At the time you are reading this, there is a good chance I will be here.
Or possibly somewhere like here.
I definitely will not be here.
Yes, just like some national breakfast TV show’s weather report, IBOT is being brought to you today by the beauty that is the Gold Coast of Australia.
The reason for this change in location, is that my father in law had a significant birthday.
And like some modern-day Martin Luther King, he had a dream. A dream to take his grandchildren to the gold coast to celebrate this significant birthday.
A dream that Boatman and I kinda stuffed up when we decided to move across the country, and just down the road from him. He was able to celebrate last year with the other half of the family clan, but this year, in the spirit of ‘better late than never,’ it’s our turn.
The plan is to soak up some sun, maybe eat some cake, and, of course, check out the theme parks. Because who comes to the GC and doesn’t check out the theme parks?
There’s only one slight problem; it turns out neither Boatman nor I are ‘rides people.’ We don’t mind some rides; you know the ones that give you a small thrill without having you feel as if your life is about to flash before your eyes? Those are our kids of rides. We like them well enough, and we are confident enough in who we are to say that we do not feel the need to throw ourselves from giant heights in a metal cage to have fun.
The only problem is that we have children (or at least one) who is more than keen to test fate and her gag reflex, and is insisting we do the same. It’s one thing to be confident enough to say ‘I’m not a rides person’ to an adult with whom you have nothing to prove. It’s quite another to be shown up by your eleven year old.
And so for the next few days, you might not hear much from me on the IBOT or blogging front. (Sorry about that.)
You might, however, hear me screaming as I’m hurled through the sky.
And if, the worst should happen, and I plunge to my death in some freak theme park accident that hardly ever happens, but runs thorough my mind every time I look at those rides, this is my parting wish: keep blogging on Tuesdays. IBOT must live on.
Are you a rides person?