February 24, 2012

Have you met my BFF...

The Photography Gods sometimes have a wicked sense of humor.  Today's Project 52 prompt is "Cabin Fever".  Now WHY Cabin Fever is considered a negative while Spring Fever is considered a positive, I have no idea.  A fever, is a fever, is a fever....right?  Take two aspirin, drink lots of fluids and play "Words With Friends" til it breaks.  But I do suffer from both Fever's yearly.  And right now, I'm in the midst of the cabin variety.  How DID the Photography Gods forecast that for THIS week?



"Calgon, take me away"
(Self Portrait #10)


So MY cure for what ails ya?  My BFF Rick.  I need to get away.  If not now...I need to PLAN one.  For me, the planning is ALMOST as fun as the actual trip.  And no one helps me more with that than my guy Rick.  Just the sight of Rick and moi together  can make my Better Half break out in a cold sweat manifesting itself in an involuntary death grip on his wallet.  After all, I'm easily influenced and have been known to cave easily to peer pressure.  But in Rick's defense, HE is the one who told me to just buy the "house red" vino in Italy because it is cheap and good...which leaves more Euros for Italian leather shoes, boots and purses.  You'd think the Better Half would give me kudos for attempting to save money, right?   Rick always has my back.





Gotta love a BFF who knows exactly what to do and say to perk you right out of those winter blahs.  Got the travel bug bad....do you think "Cabin Fever" applies to  cruise cabins? 


--Kathy

26 comments:

  1. totally empathize! Great post!

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  2. Great post! I totally understand the travel bug as a symptom of the cabin fever. And I think a cruise cabin is a good prescription for it! :-)

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  3. Fabulous selfie, and love those stack of books! Cabin and Spring fever, yes to both.....it's been unusually 'gross' for lack of a better word, around here, and busy enough that I can't even seem to make to to my get away place in Galveston only 25 miles from me!!

    Although as the winds are over 30 mph right now, I suppose all I need to do is go outside and stand and in no time I will land somewhere on the island! ;)

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  4. I laughed about your BFF. This is such a great shot and tells so much about your adventurous spirit.
    Catherine Denton

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  5. Oh, yes, Rick! He traveled with us all over Europe. We would say things like, "Did you get Rick?" or "Oh no, I left Rick in the room!" I'm quite sad to be back in the US, traveling in a land where Rick doesn't travel... Love your selfie!

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  6. Rick is a great friend! Your photography is getting better and better. Love the self-portrait.

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  7. Love it! I've been itching to plan a vacation lately. I guess I have the fever too! Have fun!

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  8. Great interpretation for cabin fever and totally jealous on the vacation thing. My last vacation was August 2009 NINE!!
    Cheap good wine is a blessing...as is planning a vaca. So the saying goes, as soon as you decide to go, the vacation begins. I guess your decorating for Christmas is similar-all that planning and decorating ahead.
    Good weekend to you my friend. Let me know where you and Rick decide to go with your hubby's wallet.

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  9. Wonderful pictures, they illustrate beautifully the theme

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  10. Great post - I love that top shot!

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  11. Lovely shot! Travelling is the best - I just booked a 3 week vacation to Barbados. Can't wait!

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  12. Great post,nice job on the selfie

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  13. hee hee..no...cabin cruise fever is something totally different! love the clarity on your selfie and hope your BFF gets you someplace fun fun fun!

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  14. love that selfie with the travel books. thanks so much for linking up at {in the picture} today!

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  15. You had me going with Rick there for a minute...then I spotted the name on the travel books. Hee hee, clever post and great selfie, love it!! Not going to Spain or Portugal but am going to Phoenix next week to visit friends. I'll have a drink for you.

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  16. I think travel counts as a good cure for cabin fever! Sometimes it works even if its just down the block! Lots of books to go through. You'll find the perfect place to cure a case of cabin fever!

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  17. I love your portrait with all those books. I love being surrounded by books and picking up one at random.
    Europe is a great place to visit. I live here!

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  18. On seeing your first photo I was going to pick that as my favourite but then I saw your second - both such wonderful shots. It really is so enjoyable hearing your words each day and the matching photos. Thank you.

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  19. Love that first shot of you. Perfect for cabin fever for sure.

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  20. Oh yeah... love travel. nice selfie

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  21. had to read it twice to get the rick thing!!

    why is it we only see pieces of you??

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  22. HaHa! Love this post, and yes it applies to a cruise cabin dear!

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  23. Great photo - the use of the books is a perfect interpretation of this months theme.

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  24. Great post and I love that photo. :)

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