I love their easy, breezy style. Plus they are always wandering the beach somewhere, thinking up their next novels in their carefree stretch cotton bermudas. ($49) Who does not aspire to this?
If my friend the Suburban Executive owned a pair of carefree stretch cotton bermudas she would wear them to check the stock indexes on her laptop while taking work calls on her Blackberry.
My friend needs to lighten up. "You need to find a way to monetize your blog," she tells me.
"Please," I say, "do not use words like monetize around me. You are going to spoil the mojitos before you have even paid for them."
Because I am the right sort of friend, I am headed off to South Beach for some R and R with the Suburban Executive, who has already called this morning to remind me 1. not to pack too much and 2. to pack enough clothes so that we can hang out at both beach bars and the chi-chi hotel lounge. Because she has spent the last several years in upper level management positions, she does not see anything at all contradictory in this.