Friday, August 29, 2008

The Agony

I am so vacation starved, it's just sad at this point. I haven't had a true vacation since last August.

So, every once in a while, I Google "Puerto Vallarta" and swoon at the pictures that come up. Is it November 29th yet? Because this will be the most deserved vacation we've taken since I slaved worked at a certain high-end designer's sweatshop store on Madison Avenue.

Although this picture was not taken by me, it might as well have been. It's so painfully familiar that I get sucked right into it. I know just by looking at it, that it was taken in the mid-morning, because of the angle of the sun and the wetness of the sand, from the overnight tide.

I want to be there. Right now. I don't care that there will be 35 vendors selling everything from raw oysters to jewelry. I want to be there, to hear the ocean's waves crashing to shore, to see the blue sky, to do nothing - for a week.

I can't take it. Are we there yet?


1Letterman said...

You're still there. It's still August.

Everything else has just been a bad dream.

Jennie said...

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