Lately, my mind has been a clutter of thoughts and to-do lists and looming potential problems and reruns of the petty arguments I've been having with someone whom I'd rather be laying on a beach somewhere sunny with than arguing with.
Daydreams have always been my solace, ever since I can remember. I'll be sad about something, then I'll remember that I had been thinking about something happy earlier that day, or the day before, and what was it??? Oh yes, that vacation that Alie and I are going to take to Portland someday, and then I'll think of all the fun we'll have and what we'll wear and eat and who we'll meet, and I'll be happier. Or of when my writing career finally takes off and all the fun I'll have with that, and how wonderful it'll feel to confidently answer "writer" to the question "what do you do for a living?".
Today, after Alie and I had a great meeting for an exciting project that's in the works that I can't talk about just yet, but it involves being on television, my daydream is that of a travel show staring Alie and myself, that I'd like to now pitch to you.
It's called Broads Abroad or Two Broads Abroad or something clever like that. Have you ever hung out with me and Alie together? If you have, I think you can vouch for our ability to play off one another and the hilarity that ensues. The McNuggitini is a good example of that.
So how about we get our own travel show, one that involves us being flown to exotic destinations where we don't speak the language, have no clue about the local traditions and customs, and have to figure it all out using only out-dated tour books, and fueled only by alcoholic beverages served in hollowed out fruit shells, garnished with little umbrellas. I can guarantee you that it would be entertaining and funny. Kind of a mix between that Claire Danes movie Brokedown Palace, and Anthony Bourdain's No Reservations. I'm thinking A&E might be interested. We can incorporate a travel blog into the mix, or perhaps a travel coffee table book.
When I'm staring blankly today, looking bored and far away, that's what I'll be daydreaming about.