Monday, August 19, 2013

Rules for the Beach

If you have recently followed me on twitter (which I recently started using and am obsessed with!) you will know I spent my weekend at the beach. I love the beach, I love the sun, not a huge fan of the sand that comes home with you but thats okay, its worth it.

However, Sunday I went to the beach alone. Yes, I am that cool that I couldn't convince a single family member nor could I convince any friend to go with me. I figured it would be a relaxing day where I could sit by myself, not talk to anyone (sometimes you just need those days) and read. I was doing just that until this rando started to make small talk with me.

I couldn't be mean and completely ignore him so I gave him some short responses and quickly glanced back down at my magazine  Apparently he didn't get the hint and he came over to talk to me. GREEAATTT.... 

After an extremely awkward conversation, and 5 minutes of pure silence I figured he would leave. He didn't. He just lingered there, hovering over me and my precious sunlight. So I had to text my best friend and have her "call me with an emergency" as if I was on some awful blind date. Thank goodness she did. 

So this post is dedicated to rules for the beach: 

1) If you are drunk (example: said rando man on the beach) and the person you are trying to make small talk with is not responding or asking further questions. Leave. Get out now. Keep moving. You have your own friends so go hang out with them.

2) If you are alone at the beach, totally fine, but sit by families. That way you don't have to worry about awkward randos lingering near your seat and blocking out all your sun light.

I look really amused in the bottom Left by rando talking to me.

3) If you are at a public beach, and there are lots of families around. Watch the language, flashing, and drinking. Now I am all for a good time at the beach but taking off your bikini top, or doing beer bongs while a clan of 10 year olds look on probably isn't your best move. Beaches are public places, if you want to party no prob! Put it in a cup, a coozie, whatever you need, but naked beer bongs (okay I am a little over exaggerating) is not okay.

4) Pick out the coolest things to bring to beach. Aka the only frisbee I could find to bring to my Saturday family beach day. Anyone else do the D.A.R.E program in 5th grade? Time to get a new frisbee after 15 years but also great way to spread the message. 

5. Get your tan on. 

Have a great week! 
Sami's Shenanigans


  1. #3 for sure!!! as a mother (and probably a debbie downer for most singles), i hate it when people don't pay attention to their surroundings and drop F-bombs everywhere. i'm a vulgar person and swear like a sailor but when kids are around, i stop my foul mouth ways and talk normally.

    Vodka and Soda

  2. I absolutely agree with all of these! It's sad that a girl can't go to the beach alone without being bothered by a rando, but I can't believe he didn't get the hint! I'd be so awkward.

  3. Love it!! I can't believe that creepo lingered for so long too- craziness! If only you and I were neighbors then I'd join you at the beach every day and help you ward off the crazies!! :)

  4. Beach life!! The best....but what beach has all that craziness happening?!? OH My. Hope you had a great day!

  5. Hahahahaha soo funny. Naked beer pong.

    PS: I just started using Twitter too! OBSESSEDDDD

  6. Hah this is too funny! Missouri does not have beaches which sucks but I guess the upside is not having to worry about beach ettiquete!

  7. perfect post! i am a beach fanatic and your tips are right on!!!