Okay, so I recently downloaded Google Earth. http://earth.google.com/ I am (like a crazy person) just moving the little hand around so I can see every inch of this planet. It's so fun to see everything from the Great Wall of China, to the Pyramids, to Stonehenge and beyond. I am not kidding myself either... I freely admit here and now that I am Google-earth-obsessed!!! I also found my next vacation destination! So, it's no Punta Cana, which I've never understood anyway, I wouldn't be caught dead in a place that hot, but it sounds so cool!!!! Heard Island and McDonald Islands are a volcanic group of barren islands located in the Southern Ocean, about two-thirds of the way from Madagascar to Antarctica, approximately 4099 km west of Perth. Discovered in the mid-19th century, they have been territories of Australia since 1947, and contain the only two active volcanoes in Australian territory, one of which, Mawson Peak, is the highest Australian mountain. The group's overall size is 372 square kilometres (144 sq mi) in area, and it has 101.9 km of coastline. The islands are uninhabited. (Thank you Wikipedia)
AND, not to be weird about it but, the BEST PART?!?! See that last part? The part in red? Yeah...these islands are uninhabited! Perfect! Now all I need is Hans, my mute but strong-handed masseuse, a still so as I can make my own gin, and a few good books! Oh, I'll bring one of those impermiable, nothing's getting through it, winter ice huts with built in stove and decorated by the lovely folks at Anthropologie!
Oh, and by the way, there are penguins there in the summer!!!! (Yeah, you heard me!)
Alright, so the best part of this trip? I would just HAVE to buy new luggage... seeing as I haven't really got any right now.
Okay, so I have been a bit delayed in putting out my second posting. There are, of course, a million and one things going on in my little life, so, of course, I've had to postpone it. Here it is though....
Other things I Love:
Currently I am reading "Gods Behaving Badly". It is a delightful book, recommended by my friend Anita, by a lovely lady named Marie Phillips. Thus far it is proving to be as witty, wonderful and funny as I was told and I think is likely to make my "top ten" list for books I've read in 2009.
What could be better then meeting ancient greek gods and goddess' in modern-day London?!? Oh, the highjinx!
Here are some more that I would recommend highly;
Okay... ANYTHING by Nick Hornby!!!....
Also, I love the following....
This fellow (Daniel Handler) also wrote the Lemony Snicket series. (Wonderful, perfect books!!!)
Of course, being a big fan of children's literature, I am obligated to mention my love of Shel Silverstein....
And, the Harry Potter books.
More favorites are listed in the about me section!
Normally I would say that it's rude to place labels on oneself, however, it's far easier to fill out these "Description" sections when you do. Here it goes:
Sassy, Self-Employed, Restauranteur (Cafe-auranteur???) with one shot at making it big.... via this blog.