Friday, March 21, 2008

I'm going to Panama.


It's true, I really am. Along with most of my family, my mom's family, their attached families and, well, our crowd will be so massive and intimidating, the locals are going to either hate us gringos or love us by charging us three times the regular taxi fare. I wasn't going to go for more reasons than I can name (time, cost, a very real apathetic disposition, lack of a Speedo-ready body, important stuff like that), but I got over them. It happens, right? Now I'm thinking of getting certified in scuba diving beforehand and snorkeling until I pass out from exhaustion and taking enough photos to fill an oversized coffee table book. That's where my head's at. I'm also going to find the spider monkey that pulled my hair at the zoo the last time I was there, about 30 years ago or so. He's got to be made to understand, that kind of stuff just shouldn't happen. And, before you ask, I will be wearing a hat. Still. I ain't scared.

11 comments:

sir mister landlord sir said...

It blows my mind how you can talk about Panama without mentioning Manuel Noriega. Or Panama Jack for that matter.

Sara said...

Can I come as extended family? I'd really like a trip, and I'm not scared of monkeys.

Sherpa said...

Sara beat me to it.

Melody said...

OH YEAH!! I'm so glad you decided to come with the brood. I knew you'd come to your senses and we will have a blast. Scuba-diving sounds like fun! xoxo

The Carrie Collection said...

You're so brave. That's mainly why we're friends. I was thinking about you today and how you and Brooks would call me when My Humps came on. I miss you both! When are you coming to Texas? I can meet you in Austin. Have fun in Panama!

Dainon. said...

From what I understand, Panama welcomes you with open arms. Anyone can come'n play over yonder. Maybe I'll go there and decide not to come back, even. We shall see.

Sherpa said...

I forgot to add this: My supervisor at a previous job retired and now lives in Panama half the year. She has a condo there in Panama City and I have open invite to come on down anytime they are there. I need to take them up on it.

Dainon. said...

Sound like my aunt and uncle. They're starting up that kind of a lifestyle before long as well.

Anyway, we don't ship out until late summer, but it'll be lots of fun regardless.

chloe elizabeth said...

Get scuba certified. Snorkeling is nice...but it's not the same.

luminainfinite said...

oh sure, you've got the money for Panama but not China. I see.

Dainon. said...

I would have given up my firstborn to be able to run on the Great Wall of China with you ... and that's the truth! Also, going to Panama = $45 for this cowboy versus the $1500 it would have set me back to achieve the dream you presented me with. It's a bit of a numbers game, but there are many, many more reasons, too.

Sigh.