|"She's glowing, and you're flowing!" ...Okay, WHAT??
||[Mar. 9th, 2007|02:59 am]
|||||No jet lag, just sick of jets||]|
|||||Washing machine solo!||]|
First, the bad news: my last semester of graduate school is aggravating, job prospects remain stagnant and I'm still DYING for faechylde and I to get a place of our own.
The good news? I was able to forget all that crap by finally going on my honeymoon in The Bahamas for the last few days. Some of you may be puzzled. "The Bahamas?" you ask, "but that isn't Honduras!" Well, yes, I know. In Honduras, you can buy a doughnut for about $0.10 and a beer for about $0.60 (also known as: BREAKFAST!). In The Bahamas, you can pay up to $5.00 for a bowl of Rice Krispies. Truly, as a master of cultural studies, I have captured the essence of these two countries' differences.
...All right, so maybe there's more to tell about my vacation than what I did or did not pay too much for. Of greater significance behind this trip (though not the greatEST... see again, honeymoon) is the fact that this is one of the few times I've succumbed to acting like a tourist. We stayed at a resort, ate almost exclusively at restaurants and wholly became consumers for the duration of our stay. This seems to suit the Bahamians just fine, since most of them know that tourism is their #1 industry and will go out of their way to pay special attention to the tourists. This usually means that they will kindly offer to take your money in exchange for some touristy thing. It got to the point where the phrase "would you like to go on the booze cruise?" strarted to sound like a traditional Bahamian greeting.
Overall, it was enjoyable to not worry about everyday life and let other people cater to us for a while. It was also nice that on this vacation, I didn't have to play basketball with young, orphan girls who would ultimately laugh at my efforts (though this phenomenon comes to hold a certain charm about it). Honestly, though? I don't think The Bahamas is a country I'll want to visit again any time soon, even if I do have the money. I imagine that I could have had more fun somewhere else, for less money, and The Bahamas aren't unique enough to justify the cost.
The company was excellent, though... ;)