(ROLL OPENING CREDITS.) So get this. I'm strutting down Orange Avenue in haute couture when suddenly I get drenched by the passing 904 bus as it barrels through an enormous puddle. Crap. My pink tulle skirt is ruined.
Now that I'm blogging, I'm feeling a little like Carrie Bradshaw from Sex and the City. After all, we're both writers. We're both named Carrie and we spell it the same way. We're both excitable, smile a lot and have frizzy hair (my profile photo is delightfully deceiving.) We both live in remarkable zip codes and have ultra cool friends. Shout out, ladies!
No. No. I'm not that cool.
I promise there will be a point, but first allow me to rip on myself. Here are a few differences between Carrie Bradshaw and Carrie Keyes, arranged in ascending order from tolerable to pathetic:
1. Carrie Bradshaw takes taxis. I take the water taxi.
Jimmy Choo stilettos. I wear Reef flip flops.
3. Carrie Bradshaw gets paid to write. I...don't. (Insert plea for literary agent here. Me write-a da fiction.)
4. Carrie Bradshaw is single and wears skimpy tops. I'm married with kids and I sport a muffin top. (Don't worry. No photo here.)
Before I do further damage to myself, I should give you my point...
Paradise is a state of mind. Carrie Bradshaw found paradise in the fast-paced urban sanctuary called New York City, where noise and concrete gave her hope and initiative. She embraced her city, squeezed it tight behind a velvet rope at a hot night club.
I have found paradise in an island setting where no one wears a wristwatch, let alone makeup. A place where water, sand and sun give me solace and keep me sated. I'll also embrace my city, but I'm gonna hug it out at the yacht club, not the night club. I prefer three-strand nylon dock lines over velvet ropes.
wake up in a city that doesn't sleep," but I want to wake up in a city that is yet asleep (also known as Nado Time).
The curious Carrie Bradshaw routinely poses a question in each column she writes, so I'll do the same...
If paradise is a state of mind, then I wonder...where's your paradise?
(ROLL CLOSING CREDITS: Awesomely ameteur iPhone photos: Carrie Keyes. DISCLAIMER: No muffin tops were harmed during the drafting of this post.)
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