Thursday, January 7, 2010

Don't Hate...

Husband has fled the frozen mountaintops, and I will join him soon. (In a week.)

He is making a film in Hawaii. Before you start swearing, please remember your New Year's Resolutions to cut back on that potty mouth of yours. And maybe remember that he was gone (there) over my birthday and also again in November. So maybe he doesn't actually Deserve this trip, but I can promise you that I do. Need and Deserve and possibly Covet. Can I covet my own vacation?*

So don't hate me because I'm about to be warm (in a week).
Which, naturally, reminds me of a commercial from the late 80s - remember this?
"Don't hate me because I'm beautiful."
We used to follow that with "... I used to look just like you." **

I just deleted a lengthy rant about self-berating and comparisons. You're welcome. And once again, let me just say, I love my thirties. (*sigh of relief*)

So, you know, don't hate me because I get to sit on a beach for a week while Husband films beautiful islanders seventeen hours a day. Just know that I'm thinking of you... and I used to shiver in the frozen mountaintops/tundra/plains, just like you.

Oh, and maybe tell me your favorite beach reading. I promise to think of you if I pick up a copy and carry it to my lounge chair - and I'll try not to spill tropical beverages on it. You're welcome again.
*Remember that Simpsons when Ned called Reverend Lovejoy in the middle of the night and said, "I think I covet my own wife?" No? Never mind. Maybe you had to be there.
**Even then, back in the days of big hair and High School, I was fluent in Snark.


  1. Becca, I love my thirties too! I feel like a million bucks and a lot less stupid. Thank you Jesus!

    Have a blast... I'm going into my secret closet to pray about my jealousy (Lol)!

  2. I'm so excited for you! Have you read the Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society yet? Probably. But I love that book.

  3. So happy for you, I cannot think of anyone who deserves it more! Enjoy the time together (or alone) and I can't wait to see you with your beautiful tan. I am enjoying my thirties, but I have to say, I probably did more of these things in my twenties - one benefit of having kids a little older. :)

  4. Previously Engaged by Elodia Strain - such a fun read!

    You definitely deserve, my dear. Too busy being happy for you to be even the slightest touch envious.

    Of course, it helps that I hate the heat...

  5. Actually, I didn't resolve to cut back on my potty mouth . . . much to the chagrin of a certain RM son. BUT! I'm happy you get to go to Hawaii which is where I was supposed to be born.

  6. I am currently reading/enjoying "The Pilot's Wife." Also, this sounds nuts for beach reading in Hawaii, but perhaps you might try "Endurance." It's the true story of Shackleton's ill-fated 1916 Antarctic expedition. An incredible read made even more incredible if you pick up a copy that includes the photographs.

    I'm getting used to sliding my way down to work every day. My Tahoe is a 5000-pound sled. Who knew? So there.

  7. I am a little jealous. Have fun and don't get too tan. Bring us back a shload of warm pictures! =)

  8. Have a great time! But not too great. Because you wouldn't want me to be more envious than I already am, right? Because you wouldn't want to do that to me.

  9. Hey Becca, have a good time. I'm not going this trip as I was just there in November. Have Scott take you to the restaurant we went to in Waikiki and get one of those passion fruit drinks. I don't think I've ever tasted anything better! I think Scott had one too but don't remember. Anyway have a great time and just so you know--I think the 60's have been my favorite.


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