Monday, July 2, 2012

A Bad Day at the Beach



     I'm supposed to be writing about Catalina. We went there for my dad's birthday this weekend. It was beautiful and we got to celebrate my dad, who I happen to think is one of the best people who has ever lived, ever. We did activities we haven't done since I had braces and short hair (it wasn't a good look), things Scott had never done in Catalina like frisbee golf, hiking and dancing around the Isthmus, a northern harbor we don't visit as often. But I am too distracted to write about all of that right now because I'm too busy feeling sorry for myself and for my friend. 
     You see, this friend, Basia, was supposed to come to stay with us tomorrow until Friday, but she had to cancel because of work. I feel worse for Basia than I do for myself, though. Not just because I know she wanted to come down to visit me, but because I know she needed a break from her job. 
     This day has been tricky. I'm also pretty annoyed at Scott for something silly. Everything is going really well in my life and I try to never even think about complaining, I don't feel I have the right to, but I wanted to write about this because sometimes it's nice to know other people out there have bad days too. They do exist at the beach, despite popular misconceptions. 
     At least the Olympic trials are on. I love the Olympics. And Scott cleaned the windows today. They look nice (even though toxic fumes are currently taking over the house). 
     I was just so looking forward to having a few days with a dear friend I wish I would see every day. You know one of the things I was most excited about doing with Basia? It was something really simple. I wanted to buy coconuts from our local market, show her how to chop them open with our firewood axe and drink them in the backyard with striped straws I was going to buy tomorrow.  
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That's the end of my pity party. On the positive side, bad days make me feel really alive.


I'll be back soon with the real story from Catalina. 



18 comments:

  1. Aww. I'm sorry you're having such a bad day. Hopefully writing about it made you feel a little better.

    Cheers to a happier week!

    ♥ Duckie.

    P.S. If you want to read about my worst day this year (so far): http://frikkenduckie.blogspot.com/2012/02/fml-mines-already-fcked-right-now.html

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  2. Sorry to hear you're having a bad moment..
    But I gotta tell ya.. Your backyard post made my month...
    I've been working on ours...getting frustrated and you gave me some nice ideas..thank

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  3. Boo! It's such a bummer when plans don't work out.

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  4. I know that kind of disappointment really well! :-( Expectations and plans can get the best of me, sometimes, so rest assured that YES. Other people have bad days like that too!

    I hope today is much better!

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  5. @DanSan I'm so glad to hear it! I'm stoked :)!

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  6. i love this post. though not the happiest its REAL and thats important. im sorry you had a bad day:(

    on another note: i went to usd and did the mission beach thing for college but now i live in north park. its a really nice change of pace but i miss beach life!

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  7. Ugh, that sucks. And yes, you're allowed to be upset. Hope the Olympic trials cheer you up and clean windows are a plus. I wish someone would clean my windows but its KINDA tricky since we're on the 9th floor...

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  8. Ugh, that sucks. And yes, you're allowed to be upset. Hope the Olympic trials cheer you up and clean windows are a plus. I wish someone would clean my windows but its KINDA tricky since we're on the 9th floor...

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  9. Oh my gosh.. I am so sorry for you and your friend. I am totally the friend that always cancels because work sucks me in. I have been better about it this year, though. I would so love to come to your back yard and drink coconut water with you and watch the Olympic trials. Wait.. those are over, right? Well I am stoaked for the Opening Ceremony on the 27th! My friend is on the US Olympic water polo team! Awesome, right?

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  10. And lady... I am dying to hear about your Catalina trip!

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  11. What a bummer! So sorry your friend couldn't come. I feel bad she has to work...that's not fun.

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  12. Devon - this looks amazing! I love the before and after photos! And the garden is such an awesome idea - I don't even have a backyard but could maybe make one of these... just need those pipes! Beautiful job!

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  13. Devon - this looks amazing! I love the before and after photos! And the garden is such an awesome idea - I don't even have a backyard but could maybe make one of these... just need those pipes! Beautiful job!

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  14. oh girl im sorry your friend wasnt able to make it out for the coconut drinks! that is the worst when you are looking forward to something and it gets shot down. i hope you are having a better day and even better 4th of july!

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  15. That sucks. I'm sorry! It's ok to have a pity party once in a while. That coconut with a straw sounds super fun too. :(

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  16. aw man.. such a bummer when your much needed girl time gets cancelled ):

    but seriously, how great of a friend are you? i would LOVE to simply et coconuts, machete them, then sip the deliciousness with you (:

    and hey, we all have our days.. some more than others, others less.. so it's ok, guuurl (:

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  17. That sucks, I'm sorry. Bad days happen to everyone, but that doesn't make it any better in the moment unfortunately.

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  18. That sucks, I'm sorry. Bad days happen to everyone, but that doesn't make it any better in the moment unfortunately.

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