Monday, September 25, 2006

The answer to life, the universe and everything?

Don't ask me! I'm just the bloke who's going to be 42 years old in 4 days time.

What I do know is there's a bloody great former hurricane heading for Blighty and I've no intention of celebrating my nativity with gales. So I'm off to Havana for a fortnight of culture, architecture, rum factories, occasional thunderstorms, old cars, oldtime communism and possibly cigars. And rum - did I mention the rum?

Note to God: no hurricanes.

I've always wanted to go to Cuba. Now that the old fellow's feeling his age and the exiles are getting Uncle Sam a bit excited about possibilities following his (hopefully long to be delayed) demise, it's a case of now or never. Once Fidel and Raul are gone, nothing will be the same for that island. Advertising hoardings all over the place. J C Penny. WallMart!

Additional note to God: No state funerals or American invasions, either. And definitely no hurricanes!

1 comment:

  1. Happy birthday and good luck in your travels!

    As for the impending American invasion of Cuba-- I think you're safe until that Iraq mess blows over as Bush has really over extended his reach.