Then, my husband was flipping through television channels, looking for his Sunday morning car shows and when he flipped past CNN they were talking about the capture of Saddam Hussein. While I have always thought there were much bigger fish to fry (it's an expression) I am glad to see this. I feel that ultimately he got by with far too much for far too long.
Damn subject line, now I am going to have that Herman's Hermits song stuck in my head all morning...
I should add that my sister is escaping the icy conditions here this morning on a plane bound for Hawaii. Courtney has always had a wildly independent streak and I admire her for doing this on her own. She just finished college and now she's taking a year off... I wonder if she'll get a job or just expect my aunt and uncle to support her for a year? Either way, I wish I were on a plane for somewhere right now. Anywhere would be fine, but Europe would be best! :)
I love my sister and I am glad that my aunt and uncle's income allows her the opportunity to do stuff like travel to Europe and stuff. But, I am a touch jealous too as I have never been off the North American continent. I have been to Canada and Mexico and all over the U.S. though. I guess ideally she and I would go on a trip together once we both finish our Ph.D.'s,...
In that spirit, on this cold Sunday morning, a couple of top five lifetime to-do lists:
Top Five Overseas Destinations (in no particular order):
@ Greece (I want to see the old amphitheaters)
@ Russia (St. Petersburg and Moscow especially
@ France, Italy, Spain: an exploration of the countryside and little villages/towns followed by a trip to major cities for art museums and monuments and such
@ Brazil (I don't really know why)
@ Ireland (natural beauty of the landscape) and Great Britain (have to go to see Shakespeare's birthplace at least, but there's other stuff I would like to see too)
Top Five Things I'd Like to do before I die:
@ See Paris in the fall
@ Spend New Year's Eve in New York City
@ Go to Mardi Gras in New Orleans
@ Go to a Super Bowl (preferably one in which the Giants are playing)
@ See the running of the bulls in Pamplona