Monday, May 3, 2010

Dude, I seriously need an i-Phone.

{Moi taking it all in}

{Picture perfect, isn't it?}

{So we're livin' life like a video}

{Toesies skim the water}

{Our gorgeous sail}

I spent the weekend on a sailboat with some of my favorite people. It was an interesting weekend, I must say. It's been a while since I've spent quality time with these three beauties and it's the first time we've been "away" together since I quit boozing. I found myself feeling uncomfortable for some of the time because the little kid in me occasionally screamed out from inside, "I want to be like you!" to the rest of the group. But my inner child was silenced when it was followed up by the grown-up me that said, "You are who you have always wanted to be, don't ever forget it."

All in all, it was fantastic. My friend's father owns a sailboat and sailed us around the Chesapeake for hours at a time. I seemed to have forgotten about my ghostly pale skin so I came home with a mean sunburn on my leggies but it was worth it. Being on the water with a light breeze, sun streaming on my face and breath-taking views surrounding me was the definition of serene.

The weekend was filled with great conversation, lots of laughs and most of all, tons of inside jokes. The four of us remind me of the Sex & the City crew in the way that we love to create plays on words and out-do each other, seeing who can come up with the funniest phrase. I would love to relay the phrases that we created this weekend but you wouldn't find them funny. You weren't there. Sorry!

I have to say that there was one experience that I will never forget. I decided, after a bit of coaxing, to get up in front of a crowd and sing with a band. I am not a singer. I don't have a good voice. But something came over me and told me that I had nothing to lose. I sang my own version of "Blue-Eyed Girl." I have no idea why. All I can say is that it was one of the most liberating experiences of my life because I felt like I totally said, "F you!" to all my fears and just went for it. It's been a while since I just WENT FOR IT in any sense of the word. In my old age, I have slowly let go of my need for attention and have become a bit more reserved. It felt awesome to let loose and do it dead SOBER at that. My friends have video and I can't wait to upload it!

I love knowing that the three chicks I went away with will be part of my life forever. We may have changed, we may continue to change, but I feel as though all of us have a bond and a respect for each other that will continue.

Oh Lord, won't you buy me a big sailboat? And an i-Phone? The above photos were all taken on one. I am fascinated by how great the quality is!

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