On any normal day, if you were to say to me, "Hey, Bill - I've got a splendid idea! Let's go to the beach!"
I'd instead hear this: "Hello, person I hate - I secretly want to kill you. And the first step in my plan is to tear you from your comfortable air conditioning, stuff you into shorts that have a weird net in them that threatens your freshness, put sand in every place it shouldn't be, and leave you with a terrible skin ailment that will likely give you cancer, but in the meantime makes it uncomfortable to sleep. Also, please make sure to swim out into the deep part of the ocean so all the billions of terrible fishes and sharks can nibble at your toes until you pass away from nibble-fatigue."
This is the test of true friendship - beaches and Bill mix like seagulls and alka-seltzer.
But not today. We're headed to the Jersey shore this weekend for some good old fashioned fist pumping and GTL. In "hey, actually you have a kid" terms, this really means learning how to change a diaper without getting sand in there and applying sun block every five minutes.
And even though I will likely be sweating the entire weekend +2 days, it's totally effing worth it. We haven't taken time off from work to just sit and relax in over a year. So I'll suffer through a little bit of melanoma if it means I get to stop working 11 hour days and worrying about silly stuff like what's for dinner.
Because guess who is coming with us? My mother in law and her friend.
I just recently learned a joke about Jewish Russian Grandmas. There was some kid who only ate chicken nuggets. And...well, I don't remember the whole thing, but the punchline was, if you've got a Jewish Russian Grandma, don't waste her by being picky about what you eat. That is to say, something in their genetic code requires them to make all kinds of delicious food all the frickin' time.
So not only do I have one Jewish Russian Grandma coming with me, I've got TWO. Please, don't expect me to have any kind of sex-appeal after this weekend. I fully anticipate being an obese blob. Don't pretend you're not jealous.
Enjoy your weekend everyone!