May 27th, 2006


If "diving for keys" was a reality show, i'd win at life.

So I'm out at the river, typing on my parent's ancient laptop through AOL 5.0 and a dial-up modem ... i may as well be using the telegraph ...

I'm having fun this weekend. My body is having a bit of a time with the sudden adjustment to night sleeping, so i've been a little tired, and i was in bed at 2330 last night. I think the heat takes some energy out of me too.

After catching a glimpse of my pasty white thighs in the mirror yesterday, i decided to spend some time in the sun. The boat has a platform on the back, and i happily stretched out on it, iPod on, book in hand. There's just a bit of color on the back of my legs today.

And then there was the pitcher of margaritas, and the daquris, and the beer bong ... maybe that's why i was so sleepy last night.

So the keys ... yeah. That was not fun. Long story shorter, my mom, dad, and I were trying to get the boat out of the water. My mom drives the boat up to the edge of the launch ramp so that my dad can jump off the boat and go get the truck and trailer. He grabs the keys and jumps off in chest-high water, then as my mom is backing the boat away, turns around and holds his hands up - no keys for the truck.

My mom is yelling at my dad, my dad is yelling at my mom, and i'm just trying to find the damn keys. He swears he didn't pick them up off the boat, my mom is screaming that they're gone. The boat is parked on the beach nearby, and I go exploring underwater. It's six pm, and I'm dodging boats and trailers at the steep, slippery launch ramp trying to search the bottom of the river.

Finally, after multiple dives and many strange looks from observers on the sand, i found the keys, half buried five feet down in the soft sand, and swam them back to the boat. I hoped this would stop my parents from screaming at each other, but no such luck.

My dad won't discuss it now, and my mom went to the store and bought a keychain that floats. She's been telling the story to anyone up here that will listen.

I'm just amused that i found the damn keys underwater.

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Today: more sun, more drinks.