Freeepeace on the loose. Look out. I've been boy-crazy all week.
Over a decade I've lived by the beach. I know it very well - the pier, the bikepath the boardwalk. This beach is like my backyard. But for some reason I've never noticed this part of the beach before.
Lately Cheryl's been raving about "the rings," describing how amazing these people are, swinging on them. When she discovers something new and exciting, she goes full-force into learning about it [like me]. One day she came home with blisters on her palms so severe, she could hardly hold the steering wheel for a week.
I finally went with her this weekend to check out this scene - and I was struck by all the gymnastics equipment. It's like an oversized playground for grown-ups - and kids. Everyone's so friendly and supportive. Gymnasts, yogis, athletes and people like you and me just hang out and practice there. If I hadn't been sick with mono all summer, I'd have given the rings a go myself [former gymnast, you know]. Instead, I played photographer all weekend.
Which brings me to my latest fascination: boys!
Why are boys so cute? Cute boys are everywhere I go, everyplace I look, even when I'm not looking. They're in cars, on the streets, in coffee shops, and now, at the beach [Ooooh, the beach!] This isn't like me. I mean, I can appreciate the beauty in a person, but this is outta control. And the best thing about it is, I have my digital camera!
I'm telling you folks, you don't need a puppy, or a baby to attract men. Just take a great picture of them in action. Smile and say you'll be happy to email it to them. And watch the magic happen.
For instance, check out this beautiful boy!
He was trying to land a trick on the rings. I snapped the pic and announced to Cheryl [loud enough for the boys to hear], "I got it!"
That was my mating call. Worked like a charm He came running over to me. That smile is gorgeous but his eyes are amazing. If only I got a pic without his shades. But that would've been way too obvious. First things first - I got his email address.
The first image in this entry is the one that earned me his email address. I don't know if you can tell by looking at the picture but he let go of the empty ring with his right hand and swung on the outside of the pole to grab the other ring with his left hand. The set-up was really cool. He swung the second ring toward the pole while he built momentum on the first ring to get around the pole. Whatever. Who cares? Did I mention, I got his email address?
Note: Pics of Cheryl on the rings coming soon!
Okay, I've got some emailing to do...