Saturday, June 27, 2009

Vacation Blues (or Reds as it were)

Jim is on vacation in the Florida Panhandle where they don't have cockroaches, Sugar, them's palmetto bugs! (Palmetto is an ancient Seminole word meaning "big giant-assed cockroach...with wings!")

Went to the beach again today.

Pensacola beach, which is better than Navarre, though much more crowded.

My son and I spent the day body surfing in what had to be 85 degree water. Perfect for sharks, of which there were plenty. They left us alone though. So, we had fun and left with the same number of limbs we arrived with.

Despite being slathered in 45 sunblock I got sunburned.

It's not bad, I don't look like a boiled lobster or anything, but I am red all over the chest and back. I'm liberally covered in after-sun aloe gel at the moment and smell like the inside of a desert plant.

Bring it on, Vacation, I can take it.


  1. Jim,

    There are Navy Seals all over the world turning their backs and pretending they don't know you.

    Shame on you.

    Have another beer and man up. (He said a week before beginning to whine about how cold that lake in Northern MN is.)

  2. Ok, tomorrow I'll wrestle one of the sharks...

  3. So, no sharks today. Family reunion at a local park/swimming hole. Maybe I'll wrestle an alligator.

  4. Only medium rare...good job!


  5. (runs in)

    Since Jim is gone, we can use his place as base.

    (dumps a pile of dirt on the floor and carefully places third base in the middle of the dirt)

    (places tennis rackets on base to make an X)

  6. You know, I do have somebody watching the house, Michelle.

  7. Yeah, like that's ever stopped us before!! I mean, she coulda used the house ya know...

  8. I resemble the sunburn. I use SPF "Vampires and Zombies" formula myself.

    Nathan, I don't want to hear about cold lakes unless you're going to SWIM ACROSS IT AND BACK.


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