1. What I WANTED to do won't work date-wise. Instead I'm checking cheap flights. Maybe Orlando? Vegas? Chicago?
2. I can't go far because I owe my soul to the company store. I have taken a bit of time off already this year for vacations and family. If I quit my job today there might be a bill instead of a paycheck in that final envelope.
3. I love my friends and family, but I really just need to get away from my regular life for a few days.
So I'm planning an escape from the every day. I am rewarding myself for being a good girl, for not freaking out, for breaking the birthday pattern, and c'mon, like Loreal says, "I'm worth it."
PS. If I come back smiling like the next contestant on The Price Is Right... Just mind your business!
Chicago- For the life of me I can't explain why I love this place. It's cold and wet in the winter. They don't do shit for street maintenance or sidewalk maintenance when it comes to the ice. I do not understand it at all. Maybe that's what makes it so right?
Orlando- I have some friends I could see here. The temps won't be as frigid as they will be here. That alone could sell me on it. I might be getting too old to recover from the hangover that would most certainly result.
Vegas- Warm, gambling, drinks, what happens there stays there...Vegas is a total whore of a city. It's garish, brazen, and still sexy. It seems like it might be the obvious birthday choice. Too obvious? hmmmm
All three of my choices look like flashy hookers ready to do whatever you want for $100 baby. I think Orlando just touched me in a no-no place.
(side note: Today's date is 11/1/11. There is no significance. Just sayin...)