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six months in a leaky boat

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Ok, now that I have that out of my system, onward and upward. Living in Hawaii has taken a toll on me. I once read an article about living in warm climates and how you should move before you get acclimated because it makes you soft. I thought it was hooey. But, it does. Yesterday, I went swimming and the water was a bone chilling 79 degrees. I just about died of hypothermia.

When I lived in San Diego, I only wore a full wetsuit in December through February, then a Spring suit (short sleeves and coverage to the knee) from March until May. The water was about 58 degrees year round and thought little of it most of the time. When I lived in San Francisco, the water was around 48-56 degrees and I wore a wetsuit only during the darkest parts of winter. Now, after living here on Maui for four years, I am soft and I get cold when it drops below 80 degrees.

I think it is time to move to a glacier for a bit so I can toughen up a bit… get hard, so to speak. Ahem.

7 thoughts on “six months in a leaky boat”

  1. I thought about saying that, but seeing as how I’m only a couple years younger than you, I thought I should keep the smart ass comments to myself.

  2. Um. . .are you calling me a peanut gallery?

    Frank – In my opinion, until you reach your 40th birthday it is completely within reason to make smart ass comments to those over 40.

  3. Whatever happened to respecting your elders? If pressed, I would say that I am much more interesting today than I was 20 years ago. And, it isn’t that I am getting old really… I have been old for about 10 years… after thirty, EVERYTHING changes. My dear, lovely Dawn… I can hardly wait until you reach 40… It should be interesting to watch 😛

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