Tuesday, January 15, 2008

minus the fear and loathing

i used to cut loose. it's been a long while since i've truly done that, wild adventures and losing track of time. i can't say that i will ever truly experience that again in the way that i mean, the consequences are higher now, it's impossible to carve the freedom from the risk, older makes you softer and childbearing has made me wiser, or better said cautious and that's all right with me.

but giving all that the finger, arched ever so rebelliously towards the sky i'll head east to where the sun shines hotter and the artificial lights pulse round the clock. come east, they chant, come east, they sing. i'll leave momentarily the sippy cups and responsibility, the car seat and the halved grapes and i'll board that plane with four others, friends I've gone in and out of battle with shoulder meeting shoulder and we've come to a fork in the road, a fork taking us in different directions and yet the core remains. and no better way to commemorate the closing of this chapter than twenty four hours in the city that never sleeps.

i'll be back before you know it, but i hope it'll seem like longer to me. and besides, what happens in vegas should probably stay there, nicely nestled amidst the barren wasteland of old money and newly lost, heartache, seduction and the blues.

43 comments:

P said...

Have a fabulous time kicking up your heels in Vegas - you deserve it. But please - don't leave it all in Vegas...I want to hear the stories...

flutter said...

sounds well deserved to me, love. Drink some wine for me!

Sober Briquette said...

that sounds like a perfect situation for some cautious cutting loose. Have a blast and sleep on the way home.

liv said...

good luck, hon. i'm trying to do it, too!

Gwen said...

I love Vegas! Fun, fun fun. And yes, you'll have to bring back at least one story to sate my jones.

Julie Pippert said...

Sounds great! Enjoy!

And I hope what happens there doesn't fully stay there because I'd like to hear a bit about it. :)

And not just because I'm going soon myself. :)

Elleoz said...

Ooo I am jealous! I wanna go back to Vegas. It is my favorite place on earth right now (other than my bed).

Hope you have a great time.

Just stopping by from The Chick's blog.

painted maypole said...

enjoy!

i've left you a little bling over my way, so even if you lose it all in Vegas, you can always have this to hold on to....

KC said...

Enjoy the escape! Sounds like so much fun and well-deserved. Looking forward to your stories when you get back. xo

mamatulip said...

Oh, hi, it's me, a little green, and it's not just the green shirt I'm wearing.

HAVE FUN. :)

Janet said...

fun! :)

jealous. :(

Good thing you're not going with J. My girlfriend went to Vegas with her hubby recently and came back pregnant with her fourth child! This is how she told us, "Apparently, what happens in Vegas, doesn't always stay in Vegas." Indeed.

magpie said...

And I thought coming east to the city that never sleeps meant you were going to be in NYC - my neck of the woods. damn.

QT said...

Have fun sister, because if anyone deserves to kick up her heels, it is YOU!

wheelsonthebus said...

Oh, baby. I would be jealous if I didn't know that you will do this for me:
At some point, when you are kicking up your heels, throwing all caution to the wind, and perhaps dancing on a bar, have a fleeting thought of me, the woman who once did all that and more, but now doesn't even stay up for midnight on new years.

metro mama said...

Have a wonderful time!

meno said...

Maybe someone should alert the local authorities. :)

Have a wonderful time.

kristen said...

have the best time ever baby, enjoy as i know you will. xo

ps. there are many photobooths in vegas, i can think of no better way to document your time. wink.

Ally said...

Hooray! I'm so glad you're going. Have a fabulous time. Sans halfed grapes.

Joker The Lurcher said...

oh my! if you like guinness, and they sell it there, have one one me!

ewe are here said...

Hope you have a fantastic time catching up and cutting loose.

Because you so deserve it.

Amy Y said...

Can I sneak in your suitcase? Hope you have a great time, Mama!

nengaku said...

I used to make an annual trip to Vegas for a conference. I hate porno, gambling, neon lights, etc. so one year I treated myself to a rented convertible and a drive across Death Valley (inspired, of course, by Hunter S. Thompson.) It was quite strange but the most wonderful part was driving back at night through that desert. Wow! Stars like the middle of the ocean! And so many critters moving around and making noises out there! What a treat. I highly recommend it.
Peace

Anjali said...

Fabulous. Freedom rocks!

Beck said...

Have fun!

Jenn said...

A day without sippy cups?

Wanderlust running at 100%.

Pgoodness said...

have a great time!

Bon said...

rock on, wild heart. i know exactly of what you speak.

one of these days, we should hook up. ;)

dawn224 said...

woo hoo!

I was watching Oceans 13 last night and thinking of Vegas...

Family Adventure said...

Have a awesome time. I love Vegas :)

Heidi

cce said...

Happy Trails and may the slot machines smile upon you!

Hetha said...

Sending you some good luck vibes! Have fun and be safe.

andrea_frets said...

Yay! Have a great time!

Susanne said...

Have a nice trip.

Jennifer said...

Go, go, go, you! And enjoy, mama.

Redneck Mommy said...

Have fun my friend. You deserve it.

Mrs. Chicky said...

Hope you have a great time. Remember, what happens in Vegas...

Kyla said...

You have FUN. And have a half dozen or so drinks for me, okay?

carrie said...

Have fun!

hele said...

Dance free and wild.

Wayfarer Scientista said...

Have a GREAT time. Sometimes those weekend length trips are short enough to be the longest. And your title brings back memories... the guy lived next to my elementary school which gave a whole new meaning to dares.

slouching mom said...

enjoy yourself immensely.

i'm sure you will.

xxoo

Omaha Mama said...

You're already back and I'm just catching up, but I just had to say anyway, that this is a great idea for some friends to get away!

mitzh said...

Sometimes we all need to get away from it all, once in a while. To keep our sanity, maybe. ;P