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Monday, August 10, 2009

Monday Madness

UPDATE: I'm just back from the beach and simply had to share what I've seen today: Saw a giant empty ship headed into the Port of Portland and a completely loaded container ship headed out to sea. Watched a seaplane do a touch-and-go on the river in front of me. Played with a five-month-old labradoodle named August....it was his first time in the river...he loved it. Watched hawks dive after each other and then dive headfirst into the river for a fish. Ate two giant handfuls of dusty Oregon blackberries straight off of the vine. Watched two guys do nude yoga on the beach down at the river's edge. Saw a 2-foot-long black snake with a pale green stripe running down its back and a teeny tiny little less-than-pencil-thin black snake about four inches long (no, not that kind). What a nice day it was......oh, and I got to try on my friend's military hat...the one he wore the whole time he was in Iraq.....I looked damned good in it...well, gay, but good....


I know, I know...it's been days since I've posted. I've been on a three-day trip and now home for two days before heading out on a 4-day trip. Bits and bobs for you:

1. Headed to one of our two clothing-optional beaches today -- and you know which option I'll choose.

2. Finally got to see our good buddy home from Iraq.....I only had tears in my eyes three times as he told me stories from abroad. Hearing him tell of his final departure from Iraq on his way home aboard a C-17 aircraft climbing out while doing giant left and right turning maneuvers to avoid getting fired upon was one of those time. Welcome home, my friend.

3. I've had sinus congestion for two months, but the cough has stopped thankfully.

4. I can't believe it's the second week of August.....no camping this year, minimal beach time, minimal patio BBQs. Why do I have these thoughts of lament every single year?

Wishing you caviar dreams and warm days ahead.

12 comments:

bridgeout said...

Monday sizzlin' madness indeed! My last day of "freedom" before the kids return for the summer. I don't even know how the summer went so fast and I went to so few of my favorite places either.
Have fun in naked land friend! :)

David said...

Glad to hear your friend arrived back safely.

I'm heading to the beach this Saturday for the first time this year, and it's not even a clothing-optional beach! I'll take what I can get.

Will said...

Sounds like a lovely day, probably made considerably better by the shedding of clothing.

Wonderful that your friend returned home unscathed physically--I also hope he's OK psychologically. I worry about all the men and women sent over there to satisfy one man's vanity.

Blair said...

It has been so wonderful to be with our friend and so wonderful he is home and safe!

Dinner was awesome and the time being together even better!

Not bad for a Monday, eh?

Ur-spo said...

Thank you very much for the caviar.

I wonder what that is like, to do yoga "sky clad" and with people watching!

Cincinnati NAMjA said...

Glad to hear that u had a great time. Sometimes I wish that I was not land locked here in the mid west.

bridgeout said...

I LOVE that update! What a fabulous time! Naked Yoga? Sounds a bit scary... ;)

Jeff said...

It's been too long!! I'm comin up that way this weekend...will you two be around? I want to show off my pretty new figure! And catch up with you guys too :) I think Iron Fist will be there if you're too worried I'm the stalkish type :) Then again, we did eat Gellato. We're bonded, man!

TSM Oregon said...

Oh my gosh. Who the heck signed in on my computer?? That last one was mine :( Sorry!!

Jeve (aka John and Steve) said...

Sounds like you've been through a lot these past 3 days. Good luck to ya! Nude yoga on the beach. That's hot.

Brettcajun said...

Welcome back home! Work on your tan before the cold days return.

Mark in DE said...

The summer always seems to pass too quickly. Glad you had a fun day at the beach!