Two more weeks until my sweetie and i take an actual vacation. A few weeks ago i told some colleagues about my sweetie and i taking our very first real vacation together. they asked how long we'd been together and i said, "five years." they practically fell out of their seats. they were surprised that it'd taken us this long to take a vacation together. i explained that in the time we've been together we've both been broke college students and then just broke.
but now we've been able to swing it and i couldn't be more excited about it!
this will be the first time that we're going somewhere strictly for fun. no relatives getting on our nerves and no commitments to anything but pure hedonistic joy!
in general we have fun no matter where we are or what we do. spending time together is never boring for us but when i went to vegas recently for a conference i knew that i wanted to bring my schmoosh back just for the fun of it. of course it makes it all the sweeter that a) its her birthday the day after we arrive and b) moni and nakachi will be on hand for the fun and excitement.
i am the type of person who wants to give my schmoosh the world. she has given me so much that often i feel like i don't return the favor quite so much. so when we fell into a tad bit of money i strongly encouraged her that we needed to splurge on the trip. overall it wasn't that expensive two roundtrip tickets to vegas plus hotel that ended up being around $1000 but we'd never really had that big of a purchase just strictly for fun. part of my encouragement to her was that she NEVER does anything fun on her birthday. she usually gets screwed out of all the fun of having a birthday because she's born right after christmas and right before new years. folks are either broke or thrifty. so a birthday in Vegas is the perfect thing to eliminate all that history.
for the past few days at work i've been surfing Vegas.com
to find all the fun & touristy stuff that we'll do in our four days there. i really want to see Avenue Q but the tickets are hella expensive so i'll have to find out how i can get cheap tickets for it. but there's some good places to eat that i want to take her too. and then of course we have to just check out every hotel! and of course since i'm a fan of The Girls Next Door
we have to go to Madame Tussauds Interactive Wax Attraction!
But of course, we'll get to see "the other side" of Vegas with moni, nakachi and crew. i came to realize after only a few days that Vegas is definitely a different place away from the strip!
overall, i find myself getting really excited. mostly because it'll be a great opportunity for my schmoosh and i to travel together but also i need a fucking vacation from my job---for reasons that can't be posted out in the open.
so Vegas in two weeks HERE WE COME!!!