Friday, August 22, 2014
Straw Hat and Blue Surf
I am back with a long (but exciting, gorgeous, and wet!) day at the beach. It was such a beautiful day to visit the Gulf of Mexico (I keep wanting to say "ocean", but it technically is the Gulf) and take part in sand building, exploring, and body surfing. Which turned out to be a very, very awkward activity to do.
I was in the water, conquering the waves (in a fashion that only a petite woman of under 115 pounds can do), when I decided to ride out a particularly large wave. It was thrilling enough that, when I popped up for air and saw another biggie coming, I decided to ride again with a vengeance. And I dived into the wave, allowing it to propel me at a rather speedy speed, feeling like a liberated dolphin when *SMACK*-- my liberation is cut short as I crash into a pair of legs innocently standing in the waist-deep water. And there I floundered, still being at the mercy of the water's force and pressed up against some strange lady's lower body. It was the. most. embarrassing. moment. I. have. ever. had. the. audacity. to. live. through. When I finally managed to push myself away, I had to shout "Sorrrryy!!!" as I was once again drafted into the watery service of the Gulf of Mexico. And I wanted to be washed away into a river that would connect with the Mississippi and carry me back up to Illinois where I would hopefully never have to face the woman whom I so rudely washed into. Sadly, I ended up spending the rest of the day on the same beach. I hoped that the water had been too blue for her to clearly see what I looked like.
Apart from that mind-numbingly awkward incident, it was a great time. I got some great pictures AS WELL AS some video clips which I hope to share soon in a summarizing video, so stay tuned.
Hope you have had a great summer (or a more dignifying one, at least ;))!
Top/Skirt/Hat: Thrifted | Swimsuit/Flip-Flops: Walmart | Belt: Old
Until next time,