Saturday, February 04, 2012

Endless Summer Progress Report

Well, gentle readers, I have less than 48 hours left in my vacation, and I will be honest and admit that I'm feeling a bit blue about that fact. As much as I love my "real" life, vacation is much better.

Honolulu has been wonderful this week, as always. The weather has been virtually perfect: 80 degrees and sunny every day. In February. I say the weather has been "virtually perfect" because it got a little windy today, which made the beach a bit difficult. It's hard to relax while maintaining a tight grip on your sun hat and deflecting the sand that occasionally blows in your face. However, 80 degrees and windy is significantly better than 60 degrees and windy, the natural state of Ocean Beach in San Francisco. Anyway, here is a summary of what I've been doing, if you're interested. I think you'll find that Winter Vacation 2012 is progressing quite nicely.

Afternoons spent at the beach: At least a portion of every one since I arrived (even today, despite the wind).
Mai Tai's consumed: Three. So far.
Mornings spent exercising in Ala Moana Park before breakfast, the beach or Champagne Hour: Every one.
Books read: Two. Alison Arngrim's Confessions of a Prairie Bitch, which I actually finished on the flight here, and The Girl Who Fell from the Sky by Heidi W. Durrow
Karaoke songs sung: So far three. "Son of a Preacher Man", "Dream A Little Dream of Me" and "Only the Lonely" (The Motels, not Roy Orbison). Rest assured that more songs will be sung before I fly home.
Layers of sunscreen applied: Too many to count.
Hours spent playing poker on my phone, mostly while on the beach: Also countless.
Large bottles of Perrier sparkling mineral water consumed: Probably fifteen so far. One has to stay hydrated in this tropical heat.
Number of cheesy Lifetime Movie Network films watched during Champagne hour with Diva Mommy: One. Flirting with Forty starring Heather Locklear. Easily one of the best terrible movies ever made.

That's the update from here. Even though I only have a few more hours in Paradise, I intend to enjoy every one of them. And I'll try not to be in too sour a mood when I have to return to reality in a day and a half.

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