Wednesday, November 3, 2010

"No, I Need 'TUCKS' Not a 'Tux'"

What would you think if I told you I was going to an accounting conference to celebrate my 40th birthday?

Uh-huh.

Right.

Okay.

Now, what if I told you that the accounting conference was in the Bahamas?

And you didn't think there were perks to being married to an accountant.  Technically my birthday falls after we get back, but since the conference fell the week before I decided it was a sacrifice worth making.  I've told you, I'm a giver.  A giver who can't wait for someone else to make her bed already.

In other news, elections are finally over so I can watch "The Biggest Loser" without having to consider the irony of the ticker tape updates flashing at the bottom of the screen.  What is ticker tape anyway?  Am I even using it in the right context?  I'm sorta hoping it's something only old people know about and that by referencing my ignorance I can retain a portion of my youth.  Unlike the time I was listening to my retro iTunes and I said, "Turn it up!  It's by OMD!"  And my kids were like, "OMG?!"  And I said, "No,  O...M...nevermind."  Not to worry, one day they'll be raising their own kids and be all, "Remember Snookie and the Bump It?" and their kids will roll their eyes and go, "As if."

Besides, what do I care?  I'm going to the Bahamas!

15 comments:

Heather said...

Lucky you! I wish my hubbie (computer geek) would go to some fun conferences... I did get to go to London England last year (all things paid not by me!) but I am good with another trip...

Autumn Lynn said...

Ah...the perks of the accountant. I understand that completely. I'm a fan of clients taking us out for things.

Patty Ann said...

Oh, I am so jealous! We never get to go anywhere fun! I hope you have a terrific time and enjoy the conference! ;-)

Valerie said...

Who knew that being married to an accountant would have so many perks? The Bahamas? Score!!!

"Cottage By The Sea" said...

Ah, the beauty of conference vacations. We use to go on two a year but now the economy has hit our industry so hard that nobody's "putting out" in the vacation conference arena any more. After yesterday's elections in California I don't have high hopes for the future of our economy either. I'm blessed I live in a home by the beach though, so I get to call every day a vacation. Kind of. Well, when... Never mind. It's just a saying. Have a ball in the Bahamas! Oh, and Happy 40th. You're still just a baby!

ganelle said...

Jealous. I mean, seriously, jealous.

*grumble*grumble*

Mom and Camera said...

Sounds like a wonderful trip and a perfect way to spend your birthday!! Enjoy!

Kelly said...

Happy Birthday!

Jill said...

Should I know who OMD is?

Mom of Three said...

So very jealous, but you deserve it!!

Adventures In China said...

I only know about ticker tape parades. And I'm not even entirely sure what that is.

That trip sounds great! Accountants get all the fun.

Jen said...

So while hubby sits in some boring old conference, you get to lounge on the beach? Nice. Good way to spend a 40th!

My only question...will Ganelle be 'watching' the house while you are away, or planning a big 40th birthday "SURPRISE" ??

Vern said...

Jen: Shhh! Whose side are you on?!

rocslinger said...

I know what ticker tape is (heavy sigh)

tz said...

my eleven year old was listening to Mad World by Tears for Fears today telling me how cool that song was...WOW...

happy birthday and have fun in the Bahamas!