Happy Thanksgiving

bethany.mexicoMy BFF Bethany and I execute a Girls’ Trip every 1.5 to 2 years. Since she’s the accountant, she keeps track of when it’s time to plan a trip. It’s important to note that she also tracks her calendar’s “Busy Season” wherein any travel beyond West Des Moines is forbidden. (Note: this season was originally something like January through April but as she becomes more and more important at her firm, said season is now December through June. It’s important to note that activities such as nuptials, births, and funerals are forbidden during this time.)

For the first time, our trip happened during a holiday. Thanksgiving, to be exact. Never exactly the holiday that has topped my list of exciting holidays, but a holiday nonetheless.

We stayed at Iberostar Cancun* for four nights and had a lovely time. The ocean was beautiful and though the weather was windier than necessary, the sun was out for the majority of our stay. Either way, Bethany and I appreciated the scenery when compared to our respective DC and Des Moines atmospheres.

The beaches at our resort were beautiful and reminded me of this thought from Anne of Green Gables:

“Look at that sea, girls–all silver and shadow and vision of things not seen. We couldn’t enjoy its loveliness any more if we had millions of dollars and ropes of diamonds.”

…which prompted me to pull up the exchange, and see Jane’s response:

“I don’t know, exactly… I think diamonds would comfort a person for a good deal.”

…which, of course, reminds me of Bethany, the accountant, my BFF.

Happy Thanksgiving to all, and a very merry start of the 2013-2014 holiday season. Time sure flies when we’re having fun.

 

*We’ve been to Mexico twice and Florida twice. We travel well together, mainly because we have an agreement that vacations ought to feature more lounging than movement. No kayaking or surf-kiting or frisbee-golfing or rugby, thank you very much. If someone reminds me I’ll do a recap of the three Mexican resorts we’ve visited.

Follow Friday: @GSElevator

Looking for an interesting Twitter account to follow?

Today, my suggestion is “GS Elevator Gossip,” a parody of things that hypothetically might be heard in an elevator at Goldman Sachs.

Bio:  “Things heard in the Goldman Sachs elevators do not stay in the Goldman Sachs elevators. Email what you hear to elevatorgoldman@gmail.com.”

A relevant thought from Einstein

alberteinsteinAlbert Einstein: “Not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted.”

What do we think?

In today’s world, or perhaps more specifically in the political world, we’re told over and over that our value must be quantifiable.

Right?