means that while i'm sitting at my computer, i feel like my chair is rocking... ever so slowly in the waves. the waves that are NOT HERE UNDER MY CHAIR. yet still... i sit here rocking. thank the goddess i don't get sea sick. *knocks on wood*
this past weekend brought out the summer weather (finally) and although it was ridiculously hot.... i was happy. i pretty much begged anyone who would listen to go somewhere with me to water and play in it. i suggested the beach. i suggested the river. i really wanted to rent something and play around in the river all day. BUT NO ONE WANTED TO GO! blake was like "nah." NAH? are you flipping kidding me?!?!?! he's just lazy and doesn't want to do anything that requires leaving the coach and the television.
so i bought a slip and slide. you heard me. and it was awesome. and fun. but holy crap does it hurt when you land! slip and slides are not made for big people. i also got understanding exposure- the book i've wanted for over a year now. so i became obsessed with taking water movement pictures and "freezing" the movement. and also how you get the water to look softer like cotton candy, but i can't do that very well (at all). i will admit that when i read this book, it's still overwhelming and hard to know just what the hell everything is. i think you have to actually grab your camera and DO what the guy is talking about. it's the only way it all makes sense. i cannot believe i have shot my camera on P for this long. i now have it on M and it will stay that way forever (you know, now that i know how to set the exposure correctly). anyway, i kept making blake run and jump and do things in the water so i could take pictures of it. he's all too happy to be my guinea pig. yay.
anyway, after slipping and sliding our friend was like "i have a boat you know." I'M SORRY, WHAT?!?! A WHAT?!?! hi, this is useful information. so yeah. fucker had a boat this whole time while i'm crying and begging people to take me somewhere with water and he's like... "well i have a boat. i haven't seen it in a year, it might be in bad condition.. and it might not start and.. " blah blah whatever.. all i heard was I HAVE A BOAT.
so we got that sucker out and it was fine and it worked and did you know that boats totally have radios on them?!?! shutup. i didn't realize and it made it that much more fun to be blaring music from the middle of the lake. we spent all day sunday on the lake on THE BOAT. the boat that will now become my best friend. the boat that i have decided i will spend my summer on. i hope the boat doesn't mind.
i didn't bring my camera on the boat, but i did bring it in my backyard!