Doldrums Antidotes

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  1. kmkat says:

    Welcome back! And bon voyage to the warmth of Texas!

    Your volcanic, non-English-speaking island might be somewhere in the Pacific because when I googled "island 'active volcano' -Hawaii -Zealand" most of the hits were for islands in that ocean. Then again, you could be going to Sicily or Stromboli — one of those is probably more likely. Not that I am jealous. At all.

  2. Shania says:

    Oh my goodness, can I be Bootsy Collins in the band? Pllleeeeeaaaassee?

  3. ds says:

    Good thing you're going to Texas; it'll give me time to figure out what non-primary English-speaking volcanic island that produces wine and chocolate–and requires a visa– you will be going to.
    Majorca??? 'Tis a puzzlement!
    Enjoy your mini-vacation.

  4. jess says:

    OMG. Are you going to Krakatoa? Because I hear it's lovely, and you'd have the whole island to yourself! On the other hand…

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  5. diane says:

    I thought the entree had the word "came" in it, and then I put my glasses on.

  6. Midlife Jobhunter says:

    The adventure of travel. And wish Austin could offer you some warmth, but our weather is like everyone elses – odd. Cold. Enjoy the town, the food, the music, the outdoors. The sun is shining today.

  7. Becky Cazares says:

    Oooh, oooh, I'll be the Quaker! Okay, Buddhist works, too, just not exactly with my skin palishness.

    Okay, let's see, islands… volcanoes… My guess is Tonga!

  8. Jeni says:

    Like Diane, I too thought the entre had the word "came" in it as well. Only difference was I already had my glasses on. Maybe it really is time I have my eyes examined (and do it soon) and get me some new glasses to make my reading easier -as well as (hopefully) more accurate.

    Enjoy your little get-away to Texas. This isn't going to impact on your Minnesota accent now is it?

  9. phd in yogurtry says:

    Jealous. No passport photos here. With this economy kicking our boot-asses, I don't see it happening in near future, either. Grrr. Love that your kids playdates involve music. Ours does too, but it's the Lady Gaga video and dance-a-thon variety.

  10. phd in yogurtry says:

    You will be in Austin? This weekend? Must contact me about this. See my email address on my profile.

  11. Middle Aged Woman says:

    Are we headed to Sicily? AS an avid crossword puzzle completer, I know about Mt. Etna! Also, I think that the whole "on sabbatical, doing research" thing helps grease the visa skids significantly, as you be getting paid by somebody back home.

  12. Green Girl in Wisconsin says:

    Greece! Right?
    How exciting!
    I want to deplete a country's wine and chocolate resources, too.

  13. geewits says:

    Yay! I'm glad you got your groove back. Watch out for crazy people flying into buildings there, though.

  14. choochoo says:

    oh, I wanna go somewhere warm and toasty too. Damn snow. I'm jealous, I am.

  15. secret agent woman says:

    I'm in despearte nee d of antidote #1. And I also need to get teh kids' passports renewed, bu that will probably wait until plesant weather.

  16. Jim Berg says:

    If there really is an island called Stromboli, as kmkat suggests (and really, I can't be bothered to look it up, I have serious procrastination to do–Oh, look google says there is one!), what was I saying? Oh yes, you can bet that Joce and Groomy are going there because it also sounds like a food and there's some kind of song lyric that mentions the island of Stromboli. Ah yes, it's that bloke Billy Bragg and his "Ingrid Bergman." Now that this comment is nearly as long as her blog, I shall go back to my procrastinatin'.

  17. heartinsanfrancisco says:

    I'm glad you're back and Jocelyn's evil twin has once again departed.

    Guesses as to where you are planning to spend next year:

    1. Philippines near Mt. Mayon (Does mayonnaise come from there?)

    2. Canary Islands of Spain (Do canaries come from there?)

    3. Hawaii – many active volcanoes and Pidgin is also an active language. (Everything that comes from Hawaii is good.)

  18. Pam says:

    Well, that's the Land of Oz out of the picture. Australia's one and only lonely little remnant of a volcanoe last spluttered in 2900BC. C'mon Jocelyn..another hint please, can't believe how many volcanoes there are on the world volcano map!!

  19. Patois says:

    I hope you had a fab — and productive — "cleansing" trip at Shannon's. I would like to come with you next year so, I, too, could become queen of denial regarding my kids' school locations next year.

  20. Jenn @ Juggling Life says:

    I am so jealous that you get to combine travel and organizing–that is so very me.

    Have a blast–the recuperative power of the sun is just amazing.

  21. chelle says:

    ok seriously how come you look so good in your passport pic? I always look like some insane criminal in mine 🙁

  22. lime says:

    music and passports and volcanoes oh my! all good antidotes no doubt.

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