Maybe a Little Fun?

One of my closest friends from back home is coming this week for a visit. It’s wonderful, and it will throw my normal work schedule out the window. I haven’t seen much of her in a few years so we will doubtless have lots of good talks. And she will be my excuse for going over to Isla Mujeres or maybe down to Playa del Carmen or Puerto Morelos or Tulum for a day. We might even, god forbid…could it be?…go to the beach! Maybe even more than once during her visit.

People who don’t live here often assume that folks who live here have a life of leisure, that we have one foot in the sand and our fingers wrapped around a margarita at all times. Well, when you live here you learn quickly that beaching it is a luxury (you also learn that tequila is for people who like hangovers). Some folks here manage to make it to the beach pretty often. But I’m not one of them. And I don’t care. I love beaches. But I also love not having skin cancer. And I love getting my work done. And beach days mean too much sun, and, for me at least, they usually mean getting basically nothing done. I guess being on the beach makes me tired, or stupid, or time flies while I’m there, or something.

Anyway, my friend is coming. So I will be making an effort to have some fun around here. Instead of making my usual effort to get some work done around here. Who knows, it might be good for me to kick back and not work so much. Maybe.

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4 Responses to “Maybe a Little Fun?”

  1. CdnCat
    November 11th, 2008 09:07

    Every once in a while we need to take a day and see some local sights and act like tourists! So have a margarita or 3 with your friend when you go to the beach. Sit under a palapa and you should be good to go! Oh, and don’t forget the sunscreen.

  2. islagringo
    November 11th, 2008 18:12

    Give a shout if you come over here!

  3. RiverGirl
    November 11th, 2008 18:51

    Will do!

  4. Scott Bulger Photography
    November 12th, 2008 14:31

    Fun is good, Kim. Relax and enjoy a few days. Everything else will still be there when you are done having fun, at least for a little while.

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