Tuesday, July 5, 2011

What I Learned On My Summer Vacation... Part One

Lessons learned the first long weekend away.

  • It doesn't matter if you've been with someone for 18 years...you never really know a person until you play Monopoly with them.
  • Base tan as sun protection only works for the parts of your body that actually get sun day-to-day. The tops of my feet, tummy, and upper thighs apparently needed more than mere sunscreen after ages in the shade.
  • Thermostat wars also happen with hot tubs.
  • Hardly anyone looks great in a bathing suit, and the ones who do are either under 23 or hit the jackpot in genetics.
  • Going down into a cave after having seen the movie The Descent is really creepy.


    1. LOL! I hope you're over that sunburn.

      Monopoly is the only game that I've ever cheated at. In my defense, I wouldn't have cheated if my friend's then-boyfriend hadn't been such a jerk. When he went to the kitchen and later to the bathroom, I stole some of his money. ;)

    2. Did Monopoly devolve into an unexpectedly bloodthirsty battle?

    3. Thanks Eyre, the legs are fine but my midriff and feet are still pretty hot. I actually bought a new pair of sandals today, figuring if they're comfy NOW, they'll be awesome later.

      And LMAO at you stealing money. He sounds like he needed to pay a fine.

      Oh yeah, Chris, it was an eye-opener, that's for sure. Can't count how many times I just stared at him open-mouthed in shock, thinking, "Whoa, competitive much? Um...reminder...game? Fun? Kids present?"

      And the funny part was, the eight-year-old won all three nights. Not like she was getting any help or concessions either!

    4. Bwa-ha-ha about the eight-year old winning!

    5. LOL so very true about Monopoly. That game can bring out the best/worst in people. :D

    6. I absolutely agree about the DH and Monopoly. Mine is banned from playing with the family for that same reason...overly competitive. It's so bad that he'll get up with the "in your face!" routine. You know, the game should come with a warning. :D
      And I'm thrilled to hear your eight-year old won. That'll teach him! Unless he's also a sore loser.

    7. Hi Lily and Ayla--it's amazing how many stories I've heard since I posted this. I'm almost relived that I'm not the only one who's been through it!!

      That said, the game is NEVER coming into my house. Bad enough it's at every vacation home evah.


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