Tuesday, February 13, 2007

off day off

I have the day off from work, which is nice because things at the office have been quite stressful the last few weeks. Problem is, somewhere along the way, I think I've forgotten how to relax. Somebody help ... Code Blue, Code Blue! I need 10 cc's of fun, excitement and possibly travel, stat!

Stop. Sit. Ponder. You gotta love Reykjavík, Iceland, where park benches are clearly marked by highly informative stop signs. (2006). We need more of this kind of thing in North America.

See? I wasn't kidding. (2006).

Strolling the streets of Malmö, Sweden, with camera in hand. (2006). I'm getting the itch to travel again. If you could hop on a plane and go anywhere, where would you go?


  1. I would fly to Costa Rica or Tasmania. Wouldn't that be nice...

    Who gave you the day off? Get back to work.

  2. Those are brilliant signs! I have often stood by a bench in a beautiful local, just wondering what I should do with it...

    Being as I just came from Costa Rica..., Tasmania sounds nice. But, really, right now at this moment, I would fly to New Zealand. Can't quite tell you why, but it could be something I ate...

  3. Paris-I have made a promise to myself about this too. I want to learn French so after I do I'll reward myself with a trip to France! I'm sure I'll be 90 by the time this happens...But hey, a girl can dream, right?

    BTW-Happy V-Day (well, in a couple of hours)!

  4. those are great pictures as always, Dingobear. and such a great idea to have benches marked. they should do that here in the states.

    you need a travel book, then a map, and an escape plan. maybe just planning it will help some? it's worth a shot.

  5. Felix...come sledding with us this weekend! Trust me it's fun!

  6. Anonymous ... Did you just tell me to get back to work?? D, is that you? Costa Rica or Tasmania would definitely be nice. Now if you would only pay me more to play on your baseball team, maybe I could actually afford to go there.

    -c ... well, now you know! I would love to go to NZ, too - it would be so quirky and quaint, I think. Something I've always wondered: are New Zealanders called Kiwis because of the bird or the fruit?

    Rebecca ... Paris would be amazing - and I'm willing to bet you'll get there before age 90. Just make sure you send me a nice postcard! Also, a Happy belated Valentine's Day to you.

    Katie ... Thanks! Actually, I am kind of working on an escape plan. Well, truth be told, I'm more dusting off an old plan. Click here for an explanation.

    Team Shawn Michaels ... Well, maybe. Send details!

  7. Somewhere warm where the surf is up. Nothing says fun like surfing.

    I love the photo of the sign. Sit, relax, reflect. That's what it says to me.

  8. Mmmmm, surfing ... that would be nice ...