Yesterday I was going to do my laundry and start packing for England, but then my dad called me around 10 and said, "Do you want to go sailing?!" so that's what I did.
I'd never been on a sailboat before, so I was very excited. My parents have a regular boat, the kind you use for intertubing and just regular sort of putting around, and to me, going on a boat means swim suits and SUN.
Sailboats are nothing like that. I spent the entire trip wrapped up in a sweatshirt and a blanket, cursing the wind and my goosebumps.
But besides that, I rather enjoyed it. I love being out on the water, and I love feeling the wind whipping my hair (when it's not trying to kill me from cold) and I love just doing absolutely nothing beyond enjoying being out in the middle of the water.
My dad was trying to teach me how to steer it, but I felt way too much pressure being responsible for those huge sails. It's not like driving a recreational motorboat.
We went right by a cruise ship, which was fun.
The one thing I didn't like about the day, however, is that no matter how hard I tried to think of other things, I just couldn't get "I'm On a Boat" out of my head. I feel like this is going to be a problem I have on boats for a very long time.
I chatted with my dad's friend Neal, the one who owns the sailboat, and Neal's girlfriend, about my upcoming trip to England. Neal was born in Liverpool and then after moving to America with his family, went and finished high school (I don't know what bit that would be in London, college? The end of secondary school?) in Wales because his parents didn't think he was English enough. xD
They were telling me I need to see Cambridge and take a day trip out to Paris. I realized that I'm going to go broke if I go everywhere that everyone has told me to visit on this trip, haha.
I leave one week from today, and I can't WAIT. At this moment next Monday I will have just boarded my flight and will likely be bored out of my skull.
In other news, I think I will be making a 5AG video today possibly, and also yesterday, Tyler Oakley accidentally texted something to me that I think was meant to go to twitter. Hahhaa.
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