Wednesday, August 8, 2007

Warning! Downer Post Ahead!

Short post: This afternoon I was hit with a small case of "stuffitis". Stuffitis is just an average American disease. The symptom is liking stuff. Sometimes it's hard to get rid of. My case came this afternoon when I found out that a colleague is going to Tahiti. Do you know how BAD I have always wanted to go to Tahiti??!?!! Ok, so maybe you don't know, but now I've told you. So at the moment, I'm having a bowl of poor-me soup.
This is what happens occasionally throughout this process of living like no one else. I've figured out that with what I've been paying towards my debt recently, I could be going to Tahiti. Ugh, but alas, I am not.
So you'll have to pardon my downer post today. I presume that by morning I will have recovered.

Edit:
A reader sent me this photo to hold me over until I can make the trip.

10 comments:

Katie Booker said...

Tahiti??? Seriously..TAHITI??? Just remember when they get back and have to sale their house, car, kids...and everything they own for that trip, that in a couple of years we will all be able to BUY Tahiti..LOL!!
Keep your chin up...and go visit Rodeing Park...its almost "Tahiti"ish..kinda..if you look at it through a Gazelles eyes..
Love ya!

SheGazelle said...

Yeah but these people have no house or kids. In fact it's their honeymoon!
I'm goin' to Tahiti though, even if it's for a milestone anniversary. And that is one vacation that won't follow me home!

Katie Booker said...

OH WOW!!!! ok I guess I am jealous then! I thought maybe it was just one of those spur of the moment trips!

Auntie Lou said...

Tahiti will come...they have lots of gazelles there...LOL

PJ said...

OK...I've gotta say, I DEFINITELY have had a chronic case of "stuffitis." BUT...TAHITI?? What a waste of money!! No offense, but Tahiti sounds like one of the three most boring places on Earth!

Reminds me of a story a supplier of ours told us...essentially, he and his new wife decided to go to Tahiti for their honeymoon...high-priced, exclusive, private island, etc...

Long and short of it is: they got there, were dropped off on a small, beautiful, but deserted, private island with food for one day. The hut they stayed in was..."novel"...but had no electricity...a boat came by once per day to drop off supplies, and they had a radio to contact "base" in case of emergency.

He said that about 23 minutes into the honeymoon, they were both going stark-raving mad.

Nah...not for me.

I WILL say that your pic looks FAR MORE exciting than his experience!

Katie Booker said...

NO ELECTRICITY???? A "once a day" boat??
OOOHHH NO...not for me! Nevermind... I have to have my cellphone and internet access... =)

SheGazelle said...

CRUISE SHIP guys! I'm going on a cruise ship! Can you say amenities galore?? :-D
I'll spend all day in a hammock near the clear blue water, then when I'm done with that I'll hop back on the ship where there's plenty to do and plenty to eat.
I agree though, pj, your friends trip sounds rather uninviting...

Katie Booker said...

OK OK...Cruising sounds WAAAAY better!
I'm so ready for a cruise! I think we need to get a bunch of couples together and all get a Dave Ramsey cruise...Gazelles ONLY allowed =)

PJ said...

A Dave Ramsey cruise, huh? Hmmm...

Do we call the cruise line and tell them we have handfuls of 100 dollar bills, and ask for a discount?

Katie Booker said...

YES!!!! Surely they will be in utter shock that crisers actually ca AFFORD to pay for the trip!