Sunday, August 26, 2007

Lefou I'm Afraid I've Been Thinking...

Beauty and the Beast is one of my all-time favorite movies.

I know! I'm a grown woman, but I wasn't when it played in the theaters. I watched it countless times on video when I was a child, wore out the soundtrack CD, and saw the Broadway show as an adult with two of my friends who are also die-hard fans. We knew every line of dialogue and sang along with every verse of every song.

But I said all that to say...

...that my friends and I are always participating in some crazy scheme (for entertainment purposes only). I thought I would end up blogging more about some of our silliness, but alas, no. I have either been working to finance our follies or actually out enacting them.

And one of our catch phrases for when we come up with something interesting is: Lefou, I'm afraid I've been thinking...

If any of you are Beauty-and-the-Beast-o-philes, you know that the next line of the song is, "a dangerous pastime/I know..."

This isn't actually a silly one, but most recently my best friend and I have hatched a plan to spend 2 weeks in London and Ireland over the Christmas holidays. Since I work in education and our schedule follows the academic calendar and she works for herself, we should have a good two and a half weeks available for travel. What gives it misadventure potential is the fact that we have no itinerary and no plans, and truthfully, not very much money.

At this point we have only decided that we will buy tickets and go! It should be an adventure; I'll post about it more as our plan comes together, but I am very excited at the prospect of more international travel. You know I have been slightly disappointed about not making it to Paris earlier in the summer. This trip could partially make up for that missed opportunity.

"I want adventure in the great wide somewhere. I want it more than I can tell."

6 comments:

Goodnapps said...

Everybody knows those unplanned adventures can be some of the best.
Sounds like a plan to me.

Meikmeika said...

Let us know what happens... Traveling to London sounds wonderful!!!!

n'Drea said...

I'm sooo excited for you. Aargh, maybe I should have gone into education like you and Mel, so that I would have all that glorious time available (especially in the summer) to be a globetrotter.

Anyway, keep us posted. Sounds like much fun.

Oooh, I want adventure in the great wide too.

muslimahlocs said...

aahhhhh. travel. and what better place than london. the good news is that you won't want to spend much money on english food since it's not all that good...ok, it's awful. i know you will have a blast!

Mel said...

Sounds great! Let me know when you'll be in London...

blackrussian said...

GN, I am ALL about the spontanaeity. You're right, some of my best memories started with an opportunity that involved very little forethought and planning - which is why I am all for this trip!

Will do, MM and n'drea.

Muslimah, my friend is Scotch-Irish and she spent several years over there when we were right out of high school. She told me to be prepared not to like the food. Should be good for maintaining my weight as well.

I plan to have lost it all by then, but you know it's always hard to stick to your exercise routine while traveling.

'Course I will Mel! It would be ridiculous for me to travel all the way across the pond, spend time in YOUR CITY and not try to meet up!