Poolside in the shade
gathered together for drinks,
barbecue and a game of dominos,
our conversations spurred from sites
seen among the other families,
stories overheard and left over topics
from last night. Cheers to us, to today
to forever – not how we want to spend forever.
Burnt chicken combined with garlic lemon rub
and barbecue sauce, the corn that had caught fire,
the warm Dr. Pepper to chase the always delicious
Patron, a solid third place in Domino’s and several
trips up and down the hill with no actual pool fun.
This is a poem I felt about the juxtaposition of our trip to the pool for a lunch swim and food. While I enjoyed the time we spent, there were some things I didn’t get a chance to do. Aside from my relaxing day, I am stoked to say my book club has it’s first additional member – a very exciting moment for me! I need to reach out and see if she has the book and if she will be ready to begin it soon, this is a wonderful day! Again if you want to check it out or become a part of it, create a free account with GoodReads and check it out: Reading to Write. Pepper is observing my entry right now as I tell the world my life and all I can think about is how intelligent and entertaining she is, and what she would really say if she could.
If you haven’t watched an episode of unReal, Lifetime’s newest show (well, it is in its second season now), you should be! It is what I believe to be an honest replication of backstage Hollywood and from life to screen manipulation -from producer to viewer manipulation. I recommend it with 6 stars if you let me, it is outstanding and perfect in showing the viewer what they are really watching and buying into. Quinn is empowering and terrifying and there are times I want to slap her and times I want to be her, Rachel has her own quirky obscure sense of life that I can identify with and easily see myself as her in just about every aspect, from the fake empathy for some on camera drama, to the mental breakdowns. Watch it, I promise it will be the next show you love!
I have written three poems today, spent some time outside in the fresh air, relaxing in bed watching two episodes of unReal and blogging. I have not written today which I absolutely need to if I want to be a writer, no more of this putting off to do nothing but be lazy, I am done feeling that lazy is the better option, it is not and it makes me feel so yucky! Anthony said something about hitting the hot tub tonight since we didn’t go into the pool earlier and I am holding him to this; should he change his mind I will make the trip alone and possibly throw in a workout and burn some more calories. i did not work my aqua ballet today as the pool was inhabited by other community members and we were playing a game, one of my favorite things that I would rather not pass up if given the opportunity.