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post #21286 of 24131

man, i used to spend quite a bit of time at the beach but i was always swimming or bodysurfing.

 

i happen to live on a beach nowadays but no surf just not the same :confused:

post #21287 of 24131
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Originally Posted by Piobaire View Post

This, for some reason, is a very Canadian thing to do. The two main approved beach areas would be Cancun, which I know is referred to as "Canuckcun" by some, and Florida (not sure what parts of Florida they hit).

The Florida vacation usually consists of a motel room for two weeks and lots of sitting by the pool or on a beach. If middle aged chubby woman POV pics of chubby legs and feet in a lounger are required.

People who go to the beach and spend the whole week at the hotel pool are even better.


I went to the Dominican Republic with my parents when I was in high school. There was this Russian couple who spent pretty much the entire week on the beach (including at night), drinking straight vodka from a glass. The guy went from ghost white to beet red in one day, but kept going out and putting on tanning oil. It must have been incredibly painful. Maybe that's what the vodka was for.
post #21288 of 24131

My youngest daughter is learning to drive so we have been going here  a few times a week to watch the sunset. Otherwise I avoid it like the plague. Almost all the surfing here is off the rocks

post #21289 of 24131

I got a great sunburn story. I was camping in the Florida keys In the70s and there was a group of underprivileged teenagers from south Philly on some sort of church or community outreach trip in the same campground . Well this one kid managed to sunburn himself so badly he spent the rest of the week walking around in long johns coated with vaseline

post #21290 of 24131
Man, I'm conflicted. I'm pretty meh on "beach vacations"

But at the same time, I spent my whole life up until a few years ago spending at least a week at a cottage with a private beach (though the cottage itself was settled back in the woods).

That was great. Play in the water. Read on the beach, go for hikes (beach or woods), etc. Push the sailboat or the windsurfer into the water whenever you want. Bodysurf when the waves are big. Chill out on the cottage deck and cook and eat with family. Etc. I love it and wish I could do it every year.

So it is kind of weird when I poo poo the idea of a beach vacation...but flying to cancun or the gulf coast or something for a week is not the same.
Public beaches kind of suck for more than brief stints. Lots of people around, no boat (unless you pay by the hour to rent one), and then you will probably go back to your hotel to get cleaned up before going out to dinner (as opposed to cooking a nice intimate family meal).

I was in the Yucatan a month ago...I literally spent 60 seconds on the beach. Due to scheduling and a bad AirBnB (which didn't really have the sort of beach access that was promised), we never quite made it. So I snuck through a resort lobby, ran waist deep into the ocean, frolicked for a few seconds, and then ran back out. At least I didn't fly all of the way to cancun and not even touch the water.

If I were to actually spend a week at a beach resort...it would have to be somewhere I could take surfing or kiteboarding lessons. That'd be about the only way.
post #21291 of 24131
I went to Crete 20ish years ago, the 5* hotel down the road had windsurfing lessons in their pool and the 5* in the other direction had armed guards so the plebs couldn't get on to their compound.

I have the attention span of a 5years with ADD on speed, so I get bored within 2 minutes of sitting on the beach.
post #21292 of 24131

Keep fighting the good fight.  The saying, "stubborn as a mule " comes to mind, so you've really got an uphill battle (task of difficulty).  I can only imagine how much more stubborn an alpha mule must be. 

 

 

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I work in a business that attracts lots of "alpha mules" be always trying to assert dominance over others even what the issue be stupid and unimportant. You just get used to it I guess.
post #21293 of 24131
An alpha mule is hell of stubborn, put 'er that way. But I have the wisdom of the Tao on my side like wu-wei and just realize that the emptiness is what makes the coffee cup function as coffee cup if the middle part were all ceramic it would be useless. That's how you deal with stubborn alpha mules.
post #21294 of 24131
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Originally Posted by L'Incandescent View Post

An alpha mule is hell of stubborn, put 'er that way. But I have the wisdom of the Tao on my side like wu-wei and just realize that the emptiness is what makes the coffee cup function as coffee cup if the middle part were all ceramic it would be useless. That's how you deal with stubborn alpha mules.

When I find myself in a hostile work environment with neck flexing alpha mules moving in for the "kill", one method that seems to work is to go into a Dissociative fugue. I say seems to work because I am not really sure what happens after that but when I regain a firm sense of awareness and self identity either the mules have moved on or I have - sometimes miles away.
post #21295 of 24131
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Originally Posted by Gibonius View Post

People who go to the beach and spend the whole week at the hotel pool are even better.


I went to the Dominican Republic with my parents when I was in high school. There was this Russian couple who spent pretty much the entire week on the beach (including at night), drinking straight vodka from a glass. The guy went from ghost white to beet red in one day, but kept going out and putting on tanning oil. It must have been incredibly painful. Maybe that's what the vodka was for.

Sounds like the classic Caribbean vacation couple… except in my experience they're usually from Indiana, and just amaaaaaaazed by the fact I live in Los Angeles.
post #21296 of 24131
It's that time of year again everyone in the STL be like "Aww hells yes it is Mardi Grawl season again got so much joy to me about dat festivelties!!!" Every year I'm like "Is that a Catholic thing or something I don't understand Mardi Grawl or why I should be festive about it."
post #21297 of 24131
I was confused for Korean (kind of Asian) today person in the groshery was like "You're Korean, right? Can you recommend a Korean restaurant?" I was like "No and no."
post #21298 of 24131
People who insist on arguing about things, they clearly have no knowledge about.
post #21299 of 24131
People who say things like "we are ring shopping"

Unless she's also paying for some of it...you are ring shopping. I guess some people really do go through the whole process together, but I don't get that either (I probably have some outdated gender roles in my head).
post #21300 of 24131
How about, "We're pregnant?"
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