Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Cheating

Aurelia and Niobe are having fun luring their lurkers out of lurkdom, so I thought I'd give it a try.
The Great Mofo Delurk 2007
But since I am posting this kinda late on this fine Wednesday evening, it is totally ok to delurk on this fine Thursday morning, if that's when you are seeing this (hence: cheating).

And since I know the draw of quietly sitting in the back of the class, I will pose a question, one of the ones I tend to use on the first day of class (if I am teaching a small enough class, that is) as an ice breaker. I will even go first with my own answer. But since I can't cold-call on you out there in the great wilds of the internets, I will ask nicely-- please don't let me be the only one talking, k?

So the question is: If you could be anywhere in the world right now, where would you be and why?

My answer: Aruba, and because that place does me good. Or it did the two times we went before. JD found a nice little local diving company there the first time we went, and we dove with them both trips. The guys are very-very good at what they do. They won't rush a dive, they don't overload the divemasters, and they work hard to make sure you see everything there is to see on a given dive site. Plus, they give you watermelon or cantaloupe after the dives. So that's where I'd be-- on board Mermaid II, the top of my head braided into many tiny braids so that the hair doesn't get in the way on a dive, wind in my face, joking with the divemasters. That, or trying to photograph the sunsets.
 

My second choice right now would be a trip through Europe by train. The train rolling down the track, the sound, the rhythm, the feel, the inertia of it, it would all make a good soundtrack to the strange malaise of my days, days that crawl as I wait for the outcomes of things still weeks away, as I wonder what my body has in store for me.

So what about you?

16 comments:

meg said...

I like the idea of the train trip. I guess if I could be anywhere, it would be Italy, cause it seems to be good for the soul (mine anyway).

Beruriah said...

on that train with you sounds pretty nice....

Amelie said...

Somewhere in the nature. I miss the smell of wet grass, leaves and earth. A train ride would be nice, too.

Caro said...

The dive trip sounds lovely, although I guess I'd have to snorkel now.

The Oneliner (Christina) said...

living in paris. ; )

Bobbi said...

Maui, on the beach, enjoying the sound of crashing waves...mmm, I can smell the air...there is definitely something about the water that is healing for me. It brings me peace.

Kitti said...

Salmon Beach, California -quiet coastal area, perfect for long walks or just reading on a blanket. I miss Pacific Ocean.

I love your blog, by the way. Here by way of Hippogriffs.

Bon said...

i'd like to be on the train through Europe with you, i think. something about the slight melancholy and insularity of it all appeals to me...

Lori said...

Definitely Maui.

Although, I'm not a lurker...

Aurelia said...

In the postpartum area of my hospital, with a live baby in my arms.

Truly, not even kidding.

teki said...

jost van dyke (BVI), on the beach, alone, where the only sound you hear is the water.

Julia said...

oh, wow-- it worked. :)

Hi, everyone! *jumping in place and waving madly*
If you delurked, thank you so much for that, and it's so nice to "meet" you. And if you didn't have to delurk, thanks for not letting me talk to myself. :)

All of your places sound like I could get with it. Perhaps a tour some day? Or maybe one day we can all take that train trip together.

slouching mom said...

I'd be in Greece. Because I've never been, and because it speaks to me in my dreams.

mkv said...

Wrapped in my husband's arms. He is on shift at the fire dept. and it makes for lonely nights. :(

kate said...

I'm not a lurker, ha ha, but i will answer. Usually i would vote for the beach too, but honestly right now i could use the mental diversion of some good shopping -- so in Paris, with plenty of money, and about 30 lbs lighter. Ha ha ha. Well, you asked ;)

thrice said...

Cozumel, but I don't know if I can dive anymore. I definitely can't have anymore margaritas. :-(

So maybe skiing in Breckenridge?? Depending on my energy.