Thursday, August 14, 2008

Just beachy

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”


tootie said...

The beach looks gorgeous! Glad you were able to go and enjoy it!

Chelsea and Sach said...

I'm really confused! Where are you?!

themanhattantransfer said...

We were in Nassau, Bahamas... I guess I forgot to mention that=)