Tuesday, September 2, 2008

A good day

Today, as the sun was going down and I was paddling my kayak on a truly beautiful local lake, I had the following thought:

"This kicks ass!  I wonder what the poor people are doing right now?"

And by "poor," I don't mean people who have the financial misfortune to not have a fleet of kayaks at their disposal.  I mean people who rush home to a spouse, and some kids, try to make some dinner, make soccer practice, do homework and spend "quality" time.  Good lord.  How friggin' exhausting!

It was a gorgeous evening, just perfect really.  No humidity, not a cloud in the sky, a nice temperature (low 80's maybe?).  I've been tooling around town with my kayak on the car - a combination of being too lazy to lug it around into the backyard and hoping that if its already up there, I'll paddle on the spur of the moment.  And spur of the moment paddle I did!  Got off the vanpool, got in the car and thought "screw the grocery store!  I'll eat leftovers.  I'm getting my ass on the water."  Luckily, I didn't wear my nice white Ann Taylor skirt this morning - I went for my Old Navy khakis and flip-flops, easily convertible into a kayaking outfit.  I paddled for about an hour and a half, then headed home.  To my leftovers.

This is the kind of stuff that I need to do more often, and remind myself of more often.  My singleness affords me the opportunity to do what I want, when I want, without asking permission or worrying about making nutritious meals.  Cereal for dinner is a nutritious meal, right?  Especially when it comes with a side of Yuengling.

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