Friday, June 08, 2007
Friday Five: Getaway Island Edition
Posted at RevGalBlogPals by Cathy...
Perhaps you have had this opportunity to escape, or maybe it's only been a thought to get away. However, suppose you were told to pack some essentials for a trip to get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.
Describe your location, in general or specific terms...
I am torn between a couple of different kinds of islands. I have spent time on islands in the northeast US... Peak's Island in Casco Bay, Maine; Martha's Vineyard in Massachusetts... but I think for my fantasy getaway, I'm thinking... Kona... or whatever Hawaiian island is the least populated by tourists. I went to Hawaii with my mom when I was 12, and I loved the outer islands... black volcanic sand beaches, watching pods of whales swimming while we ate our dinner on a veranda, rainforests, the feel of 12 foot waves throwing me around...
1) What book(s) will you bring?
I always bring my bible (though I don't always read it). On my pile of recent purchases/ gifts: Leaving Church by Barbara Brown Taylor, The Secret Message of Jesus by Brian McLaren, What Would Jesus Buy by Reverend Billy, Velvet Elvis by Rob Bell, The Pilot's Wife by Anita Shreve, On Beauty by Zadie Smith, Grace (Eventually) by Anne Lamott.
2) What music accompanies you?
Let's see... for an island experience, I'm thinking Putumayo Presents "Mali"; Noe Venable, "The World is Bound By Secret Knots"; Indigo Girls "Shaming of the Sun"; "Divine Secrets of the YaYa Sisterhood" soundtrack; and Gipsy Kings "The Best of the Gipsy Kings."
3) What essentials of everyday living must you take (as in the health and beauty aids aisle variety)?
Sunscreen (Irish/ Brazilian ancestry: I still burn); hot oil treatment for my soon-to-be sun-damaged hair; West Indian Lime cologne; Estee Lauder Beyond Paradise body lotion (I'm gonna smell goooooood).
4) What technological gadgets if any, will you take with you or do you leave it all behind?
Leave it all behind.
5) What culinary delights will you partake in while there?
I had pineapple for the first time in my life in Hawaii... I still remember the sweet shock of it. That, hearts of palm salad, grilled everything (fish mostly) and umbrella drinks, my friends, umbrella drinks.