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I think it's the red paint on my toenails. - Salvador Dali in a lawn chair.
I'm invisible without 3D glasses.
I think it's the red paint on my toenails.
I have returned from the Caribbean and my skin is already peeling. I told Captain Jack Sparrow that you all said hello.

The trip was very...freeing for me. Anonymity slowly filled me with courage so I wore shorts and swimsuits and skirts, you know, in public. I had to get over my shyness. I would have died of heatstroke if I hadn't. It was no time to be meek or worried about what other people thought of me. I wasn't going to let my embarrassment stop me from enjoying myself.

So I after the first day, I shrugged off my concerns and my long pants. And I swam at the most gorgeous beaches I've ever seen (I'm not a fan of sand) and went snorkeling (I'm afraid of swimming anywhere that there's fish lurking under the surface) and loved every moment of it. The difference was that I could see all the way to the bottom even where I couldn't touch.

I always told myself that I wouldn't enjoy a trip to the Caribbean because I'm not much of a beach person. Well all that changed. These aren't normal beaches. I still love craggy, cliffy, unswimmable coastlines, but I've fallen in love with the tropical ones now, too.

Since I've been back, I've had a relaxing day and or so to enjoy my own bed again, but now I'm off to grab some lunch and head to work.

This is going to be a fun summer. I can tell already.

And a productive one, too. Funny how feeling pretty and strong and free makes me feel capable and productive and energetic.

I think it's the red paint on my toenails. I can feel the fire seeping into my soul.

mood: motivated
music: The Kinks - "Lola"

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wyldkyss From: wyldkyss Date: June 2nd, 2004 11:19 am (UTC) (link)
I'd have burnt to a crisp on the first day.

But that reminds me.... dangit. I forgot to pack my swimsuit...
princessmargo From: princessmargo Date: June 2nd, 2004 03:42 pm (UTC) (link)
glad you had fun, gingie. :> the beach is so awesome; it's cool that you came to love it early in life. what if you'd waited till your 80th birthday or some grandma moses-type shit??!!??

one good thing about sand: free pedicure

will you be around in august? if so, we should go and eat sushi or something if you have time. :>
lost_angel From: lost_angel Date: June 2nd, 2004 05:21 pm (UTC) (link)
I always have time for Margie and sushi. I'll still in O-town during August. :)
catgoddess From: catgoddess Date: June 2nd, 2004 05:24 pm (UTC) (link)
Glad you had fun. Wish I could take a trip somewhere to relax. Alas, no time off for me just yet. I will have some eventually though :)
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