Friday, February 19, 2016
Can I ask you a question?
You know that song, 'Holiday' by Madonna? Is she talking about a holiday, like, a vacation, or a holiday, like, Christmas? This made me and John pause for thought in the middle of our packing-dance-party last night (it's our - well, my - tradition to put that song on at the loudest volume possible, the night before we leave for any break) after he asked, in all sincerety, "But does she actually mean holiday? Because you Americans don't call it that, do you? You say, VAH-CAY-SHUN!"
It had us both stumped. "If we took a [President's Day] holiday / Took some time to celebrate," just doesn't have the same ring to it, does it? But then she sings, "One day to come together" and, you know, "one day" implies something more akin to Christmas than a week-long trip to Barbados.
I'm so confused. I also might need to change my pre-holiday theme tune.
In any case, we're going on a holiday. Like, a vacation. Just a long weekend to get some winter sun (it was a semi-spontaneous kind of thing).
Head over to Instagram to say "hi", follow along, and find out where we're heading to: I'm at @angloyankophile.
Peace out! (And let me know your thoughts on the Madonna song below - thanks.)