December 03, 2006


Kids can be cruel with their namecalling and teasing. Picking on those that are different... Adults can ruthless bastards, too.

We took my cousin's boat out yesterday, and hit a little island off the east shore of the bay. Beautiful day. The bay was nearly flat, eighty frickin' degrees with 100% humidity (that's no exaggeration), but the wind coming across the water helped balance it all out. We had planned to have a picnic, and drink many beers on the beach. And that, wii did. But it wasn't long, and I was being called names and had folks pointing and laughing (some gazing on in horror) at me. I could feel the tears pouring down my cheeks as I was being heckled.

Or perhaps that was just the saltwater of the bay when I surfaced after diving in. I broke through the water to hear, "CRAZY NORTHERNER!, You're fucking nuts!," and to see folks twirling their fingers around their ears.

Apparently it's unacceptable to go swimming in December. Hey... the water temp was 72. That's about perfect!

Ain't it?

Posted by That 1 Guy at December 3, 2006 10:07 AM | TrackBack

Well, not for me but then I don't generally swim in the same water as sharks..although lawyers can without fear of being bit..something about professional courtesy..

Posted by: GUYK at December 3, 2006 10:31 AM

Damn, that's some warm water.

Posted by: Contagion at December 3, 2006 10:32 AM

Ok, let's call a truce, shall we?

I'll stop posting about snow and the cool weather and you stop talking about boating, the beach and the water.

Oh, and you deserve every bit of grief they gave you. Only Canadians and weirdos swim in the Bay after October.

Didn't you know the Bay is where all the sharks going during the winter time? Yeah, you may want to read up on that! ;-)

Posted by: Tammi at December 3, 2006 10:37 AM

I don't know if I'd swim in it, but I'd sure as hell fish it now...

Posted by: RedNeck at December 3, 2006 12:06 PM

I went swimming (outdoor pool) in Tucson one January... Freaked the locals something fierce! But hey - it was 80 degrees out for heaven's sake!

Posted by: Richmond at December 3, 2006 04:08 PM

Wii like our warm weather in the winter down here, although wii also would like 4 seasons. Wii just don't do snow here...


Posted by: Bou at December 3, 2006 06:55 PM

You are nuts. No, I will not go in the water until it hits almost 80.

Posted by: vw bug at December 4, 2006 07:19 AM