fridays are fucking fabulous

14 Aug

welcome to fridays are fucking fabulous.

mostly they are fabulous because it is, of course the end of the work week.  during the week i sit at my desk and day dream about things i want to do and be and the weekends are those shorts day in which my dreams can actually be realized.  more often then naught i am just reading and lurking about in corners, but sometimes i actually get out.  i’ve been obsessing about picnics in the forest for the past little bit, being out in nature and all that.  one thinks about these things when one is shoved into a city of nearly 10,000,000 people.  my mind has wondered to places that only i and a few friends have tread.  now let it be stated that i’m not the type of girl that wants to camp out, pee in a dug out hole or get dirt caked ankles, but for an afternoon or a perhaps a night or two i can handle it.  here’s the thing about me, even though i may not love that type of thing i do possess the talent to pack a mean picnic, build a fire, set up a tent, hike, etc.  this is all thanks to my father, who was an eagle scout and took it very seriously.  it was important that his children understand nature, how to pack in and pack out and essentially if one needed to, how to survive.  my siblings all share some vivid memories of close to death encounters which we cautiously laugh at now, but only with much trepidation. Nearly drowning in a choppy river trapped underneath the weight of a canoe causes a bit of stress as a small child.  nevertheless, my father instilled in me, (i can’t speak for my siblings), a respect and reverence for the out of doors, but also a small amount of loathing.   this weekend i will actually be sitting by the pool, which is nothing to complain about, but i will be thinking of views such as these:

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and who doesn’t love a lady in hiking boots?

and here’s a little shout out to REI, outdoor outfitters as they have very progressive benefits that include life partner health insurance and FMLA even when the nation doesn’t recognize it.  thanks REI.

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