Tuesday, June 22, 2010

The Beach ~ I should go in the snow

Welcome to The Queen's Meme #42 ~ We're going to the beach!

Sometimes silly.
Sometimes serious.
Always fun!
Step out of the box.
Be creative.
Use your imagination.
No one's answers are quite like yours

I apologize for the lateness of this meme posting. I was shopping for a bathing suit. I kid you not. More on that later. Right now....let's hit the beach.

#42 The Beach Meme

1. When is the last time you saw the ocean?
It's been a while. It was a New England shore. Rocky and windy. But beautiful.
I think I need a hotter beach this time.

2. Where is your favorite stretch of beach shoreline?
Cape Hatteras, North Carolina

3. Are you planning a beach vacation this year?
I have two trips planned this summer. Both involve the beach and other places as well.
It can't come soon enough. Yippee!!

4. Bikinis or one-piece?
I spent a few minutes hours and hours in the dressing room of my favorite department store trying on bathing suits this afternoon for my trip. Polka dots, a teal/aqua I adored but it had a fabric flaw, a slinky black one-piece, a ruffled top animal print and black bottomed suit...with black heels.
I settled on a wonderful one-piece with a string tied around the neck in a rich coral/red color. I love it. Now I need a coverup to match, a hat and a bag. Back to shopping.

5. Do you sunbathe or sit under an umbrella?
I should go in the snow. I burn to a crisp in the sun. I would burn even under an umbrella. Queen Elizabeth I was my great-great-great-great-grandmother. I inherited her skin and her propensity for many suitors who were generally younger than the Queen.
A girl could learn a lot from her.

6. Have you ever been to a nude beach?
And tell you?

7. Favorite activity at the beach while on vacation?
Guessing who is married and who is not at the nude beach.

8. Condo, hotel or cottage rental?
Ocean front cottage rentals are my preference. Hotels are nice for fast getaways but I like to cook (yes, I said cook!) and have my own kitchen available if I'm there for long.

9. What beach in the whole wide world would you like to visit for the first time?
The Cape of Good Hope in Africa. Sounds like a cheery place to be.

10. Did you ever have a special romantic time at the beach?
Once upon a time I was engaged. He took me walking on the beach around midnight. He got down on one knee in the sand, pulled a ring out of his pocket and proposed. The marriage lasted a long time with many ups and downs over the years..... but I will never forget that night.

11. Tell us about a favorite beach memory.

This is the Cape Hatteras Life Saving Station. I spent many a night and day here burned to a crisp.

I have to go now. I'm tired from trying on bathing suits. It's exhausting!!!

© Mimi Lenox
Lights out.

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Mark In Mayenne said...

Life's a beach and then you dry :)

Anonymous said...

My favorite beach is Captiva Island down in SW Florida. I'm in heaven at a beach with lots of shells. I love to look at all the pretty shapes and colors. The white sand is the perfect background for all those colors.

My idea of a heaven is a beach full of pretty seashells.

I've always wanted to visit Tahiti. Ever since I was a child and learned that Gaugin lived there. Someday I'll get there.

Akelamalu said...

Y.O.U. C.O.O.K.?
O.N. H.O.L.I.D.A.Y.?

Travis Cody said...

I'm not really a beach person for an extended vacation, although I could enjoy one if every night had a sunset like the one in your picture.

Wait...did you say bathing suits with heels?

Oh my.

Jay said...

I would love to go to the beach this summer. I haven't been in a few years. Unfortunately the nearest beach to me is covered with oil. :(

I would love to live in a beach town though. That would be so much fun.

Jean-Luc Picard said...

I love your answer to #7, which gives away the answer to #6!

Vinny "Bond" Marini said...


I NEED the Ocean!

The Gal Herself said...

I don't know which shocks me more -- that you were black heels on sand, or that you cook on vacation!

Durward Discussion said...

That one piece sounds luscious. Why did we both pick "first time" beaches with large shark populations?
Could this be the reason? FINS

Mimi Lenox said...

Cogitator - Very funny wiseguy.....ha!

Mimi Lenox said...

Lois - You will get there! I love shells as well. I have a few giant ones picked up by my son that are precious to me.

Mimi Lenox said...

Aklemalu - The Cheeetos have to be cooked everyday...now don't they?

Mimi Lenox said...

Travis - Of course heels. What else??!

Mimi Lenox said...

Jay - I used to think living at the beach might get boring and I'd take it for granted. Now, I realize that was a stupid idea. Who wouldn't want to live on the beach?

Mimi Lenox said...

Jean-Luc - Brilliant deduction, Sherlock!

Mimi Lenox said...

Vinny - I CRAVE it as well. Soon. Yippee!

Mimi Lenox said...

Gal - Heels are for poolside. Silly Gal!
Cooking....that's subjective depending on the "cook".
I said I wanted to cook in the kitchen...think about it...

Mimi Lenox said...

Jamie - Because we think alike. And that is such a scary thing....lol

Finding Pam said...

Shopping for just the right bathing suit is exhausting. They should serve Margaritas when one is looking for a hot suit.

ShannonW said...

That is a beautiful photo.

...wish I was still at the beach :(

Mimi Lenox said...

Pam - You got that right. I'll ask for one next time.

Shannon - It's calling my name...

Anonymous said...

good thing you didn't tell us whether you've been to a nude beach or not....

Mimi Lenox said...

Coopernicus - I firmly believe in being the essence of discretion.

Mimi Lenox said...

Anonymous - One more minute of my life deleting your nonsense. GO AWAY. I am reporting you to Blogger.

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