Tuesday, August 30, 2005

"I am a happy yellow bumble bee . . ."

For the latest web ring assignment, Kathleen (aka Ms. Maryment) asks if I could be doing anything today -- anything that I would consider my ideal -- what would that be? I gave this some thought and remembered that I've had a couple of ideal days recently, both involving Holly. In one case, we met for a movie, caught some drinks afterward, had good conversation, wandered the East Village, ate dinner, and wandered some more in the warm night air. The other ideal day happened when we wandered Chinatown, eating and drinking our way through to our way to the Lower East Side. The reason this was ideal was because I was with good company, there was no agenda, and there was good conversation.

As I type this, I realize unfortunately that this makes me sound like a beer soaked glutton. Okay, that's sort of true, but I prefer to think of myself as a gourmand and an epicurean. My ideal start of my day would of the dirty sex and coffee variety followed by a leisurely late breakfast with Billie Holliday playing in the background. Obviously my ideal morning involves an imaginary girlfriend, but it's best to suspend disbelief as I illustrate my point.

My ideal morning would roll into an ideal afternoon of culture -- museums, string quartet -- that kind of stuff. This fantasy can take place in New York or even Venice. A glass of wine here, a glass of wine there. Me and my fantasy girlfriend would go shopping in the open air green markets and fish mongers to pick up food for dinner. And that night, my perfect day would conclude with a good meal al fresco, all my friends over for dinner, and many bottles of wine under the clear night sky.

Unfortunately Ms. Maryment also asks me to, "compare/contrast this day with what your ideal day might have been 10 years ago." Let's see. August 1995. I was 16. My ideal was probably limited to reading Anne Rice novels and driving to the mall in my parents' minivan. I prefer my current ideal day much much more.

For other takes on this topic see:

A Prize In Every Box | Write Again Soon | Wish to See | Bad Apologies | A Little Maryment


Jennifer said...

You are looking quite HOT in that picture. Well done.

nycrouge said...

If only we can translate this hotness into my ideal morning. Dirty sex before coffee. Oh yes.

Mr. Bad Apologies said...

You said dirty sex! You went there! Love it.

H said...

Hmm, when I first thought of what I would do if I could do anything today, I too thought of something active - but it was more of the "biking" or "rock-climbing" variety. But I like your idea, too. Good call.