Singing the Blues

While I am currently living in a Gulf Coast state, I am fairly north of where I would rather be. Living away from the coast for just one year so far, I miss being able to stick my feet in the sand any day that I felt like it. I really miss seeing shore birds and there are no sea gulls in the grocery store parking lot here. I miss hearing the ocean, Gulf or Bay water lap the beach and feeling the breeze coming off the water. 198

So today when I woke up I started singing the blues. Here’s my song. Get out your air guitar and sing along.

Got my beach bag packed
and the car’s fully gassed.
Not a cloud in the sky
A perfect day at last.

But I can’t get to the beach
It’s just too far away.
I’m stuck in Taylor again
I’m having a land-locked birthday.

I’ve got those land-locked blues
That hit me every day.
I’ve got those land-locked blues
Got to get away.

I’ve got those land-locked blues
I’ll head back to the coast one day.
I’ll break these land-locked blues
‘Cuz that’s where I’m gonna stay.

(c) eileen saunders

10 Signs You Are A Beachaholic

The Huffington Post published an article this week titled “17 Signs You Are Addicted to the Ocean”.

Nice try but as usual I have to put in my 2 cents so here is my list of “10 Signs You Are Addicted to the Beach”:

  1. Your record collection and MP3 downloads are full of beach music
  2. Rainy weekends are spent watching old Frankie and Annette movies
  3. Your dining room centerpiece is a candle surrounded by seashells
  4. The only shoes in your closet are a dozen flip flops, a pair of workout shoes and something to wear to work.
  5. No matter how often you wash your clothes you still find sand in your pocket.
  6. Photo albums only contain photos of beach vacations
  7. Your bucket list is filled with coastal excursions
  8. The Christmas tree is decorated with seashells, star fish and hanging containers of sand
  9. You have a sand collection from all of the beaches you have ever visited.
  10. You are the only one in town with a surf board in your living room.(c) eileensaunders

OK..so I came up with one more:

11. Your beach bag is ready to go, year ‘round, on your car’s front seat, next to the shovel you may need in case of snow.

What are your signs of addiction?  I’d love to hear them.