May 25, 2007

Schadenfreude Friday: Schadenfreude Goes On Holiday

I'm afraid, my faithful schadenfreude devotees, that I failed to pack any schadenfreude with me when we headed for the beach. I'm schadenfree this week.

We have arrived at the beach. To those of you who have not seen the Atlantic Ocean lately, I'm happy to report that it is still here, salty and wet as ever. As Mia would say, it's "big water." She has also referred to it as "blue nine waters" - the only numbers she knows how to say are one, two and nine. She's apparently taking English lessons from an Indian residing in the 1840's American West.

While Mia is a fan of the ocean, she's a little weirded out by the sand. We're hoping she warms up to it. She loves vacation food though. I mean, how often does she get to eat a meal consisting of french fries and pizza? Never.

So, that's it for the week, folks. If I don't catch you before, have a great weekend. Sayonara from blue nine waters.

Posted by Chris at May 25, 2007 7:10 AM

I miss living next to the ocean.

Have fun!

Posted by: amber at May 25, 2007 8:03 AM

I've never been to the ocean. Around here, all we have brown murky waters. Not nearly so pretty but at least there are no sharks lurking about. Just remember Mia, you don't have to swim faster than the shark, you only have to swim faster than Mommy and Daddy.

Posted by: Contrary at May 25, 2007 8:52 AM

I miss the ocean. The other ocean.

Posted by: ann adams at May 25, 2007 9:16 AM

Going to the Big Water in Galveston ourselves. Take lots of pics - which I'm sure you will.

Posted by: Johnny at May 25, 2007 9:32 AM

Waaaaa! I wanna be there too! Have a good time just for me,'kay?

Posted by: sue at May 25, 2007 9:49 AM

Hee, "blue nine waters." Also, "schadenfree." That's cute. Have fun!

Posted by: Fraulein N at May 25, 2007 10:02 AM

I miss the blue nine waters. Enjoy it!

Posted by: Alison at May 25, 2007 10:42 AM

With the way the weather's been lately over here, Mia would've called the Pacific "ick".

Have a fantastic vacation! Don't you worry about us. :)

Posted by: oakley at May 25, 2007 11:11 AM

I will let you slide by this week. But only because I love the beach.

Happy vacation to you and your little family.

Posted by: Isabel at May 25, 2007 1:35 PM

Enjoy -- the ocean sounds kind of incredible right now.

Posted by: sandra at May 25, 2007 3:24 PM

Have a great time, Rude. My best to the family.


Posted by: JJ at May 25, 2007 10:15 PM

Caught up again (been busy, no surf time at work :() ... love the packing list. Have a great vacation!

Posted by: Heather at May 25, 2007 11:43 PM

Happy Vacation!!!

I can drive 30 minutes and be sitting on the sand at the blue nine waters. Not so great during a hurricane though.

Enjoy your beach trip! Take lots of Mia playing in the ocean pictures!

Posted by: coolchick at May 25, 2007 11:54 PM

Have fun! I will be on the Eastern Shore on Sunday eating crabs and drinking beer with my fam. (That'd be mostly me with the beer). Wish me lucky getting back over the bridge in the traffic!

Posted by: aimee/greeblemonkey at May 26, 2007 12:54 AM