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  1. What I Wouldn't Do for a Holocaust Cloak

    by , May 20th, 2013 at 11:21 AM (Chicken's Nuggets)
    What a difficult month it's been. A horror.

    Work, exams, assignments, litigation, catastrophic flooding to my house, unrequited love .....and some news yesterday made me sick to my stomach.

    I worked at the gym until 12.30 and then came home, had lunch with my kids, mowed the lawn, crying like a baby the whole time. A lawnmower will drown that stuff out.

    I unwillingly live way out in the smug conservative desolation of the western suburbs of Chicago, and havent' had time to make the trek to my beloved Promontory Point since March.

    I went.

    My dear friend Evmo was not b-s'ing when he said an immersion was in order. I sent the kids to their babysitter and drove in for a dip. I sped like a demon. Sometimes it's nice just to take the lid off and let Nigel, my Mini, rip. And hope there are no cops. I was lucky this time

    The Point was alive and throbbing with people out in the beautiful weather (20 degrees cooler than festering Naperville!). When I finally parked and walked out to the Point, here's what I saw

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    Sublime.

    If you are a born and bred beach baby from Australia, relocated many years ago to a cornfield in the arse end of Illinois, you'll understand the emotional reaction I experience every single time I see this.

    I took the temperature. 60. Goddam. Walked around to the north side to see if anyone I knew was there could watch my stuff. No, but this was the view.

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    I needed a wee and it was getting late so I just dumped my bag and got in. No cap, no goggles.

    it was like i'd stripped off my clothes and slipped between a pair of cool, smooth sheets.......

    Updated May 20th, 2013 at 04:32 PM by Chicken of the Sea

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