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Photo Fridays: Beach Sundays

March 5, 2010

doing what we did best during Beach Sundays

a long time ago, Steph and i used to go to the beach every sunday.  i could say it was to spend time with boyfriend-at-the-time DH but really, we used to go just for the good snooze as you can see here.  and the people watching.  that was the funnest part because you come across all kinds of charming characters who are cruising the boardwalk trying to look like the shiznit.  there was big, fat lizard man who sat on the bench for what seemed like years because his skin was so brown.  he would be there before we were there (and we got there around 8/830am) and sat in the same spot even after we left.  there was leather woman who lay on a beach chair by the washrooms holding one of those tanning mirror things and her skin was so old and weathered from tanning that it looked like she was wearing a suede coat (it was not attractive).   ooo, then there was guy with long hair sporting a colorful banana hammock.  he was the highlight of our summer and we looked for him every time we went but sadly, he and his hammock only made that one appearance.

our routine would be something like this: get there early to get a good spot (it’s almost a guarantee that we were facing the boardwalk when this picture was taken and shamelessly fell asleep anyway), maybe say to ourselves that we might play some beach v-ball, make sure we were armed with our trashy mags or whatever book we were reading, walk around for a bit all so that we could tire ourselves out for what we looked forward to the most:  napping.  i don’t know who snapped this picture but this was basically us every sunday from around 2-4pm.  the funny thing was that even if we went separately with different people, i remember that we always fell asleep beside each other.   it was like we were twins sharing the same uterus but instead of a uterus, it was a beach umbrella.  either me or steph would walk around the beach until we found each other and then take our positions.  then after our great snooze, we’d get up, stretch and saunter down queen street for some ice cream or a bite to eat because after all that snoozing, we deserved a little treat.   if we did come with separate groups, we’d say our good-byes and agree to meet or head down together the following sunday and went about our day.

i miss beach sundays.  especially the napping!

8 Comments leave one →
  1. March 5, 2010 9:29 am

    I remember going to the beach on long weekends and sitting there while everyone else played volleyball. I would sit there and people watch too.

    We tried to bring it back a few years ago but only 5 of us showed up. Four people played while I babysat the little boy who came along. Looks like with everyone having kids, no one wants to go to the beach for a lazy Sunday or holiday Monday.

    • March 5, 2010 12:59 pm

      I really miss the beach too! you’re right – it’s hard with kids because of nap time and the distance seems longer if you have kids!!

  2. March 5, 2010 9:33 am

    Oh, I miss beach Sundays too, Kat! I loved those days, when our biggest worry on Sundays was whether we could snag a prime spot on the beach. And of course, to this day, the yearning I had for my next boyfriend in the golden banana hammock never really went away. It’s still all so clear to me – his confident swagger, his beautiful glistening skin, his hunky mane of hair.

    Thanks for posting this picture and bringing back the flood of memories! Those were the days. Lazy Sundays at its finest.

    • March 5, 2010 1:00 pm

      i know, right? ahhh the good ol’ days when we were more carefree. and into banana hammocks.

  3. March 5, 2010 1:11 pm

    LOL! I think I took that….or maybe Jay did….or Rob….
    I miss the beach too….we should plan a trip this summer!
    I wonder if the leather lady is still there – she’s the reason why I kept putting on sunblock!

    • March 9, 2010 7:21 pm

      haha! i’m sure the leather folks are still there 🙂 it would be nice to go back again – let’s hope this summer isn’t as crappy as last summer!

  4. March 8, 2010 8:04 pm

    I just found out that the Steph mentioned in this post is Stingaling. I’m not very smart…

    • March 9, 2010 7:22 pm

      LOL! steph looks different when she’s unconcious 😀

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