Sunday, August 7, 2016

The Honeymoon is Over, or Maybe It Never Happened

Next Swims:  Mon-Fri Aug 8th - Aug 12th, 6AM every morning
Also, possibly 6PM swims if the conditions are good - check back

Last Swims:
Sat Aug 6th 7:30 AM Evanston Illinois, The Great Lake Plunge
Water Temp: 73
Waves:  One foot with big current
Water Clarity: Excellent
Crew:  Itch, Dave, Kahuna, Patriarch

Sat Aug 6th 1PM
Water Temp: 69
Waves: Choppy
Water Clarity: Stirred up silt and sand
Crew: Mo, Wet Taco, Crash, Mr. Anonymous, Showgirl, Panini, Diablo, Monica, Dragonfly, Patriarch

Sun: Aug 7th
Water Temp: 68
Waves: 1-2 ft, very irregular and rough
Water Clarity: Stirred up silt and sand
Crew: Jackie, Karen, Mr. Anonymous, Itch, Forger, Zoom oom, Kahuna, Panini, Adam, Crash, Showgirl, Valerie, Liz, Dragonfly, Don Diego, Capt'n, Snap, Jeff, Patriarch

Tomorrow is Matriarch's birthday, so in a gesture of love and devotion I should take her out to some fancy restaurant right?  Well after her latest gaffe, maybe not.

Last Thursday after swimming we went out to Cloud Red with some of the crew and Little Motha asks us if we have any travel plans, and Matriarch replies "Yes, we're planning a trip to the Caribbean in November".  Then she adds "We've never been to the Caribbean".

Say what???  Never been to the Caribbean??  Only for our honeymoon!  Now of course that was forty-five years ago, but still how could she forget our honeymoon?

What was she thinking?  Has she really forgotten?  Maybe she doesn't remember the Caribbean because we really didn't see much besides the inside of our hotel room.  But what about those delicious rum cocktails on the beach?

The warranty has expired. It's too late to trade her in.  I guess I'll take her out to dinner after all.  But I'll never ever feel guilty about forgetting a birthday or anniversary again.  

1 comment:

Lorraine said...

Conditions look great for an eve swim Monday - I want to swim but make it a habit to never swim alone. Any takers? I'm flexible on time.