Friday, May 8, 2009

Imaginary Vacation Planning

One of the things that I love most is planning future vacations. My dear friend Mark Crawford and I gathered last night at a place formerly known to Shreveportarians as "KingPinz.": (was that too much punctuation? Oh and photo by Mark)

Now, what was formerly the HOTSPOT of Shreveport/Bossier (they had 50 cent drinks on Thursday nights. We went EVERY week. Really.) is the Funny Bone and The Funny Bone Sports Bar (lame). So as we are visiting (talking VERY loudly in order to be heard over the obnoxious 50 year old lesbian comedian who is YELLING into her microphone, ugh.) we discuss going to New York City over Thanksgiving.

Mark goes on to tell me about all of his different trips to NYC that he's been on and how they were different, what's fun and not fun, where to stay, where to go, what he wants to see, etc. etc.... His goal of this trip is to see the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. Cool. I can do that (note to self, pack long underwear) and I start having a conversation with my angel and demon in my head.

Kate Demon: "Oh my God it would be so great to NOT have to be at home for Thanksgiving. Kate, you wouldn't have to go to FOUR different Thanksgiving dinners, fake conversations with relatives who are annoying, discuss your job repeatedly, discuss what happened with the film industry, miss your naptime, then pack up and head to THREE more versions of the same hell you just went through."

Kate Angel: "But Kate, you will miss out on your mother's dressing that she makes every year that you live for. The holidays are the time to spend with your family. Friends come and go, by family is forever. Therefore, you wouldn't get to see Miller (nephew) and Jon Thomas (three year old brother in law) as they are blossoming into the young men that God is molding them to

Kate Demon: "How boring. You could be in NEW YORK having the time of your life with Mark, friend since 2nd grade who you've never been on vacation with... Have another Michelob Ultra, darling."

Kate Angel: "Perhaps you should stop drinking Kate, it is a school night and you have a big night ahead of you tomorrow with LJ and Steph's birthdays."

Last year's birthday party. Not sure where LJ ran off to:

Anyway, I can't decide what to do. I'm stuck on the fence, sort of like a Liberal Conservative. If I can get the trip for $500 or less, I will do it. There. Mark, start your research.


Stephanie Jordan said...

A. I miss KingPinz. Honestly, I could get trashed for less that $5. I'm probably too old and boring to even enjoy it these days. They've really done me a favor.

B. Yes, you love planning vacations. However, I can never go on any of them.

Kate said...

You could TOTALLY go on a vacation with me. You just have to let your demon outweigh your angel!

melissa said...

Gosh, I miss those 50 cent drinks!! Oh! The days!!
GO TO NEW YORK!! You always have next year year to be thankful!

Kate said...

Melissa - you have hit the nail on the head. I should just go and live it up. I have roughly 50 future Thanksgivings to attend anyway.