To Be Everywhere at Once

Some people would choose the ability to fly – maybe to avoid the cost of travel. Some would go with super strength – to never worry about a stuck lid on a peanut butter jar. Others would take x-ray vision – for obvious and uh, practical reasons…yeah, practical. But if I could have just one super power, it would be the ability to be in multiple places at once.

I’d be having a couple of Sams with my brother and sis-in-law in their house in Shrewsbury, Massachusetts while we all horse around with my two-year old niece and five-year old nephew. Simultaneously I’d be at the Culver Hotel in Culver City, California with my Angeleno friends and their adorable little babies, drinking a few cocktails, talking about the changes of our adult lives, and sharing our most hilarious that’s-what-she-said jokes. In Melbourne, Australia, I’d be on the back patio of Troika Bar talking about music, travel, and sport while taste-testing whiskeys with my Aussie friends. At the same time, with my newfound pervasiveness, I’d be drinking local red wine and trying to pick up on the Italian language beside the fountain in Rome’s Piazza della Madonna dei Monti with mio amici Italiani. In Singapore, I’d be with my ex-pat pals at Maxwell Food Center where an array of diverse and unique street vendors serve food, accompanied by a few cold Tiger beers, of course.

It doesn’t take much to keep me satisfied: Unique location, stimulating conversation, openhearted friends, dependable alcoholic beverage. Oh, and super human ubiquity.

Kehidupan yang baik. La vita è buona. Bonza, mate. Life is good.