Fun on the 4th

Wow. What a night tonight has been. Probably the best 4th of July I’ve ever had – I actually spent time with people other than my parents. How revolutionary.

I am physically hurting tonight.
I went to swim in the river for the first time tonight. I live right next to the Savannah river and apparently people go swimming in it. I’m still not sure why. My friends failed to inform me that the place we were going to was filled with rocks.

When I say filled with rocks, imagine a rapid, with those big giant rocks but over a larger distance with slow rapids. In between the big rocks are small and pebble sized rocks. Lots of rocks. And my friends failed to inform me that I needed shoes to go swimming. So I spent several hours barefoot stumbling and walking over pointy rocks – which were also quite slippery.

I broke one toenail and made it bleed, cut open another toe on the other foot and also managed to bruise my arch which is now swollen. Yay!! And those are only my feet injuries.

My friends convinced me to go down a “rock slide”. A place in the rocks where the current pulls you through. They forget to mention that it will violate your butt cheeks. I’ve got giant scratches there as well.

But now that I’m done winning your pity (an I’m fine by the way. I’m tough, I can suck it up), overall I would say I had fun. We ate fried chicken and Doritos out on a rock in the middle of the water. And after that we got a redbox and watched “Bad Teacher”.

I’d say it was a good night. And I’m glad to have finally spent some time with my friends. Its not like I haven’t been home for a month or anything.

But I feel happy right now. It’s so therapeutic to hang out with people who are just like you, then you don’t have to feel like you’re being judged all the time. plus it’s nice not to be stuck at home – especially on a holiday.

But yeah. No introspective, insightful posts tonight. Just a fun 4th of July.


About emilleejoyce

I am a yoga alliance 200 hour certified yoga teacher whose hobbies include growing cacti and succulents, cooking vegan food, and bicycling. My day job is in academic publishing.

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