Thursday, July 21, 2011
Lose That Spare Tire!
Something I made over two years ago. The photo just called out for a silly and fun caption with some word play thrown in for good measure. I think it speaks pretty well on its own, unless those tires are only in America, then, as usual, I am leaving my friends from other countries stranded high and dry yet again!
Anyway, I wanted to post a nice summer caption, and then realized while looking through the Haven, that I don't really have many summer captions at all. As a plot line, or in photos that have bikinis and beaches and all that . I probably have enough made to count with one hand.
I think I know the reason though, and it never really occurred to me before now. I am NOT a fan of summer, or even spring for that matter. I love October (more than just for Halloween) and I usually function the best between October and March. After that, I get lots of seasonal allergies, hay fever, and I am not a fan of hot weather or sweating.
I don't think I've been a beach during the day in ummmm, 12 years. One reason is that I kinda hate the whole beach experience. Another is the GF is incredibly white skinned to the point of being almost see-through (we have to slather 666 SPF on her to make sure she doesn't blister, peel, and scream.) Throw in the traffic, the lugging around all the supplies, cooler, etc ... and I would much rather just swim in someone's pool if I feel the need to cool off.
What is worse is I now have quite a few vacation days I can spread throughout the year. My work would prefer I take them during the summer when it is supposedly slower. Of course, since everyone else takes time off, it doesn't seem like there is any sort of slowdown to me. I'd much rather sit here in the office and enjoy the wonderful air conditioning that try to vacation somewhere hot. Besides, I can never afford to go anywhere so I'd be sitting at home in front of a computer with the AC there .. so why not get paid for it and take my time off when I actually would like!
Anyway, I ended up taking a day off yesterday since they wanted me to "relax" which I never do because I'm not wired like that. The GF has the week off so we just wandered around some outlet malls and things like that, mostly trying to avoid the sun and intense heat. Now I need to install a new power supply into my desktop computer at home since it keeps rebooting. I'd have LOVED to have done that on my day off, I like sleeping in my bed .. which probably wouldn't have happened if I avoided my loving GF! LOL
So, until I can take care of that, my attendance on the intertubes will be sporadic, especially during the weekend. I will probably have time to do the power supply sometime during the weekend, barring any other social events that my beloved has entwined me into attending. Perhaps I will post something more of note than this.
DISCUSSION QUESTION: Yeah, I know this is mostly a filler post, but you could always go back and read the last caption post I made since it only has 2 responses so far. . Do you like to go on vacation or do you prefer to take a day or two off, here and there, scattered throughout the year (which is what I tend to do)? What is your favorite season and why?