Wednesday, June 16, 2010
more like sea NICE!
Last week I wrote a letter to Greg who is currently in Naval Officer training. This is his first big step in becoming a Naval Pilot. In my letter I gave him some bullet point updates on my life this summer:
-I'm afraid of the sun.
-I'm busy doing my Practicum in Community Mental Health, which is a saucer-eyed experience to say the least...
-I've become a surfer.
If anyone would read that last statement and not doubt me or laugh at me, it would be Greg. Actually, I know for a fact that Greg would say something very fatherly such as,
"Well Ruthie, I knew you had it in you! You're making me proud."
Thanks Greg. Tonight (at roughly 10:25pm when Oceana sends out their fleet for late night practice over VB) I will salute you.
(I read this Vogue Editorial with Blake Lively ironically while I was sitting in the waiting room at the dermatologist. This little tshirt-bikini bottom combo really stuck with me. If Blake can surf and wear SPF 100, so can I. Except I would never wear Merino wool in the ocean. That sounds just as bad as when I got sea lice stuck in my one piece in the 5th grade. Yeah, "sea lice" are just as horrific as they sound.)
Oh, one more thing. If you are a lady and want to go surfing with me, let's go. Yes, it is intimidating and yes, the lifeguards are judging you. But I had forgotten how much fun it is to actually play in the ocean.