Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Wednesday Thoughts

It's only July 7th, and I'm already tired of yelling "woohoo." Summer is the season of woohoo, I've decided. I've been forced to yell it at baseball games, concerts, summer festivals, and fireworks so far and there's more to come. I can't yell "woohoo" without feeling self conscious. I just feel silly. It seems that once you get on this side of 30 you should be allowed to simply clap. But that's never enough - you feel like a dud if you only clap. And everyone thinks you don't really care about baseball or you don't really support the Tigers if you don't cheer. "Make some noise," they say. So I cave. I don't want people to think I don't care. I've decided that a simple "woo" is less embarrassing than woohoo, but I still feel ridiculous. Am I alone in this? I can't be.

Ok, moving on. How was your 4th of July? Mine was fabulous. I went out of my way to try to be patriotic over the weekend. To start, I ate the most deliciously patriotic ice cream sundae ever. But if that's not patriotic enough, I wore the flag that came in the sundae in my hair on Sunday night while watching fireworks. Oh, and I bought an apple pie (which I did not end up eating, but that's neither here nor there). Top that.

I also got a very nice deep sunburn which I was going to post a picture of but won't. I showed Justin the picture yesterday, which is of the area just below my shoulder - showing the whiteness of where my bathing suit strap was and the redness around it. I asked him if the picture was appropriate to post and his expression told me it was not. Then his words confirmed what his expression told me. So no shoulder shot for you. I won't scandalize you like I did Justin, who by the way will no longer make eye contact with me. (I'm exaggerating, of course. He's over it - I'm the one who hasn't moved on.)

Anyway, I had a great weekend. I swam in the waves (one wave was so tough it yanked my pony tail holder, which was triple wrapped, right out of my hair!), I walked along the beach, I hiked the trails, floated down the river, watched fireworks on the beach, tested different kinds of smores, and bonded with friends. I hope you all had a wonderful 4th as well. I'd love to hear about it!

Happy Wednesday.


Kathy said...

Is that why Justin was hiding under his desk for 4 straight hours yesterday?

I love to scream loudly at events, or out the car window at unsuspecting pedestrians. It's so liberating! I love the classic
"ayyayayayayayayaya!" or the "oooowwww oooowwwwww!". I apologize if I embarrassed you with my dancing and screaming at the game. But it was worth it. Too bad we didn't get any popcorn. That would have livened things up for sure.

Elizabeth Downie said...

No Kathy, I loved your screaming at the Tigers game because I felt like it counted for both of us. I could just clap and quietly say "woo" and no one knew it was all you. ;) Plus, I was busy almost accidentally kissing someone.

Amy said...

I tried to take a picture of my own deep sunburn. It turns that self-takes of the back of your shoulder are incredibly difficult and incredibly awkward. The challenge intrigued me, but knowing I'd never actually show anyone the pictures kept the ingrigue low enough that I didn't persist past the first two failed shots.

I had a fun 4th too :).

Stephanie said...

I hear "woot" is the new thing. Maybe you should give it a go :)

The Boob Nazi said...

I haven't yelled "Woohoo" at all.

lizzie mc.- said...

So what your saying is, 'Justin doesn't want [you] to share [your] shoulder with anyone else.' wink, wink:O

Elizabeth Downie said...

Hahaha! Lizzie, I'm positive Justin did NOT want to see my shoulder. But I'm going to leave your comment up because it's so hilarious and SO not true. I just hope Justin doesn't see it or he'll never make eye contact with me again.

Linda said...

I am definitely not the one to tell you what not to say, since I was yelling woohoo at the t.v. last night when the Tigers won the game in the 11th inning with Johnny Damon's home run. Of course that wasn't in public, but that doesn't stop me either. How about a simple "yea"?

Katherine said...

I had an awesome 4th, too! Thanks for the good times! Did we ever decide which s'more was the best? For me, I'd have to say either classic or Reese's. Oh, delish!

I prefer to yell "huzzah," actually. (I had to write that for you!) ;)

You forgot to mention that you left the flag in your hair for a while after leaving House of Flavors having forgotten it was there. I still wish I hadn't pointed it out to you... ;)

Heather said...

Maybe you should experiment with some other exlamatory phrases.

I hope your sunburn (and Justin) get better soon.


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