Sunday, March 11, 2012

Oh, I'm a Rambler...

::pant pant pant:: I KNOW I'm late and I should have scheduled this post before I left a week ago, but ::pant pant pant:: it's not Monday yet! Did I make it?

And honestly? My REASON for being late ties in quite naturally to this week's theme. What can't I live without? Well, among all the other great things mentioned by my fellow Alliteratis...


I spent the week in Hawaii to attend a friend's wedding. And beautiful ceremony aside, the best part of the week was driving around and sighing every few minutes: "I could really live here. I could. I would be okay with that."

I love seeing how other people live. I love getting away from the big resorts and wending into small towns and meeting locals. I spent time relaxing, sure, but I spent the other half of my vacation puzzling out the logistics of how to MOVE there and what I would do once I did. It's like that movie, Sliding Doors: I feel like my life splits every time I travel somewhere and a small part of my brain never comes back to real life. Bad for someone who needs every bit of her brain at all times, but GREAT for a writer.

So I'm back to real life...a little late, but still here. And here's to finding that perfect opening line for the new 1940's epic surfer girl biopic that's been rattling around in my notebook since Thursday.

Don't tell me my bidness, kitty. My ideas are GREAT.


Adam Heine said...

I love Hawaii. When God and children and Real Life releases all of their demands on me, I will buy my own beach and live there FOREVER.

Peggy Eddleman said...

I'm glad you had fun! The beach is my FAVORITE vacay spot. I've never been to Hawaii, but I have a friend who lived there, and talks about it all the time. Must. Go. There. Someday. Soon.

Did you get to surf?

K. Marie Criddle said...

Adam - I feel the EXACT same way. Fingers crossed the Navy will send us there next, but it doesn't look promising. :) SOME DAY.

Peggy - YES!! Surfing was the BEST experience of the entire trip. Oh, and the wedding. And the warmth. But MOSTLY surfing. :D

Keriann Greaney Martin said...

Ooh that must've been so nice. Do you SCUBA? We got certified when we went to Kauai two years ago. I would totally want to stay in Hawaii for months at a time. Not sure I could live there because I might get island fever. But I could visit for a nice, long summer. Oh yes.