A Day in my Life

So today I slept in late as I didn’t have work, but of course it slipped my mind where I was supposed to be at 9:50 a.m. on a beautiful day. I was supposed to be up and getting ready for a day at the beach with two friends. Instead of setting an alarm to be punctual like a normal person I was awoken by my dog pouncing on me. He then attempted to chew his bone on my pillow (he thinks we share)…then proceeded to drop it on my nose. I rolled over and shouted “wanna go see mom?” to get him out of my face. Naturally he did, so he wiggled his butt all excited and scurried out the door to my parents room to go pounce on them. I realized my phone had four messages from my friends wondering if I was awake. I threw together a beach bag and headed out.

We stopped at Bruegger’s and Dunkin Donuts. Now armed with a peanut butter bagel and an iced green tea we set out for the beach. We got there and tanned and read for a couple hours and even attempted to go in the water. We saw two guys pull a horseshoe crab out of the surf and decided that was enough for one day. We threw a football around and because it was slippery, I meant to throw it to Kaitlyn and I hit Veronica in the head and the fun ended there. We tanned for a bit longer until we got wind of a pool we could go to. So we decided to pack up and go somewhere where we could see the bottom of the water and wouldn’t get eaten by sharks because you know they are SO common in Long Island sound. (sarcasm) Anywho, before we left, Veronica managed to spill the rest of her now warm ice coffee all over her legs.

We headed up the path and stopped by a little girl’s lemonade stand. You can’t walk by an innocent child’s lemonade stand without buying a glass (even if it was a dollar per glass). It may have been powder lemonade but it tasted good just the same and that’s all that matters. It wasn’t even a dinky glass of lemonade…it was a full solo cup. SCORE.  And this little girl and her parents took the time to hand paint a sign for her stand. Can you say dedication? Then Veronica’s hand slipped and she spilled the rest of her lemonade on her legs adding to the coffee. We were just reek of clumsiness.

Moving on…when we finally got to the pool, we swam for a bit and then we packed up once again to go to whole foods to get some gelato because they apparently have a gelato stand in the store. Who knew? So I threw my shorts on the chair I was sitting on and began to pack up my backpack and throw on my shirt. When I went to retrieve my shorts they apparently landed in the puddle of water that occupied my chair. Just my luck. So Kaitlyn told me to hold my shorts out the window as we drove to dry them off. I’m a bit ashamed of doing it, but it worked. People wondered what sort of red neck flag I was trying to wave out the window of a car. I’m not sorry. I would rather not walk around looking like I peed myself. I mean your bathing suit top already soaks through your t-shirt so you look like your lactating so I wasn’t going to add to that.

When we got to whole foods I got my cup of gelato and managed to drop it within three minutes. Let me tell you…it was the most defeating sound I have ever heard in my life. Like all my hopes and dreams were crushed in that one splat. The woman behind the counter got me another one free of charge so it didn’t matter.

I got home and then we tried to dress up the poor dog in an american flag bandana for the fourth of July. After many unsuccessful attempts we got a nice picture.

So that’s a typical summer day when I’m off from work. In just 10 or so hours I managed to drop my gelato, hang my water drenched shorts out the window of a moving car in an attempt to dry them, and take basic white girl pictures of my dog in an american flag bandana.


10 Uses for a Bandana

1. A headband: This one is the most obvious. I usually wear one to practice or the gym and it adds a nice punk rocker or devil may care look. Pair it with some dark eyeliner and some navy blue and you are golden.


2. A tourniquet: Let’s say you were in a plane crash similar to greys anatomy and someone was suffering severe bleeding and you happened to have a bandana. Voila! Instant tourniquet! Make use of your resources! You could also used strips of clothing to get the job done.

3. A neckerchief: Not always for the rodeo. A neckerchief can cover the back of you neck and prevent sunburn probably better than sunscreen because everybody forgets to reapply. With a bandana it’s a one time deal! Perfect if you like to hike, walk on the beach, or are outdoors a lot for work or pleasure.

4. Dust Mask: Perfect for if you are sensitive to the allergens when cleaning your house, basement or garage. Also good for when you mow the lawn to prevent you from inhaling the grass shavings and pollen. Can also be used if you are cleaning with harsh smelling chemical like in the kitchen or i something just straight up smells gross.

5. A doggie accessory: Even though my dog hates bandanas he looks quite dashing in them. They always seem to give him one when he gets groomed.

6. Sling: The other medical use! Use to support the shoulder, elbow, or wrist. Also if you have someone with a leg injury with significant swelling and have something above heart level to tie it to. Do this to encourage mobilization of the swelling because localized inflammation is what causes the pain with the injury. \

7. Marking your luggage: It’s always such a pain to locate your baggage at the airport. It always seems everyone has the same suitcase as you. Tie a brightly colored bandana to your suitcase for easy spotting! Problem solved.

8. Pot Holder: Fold one up and use it the same way you woud a normal pot holder. Less money too because bandanas you can get at any craft store for a dollar.

9. Blindfold: Pin the tail on the donkey, a sleep mask, whatever. You’ve got one.

10. A frozen towel: As summer approaches everyone will be desperately trying to stay cool. Soak a bandana in water, put in a ziploc bag and freeze. Hours later you have a frozen towel you can use on the back of your neck to ease the scorching heat!

There are so many other ways to use bandanas. These are just the ones off the top of my head. Always keep one lying around! You’ll never know when you’ll need it.

10 Rules of Driving with Someone

Take heed because if you aren’t the uptight driver. You are the annoying passenger. Sometimes I’m both.

  1. If I don’t know where I’m going or a navigation system is not set you have now become map quest. Don’t get us lost.
  2. If we stop for fast food. You feed me fries and in exchange I get us there safely.
  3. If my phone dings. Read me the text and answer for me accordingly. DO NOT LOOK AT MY PICTURES OR READ ANYTHING ELSE. IM VULNERABLE AS THE DRIVER DON’T TAKE ADVANTAGE OF ME.

4. You can play with your seat, the air conditioning, windows, whatever you want. I want the journey to be as comfortable  as possible.

5. The one thing you do not touch is the radio. Driver picks the music, and shotgun shuts their cakehole. That’s the rule. If you don’t like it there may be a rest stop somewhere where I can drop you off. 

6. Notice how I said we can eat in the car. But guess what? If you spill something that rest stop drop off is no longer an option. You better tuck and roll because I’m kicking you out while the vehicle is in motion.

7. If someone shouts Chinese Fire Drill! You had better bet your behind you will be participating.

8. Sing with me. This is even more fun and I may consider having you as a passenger again.

9. No I don’t need to stop to ask for directions. You are the copilot, and you have this cool device called a cell phone that often has internet so therefore we are never lost. Just a little off the beaten path. Unless your phone is dead. Then we’re screwed and maybe I should pull over.

10. Never criticize my driving. Ever. Or that rest stop drop off may happen.

Hope you guys enjoyed my post. What are your rules of the road?