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Hello you are currently reading words typed up by a woman who is merely 66 days away from sitting under a beach umbrella, reading a book while she buries her feet in the sand because that’s an excellent way to exfoliate, and let me tell you something, I COULD NOT BE MORE EXCITED. I think the last time I went on vacation — the kind where you have literally no obligations and you yourself are the only person in charge of what you’ll do and when you’ll do it — was to Legoland and Sea World in 2005? I don’t count Bonnaroo as a vacation because listen, that’s hard work and there’s a schedule involved and Bonnaroo can sometimes feel like an elaborate four-day punishment for wanting to listen to live music and day drink. I do go home to visit my family once a year, which is similar to a vacation but also decidedly NOT a vacation, and I do sometimes stay in a cabin with my wife’s family [and all of our many, many dogs (there are even more dogs than that)] around the holidays, but again, not quite my idea of a vacation. In order to be properly vacating, I need to see time stretching out before me without a single commitment or requirement, no hype of a national or religious holiday to live up to, no pressure to be a version of myself that doesn’t come naturally. And this doesn’t necessarily have to involve sun and sand and the Gulf of Mexico and oysters, but all the better if it does.
Do you have any idea how much seafood I’m going to eat? How frequently I’m going to reapply sunscreen? How many hours I’ll go without checking my phone? So much, so frequently, so many. I’m tearing up right now.
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+ Carrie Fisher to Appear in ‘Episode IX,’ Says Brother Todd Fisher. Just need a safe space to admit that I still want to cry every time I see a “A Woman’s Place Is in the Resistance” protest sign.