Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Living Outside the Box - Or at Least Trying To

After work. After errands. It's like 4:30 in the afternoon and we are barely in the door when son says, "Mom, dude, it's breaking on the North Shore! Can we go? Can we, can we??"

It's going to be dark in less than three hours. It hardly seems worth the gas by the time we get up there.

"Wouldn't you rather be taking a walk on the beach with Border Collie than watching Monday football with Dad?"

Ah, the lad knows his audience. Husband is more obsessed with football than usual this year. He's involved in some FANTASY FOOTBALL thingy. And there is money involved.

Screw gas prices! Load the car up gangly teen!

Border Collie in sunset.

One last look down the beach path.


Sunset surfers.

OK. SO the picture and video uploaded in the opposite order that I wanted. But I REALLY need to leave for work. So, if you stopped by I'm sure you can figure it out and enjoy a sunset at the North Shore with me and BC.


Kristan said...

Haha, I love football, but I think I'd take an evening at the beach over watching most games.

My bf does fantasy football too, so I feel your pain. I always tell him he's grumpier during football season; he replies that I'm more annoying during football season. I wonder who's right... :P

thistle said...

Stunning, just stunning...lucky lucky phhhst...

apparently our 'unsettled weather' will be starting this week...guess i'll have to come back and stalk this blog to get some relief from it if it goes on for too long...

Smart Mouth Broad said...

Beautiful. Thanks for sharing that! My brother lives on Maui but I've never been.

Twenty Four At Heart said...

I want to move in with you. Is that a problem?

Pseudonymous High School Teacher said...

kristan- it's probably that HE'S grumpier, so you just SEEM annoying : -)

Thistle - stalk away. Does "unsettled" mean cold and rainy?

SMB - You should visit your brother. Living in Hawaii makes me a popular destination with my family. It helps make up for our not being able to afford to travel a lot from here. People viist us!

24 - When I win a lotto someday I want to retire on the North Shore and have a big community property; but for now I live 20 miles from the pretty pics in a track of houses that looks like a dry part of So Cal with zero lot lines.

smiles4u said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog! These pictures are beautiful...I think you made the right choice, even though I love football myself. There is nothing better then spending time with your kid, being by the ocean and watching a sunset by the ocean... a big WOW in my book!

Gloria Chadwick said...

Your pictures of the water are beautiful! I miss Hawaii--just sitting on the beach at sunrise and meditating. Thanks for stopping by my Zen Coffee blog today.

thistle said...

'unsettled' most definitely does mean cold and rainy...*sigh*