I’m writing this on our last day of vacation. It’s about four in the afternoon and my wife and daughters have gone shopping leaving me to my own devices.
The room is quiet save for the air conditioner slaving away by the window.
We’ve had wonderful weather this week, perfect beach weather; hot and sunny.
Put the two together and you get an idea as to why my daughters are calling me the “lobsterman”.
The post title should make some sense as well.
I got a bit toasty.
Speaking of toasted, I’m drinking a beer called ‘Road Dog’,
a Scottish Porter made by the Flying Dog Brewery in Denver, Co.
The artwork on the bottle reminded me of Ralph Steadman.
I’ve loved Steadman’s work forever. Think of a Hunter Thompson book cover and you know who Steadman is.
Anyway, the phrase on the bottle simply said, “good beer, no shit.”
Sign me up, captain.
It’s not as good as my beloved Guinness but it’s cold and wet and hitting the spot right now.
A few vacation/beach observations:
* If you’re a pregnant woman going to a public beach and you’re anywhere near your third trimester, please, for the love of God, lose the two-piece bikini. While I considered my wife subtly sexy when she was pregnant, I consider a strange woman strutting her expanding gut on the beach to be nothing short of a corpulent slob.
* The need/urge for a woman to “pee” is in direct proportion to the amount of traffic you’re sitting in that’s slowing down your arrival at the nearest bathroom.
*Cold beer and a freshly boiled lobster never taste nearly as good as when you’re enjoying them while sitting with a great friend. We watched a burning sunset over a harbor in Hyannis and talked about old times. The beer was colder and the lobster,sweeter.
*My daughters all look like they come from the Tropics because they’re so tanned.
*I love my bed.
This post wouldn’t be complete without saying thank you to my good friend Writer Chick.
Though she would have loved a bit more feedback, she had alot of fun.
She may be by occasionally to do a cameo appearance if she can find some time as she’s currently at work on a novel.
I thank all that commented and made her feel at home.
I also hope that those that did visit and left anonymously enjoyed their stay.
I plan on making the rounds sometime this weekend to do some catch up on my favorite blogs. Hope everyone is well.
Back to work on Monday…yuck.