May 17, 2005


Remember all those meetings last week? Well, you know what I have to do today? Nothing. Not a single meeting or deadline or conference call. We've got dinner reservations at 7:00 but between now and then? Nothing.

The weather was iffy yesterday morning so we hung out and read for a while, just camped out and listened to the rain and the waves. The sun came out and we walked for a while on the beach. Beth napped. I read. Like an idiot, I let my knees get burned. Then we went in search of dinner and ended up at a great place we visited last year.

This morning? Well, its a little cloudy but its supposed to burn off soon. Guess I'll finish off my coffee, put a little sunscreen on and head out to the beach. Much better than meetings and conference calls. Much.

Posted by Chris at May 17, 2005 10:23 AM

Where is the beautiful place from which you are writing?

Posted by: wn at May 17, 2005 10:27 AM

That beach looks beautiful. Glad you're having a fun time and not doing anything. Enjoy!

Posted by: Milly at May 17, 2005 10:32 AM

Where's your surfboard?

Posted by: Jason at May 17, 2005 10:32 AM

I am so jealous. I can smell the ocean right now..see those little sandpipers and the pelicans too. Are the waves crashing with a big "whomp" or just rolling in?

Posted by: Sue at May 17, 2005 10:32 AM

okay yesterday i wished that you guys had a good time. today i'm wishing i was there with you. i'm going to hold off on becoming officially upset about the fact that you didn't take me until i see the other pictures. just so you're aware.

Posted by: pea at May 17, 2005 11:07 AM

I went to the beach on Saturday. It was off and on with the sun too. But you can get sunburnt when it's cloudy!!! I sure did...on my knees and back of my legs-it hurts :( Wear that sunscreen, cloudy or not!! It'll save your skin! Have a great time at the beach!

Posted by: Michelle at May 17, 2005 11:08 AM

Gorgeous! Geesh, the beach, I mean. ; )

Sounds like you two are having a wonderful, much deserved, get-away...hooray!

Posted by: lu at May 17, 2005 11:08 AM

So glad you are enjoying your vacation dear.

Posted by: autumn at May 17, 2005 11:34 AM

I'm so jealous. But happy for you. BUT? Jealous.

Posted by: Queen of Ass at May 17, 2005 11:54 AM

your knees got burned? i've never heard of sunburnt knees before...

Posted by: angel at May 17, 2005 12:26 PM

You know? You look 10 years younger on vacation.

Posted by: Jon in Michigan at May 17, 2005 12:49 PM

Oh how beautiful. I just got back from a mini break myself. Have fun!

Posted by: Krista at May 17, 2005 1:07 PM

Your picture just reminded me that I dreamt about the ocean last night. The ocean in your picture looks a lot less frightening than the one in my dream. Hope you're having a blast!

Posted by: Spring at May 17, 2005 1:07 PM

oh my gawd. That looks gorgeous. I need me summa dat beach. I haven't been to the ocean in so long. I can just smell that saltwater. Keep those pictures coming!

Posted by: Keri at May 17, 2005 1:30 PM

Vacations are just the best thing ever. Enjoy doing nothing!

Posted by: Heather at May 17, 2005 2:05 PM

Vacation, all I ever wanted. Vacation, had to get away...

Posted by: bmh at May 17, 2005 2:13 PM

Nice! We're going to the beach, or the salty waves as The Girl calls it, in one month! I cannot wait.

Posted by: Kelley at May 17, 2005 5:18 PM

What a fantastic picture.... it's really working... in the 'make my readers jealous' department! Soak it up and savor every moment!

Posted by: ironic1 at May 17, 2005 7:44 PM

Aren't you a little over dressed for the beach? Or is this one of those cool breeze beaches? Either way, I hope ya'll enjoy your trip and have safe travels.

Posted by: Karen at May 17, 2005 10:28 PM

Yum! Ok...Come Saturday I am definately off to the beach! It has been at least a month and I have to hear the waves! Cool Pic

Posted by: Gypsy at May 18, 2005 1:49 AM

What's that on yor chin? Are you growing a beard on vacation??

Posted by: JuJuBee at May 18, 2005 10:11 AM

Oh I wish it was warm enough here to go to the beach!! Hey where are you guys anyway?

Posted by: Nina at May 18, 2005 10:28 AM

*oozes jealousy*

Hope you guys have a wonderful time!

Posted by: Casey at May 18, 2005 10:40 AM

What the hell are you doing blogging on vacation! Relax! We'll all still be here when you get back. M'kay? Now go jump in that beautiful blue water and, for goshsakes, put some sunblock on your knees!

Posted by: Q at May 18, 2005 1:50 PM

So jealous.

If I were a cartoon character, I'd have a squiggly black line over my head.

Posted by: kalisah at May 18, 2005 2:13 PM

Awesome! Enjoy every last moment of solitude, finishing a meal and a conversation with your wonderful wife before the little delightful intruder arrives!

Posted by: beautiful face at May 18, 2005 4:35 PM

Great picture!

Posted by: Lauren at May 18, 2005 7:48 PM

awesome picture. awesome view.

Posted by: Sarcastic Journalist at May 19, 2005 12:05 AM

I love this pic ... has that Elvis quality to it.
= )

Hope you two are enjoying OBX .. I've lived an hour away for about 7 years and still haven't managed to get there!!

Posted by: LOUP at May 19, 2005 12:20 PM