Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Kelly Goes Kayaking

In my quest to try new things - I had a chance to go kayaking on Friday at the company barbeque. I've never been kayaking before but always wanted to give it a whirl. So I did. At first, I had to wait while one of my co-workers tried. He sat there in two feet of water screaming like a little girl that he was going to die because it was t0o wobbly in the water. Good lord. Suck it up princess! He got out before he left the dock and then it was my turn. Yeehaw! I wondered how stable I would feel in the kayak, but once I was in, it felt perfectly normal. I loved it. I would have kept going if I hadn't been so hungry and had to turn back. I scarfed down the bbq'd chicken and headed back out again. Another co-worker had her digital camera with her and got the above shot. It's my new favorite thing. I really must get one of these. What's the point in living in the land of lakes if you can't make good use of them? And talk about a great upper body workout.

Meanwhile, back at the ranch, I think I have managed to re-masculate my hero. Nothing like throwing in a few baseball metaphors to help you out. I really need to get a move on finishing this though. I'm running out of time and this weekend is probably not going to allow me much time to myself to write what with my sister's wedding on Saturday. Which leaves me only a few days and I haven't even started the (ugh, bleh, scowl) synopsis.

Finished the book Vanished by Karen Robards. It was good. I wasn't super thrilled with the ending, I thought it was too easy, but I really liked the characters in it and the story kept me guessing. I like her writing style.

Now to find another book. I had a bunch out from the library yesterday but nothing that thrilled me so I'm going to take them back, except for The English Wife, which I picked up because of the cover. That one I'll try next. I've also been putting off reading the last of Lisa Kleypas' Wallflower series, mainly because once I do then it's all over and I hate that. But I think that will get bumped up in the pile. I want to find out what happens with the last wallflower. By then, Mary Balogh's new book should be in at the library and I can't wait to read it that one.

12 comments:

Maxx said...

so many times I almost bought a kayak...

julia said...

Kelly, you look great in the kayak. Exactly so about living in the City of Lakes. Enjoy!

Kelly said...

What does a kayak go for these days...?

Melissa Marsh said...

I think I would probably scream like a little girl, too. I can just see myself turning over in one of those things. *shudder*

You're right - that would be an AWESOME upper body workout. Glad you found something new to do!

Maxx said...

Last time I checked, on the low end about $800 up to about $2000-2500.

Julie S said...

I've always wanted to go kayaking...one of these days I'll do it!

Congrats on the re-masculation. I need to do a little bit of that myself... ;-)

Kelly said...

Well I don't need anything elaborate, so I'll estimate $800, sell a kidney and be on my way.

Rene said...

How fun. I'd love to try that.

Erin said...

Check ebay, you might be able to get away with selling only 1/2 a kidney...

Kelly said...

Yeah but unless they plan on paddling it to my door, I think the shipping charges would eat up whatever I save.

Stacy Dawn said...

Nothing like throwing in a few baseball metaphors to help you out

LOLOLOLOL

Cool on the kayak!

Nikki said...

Aaaargh! I miss your blog!!!! Haven't been here in ages and you're kayaking now??? Kicking ass on land and on sea ....

I think I'm comfortable at work enough now to visit you regularly ... and by regularly I mean whenever the boss ain't lookin' ...

Miss you!!!