I began my new gym/arm recovery program this week.
I began my new gym/arm recovery program this week.
I mentioned last week my shoulder surgeon has repeatedly told me I should get breast reduction surgery. He feels certain my large chest is negatively impacting my car accident recovery. He has mentioned this to me time and again over the last year and I've chosen to ignore him.
Last Friday afternoon PR began playing in a Memorial Day baseball tournament. The way the tournaments work, the more games a team wins the longer they play. I'm writing this at 10 p.m. on Monday night. I just got home from the championship game. I feel like I've been at the baseball fields for ten days straight. In reality, I was only there since Friday and I did take a break to see Fleetwood Mac perform Saturday night.
A lot of people think California is "the land of fruits and nuts". Sure, we have our share of unique individuals just like any place else. Being a 5th generation native to California, I have noticed that the majority of "extreme" individuals here are not from California at all, but have moved here from … I don't know, someplace nice and calm like Idaho or Wisconsin. They just go crazy once they get here. They're not used to all that sunshine or something.
That being said, we do know how to have our own brand of fun here. Recently one of my girlfriends decided to celebrate her birthday by joining in on the 29th annual "Amtrak Mooning" day. Eight thousand (yes, you read that right … 8,000) people showed up to moon the passing Amtrak trains. Some of them might have been drinking?
This event started 29 years ago when a patron of the Mugs Away Saloon in Laguna Niguel challenged a few buddies to go moon a passing train. In exchange he promised to buy them a drink. It is an unsponsored event, no one is making money off Moon Day except perhaps local businesses from the thirsty/hungry crowds.
Forget trying to find parking anywhere within miles of this "event"! This year mooning began at 7:30 in the morning. Mooners came expecting to moon approximately 40 train passings by the end of that same evening. Unfortunately, this year the police made everyone disperse around 3:30 in the afternoon.
This is the first time in the history of the event that the police have had to break up the event early. It was a disappointment for those who planned to stay for "night mooning" which begins at dark. For night mooning, please bring your own flashlight or lantern to light up your ass.
The police broke the event up early because apparently some women started flashing their boobs to the train this year. Mooning is okay, but tit-flashing isn't. In addition, a couple guys decided they might as well go completely naked instead of just pulling their pants up and down over and over again everytime a train went by. Full nudity and tit exposure is not acceptable at a mooning event.
The police also said there were a lot of drunk people there. Really?
Mooning, in itself, is not enough for everyone. Some people decorate their butts. Oh yes they
do! On the mooning website the question is asked, "I am overweight, in fact very obese, is it O.K. for me to moon?" The answer is, "Yes, yes, please 'moon' with us. We need people like you for the extra high intensity mooning you can provide." I'm going to repeat that for you, "extra high intensity mooning". Someone put a lot of thought into that sentence.
The event also carries a disclaimer which says, in part, "Attending this event may be hazardous due to the high concentration of silly people." It also states that if you fall and get hurt, "There is no one to sue," and that "the city and railroad would rather you did not bother to come to this event." The disclaimer also states that there is no insurance covering the event because who would insure an event called "Mooning Amtrak"?
Not only were there 8,000 folks mooning this year, the normally half-empty trains were packed full for this event. What's more fun, drinking nonstop on a train while watching people moon you? Or being a mooner?
The police said the very happy crowd dispersed peacefully when asked to this year. Next year Mooning Amtrak will be held on July 11th. Mark your calendars!
© Twenty Four At Heart
Awhile back Briefcase surprised me by announcing he'd bought tickets to see Fleetwood Mac in concert over Memorial Day weekend.
Thank God we have a brick floor in our house.
As some of you may remember, I've been working on my house off and on for quite awhile. After wasting a few years on post-car accident surgeries and misery, I've been trying to get my life back in order.
Before I get too deep into today's post I want to share some exciting news with you. Last week I was contacted by Amazon. By Saturday of last week, they began publishing Twenty Four At Heart to their Kindle readers. If you have a Kindle, or if you have a friend or family member who might be interested in subscribing to Twenty Four At Heart by Kindle you (or they) can go here to do so. This also seems to be a very appropriate time to thank each and every one of you who take the time to come here and visit. There are no words to express how much I appreciate you. Smooches!
Well, as promised, I'm going to explain my latest flashing incident. Honestly, I have the worst luck. Things just happen to me for no good reason at all. Needless to say, the latest incident was entirely unintentional …
Last night over 1,000 homes in South Orange County lost power in an "emergency power outage." My home was included in the 1,000. Power outages are something that happen to people who live in areas with weather, not something that happens here. I found two scented candles and lit them. I realized I need to buy flashlights and have working batteries in them. I puzzled over what to do with myself alone and in the dark for hours. (No wisecracks about that, m'kay?)
I read my Kindle which was fully charged. I wondered about whether or not hours upon hours of no electricity meant I should throw everything in the fridge and freezer out or if things would stay "cold enough" …???? (Can one of you enlighten me on that because I might have killed off my family by feeding them breakfast today?)
I didn't write a blog post because, um, it was very dark. And my laptop wouldn't work because our router was dead.
Maybe I could have written something really witty when the power finally came back on late at night. But I was in a sleepy stupor, so I didn't. (I was going to tell you about how The Torturer saw my ass yesterday. Yes, he did! I flashed my ass this time, can you believe it?)
I'll tell you about that next week, I suppose. <blush>
Instead you get this random sleep-induced drivel.
Fascinating, aren't I?
I will also (hopefully) have some other exciting news next week too. Keep your fingers crossed, okay?
Today I'm playing hooky. TR is arriving for the weekend by train this morning. I'm going to pick her up at the train station and we're going to head to the beach. The weather here is fantastic. I can't wait to make the most of it. Here are a few photos of where I'll be today …