On Sunday of this week, we WordWranglers desperately brainstormed a topic for this week's posts. That brainstorming went something like this: "Topic?" "Unnnnnnn" "Hmmmmmmmm..." "I have nothing." And around and around in circles we went. How can we be out of topics so early this year?
I totally blame the winter and the flu viruses that are going around and the overwhelmingly busy holiday season we've just exited.
Finally we hit on a topic that sounded fun - likely because any kind of escape from zero-degree temps and snow sounds good: escaping. In my head, all I could hear was that lady from the 1980-something commercial, with kids yelling for attention, a husband who's messed up the kitchen and in-laws on the doorstep: Calgon, take me away! And then she runs a hot bath and that makes everything better.
I love a hot bath, preferably with candles and soft music playing...and maybe a good book. But a hot bath doesn't cure all the ills of that commercial. For that, a great vacation is the only solution.
For me, a great escape-like vacation is filled with hot sun, a beach and the Most Important People In The World - RadioMan and bebe. If I can't get that (and I can't, not this winter... *sigh*) I turn to books or movies.
Fool's Gold with Kate Hudson and Matthew McConaughey is always a favorite...or if I want to go really old school, I turn to Romancing the Stone. As for books, an adventure theme is always a fun thing - maybe a romantic suspense or maybe just a contemporary vacation romance filled with sun and fun.
My real life escapes and my mental escapes are always filled with beaches...I totally blame my midwestern upbringing. There is just something exotic about a land filled with sun, warm temperatures and lazy days where anything can happen. Sure, anything can also happen in the snow...but it sure looks better in the sand, don't you think? So, until I can hit an actual beach I'll just curl up under my blankie with a sand-filled book..or movie. How about you?