October 23 13

I don’t wear a watch. I haven’t worn once in several years—probably since I got my first smartphone. This will interest exactly not one person, I realize. But it’s funny, this not wearing a watch thing. Because it’s only when you are taken out of your normal routine and environment that your mind even notices these things. Because I don’t wear a watch, when I was in St. Lucia—not carrying around my smartphone—I had no idea what time it was, ever. Sure, I was able to know that is was, say, midday, by the extreme boob sweat and the fact that the sun was noticeably quite high in the sky. I could totally be on Survivor.

So, I began tucking my phone into the pocket of my beach bag, mostly so I could periodically look up from my book du jour and say, hey, “I’m pretty sure it’s time for another beer!” or “It’s been three hours too many since I have had any sweet potato fries.”

And to snap the occasional shot.

Since I spent much of my days lounging in a beach chair, though, when I went to look at my photos I had saved in my trusty iphone, they all sorted of blended together into my very own game of HOT DOGS OR LEGS?

No. Really.


I don’t even know how this happened.

Sure, there was the occasional mostly awkward attempt at a selfie.


And the obligatory neener-neener-my-life-is-super-rough-right-now shot.


Bit mostly it was just hot dogs or legs as far as the eye could see.

Hot dogs?


Hot dog legs?!

As someone who is firmly in the please don’t ever tweet/Facebook/instagram photos of your feet, I should almost feel ashamed of myself.

Really, though, I’m mostly just in awe of how tan my legs got over the week.

And how I should probably buy myself a watch.

  1. Love all the photos, Ali, but I’ve waited very patiently and now enough is enough. Spill it…what 8 books did you read while away and what are you recommending?

    Comment by Jennifer on October 23, 2013
  2. Ha! It’s in the comment section of my last post!

    I will c&p:

    Here is what I read:
    The Rosie Project
    Me Before You
    The Golem and the Jinni
    The White Queen
    The Kingmaker’s Daughter
    Killing Lincoln
    Into Thin Air

    I loved The Rosie Project and Me Before You.
    I was really fascinated by Unorthodox and Into Thin Air
    The Golem and the Jinni was so different for me, but I really liked it.
    Killing Lincoln was … okay.
    And the two Phillipa Gregory books are a serious guilty pleasure for me. I love royals.

    Comment by ali on October 23, 2013
  3. I actually only brought five thinking that was too many…and had to make use of the library at the resort 🙂

    Comment by ali on October 23, 2013
  4. I’m pretty sure it is impossible not to take that shot when you’re on a beach. I have several from my trip to Jamaica.

    Comment by Kristabella on October 23, 2013
  5. I haven’t been on a beach vacation since the advent of the cell phone. This is probably what my pictures would look like, too.

    I really, really need to plan a trip. Soon.

    Comment by Meghan on October 23, 2013
  6. I am SHOCKED at how tanned you are!

    Comment by Sharon on October 24, 2013
  7. Hey, I post pictures of my feet in random places…only with shoes on because ain’t nobody got the stomach to see my overworked dogs…speaking of which, I hate you and your gorgeous legs.
    I am lost without my phone. I better start learning how to tell time by the way the sun is sitting in the sky just in case.

    Comment by Kimberly on October 25, 2013

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