Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Just Another Chore

Next Swims: Wed, Thu, Fri, Sept 16, 17, 18, 6AM every morning

Last Swims: Tuesday September 15th 6AM
Water Temp: 59
Waves: One foot rollers
Water Clarity: Not much
Crew: Scarface, Diablo, Capt'n, Showgirl, Mark, McTwist, Brian, Panini, Kahuna, Forger, Patriarch
Spectator: Crash
Wetsuit/Skin: 8/3

Monday Sept 14th 6PM
Water Temp: 61
Waves:  Heavy chop on top of 2-3 footers, tough swimming
Water Clarity: None
Swimmers: Mark, Patriarch
Spectators:  On Shore Nancy (of course!), Diablo, Capt'n, Mr. and Mrs. Anonymous and their dog
Wetsuit/Skin: 2/0
Pitsch: 6

Many years ago Matriarch's diminutive demure sweet kindly old grandmother (God rest) shocked us by describing sex as "just another chore at the end of the day".  It would have been interesting to hear grandpa's take on it, but he was long gone by then.

But I think I know how he might have felt.  The other morning Showgirl borrowed grandma's phrase by described zipping me into my wetsuit as "just another chore at the beginning of the day".  Now of course for a dorky old man like me having an attractive younger woman zip my neoprene is one of the highlights of my day.  But just a chore for her.  Sigh!

It just goes to show how clueless we men are at understanding the motivations of women.  Come to think of it, it also explains our relationship to Lake Michigan.  We love her (it's a she of course) and we think she's beautiful and we imagine she loves us back.  But deep in our heart of hearts we know she doesn't give a damn about us, we could be just another dead fish to toss around on the waves and spit up on the shore.  And the really weird thing is, it doesn't matter, we're hopelessly drawn to her anyway.

Matriarch and I will be in Nashville the next ten days, trying to keep up with our five year old granddaughter.  While I'm gone Capt'n will assume blogging duties along with a new blogger: Showgirl.  I expect we will be enriched and informed by the feminine point of view.  Or maybe the mystery will deepen even further.


Showgirl said...

Ohhhhh Patriarch, now I feel bad! However, I think the important part of the story is that I made a link between zipping your wetsuit and s*xual activity. Better some than none, right??? Anyway, let me know what I can do to make it up to you. :)

rsm said...

GENDER DIVERSITY IN THE BLOG ARTICLES! WOOT WOOT! Showgirl is clearing the waterlogged male perspective on Lake Michigan and its silly Klode Kru swimmers.

Patriarch said...

No Showgirl you are wrong. A little sex is like one potato chip, you're better off with none. But there is a way you can make it up to me. You can convince Matriarch that her husband is not stark raving mad for his obsession for swimming in cold rough Lake Michigan, sometimes twice a day, and that she is so lucky to have such a manly swimming stud for a spouse.

rsm said...

I think we all are a bit stark raving mad when the water is too cold and too rough. Diablo is a classic example of stark raving mad, no?

Kahuna said...

It's past 7:30 a.m.; where the hell is the new blog entry? Jeesz, everything's going to hell now that women are running things.

Kahuna said...

And for the record, just in case anyone out there wants to give me one, I'm more than happy to receive just one potato chip, as in my mind, one really good potato chip, one mind blowing, perfect, salty, crisp potato chip, gives me a great big smile and a really good night's sleep.

rsm said...

gives a whole new meaning to the saying, "she's all that and a bag of chips."