Thursday, August 03, 2006
Supa's PSA on The Art of Vacationing
First off: I'm back online, bitches! Lawd, I don't wish this techno drama on NO BODY. The past few days have been filled with Supa (a) whining/complaining/kicking herself for not backing up before leaving on vacay, (b) weeping pathetically over her old laptop, (c) having waking nightmares about all the projects and manuscripts which just might very well end up in literary purgatory, (d) figuring out the best way to hustle up on a new laptop, and (e) being excessively sweet and coy with the service boys up at Frye's, so Supa could get her possible data recovery project pushed up to priority status. (Thanks for your consolation and help, T)
Never mind I caught a flat tire today, and have been trying to love/threaten Ruff Ryder #1 through his latest adolescent existential crisis...
(note from kind stranger. yes I'll take a picture of anything))
Man! Was it just last week I was chillaxin in the Caribbean sun?!?!
So okay. I'mma try to get back on track with the Puerto Rico, yo!
And with that, Supa would like to take this moment to share her philosophy of vacationing.
Which is simply: Vacations are for relaxing. Unwinding. Releasing. For shaking off all the problems & bullshit one manages to hurdle on the daily...and unless you have lost all your money/ID and/or are about to be thrown in a Mexican jail (or Puerto Rican...or Jamaican...or LA County), there is neva eva a reason to be frustrated while on vacay. Ever. Supa's mindset is: Down for whateva; keep the mojitos flowin'. Long as she don't hafta think hard about shit. (sheeeeiiiit!) Supa uses vacationing as a prime opportunity to go purposefully and blissfully dumb. Like, I wanna forget my own gotdamn name. No pondering the mortgage or kids or the war or death or whether or not I remembered to turn off the damn fan or if oeste is East or West in Espanol.....
Hell. I'm on vacation.
And as long as I can stumble my way to the beach/the bar/the food/the club, and can navigate my activities in such a way where I don't get arrested or die - I'm good.
Yo, don't even ask me what time it is. It's time for you to realize I'm on vacation. The only coveted, elusive time in Supa's World when she's not forced to think, guide, decide, direct, problem solve, and/or be expected to juggle six thousand balls....(don't be nasty, ya'll)
So, if after a long week and a long flight and preceeding a much needed period of self-labotomizing, if a map should so happen to be shoved in Supa's lap, well, you know. Hey. She gon' do her best, even though she's completely shitty at directions (Supa's a Gemini. A flighty-ass air sign: East West North South Down Up, it all blurs...) Meaning, every now and then you can count on her to stop gazing blissfully out the window and declare, "Sweetie, I have no fucking idea..." I'ma be supa chill. 'Aint even gon' look sideways at a brotha if we end up a lil' lost! 'Cuz....yay! I'm on vacation! Supa gotcha back, even when you 'aint lookin'...hell, even when I 'aint lookin'...
(ain't my purse cute?? got them little stud thingies on it)
The Art of Vacationing is such that you might get a lil' turned around sometimes...You might start off at the Atlantic Ocean and end up damn near inside the Caribbean Ocean. Fucking cool! It's alll part of the adventure. Makes for a nice story to share with all your friends...
And as long as she 'aint on the verge of bein' dead..or in jail... -- Supa 'aint trippin'.
'Cause she's on vacation.
And FYI - Supa always loves the scenic route.
Out, bitches!! Second Installment to come!
Supa's PR Exploits Poll Results:
0% said Supa is an absolute angel. (ya'll know me well...)
13% said Supa would need bail money. (Thankfully, there wasn't enough time to break any laws)
3% said Supa would get into misdemeanor trouble. (we'll revisit this one...)
5% said Supa would committ both indecent exposure and public intoxication. (my bikini was pretty tame, and it never accidently on purpose became separated from my body.. But affirmative on the latter)
10% said Supa would incite a riot (walking down the streets of San Juan with another fly honey (Heey Shiela), sparked a mini one of sorts...)
and 60% said Supa would have grown n sexy fun!! (ya'll know me well)