Monday, September 15, 2008

On Holiday!

The height of silliness is taking a vacation when you don't have a job.

I am dwelling at the top of Mt Silly, as I have done just that... taken a holiday.

One thing you forget about LA is the dense texture of the air you breathe... coming into the valley it was spread over the tops of the hills, looking more like thin material than air. It is hot and steamy and my hair grabs the moisture and curls.

The joy awaiting is, of course, my brother and his wife... two people I love being around. Their dog population has increased, giving me Ella to get used to... a cattle dog/Doberman mix who thinks she is a lap dog, insisting on settling on my bed with me Saturday night, effectively putting me on the very edge as she sighed and stretched out.

She has large teeth, so, I don't argue.

Sunday gave me the best time in a long time.... breakfast with two hot, sexy men... my friends--Peter and Prince. We walked over to an amazing place for food, chatted as if we met every week, laughed, and separated after a few hours, with some plans on doing this again soon... Peter and I will try and meet up for lunch one day before I go. The amazing people you meet via the internet!

I've a week here, still... some legal things to do, some just doing... nothing. The long drive home awaits on Sunday, and thinking about it reminds me why I never would have made it as a pioneer...

I'd have looked at that vast expanse of desert leading to California, turned to my partner and said:

"Let me know when you get there, mmmmmkay??

15 comments:

the Constantly Dramatic One said...

You met up with Peter and Prince?!! I am soooo jealous! How was it? Did you guys take pictures? I wanna see =D

Amber said...

Have a WONDERFUL vacation, Honey!

I don't care if you have a job or not, you deserve this.

And, knowing you, you WILL make the most out of every single moment. It's one of my favorite things about you -- this ability you have to make every breath special, make it count. You are truly an example of what it means to "live life to the fullest."

Special Quin... I love you! Can't wait to hear all about your trip when you get back. Anddd... the masses are calling for pictures! :)

Bud said...

Yeah it's the actual travel part of traveling I get really bored with. Haven't had an urge to go to LA since the early 80s. It could possibly drag me there with the right opportunity though. Glad you're enjoying your silly holiday.

vinny said...

Sounds like an awesome time - there's nothing silly about taking a vacation unemployed. I'm currently debating to go to Mexico myself as well or not hahaha...
How long was the drive? Did you two split or?

Quin Browne said...

no photos, i fear... i didn't think of taking any!

the drive was around 5 hours to do 472 miles (door to door)... if i flew, it would be about that long to get to their house, when you put in travel to the airport, rental car, drive to the valley where they live... so, not too bad, i guess.

just boring, and i do hate cars.

TheInvestment said...

My car broke again. It won't start. ):

coastrat said...

Hope you are having a good time, Quin!

Peter Varvel said...

Norma is gorgeous, but not as gorgeous as you. Maybe she and my future smart car will become lovers.
So wonderful to be able to hug you in real life!

Quin Browne said...

of course they will, peter, my sweet... they are both made by benz!


*and, it was amazing to hug you!!*

austere said...

Grrrreat!

:)

Alone on the Isle said...

I hope your vacation is treating (or treated) you well, lord knows you deserve(d) a break!!

Peter Varvel said...

Ay! Is it Saturday already? Sorry I let the busy work week consume me before confirming we Ladies Who Lunch, once more.

Mike Valentino said...

Partner? Are you gay? Is EVERYONE on the internet gay? I'm so confused.

tumblewords said...

vacations are good.

Therapeutic Ramblings said...

Mt. Silly....lol.