Summer smells like Lake Michigan in my hair. I just got back from an anniversary trip to Silver Beach (St. Joseph, Michigan) with my husband, Tit Elingtin. We've been married ten years now. I wanted to try paddleboarding, and there's a sporting goods shop on the beach that rents paddleboards. They're also called sups, short for stand-ups.
You know what the worst thing about paddleboarding is? That, at some point, you have to stop paddleboarding. Otherwise, it's pretty awesome. They're wider than a standard surfboard, pretty stable, and the paddle helps you keep your balance when you're standing up. I only wiped out once. Well, I fell off twice, but the first time was on purpose. I got too close to the swim buoys and couldn't turn myself around fast enough. Fast turns will take a little more practice.
Now I'm a surfer wannabe, and I wish I could be a beach bum and just paddleboard, lay on the beach and read books the rest of the summer. If I can stand up on a sup, I can totally stand up on an actual longboard, right? I think I could.
I'd like to go to Hawaii and find out. Of course, since I'm obsessed with From Here to Eternity right now, I wanted to go to Hawaii anyway. Y'know, more than I usually want to go to Hawaii, which is already a lot.
On another note, for the next few hours, I am caught up on watching Season 5 of True Blood. Last night I tweeted:
Finally caught up on 'True Blood,' and I would like to smack the shit out of Pam for being a racist bitch to Tara....and Pam answered me:
— Erin O'Riordan (@ErinORiordan) July 14, 2012
@ErinORiordan Bring it on cupcake.Gawd, I love Twitter. Y'all know I stalk the living shit out of TheDorkMistress on Tumblr, and this morning the fabulous Kala L. (via EyesOfWitt, another chick whose fictional boyfriend is Pvt. Bob Witt) reblogged this gem:
— Pam De Beaufort (@KillerPumps) July 14, 2012
Highlight of the day. Jim Caviezel doing a dead on Homer Simpson impersonation after seeing my Simpson's t-shirt. Michael Emerson laughed!Jim Caviezel does an impression of Homer Simpson...and I die. As if I didn't already have a ridiculous Catholic schoolgirl crush on him. (Jim Caviezel surfs, but then, he was born on the West Coast and not near a Great Lake that makes a rather poor excuse for an ocean. Whatever. I love being Midwestern.)
— WFB Supernatural (@WinFamBusiness) July 15, 2012
I wonder if he knows about the episode wherein Homer dresses as Jesus and gets struck by lightning?