Over the Holiday Bestie and I decided that we were going kayaking. I've done this only once before and that was on the Saco River which crosses from Maine to New Hampshire and back. This time I tried my hand at the ocean and had way different results.
First off I'm not the easiest person to get along with and it amazes me that I have friends sometimes. This was not my best moment. I was loud I complained and I criticized my best friend unfairly. Like I said I'm not proud and I've had to eat some humble pie since for that.
I scored some vouchers to explore the sea caves in La Jolla back in August and never used them. Well Bestie nagged and nagged and we went. We went through a brief but through training then waded into 53 degree F water and climbed into our boats. Pretty much from the minute we were sea bound I was a raging harpy out for blood.
Bestie has a slight to extreme fear of the ocean. Couple that with him doing something completely out of his comfort zone. He was scared silly but yours truly decided his inexperience was not an excuse for following directions. I was a very ugly person for about half the adventure.
He eventually got the hang of everything and we managed to enjoy the second half of the trip. Due to the choppiness of the water that day we weren't allowed to get very close to the caves, but we did get up close and very personal with a few Sea Lions and a pod of Dolphins. Nature I have to say rocks. We promised that we'd go again and with a few minor adjustments like the seating placement we'll have a time that promises to be 1000 times better than the first.
Over all he says he had a good time, except for when I was being super beast. He likes to say that the days before my cycle comes around is the worst time and once again I decided that I just HAD to be around him at that time. If it weren't for my fabulous set of breast, I think I'd trade being a woman if it meant not chewing off heads every time I'm premenstrual.
Yesterday 1/3/13 was my 33rd birthday and I spent it at home quietly working on my blouse and shooting my resume out and scoring another interview. I heard from my Brother, Father and one Aunt. I got a bunch of hits on Facebook wishing me well. I even got a hit from my favorite author Ms. Gini Koch. I am in so much awe of her. There was even a mention of a midget for my birthday, but I missed it by staying home.
While I'm job hunting I haven't been reading and once again the book reviews have been scrapped. I am very sad about that because I really enjoy doing the critique and I feel that all the work I've put into it this summer is falling apart. I'm sad about it but I'm doing what's best for the moment. I hope that I find something soon so I can not worry about the money situation anymore and get back to what makes me happy.
The weekend begins and I plan on compiling a Bean Counter so come back and Monday and take a gander.