Contemplations on Summer....Post your thoughts here
I thought I'd make a general summer type thread...just because I like making threads even though I never can think up good topics. So, you can post how your summer is going (good or bad), do you have a job? Are you taking drivers ed? Did you go somewhere? Any memorable experiances? Anything you plan to do? Going to any parties? Have any good recipies for ice cream sundaes? Just kidding. Anyway, I guess I'll start it off... (I'd settle back and get some popcorn if I were you)
So, anyway, on June 17, my family of 6 climb into the Astro and drive away to Herndan, VA, because my uncle lives there and we were planning on stopping overnight and sleeping and stuff. Just so you know, its a 12 hour drive from our house to Herndan. Oh, such fun. There were some nice lunatics on the road who kept trying to drive us off the road, and gave us the one-finger salute. (We were going about 75, which is ABOVE the speed limit.) And oh the lovely construction through Ohio and Pennsylvania. So, we survive the cramped drive (I had the dog shoved against my leg, my backpack under my feet, I was holding my pillow and my sisters backpack and pillow were falling on my shoulder) and we arrive at my uncle's. I get a sleeping bag on the floor of my cousins room, along with my sister, which is a bad thing because they're both the same age (7) and keep whispering to each other. And I was already in a bad mood because my uncle is extremely paranoid about his computers, and believes that going to web sites makes his hard drive slow down about 500% and he wouldn't let me touch the fast computer to post @ TZ. No problem. I'll use the other computers. Internet explorer takes 10 min to load up, so I say a foul word and let my cousins play PuttPutt Pops the Balloons. So, after a 6 hour sleep (my sister and my cousin woke up at 6) we leave for Cape Hatteras, NC. Its mostly uneventful, and we arrive at my grandparents summer home. Most of the week is spent on the beach, doing things like fishing, boogie boarding, shelling, swimming, tanning . My dad somehow got the idea that I LIKED being woken up at 5am to go to the beach. After a few choice words from me and my mom (I had to kick him when he came near my bed) He let us sleep in til 7am. Whoo. Just so you know, I am extremely anti-social until about 8:30, at that point i can manage a few words conversation until 9, when I fully wake up but still refuse to speak to the person who woke me up in the first place. So, we go to the beach everyday at 7 or 8, come back at 1 so we don't fry our skin, and go back out at 6 until sunset. It was pretty fun. My dad caught several Ugly Fish (we didn't know what they were called, but man were they uuuuuugggggllllyyy) my brother caught a baby octopus and a dead baby squid, my mom found lots of pretty shells, we buried my sister (but later had to free her because tide was coming in) and did various sorts of stuff...
We also discovered:
1) Minnows are not little and cute. They turn on you whenever they sense bread. They swarm around your hands and feet, nibbling at you until you drop the bread, then they swarm around the bread.
2) People like to drive 80mph at the beach, even though its only 25mph.
3) Waves are wet. Very wet.
4) Something BIG lives in the creek at the back of the house. It ate a whole chicken and left only 1 bone. I have affectionally dubbed the thing "IT"
5) No matter at what hour of the morning, my dad is perky. Even when he doesn't get his coffee.
6) playing the Soak up the Sun song on the radio is inhumane and cruel, and playing it more than 5 times a day should constitute shooting the DJ.
7) My brother has a whole bunch of funny one-liners.
8)Why does Sattelite TV take forever for the remote to work? I could get up and change the channel myself, but I'm too lazy.
...So, I had a pretty good time. And remember, whenever you get into a jam, do what my brother did:
Mom: Go throw these scraps to feed IT.
Brother#2: Hahaha, you're doomed.
Me: Nice knowing you. Will you suffer a lot, or will IT eat you in one bite?
Brother#1: <grabs a foam air rocket launcher> YOU WILL NEVER TAKE ME ALIVE!!! NOT WHILE I HAVE MY SINGLE.FOAM.DART!!!!! <launches dart at dad> MUHHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!
Dad: <gets up from the table with plate of scraps> Go. Feed IT. Now.
Brother#1: Yes, sir.
That's one of the more...er...interesting conversations we had. I have come to the conclusion that there is no such thing as a Family Vacation, because I need another vacation to cope with this vacation....
The insanity of the world makes me seem sane. - My brother
Windex doesn't make good hairspray! - Blake F.
That was the longest conversation about nothing that we've ever spontaneously had. -Brendan G.
Squidward, I used your clarinet to un-clog my toilet. - Spongebob