Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Blissful Boredom

I gotta be honest... There is very little I find appealing about sunbathing anymore.

I find it cripplingly boring, sweaty, just not my cup o' tea.

I'm not complaining, mind you...I have enough perspective to know that many can't afford a hotel like this, or the $3 bottles of water at the pool.

I simply have a hard time getting my ADD brain to slow down and truly enjoy it.

So here I sit. And stick my toes in the 300 degree sand. And drink my $20 margarita.

And I try not to think about getting manic at the poker table, pushing all in from the small blind.

Because my beautiful wife is next to me. And she loves it when I sit with her. And when she's happy, I'm happy.

Mostly.

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16 comments:

angie said...

Are you at the Mandalay? And, a weekend away With the wife? BLISS. The Japanese restaurant at the MGM is really, really yummy......

Em said...

I hope she got a chance to read that over your shoulder.

You're a good man, Charlie Brown.

Lee said...

WHY DIDN'T YOU BRING ME WITH YOU!?
Oh right... I live here.
If it IS Vegas.
If not.
You suck.

Crafty Christina said...

I'm jealous!

Sarah said...

Um, wherever you are, I want to be there.

Specifically, on a chair baking in the sun.

Some people just have no clue how lucky they've got it.

Liz (Loving Mom 2 Boys) said...

OH the sacrifices we make for our marriage - I don't know how you are doing it!!!

Trooper Thorn said...

Way to take one for the team. Of course you get no Brownie points with the missus for relaxing on the beach with her.

Ali said...

You had me at 'margarita' but lost me at 'poker':)

Momma@Live. Laugh. Pull your hair out said...

So jealous!
Treasure Island?
Caesars?
Bellagio??
The one with the Sphinx or whatever the heck it is??

Jenn@ The Crazies said...

OK Jay I totally would have gone with you guys to keep your beautiful wife company while you went off on your own! Geez... can anyone offer me a free trip!

Kelly's Ideas said...

I'm joining my husband tomorrow with the kids at Mandalay - never stayed there - looking forward to the lazy river pool and just being in the sun with a great book..

Love,
Kelly

kisatrtle said...

you are one smart man, Jay

Soxy Deb said...

Oh definitely, enjoy the sun bathing - cause if Mama's not happy...well, you know the rest.

Tenakim said...

I'm the same- exactly- I used to be able to waste hours sunbathing, but now I just think about al the things that I need to be doing! Glad you're having a relaxing time.

Sharlene said...

What a sweet post. I feel the love. Can I reccomend Bobby Flays in Ceasar's Palace. Too bad. I already did!

mommaof4wife2r said...

so apparently you and my hubs need to do the chat time and me and your wife can sunbathe...i just love it. enjoy!!!

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