Thursday, August 14, 2008
Sometimes I sense my life slipping into wash-rinse-repeat mode.
For all practical purposes, a routine in life is nice and creates order. Exceptions to this would be when you find yourself stuck in a rut; not updating your hairstyle, wardrobe or eating habits can lead to disaster. This is why you still see feathered and outrageously teased bangs on women also wearing acid-washed jeans. Their routine in 1987 worked for them 20 years ago and they decided to neglect Vogue ever since.
I like having a sense of balance and a planned schedule that I can see on my monthly At-A-Glance. To “change things up” I usually download new music, pick up a new novel or try a new recipe, depending on my mood.
Then, other times, my cousin KH calls and says “hey, short-notice but we decided to take the plane to the Bahamas this weekend, you want to come?”
Do I want to come?
Would YOU want to spend three days in paradise? That's like asking me if a want a strawberry milkshake from Sonic.
Of course I do.
We spent the weekend running around to water slides, lounging poolside and watching the late-afternoon storms roll in on the beach. I even went on a tube ride that ended by floating through a clear glass tube in a shark tank. It was a big step forward for me and my skeptical relationship with the ocean.
There was also a casino, a club, shopping, palm trees everywhere and lots of colorful beverages.
I'm ready to go back.
“We’ll get there fast, and then we’ll take it slow…”
- The Beach Boys, “Kokomo”
Posted by Amy at 10:17 PM