Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Places ShallowGal doesn't want to go. Besides Hell. That one's a given.

There's an excellent chance that this will be ShallowGal's most controversial post. Because she's about to dis everyone's favorite vacation spots.

Fact: ShallowGal loves traveling. And planning vacations. Sometimes SG plans vacations she has no time or money to take. And we can talk about those places. Tomorrow.

But first, we need (2) to look at some popular vacation spots that SG has no interest in visiting. Feel free to try to change my mind. (3)

1) Hawaii.

SG has traveled throughout the Caribbean and finds it hard to believe that Hawaii is any better and worth the 10 hour flight. And hello! I can't be the only one who remembers what happened when the Brady Bunch went there. I don't need Vincent Price trying to kill me in a cave over some silly idol.

2) Paris, Rome, London.

To be honest, SG has already been to all these places; Rome was too frenetic, London too touristy and Paris too French. No need to return to any of them.

3) Australia

While SG would love to meet some of her favorite bloggers in person, that hardly warrants this:

What the hell happened to Saturday?

It can take us a month to recover from Daylight Savings Time, you think I'm dragging the posse to the opposite side of the Earth to see a koala? That's what the zoo is for, thank you very much.

Tune in tomorrow (4) to see SG's dream vacations.

1) You can look and look but there's no (1) in the text.
2) I spend hours trying to explain to my kids the difference between need and want. I have no idea why they don't get it.
3)By offering me an all expense paid trip there.
4) Tomorrow. Sure, why not?
Stranger things have happened.


Marinka said...

I love how it's so fashionable to bash Hell nowadays.

Rachel said...

I haven't been to ANY of these places! SO glad I never wasted my money or precious time!

I hear you can catch a Greyhound to Ohio pretty cheap. :)

I'm Julie said...

I think you need to get your hilarious self out to California.

NO Vicent Price, Not too French, only a little bit frenetic, and I'll keep you away from the tourists, except when we go to Disneyland (for more blogging material) and I know where ALL the good wine bars are.

And you won't even lose a Saturday.

Anonymous said...

PCS Guy here: It appears Le Shallowgal is too lecool to go to Australia or Hawaii with me. Who should I go with?

BTW, traveling with ShallowGal is awesome. She always knows exactly where to go, what to do, and how to get around.

Christy said...

I'm not interested in traveling to Hawaii either for the same reasons. Australia, while the time difference and the flight times both terrify me, doesn't appeal to me either -- it's home to the most things that can kill you on land, sea and in the air. Can you say salt water crocodiles? And box jellyfish? Not to mention the zillion spiders and snakes that can suck the life out of you in less than a second. No thanks. Rome, on the other hand, is my favorite destination on earth.

Beth said...

So I'm not the only one haunted by the Brady adventures to Hawaii. This show is the singlemost reason I am terrified to tarantulas. Well, that and they are creepy.

Stimey said...

All the cool kids are going to be in Hell.

Belle said...

What about Lake Como? Do you want to come with me. It's cool - it's Europe! And it has nothing to do with George living there - absolutely nothing!

David said...

Well I've never been to the Caribbean, so I can't compare it, but I've been to Hawaii twice and these remain two of my most favorite vacations, despite the looooong flights.

I loved Europe too, but my favorite cities were Venice and Amsterdam.

And the 1) footnote was a dirty trick.

sista #2 said...

Poor Greg. Cried my eyes out when he almost drowned surfing. And Carole, Mike told you not to look into the bag.


Kelley said...

So I am plural now?

Or are you just being all inclusive and including the voices in my head.

And I would totally protect you from all the sharks and crocs. But the spiders? You are on your own there.

Frogs in my formula said...

I don't care about Hawaii either. Anywhere where the weather is nice 90% of the time means the locals are way too happy, and being around happy people is annoying by day #2. That's why I live and vacation in CT. Guaranteed misery with a shot at cheer (I work for the local tourism bureau--aren't I a catch?).

the mama bird diaries said...

What?! I love Hawaii, Rome, London + Paris.

Now I'm definitely going to book that trip to Australia.

heartatpreschool said...

I'd skip the 10 hour flight to Hawaii too. We live in CA, so it's only 5 hours, worth it. Any place that's warm with a beach will do just fine.