31 March 2012

Vernal Hiatus

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Guess where I'm headed for Spring Break.

I'll give you two hints:

  • (1) Conformism, paranoia, reality, delusion, reality television & corporate control of our lives, authenticity, consciousness, fate, determinism, free will, utopia/dystopia, love, friendship, loyalty. 
  • (2) If you get in a fight with someone and you feel you're losing, you can just shoot them down.
If you said "Seaside, Florida, where they filmed 'The Truman Show,'" you'd be right! Florida, of course, lately notorious for its NRA/ALEC-pushed/funded 'stand your ground' laws.

The ATL is emptying out this week as all the metro area schools take their annual vernal hiatus. Seaside, Seagrove, Grayton, Destin, Miramar, Rosemary Beach, etc., the Panhandle beaches of Walton County, FL, are an exceptionally popular place to go in these parts. Though Wisdoc and I would prefer (and do) less 'destination' spots, Wesdom is a popular kid at school, and a lot of his friends are going to be in the vicinity next week. Ergo, we're taking four teenagers for a frolic on the Gulf.

As I understand it, we will have WiFi where we're staying. I may not post or Comment or re-Comment during the week, but if you have a blog and you start getting regular hits from an iPhone at a new location somewhere between Panama City Beach and Pensacola, don't get too excited; it'll probably just be yours truly.

Beach reading list: Suttree (C. McCarthy), The Stories of Breece d'J Pancake, The Sense of an Ending (F. Kermode), and, yes, The Hunger Games (vols. 1-3)(if I can pry them from the teenagers' & Wisdoc's hands).

Goals: one long, slow 16-mile run along the very flat Route 30A bike path in prep for a possible marathon someday; some short beach runs; some long twilight walks w/ Wisdoc, Jake, & Lily (Wisdaughter, who's not on break this week from Emory, will be Sasha sitting & plant watering); some good, old fashioned, long-hand fiction writing (if I can remember how to operate a pen); some grillin' and some chillin'; oh, and maybe a dip in the ocean.

Best, y'all![Sorry, gotta' run. Can't find the whole tune, but you can. It's good LOUD.]


ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Have fun!

I was born in Florida. Broward County Memorial.

Take some pios of the ocean, I miss it.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

P.S. For your amusement.

Randal Graves said...

Watch out for giant, sea-floor octopi tired of the same ole meals, and shuffleboarders.