Things I do on vacation that I don’t do at home:
Wake up without an alarm (still before 7am. I would need 6 months off to break that habit)
Shave my legs everyday
Read USA Today
Ignore what time it is (the weekday time v productivity analysis is crushed by my usually repressed inner sloth)
Watch Cheers re-runs, the cartoon network and CNN
Have patience while driving (see entry on time above)
Of all of these, reading USA Today takes me out of daily life like nothing else I can think of. The amount of news is equal to how long it takes to consume a venti skim latte and a low-fat blueberry muffin. Very digestible.
The unreality in the way they present news snippets makes me feel like I am watching TV with the captioning on. Everything seems slanted toward celebrity, even stories on politics and business. Every vacation is a trip to middle America via the newspaper.
This is the what makes Vacation, vacating.