Tuesday, June 29, 2010

The Bachelorette and the Bucket

Istanbul, Turkey

I confess I've been watching the Bachelorette this season. I had long since boycotted it for the tacky ways of being "picked" by someone while dating ten other people and all of them professing " I'm falling in love with you!!" after the second date.

No woman...or man for that matter should put themselves in a position to compete for someones love especially when there is a TACKY rose ceremony every couple of days to send a few losers home. YUCK!!

HOWEVER I must confess I've been watching this season for some desire to have some  CHEAP Summer fun. Ali ( the bachelorette) is cute and fun, and of course all the guys are super HOT and fun to look at. But the best part about this season is that they are traveling the world together. Last nights episode was filmed in Istanbul, Turkey.

NEVER have I been so drawn to a city since New York City and Paris. Both places did NOT disappoint and I would go back in a HOT minute. Paris with my super sexy husband was ten times better that our  Caribbean honeymoon, even though i was pregnant with Indy at the time of our trip.

Anywho, Last night I officially started my "Bucket List". As I mentioned this exciting news to my husband, " honey I'm starting my bucket list and I have the first thing I want to do."

Ted, "why... are you dying?"
Me, "no I'm not dying, but it's more a list of things I would like to do before I die." DUH!!
Ted, " Oh"
me " I want to go to Istanbul, Turkey"

Ted, "well that's not gonna happen because there's too much history there for you and I to go and enjoy it together"

me "what ??" "They didn't teach that in school, what kind of history?"

After a few minutes of explaining, basically he said that my public school education probably didn't go into too much detail about Turkey but that he would want to spend a lot of time reading and studying the history there. I of course really just wanna go to shop, eat, see the pretty sites, take a bunch of pictures,   and maybe look at a few historical places.

Just like  the Louvre in Paris, we would  have to do some pre-negotiating on how much reading of every single historical painting, monument,  placard, mosk, sculpture, etc etc  he would be allowed to do and how much of the fun stuff I would be allowed to do. But he did give me a kiss when we went to bed and said that he would love to go to Turkey with me some day.

I told him that would be great . 


shelley said...

First of all I am DYEING (my hair, that is. PURPLE) because you spell it dying unless you are re-coloring something. Secondly, you are brilliantly funny and honest and so right about the "i'm falling in love with you" tacky rose ceremony stuff. I stopped watching that crap after trista and ryan. The notion of a globe trotting batchleorette is intriguing though and I am personally THRILLED to see you wanting to travel to Istanbul, Turkey. How exciting and romantic. I'm sure it was a total turn-on for Ted to hear you say that you want to go somewhere so culturally rich. Nice going. I'm still dyeing, though.

Kaminski Family said...

Oh HELL... how do you spell the dieing when you croak???

Anonymous said...

Steph, you have to read "the Historian" (you'll get plenty of history interwoven in the plot). It's about vampires in eastern europe and turkey! You won't be able to put it down!

1gkitty said...

It sound fantastic and I am now certain you WILL go to Istanbul, Turkey! As for the bachelorette, I MUST tune in!! xoxo Mom