Friday, February 20, 2009

Margritaville Escape

To me it seems things are a little gloomier than normal lately - it seems everyone I know is hurting in some way so I thought we could all use a little vacation, a little sun and perhaps a little something with an umbrella.

As I made my commute to work this morning, I was channel surfing when I came across Margaritaville - an oasis of escape and I thought...that's just what I need (and I'm bringing you along too!)

Music often brings memories to life and today's was no exception.

Years ago when I was still in the military I was stationed on a tiny island and one of our regular haunts was called "The Boat." This place was nothing special, it was a large sailboat that had been pulled up on land had a BAR built around it, a custom tarp put over it (with the sail sticking up thru the middle) and the coldest beer you could imagine. The ocean, blues and greens, lapped at the edge just beyond the pavement slab we congregated at. Pool was free and there was always Jimmy Buffet playing thru the speakers. $2 longnecks and excellent music...what more could you ask for in your early 20's? I hoped it would never change.

It seems like forever ago that I was that person who could so easily turn a dark and dreary day around with just a little Cheeseburger In Paradise, but as the world keeps turning I get a little further from that person. Sometimes we need to be reminded that just because we don't live there doesn't mean we can't visit from time to time.

Today I'm headed over to Margaritaville with my flip flops and sunglasses...You bring the salt and I'll bring the Lime and together we'll escape this cold for just a bit!

10 comments:

the cubicle's backporch said...

Amen sister. Yesterday was one of my 'Woe is me, I have no job' days. And since we're on a (very tight) budget, there's no stinkin liquor in the house. But I'm saying SCREW IT and gettin some whiskey tonight.

Because sometimes alcohol DOES HELP.

Trace said...

I second that amen! Thats why I run www.meetthephlockers.com
its my job and my virtual margarita heavn!

I enjoyed your blog

Trace

auntie said...

Did you know it's actually National Margarita Day? Good timing on your post! I'm thinking it's def been a margarita week, so there may be some tequila in my future...

Heather said...

i SO need to go to margaritaville. i just keep thinking... "going to AZ in april, going to AZ in april.."

i neeeeeeed sunshine and warmth! i NEED IT!

mommaof4wife2r said...

i hear old jimmy buffet playing in my mind...and i need to relax with a cheeseburger in paradise too!

Jenn said...

Ha--I wish.

kel said...

I have never had a margarita... does that make me lame?

Heather said...

ps: i gave you an award! come to my blog, please! :D
http://www.singingwithmyheart.com/?p=700

Caffeine Court said...

I love me a nice cold Margarita!!

Too bad they're 740 calories each. Damn I'm a buzz kill.

DysFUNctional Mom said...

Dude, I'm SO coming with you!