Adult Spring Break! Bad for your short term health, good for your long-term outlook

Hey you, yes you, the one with the job and the responsibility and the kid (that you may or may not know about).

Do you yearn for the days when you could drink too much and stay up late without caring about the repercussions?¹

Do you remember fondly the days when you could forget to wear sunscreen (or only apply sunscreen haphazardly to your left forearm and neck before getting called away for an emergency volleyball session) and then laugh hysterically at how purple your burnt skin looked?

Do you long for those mornings when you wake up unable to speak and only then realize how much you were yelling over terrible loud “bass-y” music for hours upon end?

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While this place did miss some of the charm of a spring break in Mexico in the 90’s (alas, no whistles followed by mandatory pours of strange red liquids), it carried the air of spring-breakery quite well (crowded, loud, and generally a meat market).

If you are, then you are not alone.²

Guess what? There’s a place for you. Nestled in the valley of the sun, just outside of Phoenix, with sweeping views of endless golf courses and upscale strip malls, lies Scottsdale, Arizona – Home of the Ultimate Adult Spring Break™ or UASB for short.³

We recently visited with some friends for San Francisco Giants spring training and while I was good about applying sunscreen and we did go to bed at a reasonable(ish) hour – we did live the life of a spring breaker. Despite an ungodly hour in which we had to fly home, I felt completely refreshed at the end of it.

Forget Paleo, forget daily exercise, plan your UASB – today!

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It wasn’t completely “spring-breaky” as evidenced by this photo of a friend demonstrating his wife’s prenatal stretching regimen.


¹ Or that big meeting that’s coming up with that important client or internal stakeholder — that you really should spend a little more time worry more about, shouldn’t you??!?

² In fact, 73% of the billions of adults between the ages of 25 and 45 wish on a daily basis that they could go back in time and relive their reckless/feckless days of yore.

³ This is different than the tagline my friend came up with that the Scottsdale Chamber of Commerce really should consider adopting, “Scottsdale: Nice Car, Nice T*ts, Nice Life”



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One thought on “Adult Spring Break! Bad for your short term health, good for your long-term outlook

  1. Holiday Rep March 26, 2014 at 5:25 pm Reply

    Reblogged this on The World at my fingertips.. and commented:
    After being there during the before during and after SPRING BREAK rules!

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