective. With paper umbrella garnish. Por favor.

There are so many things I'm looking forward to over Thanksgiving break. Because, well, it's Mexico! Yay!

But it's also time with Jen, who makes me laugh like crazy and who will soon be moving to Macedonia. It's sunshine. And endless hours to read or write or swim or snorkel or honestly do nothing but sip a cocktail and lounge.

The truth is that while I'm wildly excited for our Cancun adventure, I'm probably more excited to just be elsewhere. I realized yesterday that even if we were going somewhere in the very deep south, like, I don't know, rural Mississippi, which is somewhere I never hope to go, I'd be excited.

Because I just want to walk away from my life for a bit. I'm not expecting an epiphany but I need some distance. I need some perspective.

And somewhere warm and beachy, where you've got a room from which you can swim to a bar? Like, literally step into your bikini, mince out of your room, into the pool, and splish splash over to endless umbrella drinks?

That might not be healthy distance or perspective, but it sure looks fun from here.

That is, if we don't die on the plane down. You know I'll be up at 3 am to write down all the things I'm thankful for and eat six pieces of pecan pie before we get on that plane. Just in case.

Oh, and I'll be writing, but that doesn't mean you'll be reading. So in advance, I wish all of you a fantastic Thanksgiving!


  1. That sounds like exactly what I need right now... blah.

    Enjoy! I'm jealous. :-)

  2. I hope the trip is fabulous or everything you want it to be and more.

    Please come back, otherwise I'll have no energetic reading material to wake me from a turkey and stuffing induced coma.

    I hope Texas isn't included in the rural deep South you'd never want to visit. I love Texas. Everyone loves Texas.

  3. Have a safe and fun trip. I recommend Senor Frogs (if it is still there) for beer, and "La Boom" for dancing (again, if it is still there). I haven't been in over ten years.

  4. Have fun Lisa! :)

  5. VVK - We all need something like this!

    HKW - I'll come back, no worries! And as for TX, I've really only spent time in Austin, which is a charming city!

    GSR - Thanks for the recommendations. I'm going to bet we're waaay too old for both places.

    SD - Thanks!

    A.S. - Thank you! :)

  6. Safe travels, Lisa! Have that blast!


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