oh yeah, i can't swim
i remember when this was called 'nappy' and i'd bolt to get my hair done (fried). weird what 2 years can do for one's self image.
after my nap...
it was decided that the sail would be dropped. on my head.
told everyone i'd be wearing t-shirts and shorts to the beach until i got my shit together. people thought i was being super self conscious. clearly, i'm NOT kidding, lol.
sneakers: levi's (bestest sailing/boat shoes ever. swear.)
went sailing. passed out on a boat. i'm terrified of water, even the pool. jaws is ever-present in my memory. so is free willy. and the titanic and deep blue sea. while i love water and would love to have ready pool access or live over it i'm so incredibly frightened of it, i'd probably just sit at the side and stare suspiciously into the deep end (this has happened). i can't swim...at all. and i'm scared i'll fall in and never get out. plus, you can't SEE underwater. especially in the sound cuz the water is GREEN. see how FAR away all the land was? we were on the water for 8 hours. the day was spent discussing sharks, why they (and lost whales, barracuda, piranha, etc.) would not be in the sound, what would happen if the wind never came back, black people and sunburn and the lack of boobs on the boat. as the only girl, i was the sole source of entertainment, true story, lol.
the next day, (after i watched jaws 2 at my mom's) i found out that a friend of mine went sailing in the sound. his boat died and he and his friend tried to swim to shore. they got stranded in the water, too far from the boat and too far from the shore, with the current sweeping them steadily away from anything significant. people, thinking they were just being friendly, waved back at them as they flailed helplessly in their flimsy rubber boat with bending oars. the only reason they made it out is because someone saw 2 morons trying to take on the currents in a rubber effing boat.
so this is my weakness. secret's out and i don't feel better...and i'm sure you all desperately needed to have this information to move forth with your day...
yeah. so...i got back pats for not