Thursday, August 17, 2006

Thursday 13

Thirteen Things I Did At The Beach
(Besides Getting a Tan)

1. Introduced Sammy to the ocean. He was not super keen about it. But we took turns holding him, and he could deal. If we let him go, he would make a bee-line for dry land! Then he would roll around in the sand until he was 100% covered with sand. And shake it off on the beach towels. Thanks, Sammy.

2. Caught some sand dollars and dried them in the sun. There were tons of shells, and we even found some shark teeth.

3. Ate fresh crab, shrimp and scallops. If you have never had fresh she-crab soup, you don't know what you are missing! We also enjoyed some other Southern foods: fried okra, grits, biscuits, boiled peanuts and hushpuppies. (I am not big on boiled peanuts, but Sammy loves them.)

4. Sat on the screen porch and watched a lot of thunderstorms. Blonde and I did get caught in one while walking on the beach and we were soaked. But it was fun--I haven't done that since I was a kid. It rained every day, usually just in the late afternoon.

5. Ate cinnamon pancakes at a local restaurant. Yum!

6. Saw some old plantations. They were very beautiful homes. Unfortunately, we didn't get to go in them because we were trespassing...but the scenery was so beautiful, it was nice just to drive around the island. That's when we stopped at the old church. It was so freakin' cool. I wish we could have looked inside the church, but it was locked. I posted pics of it in the post below.

7. Dealt with a major ant problem in our house. Anything left open would have ants all over it. And when we went outside, we were attacked by the 7.4 billion mosquitoes that live on Edisto. Thank goodness for bug spray.

8. Learned some Romanian. Two of the girls who came are originally from Romania, so they were teaching me some phrases. Don't ask me to repeat any of them. I can hardly pronounce the stuff.

9. Wore no makeup at all (except for dinner on Saturday night). This worked out well, because there were no cute guys on the island. It was a nice break, actually.

10. Broke the dishwasher. We have no idea what we did. Suddenly, there was water all over the floor and foam up to our waists. Oops.

11. Sang "Happy Birthday" to Blonde, who turned 25. (Just kidding. She's not 25. But I am telling everyone she is.) She didn't want a cake, but we did buy her a big, pink, penis-shaped candle, so we lit that. We named the candle Big Willy.

Shopped at the souvenir store. We got prints suitable for framing, car decals, magnets, that kind of thing. True to form, I made sure to get some candy.

Had lots and lots of girl talk and magazine reading. We rarely wore anything other than our bikinis and pjs. We smoked enough cigarettes to raise Philip-Morris stock shares. We ate our weight in fattening and delicious food. We basically relaxed our butts off. I can't wait until next year!!!


sassafras said...

Yay! Sounds like you had a great time! I'm jealous...

Gypsy said...

Oh, that sounds heavenly.

Red said...

I'd better get an invite next year if it's that much fun! ;)

Vixen said...

Oooo, sounds like it was so much fun! Did you do that TT pic on the beach yourself?

tall glass of vino said...

niiiiiiiiiiiiice. makes me crave vacation - oh wait! I'm leaving on a mini one tomorrow! [wink]

stella said...

I'm so jealous!

DetoxSmurf said...

Fecioara Clopot is unul fierbinte babe!

Spa Girl said...

OMG...a week-end at the beach with your homegirls, that sounds like so much fun! Sand, cigarettes and shecrab soup... life can't get any better than that.

Dick Masterson said...

"Introduced" Sammy to the ocean? You girls know pets aren't children right?


Anne said...

Pets are too children!

Sorry..back to commenting on your post now VB. :)

I got stuck onthe cinnamon pancakes...yum...

Im so jealous of your good time. I want to introduce Rickey to the ocean. I bet he would hate it.

the shrewness said...

sounds like you had a fabulous time. yay!