Wednesday, September 16, 2009

New Stuff

All right, so once again I have failed to post. Well let me just say that I have been doing nothing but vacationing on a beach in Virginia, watching Dolphins swim, the Armed Forces fly by, and boogie boarding for the first time! Woot!

If I may just say, I learned how to swim at the YMCA Adult swim classes at the tender age of...well honestly I haven't really learned how to FULLY swim, as most people think I am drowning when I am trying to do a simple stroke. That makes me think of the time when I was shooting an episode of CW NOW in Thailand and we were blessed to stay at a gorgeous resort where we had access to a private beach. Ok now this would usually sit unused by me because we were only there for 3 days, but being that I was jet-lagged, I had nothing to do at 6:30 am, so I hit the private beach. And since that thing 'opened' at 7 am, it was all mine. There was a Thai cabana dude who watched over the kayaks, beach chairs, handed out towels, and served as the lifeguard - which came in handy. So Thailand is incredibly beautiful and the water was warm. Well little miss daredevil dumbass decides to take her sorry swimming skills out to the beach, as 'it ain't that deep', but holy cow, after swimming just a few yards off, and with the waves coming in, that 'ain't so deep' got to be some hella-tall water. And since I am not a good swimmer and while trying to make it back to shore, I hit my knee on a rock, I just thought, 'hmmm....if I yell, can he come get me? Only way to find out is to do it, so here we go.' And as soon as I saw him RUN towards the water, rip off his shirt and dive into the waves, I thought, 'oh sh*t. I feel kinda bad about this now.' And that, everybody, is how I utilized my poor swimming skills enjoying the beach in Thailand. This rambling, folks, tells me that the Y didn't teach me as much as I thought it did. Or my laziness took over my decency, and made some unsuspecting Thai beach worker have a heart-attack, take off his shirt and leap into the ocean after me.

What the hell was I talking about? Oh, I don't remember. I am off to Hershey, PA tomorrow early morning to shoot HGTV's new RV show. Holler. I'll let you know how the sweetest place on earth treats me.