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Why is it so windy in Kansas? - Melodramatic, corsetted mistress of the obscure
April 3rd, 2011
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Why is it so windy in Kansas?
Because Nebraska sucks and Oklahoma blows.


;D



So, the silliness was getting to grand proportions and I figured I was going stir crazy and the weather is simply divine.

Therefore, I called up a friend and asked if she wanted to do something outside for a bit. We agreed a walk on a bike/walking path seemed a good idea at this time of year and off we went.

Parked at the athletic center and walked the ~2 miles to the lake. Against the wind.

It was REALLY windy next to the lake. And even MORE windy at the top of the hill I was masochistic enough to want to climb. It rather felt like we could jump and be blown right off the hill. There were two para-sail-wind-surfers and one plain old wind surfer in view. Looked like way too much fun.


The wind driven waves on the lake made me nearly cry - the sounds, the sight; I just wanted to run in. It's been way too long since I have been to the sea. How has this sailor's daughter not been to the ocean in a decade? How did this happen?

The walk back to the car was with the wind and still divine, but I knew I would be paying for this later.

Lunch at Zen Zero (it was nearly 2 by then) was chicken and mango in a yellow coconut curry sauce. While it was spicy, it wasn't the slow-burn-builds-with-each-bite that usually kills me. It was yummy and I was really hungry. And thirsty, of course.


Then a little jaunt to the Yarn Barn, which my friend will blame on me, if she needs the excuse, then home.

I feel SO much better.


(it's 81 degrees in my apartment. I suspect that's not going to feel comfortable for long....)

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From:kd0r
Date:April 3rd, 2011 08:54 pm (UTC)

Home is the Sailer

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Re. How has this sailor's daughter not been to the ocean in a decade? How did this happen?

I'd suspect $$$$$.

I so want to go back to England to go narrowboating again. Not the ocean but a great water/boating experience.

David
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From:solan_t
Date:April 3rd, 2011 09:11 pm (UTC)

Re: Home is the Sailer

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Yeah, money, time and a reason to go besides 'I haven't been to the ocean in a while'.
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From:kd0r
Date:April 3rd, 2011 10:05 pm (UTC)

Re: Home is the Sailer

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And to think you cold be laying around naked in our yard soaking up sun right now. That's almost like the beach. No sand, or salt water though. :-)

David
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From:solan_t
Date:April 3rd, 2011 10:14 pm (UTC)

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Dude! Me laying naked in the sun? The glare would be blinding. And I don't wanna think about extent of the sunburn that would be involved in about three minutes. There are bits of me that have NEVER seen the sun.


And besides, the surf and the salt air are important parts of the beach-going experience.
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From:bob6n3_4
Date:April 4th, 2011 03:46 am (UTC)
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lolz! cause we do suck! But only because Iowa's on our ass. You should feel lucky you have lakes, most of ours have been drained to kill off the zebra mussels. :(
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From:solan_t
Date:April 4th, 2011 04:15 am (UTC)
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Oh, that's sad, about the lakes.


Totally understand about Iowa, of course.
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