Car Year Smell
I tried. I really did.
But I've come to the conclusion that I suck at planning trips. The idea was to surprise Hoop with a hotel room in Daytona for New Years. A place where we could get naked in peace, without having to fake a conversation about ties while we're "doing it" just so no one wonders why we're being so damn quiet. So I hopped on the internet, giddy with the prospect of finding a remote room on the beach within walking distance to the pier and a movie theater. A hour and a half later I realized...
There are way too many fucking hotels in Daytona.
The crap-holes are near the entertainment and the nice hotels aren't on the beach. None are inexpensive, and all but one offers two twins in a smoking room. Beds, not the Doublemint girls. My tired mind is ill equipped for so many choices. So it seems this year is going to end with more of a whimper than a bang. Hoop and I will probably end up in the backseat of my car with a bottle of rum making whooshing noises to simulate the waves. Depending on where we're parked, clothing may or may not be optional. And you know what? I won't be heartbroken. It's fitting.
For all the triumphs this year has brought, it's been a serious pain in my ass too. Realtors. House Selling. Job Hunting. Moving. Next year we'll find a new home, start a new life, and create millions of little moments/memories/adventures to share. I can't wait for the next chapter to begin. I hope Monday morning finds you safe my friends... and not covered in marker penises because you drank too much the night before and fell asleep before anyone else.
6 Most Memorable Posts:
1. "Assurance" by Eric (The Great Elsewhere)
2. "Sometimes The Jokes Write Themselves" by Chris (Rude Cactus)
3. "Seven Years" by Arabella (Trattoria Breve)
4. "If Only..." by Mama Tulip (Where Am I Going And Why Am I In This Handbasket?)
5. "Tales From A Redneck Wedding 1" and "2" by Alien (Planet Alien)
6. "A Letter From Zambia" by Lucia (Lucia Has Something To Say)
6 Favorite PB Posts:
1. "Dumpster Diving"
2. "Poking The Puppy"
3. "Bums In Love"
4. "Luke, I Am Your Fodder"
5. "Where Shit Meets Fan"
6. "Layers Of The Onion" and "Onion Soup"
6 Shiny New Resolutions:
1. Drink more water. There's water in beer, coffee, and soda right?
2. Be less stressed out. But where would I find that much elephant tranquilizer?
3. Take a vacation. You mean besides from my mind?
4. Stop making resolutions you won't stick to. Good idea!
Have a GREAT weekend/New Year! I'll see you all on Tuesday.