Friday, March 6, 2009

Beach Bliss

It’s no big surprise that I’m ready to move.

I talk about it all the time. I’ve got a daily countdown set up on my refrigerator, planner and every major social networking site.

I curse the flat land of Florida, loathe the ridiculous temperatures and at times wish it would just float to the bottom of the ocean and remain unnoticed and unmissed.

But there’s one thing that this cold, hardened, embittered heart of mine will miss about my home of the last 14 years.

The shore, the waves, the seagulls, the stereotypical and superfluous palm trees. Loading the car up with 12-packs of beer and foot-long subs. Trudging through the sand lugging towels and books and a small radio. Basking in the sun checking tan lines and drifting in and out of peaceful slumber. Feeling completely content and relaxed after a long day by the water.

I’ll miss that.

So in an effort to cram in as much of it as possible before our swiftly approaching departure, the Boo and I have implemented weekly beach days.

(the boo and i in Clearwater. yes, i realize i have pronounced cankles in this picture.)

Every Friday we pack it all up, turn off our phones and head out to the vast expanse of sand, sun, and salt water. It’s the perfect conclusion to a long stressful week and a reminder that “there’s nowhere you can be that isn’t where you’re meant to be.”

(If you can name that song, I will love you forever.)

Happy Friday, everyone. Here’s to increased chances of melanoma, sand in every orifice and tipsy peeing in the water. (And don’t you dare act like you’ve never done that.)


Andy said...

I was going to get upset with you for dissing on Florida while I've got several inches of snow up here in PA, and then you redeemed yourself.
Also- that's from "All You Need Is Love," I think.

insomniaclolita said...

Id be gladly to move there myself any seconds :D Or maybe a long vacation will do :D

Shannon said...

All you need is love, and the beach ;)

Anonymous said...

I would miss that too! Where are you moving to? I would like to be at a beach right now!

Margarita said...

Mmmm, I wish I was in Florida right now! It's starting to get warm now but it's still too cold. Cold. Cold. Bleh.

JD said...

all you need is love :)

Lil' Woman said...

I love Clearwater...Me & Big Man like to go but don't enjoy the long ride, and it's "ALL YOU NEED IS LOVE"...I love the wedding part in Love Actually with that song! :)

a H.I.T. said...

I've tipsy peed everywhere from Bora Bora to the Long Island Sound. Anyone who says they haven't is lying. There is no way they chose a gross port-a-potty over the cool ocean (or lake or river or sound).

Now I feel a case of TMI coming on. Oh well.

Swampbabydaddy said...

Oh......I get it now! That's why ur known as little miss pissy, cuz you pee in the water at the beach. Love that mind of yours. Sky's the limit 4 u!

Bird* said...

that first picture looks like the caribbean... not florida.

i am laying on indian rocks beach as i type :) was a beautiful day today.

don't leave the beach! you are crazy if you do!!

Anonymous said...

Sometimes I miss Florida so much it hurts.

And I know the song is by The Beatles.

Emily said...

andy - yea, PA sucks worse so i'll keep my mouth shut. ha

insomniac lolita - vacations are always better.

shannon - exactly

glamstarr - i know right? we're moving to charlotte! yay!

margarita - i know. that's the one good thing about florida. it's always warm when you want it to be.

jd - good job, lady.

lil woman - ME TOO!! the hidden symphony players in the church is too cute!! :]

a h.i.t. - there is no such thing as tmi with me, dear.

swamp - hahaha thanks pops!

bird - well call me crazy but i am!

theoddduckling - i probably will too from time to time but i'm ready for a change.

Classy in Philadelphia said...

Beautiful pictures. I absolutely love the beach and wish it was warmer here in Philly and that I could go put my feet in the sand. I think it's nice that you and the boo are taking the time to appreciate the little things!

Nashe^ said...

Daym! I wish beaches in Singapore are half as clean as the ones you have!

Tattooed Dorothy said...


Danielle said...

I'm dying for a beach vacation even more now. What's the tat on your foot?

Mary Elizabeth said...

I understand. I reside in FL as well...and sometimes I really want to move. There is a whole lack of culture here on The Panhandle. P.S. I love your blog.

Stephanie said...

Looks lovely. Soak it up. I don't know where you are moving, but not many places have that year round.

ChinkyGirLMeL said...

Great pictures. I love the beach. Everything about it is just so relaxing. =)

Stef said...

What I wouldn't do to go back to Florida... ahh the beaches!

Stef said...

What I wouldn't do to go back to Florida... ahh the beaches!

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