Growing up, the park was the most deserted place in town during the summer because all the equipment was too hot to touch. We tried to slide on towels but it didn’t work too well. Next generation they changed to the plastic, but it only lasted a couple of years — tended to crack and splinter in the heat and cold. Lucky we had a community swimming pool and lived where kids could still bike/walk there on their own.
I am shielded in my armorHiding in my roomSafe within my wombI touch no one and no one touches meI am a rockI am an island
And a rock feels no painAnd an island never cries. [Simon and Garfunkel, “I am a Rock”
But soon we won’t have to guess at anyone’s natural hair color.
There are the keys you carry and then there are the keys that end up in a drawer. Years ago when I was cleaning out the family house I came across a box of things that would have been my grandmothers—or great grandmothers. There were a few jewelry items, white gloves, and several hat pins all neatly placed in little boxes. The smallest box held a tiny key with a folded up piece of paper. I carefully unwrapped the paper (it was fragile) to discover the following note: “A key to something.” . . .
Cat in a dog fight.
“Don’t go swimming for 90/60/30 minutes after you eat” is a myth. It was first published in 1908 Boy Scout manual but no source for that has been found. There is no evidence that swimming has any different affect on a full stomach than any other form of exercise. Of course, it’s not good practice to stuff yourself and then run or swim or play football – your digestive system can only do so much when the rest of your body is super active. Here’s hoping we all can get back to the pools, tracks, gyms, and ball fields soon!
And even after nearly 50 years of marriage, he hasn’t figured out that only like dark chocolate caramels — he always gets an assortment that includes at most two of those.
No, but it does provide a semblance of social interaction, which all people need, so it may stave off the urge to go out and ‘be with people’ a little bit longer.
I do a quick shower just before and then a longer one just after.