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[Jun. 10th, 2004|01:52 pm]
Whole lotta labia.
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I need a vacation. I need one now. Sadly, I'm not going to get one until August (when I shall be gone from the night of the 6th through the morning of the 23rd. You have been warned) so in the mean time I take little mental vacations and obsessively plan the real one. I take the same vacation every year. I go to the same place and put my tent in the same spot and do some variation of the same things. It's perfect for me but sometimes I lose sight of what other folks are up to.

What's your usual vacation? Long? Short? Nearby? Family?

Now, what's your *dream* vacation?
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From: berreh
2004-06-10 11:04 am (UTC)
What is this word, "vacation"?

I just save up for random trips to Europe every couple of years.
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[User Picture]From: baisleac
2004-06-10 11:08 am (UTC)
usual vacation: a few days here and there, including ComicCon each year.

dream vacation: see my next post. ::bounce::
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[User Picture]From: baisleac
2004-06-10 11:09 am (UTC)
oops... replied to the wrong one. Sorry Berry.
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[User Picture]From: mellyflori
2004-06-10 11:14 am (UTC)
From what I hear it's this strange thing where you actually don't go into work and you maybe get to sleep some.

Mmm.. Europe.
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[User Picture]From: insidian
2004-06-10 11:17 am (UTC)
I dunno if I have a normal vacation. I loved the one to New Orleans with Min. But I have several dream vacations.

One of them is the random roadtrip. Where you have no destination but just drive until you're tired of driving and then investigate what you feel like investigating.

And I want to go to Australia someday.

I want to rent a chateau in France with my friends.

You know. Vacation stuff.
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[User Picture]From: ravenscathedral
2004-06-10 11:26 am (UTC)
what a good question -
My dream vaca? Disney for 5 days at the Contemporary Hotel with my munchkin, just us oh and maybe kiltie- but she'd go and do her own thing and then meet us every once in awhile. Then we would hop a plane to Manchester, where I'd pick up my footie jersey and then we'd hop a short plane to Glasgow, where we would spend unlimited amounts of dosh and time and then run over to Aberdeenshire to see our Dunnottar castle, then back to Edinburgh for the festival and then we would go to London for a week and then to my parents in FLA.

Usual vaca?- FLA Disney if I'm lucky in July for my kidlings birthday, and if I'm real lucky - a full week of my parents and Disney.
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From: listersgirl
2004-06-10 12:34 pm (UTC)
These days I usually use most of my vacation time to go home (on the other side of the country) at Christmas - which is actually a pretty good vacation, seeing as it consists of visiting my parents and the cat, reading lots, and having someone else cook for me.

I'd love take a week off and stay at home, maybe sometime in September when it's cool enough to actually be in my apartment. Just putter, read, watch DVDs and sleep lots. Bliss.
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[User Picture]From: mellyflori
2004-06-11 11:58 am (UTC)
Not to play "Follow the bouncing topic of conversation" but I have a question about bobtastic.. can I poke you about it?
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From: listersgirl
2004-06-14 06:18 am (UTC)
Poke away :)
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[User Picture]From: mellyflori
2004-06-14 06:20 am (UTC)
Do you find updating in both journals hard? Does having a seperate place to update on the health stuff help you or are you doing it to save your readers?

Also, congratulations, you're doing fantastic and you're a real inspiration. :) (And you make me wish I had dance studios nearby)
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From: listersgirl
2004-06-14 06:56 am (UTC)
Aw, thanks! I'm not feeling particularly inspiring these days, but I'm hoping to leech getting started energy off all the people around me who are suddenly feeling very determined. :)

When I started bobtastic, I decided on a seperate journal because it was supposed to be this big secret thing that no one knew about, where I could reveal all my deepest secret feelings about being fat. The thing is, I didn't really have any secrets, and I realized that I didn't care if anyone else wanted to read the minutae of my diet and exercise. And then I accidentally commented in a friends journal while logged in as bobtastic, and she figured out who I was, so I went public.

It works much better for me (having a seperate journal), because I really wanted writing in bobtastic to be a daily routine whenever possible. I always update it in the morning, as soon as I've read my email. And this way I can be as detailed or repetitive as I like, and know that if anyone is reading it, they're fully aware of what they're in for. I think if I were talking about food and exercise in my main journal that would end up being all I'd *ever* talk about. Which, hello, boring!

Honestly, I think keeping a daily journal has been a huge help for me. It's easy not to notice what's actually going on in your life, but this way I can look back and remind myself what I was doing differently when things were going well, and vice versa.

I'm always trying to convince other people to talk about what they're doing, because having a community to commiserate and cheer is really helpful and makes it all seem a little less monotonous. :)
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[User Picture]From: mellyflori
2004-06-14 09:16 am (UTC)
Thanks, that's exactly what I was looking for. :)
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