July 17, 2008

In a past life...

For nine long, painful years I worked at a swimming pool with my best friend Nae.  Throughout the years we life guarded and taught swimming lessons.  We had both good and bad times.  I had to deal with her anger when I became assistant manager over her.  Come on I was the responsible one, of course, and older.  We would sing and dance on the diving blocks.  Mock the high school boys staring inappropriately at the young blossoming girls in their overly tight bikinis.

During swimming lessons, we would teach the little ones how to swim.  We always had the three year olds, which are the most fun.  We would teach them how to swim like a fluke, float on their backs and how to hold their breath under water.  After class we would head on in and shower in the locker room filled with little kids running around trying to get ready before we opened for business.  

Eventually we ended up living together, cheaper than paying rent on your own.  She moved into my apartment with her gorgeous greyhound Beck.  She had a thing for the singer and named her dog after him.  Weird, I know.  Even weirder, her greyhound was beige.  I didn't know they came in that color.

We also both attended the same junior college, so we could carpool.  We even had a few classes together and go to co-author a paper on Descartes' Epistemology for our Philosophy class.  We did such a great job that we got to present it to the class.  Not really Nae's thing, but she survived. 

Eventually we grew apart as friends often do.  She moved to the other side of the country.  We keep in touch through myspace occassionaly.  I hear she is in a lesbian relationship with an old friend. LOL, we should have just stayed together....... 

And Scene.  This is my entry for Mama's Losin it's contest.  You should enter, its a lot of fun.


  1. Wonderful! Just wonderful! I like the totally believable stories best!

  2. I'm dieing at how creative you all are at coming up with these stories. Sorry it took so long for me to come around and READ it!! Too funny!!


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