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The Glory Days

Today is one of those dreamy Florida early spring days.  It feels warm but not hot and its sunny and beautiful.  This, this is why I have stayed in Florida.  I think about it as I get older and more used to sunshine and humidity and I don't believe I would live very many other places.  Of course never say never, I'm just so accustomed to this atmosphere and I genuinely like it.  There's a reason it's a desired retirement/vacation spot.  Of course ask me that in July when it's 103...

One thing I associate with these kinds of days is the leisure life of adolescence I led before.  The days where I'd get up for an early class or two at UCF (I loved earlier classes always, something refreshing about getting the grind out of the way and obviously easier parking!), to sauntering back home to hit the gym and then lay out at the pool.  About 4 o'clock I would head inside to get ready for my serving shift and wherever the night might lead after.  Study, sun, fun, hustle, repeat.  The glory days!

I'm off to admire the blue skies and think about my formally tanned toes.  I would never now not wear my beloved sunscreen!! #isirishwillburn #whydidntigetmymomsoliveskintone #didntgetitfromymomma
Tan and hustlin' circa '09

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