As always, people are asking me what I’m doing for my vacation.
Just like I always do, I tell them: “Not going to work”.
I have a tendency to select the Creative Introvert’s Vacation Package: writing, running, and relaxing. That’s all I need, along with not having to report to work.
By sitting down to create this blog post, I’m checking off two boxes on my list. If only I could figure out a way to blog while running.
Just joking, of course.
Running and relaxing live in eternal conflict, and that little bit of drama is what adds some excitement to my vacations.
My big plan for today is to not do much of anything until the Yankees game comes on at 4:00. I’m a real expert at doing nothing, so I’m confident that everything should go according to schedule.
I’m also going to make Chicken Alfredo for dinner.
Because is it really a vacation without delicious food enjoyed on the couch while watching the best team in baseball?
Chicken Alfredo is one of my favorite meals, but I haven’t made it in a long time. I’m not sure why. Perhaps it’s because the prep takes a little time, and I haven’t seemed to have much of that lately.
Or maybe it’s because I’m totally into exotic foods now.
Yes, that is a callback to Thursday’s blog post. If you haven’t read it, now is the perfect opportunity to rectify that.
I started my day with a long run. Gotta make sure I check all the boxes on my vacation itinerary, after all.
Since it’s Saturday, I continued my new tradition of running on both sides of the river. This is the weekend of the American Folk Festival in Bangor, so my route on that side was lined with tents for the event.
I think it was a combination of the longer run and all the tents in the festival’s food court that made me crave a delicious dinner.
Whatever the inspiration for tonight’s menu choice, the chicken is prepped, my stomach is already rumbling, and I’m looking forward to dinner.
How can you beat that for a vacation?
Run, write, relax, watch the Yankees, and eat a big meal.
Why travel to faraway lands, subject myself to the stresses and dangers of travel, and spend far too much money for a vacation?
Who says introverts don’t have any fun? I’ll tell you who…travel agents.
They want you to feel obligated to get out into the world and spend your money.
Like a sucker.
Do yourself a favor, Modern Philosophers. The next time you’re ready for a vacation, contact me, and I’ll plan it for you. It’s not like I don’t have the time. I’m just sitting around The House on the Hill, relaxing and enjoying a big plate of Chicken Alfredo.
For more information on the Modern Philosopher’s Dream Vacation Package, contact one of the blog’s interns, and I’ll get back to you eventually.