Kimberly and I are on staycation! For those of you not hip to the lingo, a staycation is like a vacation, except that you don’t go anywhere. It sounds boring, but it doesn’t have to be. If fact, I am really looking forward to some of the things that we have planned.
A nice thing about a staycation is that it begins immediately. The first part of a typical vacation is spent packing, boarding the animals, driving to the airport, checking luggage, negotiating the security crucible, flying to your destination, renting a car, driving to the hotel, and checking into a room. When you are finally able to fall back onto the bed, your mind will still be troubled with recovering your lost luggage and how you will get home Sunday night, since the TSA idiots confiscated the key to your Audi. In contrast, my staycation began the nanosecond that I walked out of work on Thursday afternoon. And it began with a very nice treat, indeed. I got home and there was a message from AT&T saying that my new iPhone had arrived and I could pick it up at any time.
The iPhone was a birthday gift from Kimberly to help me dull the pain of no longer just being 40, but now being in my 40′s. Ugh, let’s move on. The iPhone is brilliant. I plan to spend some of this week getting it setup further. We’ll see if this really is the Grand Unification Device that will finally pull together all of my email, contacts, and calendars in a useful way.
Kimberly has spent the first couple of days of her vacation visiting her mom, so I have been hanging-out with friends. On Thursday night, I saw Dave Farabee; on Friday, I went to an event at Hula Hut, celebrating Georgia Crawley’s 20th anniversary at TBA (my previous employer); and on Saturday I spent the whole day with Eric and Andrew at the hangar working on our LeMons race car. Tonight, we are going to a baseball game with Kim’s co-workers.
Much of the rest of the week we hope to spend on the boat. Yes, the boat. I know, I forgot that we had a boat, too. We have spent a lot of time and money getting it in shape lately and except for the stereo, it is finally finished. It is now in perfect condition to use…or to sell. We’ll see. A couple of weekends ago, we took the boat out and tied-up with our friends (Dave, Heidi, Grant, Debbie, Monty, and Judy). They couldn’t believe that we were back out on the water; they had given-up on us. Still, they welcomed us back with open arms and we had a blast.
Grant commands the party from his poop deck.
And surprise…Jimmy does something that is unsafe (I’m hanging about 20 ft. off the deck of Grant’s ridiculous four-level fishing boat).
Besides boating, I hope to catch-up on some reading, movie watching, and blogging(!). I might even make a blog entry from the boat on my iPhone, just for the novelty of it. For those of you who have to go to work tomorrow, I’m crying for you. No really, I am. I feel your pain. In fact, I’m off to drown my sorrows. Cheers.
J I M M Y