Vacation redux.

Okay, let me try this again.

I realize now that I sounded pretty whiney in my last post about going on vacation and that maybe I hadn’t made myself and my thoughts clear.

If I see one more Waaah e-mail I’m gonna do what Dooce does, or used to do, and print it out and run it over with MR.GREENE.

I mean it.

Deep breath.

Ok. I’m lucky. I’ll be the first to admit it. Miss Carol and me aren’t rich, but we’re not poor either. We work hard and try and save and sometimes we can afford a vacation.

This is one of those years. We haven’t done a trip like this in seven years. We’ve been making payments for the last eight months leading up to vacation time. It’s not taken lightly.


Unfortunately for Miss Carol, who loves travel, I’m really happy in our little life here at home. Sure, I bitch and moan about stuff, but overall?, I’m lucky to be living the life I live and I know it and I don’t mind just stayin’ put. I’m perfectly happy to watch Anthony Bourdain visit places I’ll never visit and eat foods I’ll never eat.

Hey. Living vicariously ain’t  but so bad.

And as vacation looms over me, it’s dark wings gently enveloping, I can’t help but already yearn for the things I’ll miss while we’re gone- ya know- like the twice daily walks with Cutter and Tug yanking me every which-a-way, and the endless work in the endlessly stifling heat, and maybe even, the Tourons.

So, ok, maybe I’m a retard.

But I’m a really happy and happy-to-stay-at-home retard and really, that was the only point I was trying to make.


Don’t make me run over your e-mail, bitches.

4 responses to “Vacation redux.

  1. I get it….I’m the same way. Excited and dreading to go, all in the same breath. And there is a lot to be said about living vicariously….I’ve been some pretty sweet places on the vicarious vacation plan.

  2. –>I get so excited about vacation that it takes me awhile after I return to mourn that it’s over. This was my first week back after a week in Corolla and I’m finally getting out of the funk. Once you get there you’ll be fine.

    • I know, you’re right.
      Once I’m in motion and it’s a done deal and there’s no turning back and no way of not doing it, I’m fine.
      It’s the getting there.

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