While in my history of India from 1700-1947 (fascinating class, I'll lend you my notes to read in your spare time) class this afternoon, I needed to do something to keep me from lapsing into a coma, so I made a list of all the places I need to visit before I die. I love making lists about anything, plus it entertained me for at least 25 minutes, so everyone wins. I now present to you my future vacations.
Australia - I've wanted to go here since I was a wee little lad (laddette?) so I could see a real kangaroo. They were my favorite animals since their name starts with a "K", as does mine if you weren't aware. Pretty smart logic for a 5 year old, if I do say so myself. I also would love to see the Sydney Opera House and find Nemo in the harbour.
Paris - Who doesn't want to visit the City of Lights? My friend went there and said it smelled weird, but I think she was just being racist. I mean, c'mon, everyone loves the French, right? I took French in high school for four years, but all I retained was "Bonjour" which I'm sure will get me very far.
the South of France - Yes, I probably could have just said France and combined these past two, but these seem like very distinctively different places besides for the fact that Frenchies live in both of them. Ever hear anyone say, "I'm going to southern France"? No you haven't because everyone always says "the south of France" which seems so much friggin cooler. It looks like an awesome place, and I would like to frequent it when I marry a rich man.
London - I'm sure I've mentioned it a shitload of times how I want to live in or visit London, but here it is again. I love British accents and I love me some crooked teeth even more. And I want to ride in the giant ferris wheel.
Amsterdam - I need to check out that red light district I've heard so much about. Plus I'm part Dutch. And want to wear wooden shoes. And love tulips. It's a match made in heaven.
Ireland - I have to visit the homeland at least once in my life. I'm pretty sure it's required just like if you're Muslim, you're supposed to visit Mecca at least once. Hopefully I'll be able to cross this one off the list by next Thanksgiving.
Norway, Finland & Sweden - I thought I just wanted to go to Norway to see the fijords (or is that Finland? I might be making shit up), but I figured I might as well just take out all of Scandinavia if I'm going to one of them. I bet after visiting there I won't be bitching anymore about 8 inches of snow. It looks tres tres pretty there and I can't wait to visit.
Mt. Vesuvius & Rome - I'm a history major, remember? Not that only historians want to go there, but I get excited about seeing where Julius Caesar once made a famous speech, or the part of Rome that Nero burned down. I'd probably go on history overload there, but I think it'd be worth it.
San Francisco - Don't worry, I'll be sure to wear some flowers in my hair.
Egypt - Especially the Pyramids. Once again, I know this place would make me go into a seizure with how much history will be thrown at me there. I'm getting a little too excited just thinking about it. When I was making this list, I was trying to think if there was any place in Africa I wanted to visit, even after I had wrote down Egypt. Does anyone else besides me tend to forget Egypt is a part of Africa? Of course I always remember that it is, but it always slips my mind for half a second. I'm not like Emily thinking that New England is a country all by itself, I swear.
Switzerland - I would love to be able to say someday, "Yeah, I skiied on the Swiss Alps before." After that, I'm sure going skiing on the shitty little hills in Wisconsin or Michigan would never be the same again. I also have a shitload of illegal to money to hide, so I'm thinking about stashing it in one of their banks, you know, to avoid taxes. Don't tell anyone.
I have some more, like New Zealand, Greece, Morrocco, and Fiji, but I don't feel like writing about those. I think I have more than needed there anyways. So, anyone want to go on a vacation? Let me know. I can pack in 5 minutes, bitches.