Friday, May 23, 2008

Ready for a Vacation - the revgals Friday 5

1. Getting ready for summer, do you use the gradual tanning moisturisers, or are you happy to show your winter skin to the world?
I got some (the Jergins product) last summer, and I liked the effect and found that I could bear the smell - mostly. What I lack, though, is patience - I am BY FAR the whitest person on earth (thanks a million, Scottish ancestors) and it takes multiple applications just to cut the glare. It seems like there's never a convenient time to apply, stand around til it drys, and then do it all again tomorrow and the next day. What I really need is a natural-looking, long-lasting tanner that works in one application and contains 50 spf. And smells like clean laundry. But subtley.

2.Beach, mountains or chilling by the pool, what/ where is your favourite getaway?
Beach, beach, beach - or else a trip to the big city, with shopping trips and matinees and museum junkets. But sitting on the beach is really the only place I can quiet the noise in my head.

3.Are you a summer lover or does the long break become wearing?
I do get antsy if I am away from work for too long. Also - the whole point of going to the beach is that it's pleasantly boring! Unfortunately, my husband takes several days to wind down - sometimes, by the time he's ready to start having fun, I'm longing to get back to work.

4.Active holidays; hiking swimming sailing, or lazy days?
Definately lazy and unstructured (unless it's the city whirlwind tour I mentioned above.) (Even on those, I want an open agenda so I can follow my whims and wander. This is not a travel style that's consistant with parenting a preschooler, by the way. Unless we follow his whims. Which today, just as an example, involved a 15-minute examination of a dead worm.)

5.Now to the important subject of food, if you are abroad do you try the local cuisine, or do you prefer to play it safe?
I love novelty, I love food, and I love having a good story to tell, so I always want to try the most exotic and weird thing I can. (I have a old friend with same urge, and so one of the pleasures of eating surprising meals is telling him about it when I get back.) But - even if you're not eating wildebeest and cuttlefish - WHY would you eat the same things you eat at home? (But then, I love novelty, and have been blessed with a very tolerant tummy. I know that everyone's so lucky.)


Sally said...

I love this, and I love #5, trying food is part of the vacationing fun!!

Mary Beth said...

Ah, vacationing with a preschooler. Definitely requires fortitude...intestinal and other.

Jeanine Byers said...

I love the name of your blog ... "funky fat girl" :)

revhipchick said...

i'm totally with you on #5.

great play!

inkberryblue said...

I'm with you on number 5 too.
I love trying out different food. That's often the highlight of the holiday.
Thanks for saying nice things about inkberryblue, by the way. I've really enjoyed reading through your blogs ~ it's really beautiful and refreshing to read what you write about your spirituality.
Happy Tuesday! (I'm at the tail end of mine.)

Anonymous said...

You are by far the whitest person on earth EXCEPT FOR ME....and John....and Katie! When you find that spray-on SPF 5,000 with insta-tan, pick one up for me, too! I attended a wedding over the weekend that was outside, but I thought it would at least be UNDER A TENT, but noooooooooooooo. I am therefore, FRIED to a crisp. It never even occurred to me that this would be a sunscreen crisis ceremony.