Today is my fifth wedding anniversary! You know, with all thats happened in the last five years - two moves, two masters degrees, ordination, first call - its the wedding anniversaries that catch me off guard. How can I have possibly been married for five years? You know what they say - time flies when you're having fun.
So what better way to celebrate five years that with a round of the Friday Five?* '
This week's theme, from Cathy, is an Island Getaway!
We snitched a bit of time on an quiet island nearby this week. It was a last minute plan, escaping with a minimal amount of preparation. One must have essentials that make it a relaxing time. Perhaps you have had this opportunity to escape, or maybe it's only been a thought to get away. However, suppose you were told to pack some essentials for a trip to get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.
Describe your location, in general or specific terms and....
Location... I'd love to go back to San Diego (where we honeymooned). I know its not an island, but the place we stayed was on an island in the bay... beach right outside our back door, easy access to all kinds of fun... something along those lines, beach with city perks in warm climate, would be fine with me.
1) What book(s) will you bring?
On vacation... I'm more of a magazine kinda person. Though, and I know this is odd, I like to read cookbooks on vacation. Also, cooking magazines - Cooking Light, Food & Wine... something about the easy schedule makes me think I might conquer some of those complicated recipes some day. For actual books though... my friend's mom just published her third novel, and that'll probably come with me on my next trip.
2) What music accompanies you?
Indigo Girls (always). Norah Jones. Since my husband is coming too... maybe some Regina Spektor. Oh! And Ella & Louis, one of our favorite cds.
3) What essentials of everyday living must you take (as in the health and beauty aids aisle variety)?
Nail polish!! Vacation is for painting nails. Also my entire make-up bag! You never know which color eyeliner you'll want with a sundress for a nice dinner out...
4) What technological gadgets if any, will you take with you or do you leave it all behind?
I would take my ipod - for the plane - but it was stolen recently. Phooey. Oh! But this is imaginary vacation! Sweet. Then in imaginary land, I have a video ipod with episodes of Scrubs for the plane ride, as well as The American President.
5) What culinary delights will you partake in while there?
In San Diego - definitely seafood, and Mexican. We're also big fans of Italian food, the whole "local organic California" scene (a la Alice Waters), and ice cream. And cotton candy, in case we run across any.
*Um, to be clear, I don't actually think that this is how I'm celebrating my anniversary. We're actually going away overnight to my husband's college town (we dated all through college, though we went to different schools.) It'll be fun. Not that this wasnt'... but c'mon!