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On the summer

Summertime at the beach is an interesting time. On one hand, you have the beach RIGHT there. But, on the other, you’re working all the time so you never really get to go there.

On Saturday, I finally got to go to the beach and it was awesome. I swam in the ocean and ate sand as the waves crashed over me. My skin got a little tint of brown and my nose turned a nice rusty brownish red. I got some tan lines on my back, and started the long process of getting my legs to heal from all of the flea bites.

This is a weird summer for me, though. Every other time I’ve been living at the beach in the summer, I was in my late teens or early 20s. Suddenly, when I go to parties at houses that I used to hang out at all the time, I don’t know people and they all seem so much younger than me. I mean, I’m never the oldest person there, but when the average age is 21, suddenly being 26 seems on the old side. All of these kids are still in college, and I’m making my life out here.

But, it’s ok. Those parties are with people who work for a company I worked for a long time ago. They have a huge summer staff and a smallish winter one. So, I branch out and try to meet new people and go to different parties.

Suddenly, I go from being the oldest one there to being in the youngish age group again. It feels good to hang out with people from 5 or 6 years my younger to 15 or 20 years my elder. It feels natural and right. We find common bonds across generations, primarily the love of the ocean and late-night bonfires. Someone brings out a guitar and suddenly there is music floating across the waves. The waves crash against the sand in the darkness of night, and we all lose our shoes and run to the edge of the sand, allowing the salt water to soak our shorts and skirts as we kid around and threaten to push eachother deeper.

Summertime is a good time. I’m glad it’s here.


update schmupdate

I know, it’s been a while. My computer has decided to go to sleep and not wake up, so I’m waiting on software from Apple to hopefully fix it. I obviously won’t be writing on here from work, and I can’t even check my email unless I’m at my roomie’s computer. So, long story short is that it may be a bit before I’m writing regularly again.

A friend from TX came into town this weekend, which was a great visit! He’s been in training at Ft Bragg in southern North Carolina, and I emailed him about a month ago to say hi. He had been out in the woods doing training for a couple of weeks, and on friday I get an email saying “I’ve got a long weekend, perhaps I’ll drive that way?” Turns out it’s only like a 4 hour drive, so he came out last night (in time to eat crab legs and play asshole) and then today we did a little sightseeing. We finally made it to the beach this afternoon, and for the first time this summer, I actually did a bit of sunbathing. It was a really nice day after a week straight of working (literally, 7 days in a row).

But, now? He’s gone back to base (he’s got to be ready to go tomorrow morning at 6:30), so I’m gonna do some of the housework that has been severly lacking lately. I need to do laundry and clean my room. My guess is that the laundry will get done, but the room will probably not improve much.

Oh yeah, Eva is being problematic again. I gave her frontline earlier this week, and she hasn’t been able to hold down food since then. ::sigh:: I need to take her to the vet and find out if there’s another way I can get rid of fleas than that. She’s super skinny, and won’t use the box at all. The little bugger has me all worried and shit! But, she’s still playing and being cute, so I’m not letting myself lose sleep over it. Its just really frusterating when she acts like she’s afraid of her litter box.

Mmmmkay, that’s all for now. Love and whatnot!