So I emailed my guitar teacher last week to cancel the week’s lesson. “Heading to Massachusetts,” I told him.”It’s time for my annual get-together with my three best friends from high school.”
His response: “Oooh. Girls gone wild!”
Weeellll….not exACTLY. But he did get me thinking about how we could spice up what is otherwise, typically, four days of lying around, cooking, sharing book and movie titles and going on sedate hikes or paddle trips.
Girlfriend Getaway Idea #1: The Colonoscogetaway.
I know, I know–nobody’s idea of fun, but bear with me here. Without divulging our ages, I can safely say that my 3 besties and I add up to more than a 200 year-old when we get together. So we’re all due for one of those…procedures. Why not increase the pleasure factor up to not-quite-negative numbers by doing it with some buddies? We could line up our clinic beds real close, watch each other’s scope screens, have a contest to see who gets done fastest…I better quit before the disgusting puns start.
Girlfriend Getaway Idea #2: Colonoscogetaway Deluxe.
Same as #1, but with a simultaneous mani-pedi. Hey, if you’re just lying there…
Girlfriend Getaway Idea #3: Colonoscogetaway Deluxe Deluxe.
How about a facial while we’re at it?
Girlfriend Getaway Idea #4: OK-Enough-With-the-Colon-Thing, Musical Wine & Chocolate-Tasting.
Book of Mormon + Pinot Grigio + Sea-Salt 82% Cacao = !!!!!
Girlfriend Getaway Idea #5: Cooking Class & Male Stripper
“Then, you pinch the dumpling tightly so it won’t leak, and…OH yeah. OH my. Talk about pinching dumplings…!”
Girlfriend Getaway Idea #6: Book Study & Bike Trip
For the hardier, brainier gals…”SO… WHEN GATSBY SAYS THAT THING ABOUT OF COURSE YOU CAN CHANGE THE PAST…”
“WHAT? HOLD ON, LEMME CATCH UP TO YOU.”
“ARE WE STILL TALKING ABOUT CHAPTER FIVE? I CAN’T HEAR YOU GUYS.”
“THE GREEN LIGHT’S SYMBOLIC, RIGHT?”
“WE ALREADY TALKED ABOUT THE GREEN LIGHT.”
“OH, GREEN? LET’S GO THEN…”
“NO, NO, IT’S RED, DON’T GO–LOOKOUT!!!!!!” [crash]
OK, maybe forget about that one.
How about you guys? Want to share some fun girlfriend getaway ideas, real or unreal? What’s worked for you? What hasn’t? What would you like to try?