Saturday, July 26, 2008

Vacation Quote Blog - GBE 46

Merriam-Webster's defines a vacation as follows:

Main Entry:1va•ca•tion
Pronunciation: ..vā-ˈkā-shən, və-..
Function: noun
Usage: often attributive
Etymology: Middle English vacacioun, from Anglo-French vacacion, from Latin vacation-, vacatio freedom, exemption, from vacare
Date: 14th century

1: a respite or a time of respite from something: INTERMISSION
2 a: a scheduled period during which activity (as of a court or school) is suspended b: a period of exemption from work granted to an employee
3: a period spent away from home or business in travel or recreation
"had a restful vacation at the beach"

Other words used for vacation are break, leave, recess, and holiday, hence the song that is playing now. Enjoy my friends………












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Holidays are enticing only for the first week or so. After that, it is no longer such a novelty to rise late and have little to do. ~Margaret Laurence




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If some people didn't tell you, you'd never know they'd been away on a vacation. ~Kin Hubbard




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We hit the sunny beaches where we occupy ourselves keeping the sun off our skin, the saltwater off our bodies, and the sand out of our belongings. ~Erma Bombeck




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No man needs a vacation so much as the person who has just had one. ~Elbert Hubbard




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A good vacation is over when you begin to yearn for your work. ~Morris Fishbein




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A vacation is what you take when you can no longer take what you've been taking. ~Earl Wilson




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A vacation is having nothing to do and all day to do it in. ~Robert Orben




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I do not really like vacations. I much prefer an occasional day off when I do not feel like working. When I am confronted with a whole week in which I have nothing to do but enjoy myself I do not know where to begin. To me, enjoyment comes fleetingly and unheralded; I cannot determinedly enjoy myself for a whole week at a time. ~Robertson Davies




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The alternative to a vacation is to stay home and tip every third person you see. ~Author Unknown




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Every man who possibly can should force himself to a holiday of a full month in a year, whether he feels like taking it or not. ~William James




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Those that say you can't take it with you never saw a car packed for a vacation trip. ~Author Unknown




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The rainy days a man saves for usually seem to arrive during his vacation. ~Author Unknown




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By and large, mothers and housewives are the only workers who do not have regular time off. They are the great vacationless class. ~Anne Morrow Lindbergh




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Vacation: Two weeks on the sunny sands - and the rest of the year on the financial rocks. ~Sam Ewing




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College is the longest vacation you will ever take. ~ Dan Indante and Karl Marks




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Too much work, and no vacation, Deserves at least a small libation. So hail! my friends, and raise your glasses, Work's the curse of the drinking classes. ~Oscar Wilde




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Exchange your troubles for some love, Wherever you are. Let me take you far away, You'd like a holiday. ~Klaus Meine



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This is my submission to the GBE. This week's topic is VACATION.
The GBE, or Group Blogging Experience is great fun. Each week (usually on Tuesday) we are given a general topic by our fearless leader Alicia and we have until that Saturday to blog about it. Say whatever you want. Silly, serious, true, fiction, debate.... whatever. It's up to you. If your interested just go to Alicia's Blog and check it out. If you want to participate comment her blog saying "I'm in" , that's it. No big sign up or anything. You blog and she'll link to your blog and everyone else's on Saturday. Make sure you're not private though. So that everyone can read your blog.


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