Earth Porn and a Note from Uncle Mikey

Posted: December 27, 2011 in Travel
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Seriously, everyone needs to go look at this site and tell me it doesn’t want to make you go travel the world, right now. ALL OF IT.

EARTH PORN

I’d also recommend looking at these while listening to “Reports from the Threshold of Death” by Junius. Trust me.

I don’t know about you, but I get a serious case of wanderlust just looking at those pictures. It’s insane. The music helps, too. And then it reminds me that the only thing I want for my birthday this year is another trip Iceland, with at least a week to roam around that beautiful island country. The whole music-combined-with-awesome-pictures thing is a definite way into the depths of my brain. You might have to get past the perpetually-frustrated editor who sits frantically typing all day while occasionally screaming “FUCK” and pounding on the typewriter, but I promise it’s a pleasant place outside of that….yes, yes, come on in, there’s room for you in there…..

Sometimes I feel no greater release than getting on a plane and getting the fuck out of my element for a few days. Any length of time, really…it doesn’t matter, so long as it’s enough time for me to go have an experience somewhere new. Somewhere near, somewhere far, somewhere I’ve been, somewhere I haven’t….it doesn’t take much to engage me when it comes to traveling.

Speaking of traveling, I just got back from Sacramento for the holidays, and I’ve officially decided my niece is the cutest child on the planet. I may be biased about all that, but still. Oh, hell, see for yourself:

I was helplessly attacked by a rampaging adorable baby while lying on the floor. (Don't worry, I wasn't quite drunk yet.)

She’s a doll, and being an uncle kicks ass because I can play with her and teach her how to turn into Godzilla and charge into a wall of delicately-balanced Legos, but as soon as it’s time for her diaper to get changed or something horrible like that, I can just give her to my brother or sister-in-law and say “Here.” While smirking openly.

It doesn’t make me want to rush into having one of my own, that’s for sure. It’s been more of a lingering question lately, like “Do I want more absinthe?” or “Should I show up to a job interview without pants?” Y’know, those burning questions that you can never truly answer with a solid “yes” or “no.”

I do enjoy being an uncle. It’s a pretty sweet job so far, and I’m looking forward to a lifetime of it. It’s like a combination of being a parent without all the annoying gross parts and an older sibling with ALL of the fun parts.

Now then, where DID I put my pants, anyway!?….

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Comments
  1. Risa White says:

    Kids always seem to gravitate towards you for some reason. They just don’t know!!! ; )

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