(So this isn’t exactly a quote, it’s a song lyric and I’m thinking of turning this post into the Sunday song lyric, instead of the weekly quote. Because, well, enough quotes are out there already, right? Without further ado…)
“But you without clothes, oh I could not keep a straight face. Me without clothes, well a nation turns its back and gags.” Morrissey (Last Night On Maudlin Street- Viva Hate 1988)
Ah, Morrissey, the king of self deprecation… I had the chance to see him in concert two years back and he is simply tremendous. So why this particular lyric? It reminds me that as summer draws to a close, so does bathing suit season.
Three years ago, we installed an in ground pool in the back yard at Chez Sorick, thinking that our house could be party central for the summer months. Silly me. Not only is everyone running ragged all summer with their own plans, I’ve discovered that many of my friends don’t want to be seen in a swimsuit! All right, I get it, we’re not all svelte twenty-somethings anymore, but so what? We’re all in the same boat: sagging, paint chipped and leaking (not me, mind you!) I mean, really, we weren’t all that gorgeous to begin with, right? But that’s besides the point. No one cares that you’re not a Sports Illustrated swimsuit model or ripped like Beckham in his H&M underpants.
So the pool is open for two more weeks- the water is a balmy 85. We have two kinds of beer on tap and all of you are welcome! I promise to keep a straight face, if you promise not to gag! xo