Ready to get jealous? Tomorrow I'm off to Kauai for 10 fun-filled days of surf, sand, sun, quoting North Shore, choreographing water ballets, laying by the pool and reading Harry Potter, popping bubbly in the hot tub, etc., etc. Sometimes my life really is like a hip-hop video. Especially the Harry Potter part.
Sometimes right before I'm about to embark on a vacation I get a bit sad because I know that my time will fly like the trademark trade winds of the Garden Isle. I know that's crazy. I should just live in the moment and enjoy each day I have at Chateau Relaxo (really-- that's the name of the house where I'm staying). So, here are my rules for fully immersing oneself in vacation mode:
1. No feeling guilty for laying around, imbibing a bit too much, eating ice cream, napping, not working out enough and so on. A vacation from guilt!
2. Define your own vacation. If some people want to explore every historic site where they visit and participate in a different thrilling activity everyday, more power to 'em. If I want to perfect a new cocktail and drink it while sunbathing, more power to me!
3. Spoil others vacationing with you along with yourself. Pitch in with keeping the space clean and cooking (if applicable). Make that perfect cocktail for your companions, too. Aww, my one unselfish comment of the day. Kudos to me.
Like my father once so wisely stated, let's get this luau started!
* If anybody knows from where the title of this post originated, I will gladly return from my trip with a special prize for you because you would totally win the World Series of Obscure Pop Culture (is that an oxymoron?). But don't ask Kye what his prize was after winning the Vegas game I posted (all he got was the glory of winning, which is priceless really).