I think we all can agree that few things in life rival spending the day at the beach. Fun, sun, surf, and sand, and sand, and oh look more sand. There is nothing better than that feeling you have after your post beach shower. Your skin is all tight and sun kissed and the sand is finally all washed out of your business. Totally Sweet.
The Summer Beard
I have spent a bit of time spring breakin at the beach this week. I have had a great time and am also continuing my journey of self discovery of this person I didn’t used to be. For example I have a naturally darker complexion and have rarely used sunscreen. Now I know that most towels have a soft side and a scratchy side. Yowzers sunburns hurt. I am contemplating growing a summer beard because the thought of scraping my burnt skin with a razor makes my knees wobble. Another reminder that I am getting older and now the father of two girls is my opinion of bikini clad adolescents. If this particular spring break location had a sponsor it would be tube tops and aviator sunglasses. There was a time in my life that this would have been heaven but now all I can think is how that girl’s dad must feel. I guess that is part of growing up and follows suit with the other paradigm shifts in my life. I know that we all have those things that we look back at when we get older and realize they were silly (although, I will stand behind a well tight-rolled Bugle Boy jean) and for today’s teenager it will likely be the sunglasses. I don’t get the whole hipster thing. What is so ironic about looking like and idiot? As you get older the thoughts going through your mind on vacation change and that is kind of weak, but not near as weak as rubbing aloe on your blistered ear lobes. Seriously, sunburned earlobes?? Weak.
April 6th, 2012 at 7:31 pm
Oh and pegged Bugle Boys! Hell yeah!
April 6th, 2012 at 7:29 pm
Just wanted to let you know that I nominated you for 3, yes 3, blogging awards. Check out my “It’s A Major Award” post to see your nomination. I love your stuff! 🙂
April 9th, 2012 at 9:20 am
Now that is pretty sweet! Thanks for the nod and for reading. I am a big fan of The White Trash Gourmet!
April 6th, 2012 at 6:06 pm
After beach showers ARE amazing. I don’t care what the dermatologists say – everybody looks better with a little color. 🙂
Sometimes, though, when I see the kids after they shower, it’s the first moment that I realize that I didn’t put nearly enough sunscreen on them. Then, I’m in for some serious “parenting/parental judgement” when we meet Grammy for dinner. 😦
To summarize — I see your SWEET and raise you a WEAK!
April 9th, 2012 at 9:19 am
yeah, I hear you on that. If you burn yourself no big deal but when your kids have a sunburn it is time to roll out the judgement wagon.
April 4th, 2012 at 7:10 pm
I can burn in about 15 minutes, so I feel your pain. Actually, my neck and shoulders are burned right now, and you’re right, it’s totally weak.
April 9th, 2012 at 9:18 am
no fun at all.