Sep 28, 2009

Up is down

I'm the guy that was so affected by Jaws when I was a wee lad that I never go swimming in the ocean. Never.

And here I was this weekend, on a cool Autumn day...jumping in the ocean.

I only stayed in for a moment. Ducked under a wave and then came right out. And I hadn't even started drinking yet. It just felt like something that needed to be done.

I may even post some pics from the weekend once my buddy (who smells like a wet dog) and/or his wife sends them to me.

Then again...I may not.


Note: Remember to play the Bug-Eyed Trivia Challenge every day. "You got some color this weekend.  You're face is really red.  Didja spend some time in the sun?"


white rabbit said...

The sea is the onl;y place to swim but the following are essentials:

1. The sea should be warm and clear - Caribbean and Mediterranean good for this.

2. Sunny is also essential.

3. You have a snorkel on

4. Lots of pretty underwater things to look at

5. No sharks or other nasties. I remember swimming of Greek coast with boxes 1-4 all ticked. I look down and about 18 inches below me is a sodding great jellyfish...


Candy's daily Dandy said...

What about the bathtub?

'Member the SNL skit,"Land shark".

Ruined the tub for me for life.

sybil law said...

I demand pictures!
Okay - I beg.

Slyde said...

i think you could have a picnic on the sun, and you still wouldnt get color...

Verdant Earl said...

Wabbit - Since, in my head, all the bodies of salt water in the world have sharks and other nasties...I can usually tick them off my list of "places where I would swim".

Candy - or swimming pools.

Sybil - It hasn't happened here yet, so I wouldn't hold my breath. ;)

Slyde - I'm positively glowing right now. Way too much sun for this white boy on Saturday.

Faiqa said...

I grew up in a beach town and had several friends who were lifeguards. Most of them told me that if I saw what they saw from their lifeguard stands, I wouldn't get anywhere *near* the ocean. Sharks. Lots of them.

But, hey. Good for you. ;)

Verdant Earl said...

Faiqa - I love when folks with common sense start rattling off statistics to me about shark attacks. About how low the percentage is of getting attacked. I always say my percentage is zero, because I just avoid the ocean all together. Saturday was an extremely rare exception to the rule and it lasted about 15 seconds.

i am the diva said...

i equate swimming in the ocean with getting your hand bitten off by a loose seal... a la Arrested Development.

Verdant Earl said...

Diva - I've got to sit down and watch that show one of these days.

Water Logged Canine said...

You got good color this weekend! Your face is RED!

Verdant Earl said...

Doggie - Seriously...did you spend some time in the sun? You got a lot of color!

Heff said...

Jaws messed me up too, but I eventually got over it.

savannah said...

sharks don't visit my home, i don't visit theirs, sugar. xoxox

justsomethoughts... said...

earl, once you get to aruba you'll change your mind.
and you dont have to go where it's deep. where your feet still hit the ground and head is above water. clear water. all the way down. this aint coney island.

Verdant Earl said...

Heff - as most adults do. Me? Not so much.

Savannah - EXACTLY!

Duder - So is it so clear that I can see the killing machines coming to get me from 100 yards away?