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[Dec. 23rd, 2008|01:12 pm]
Zoethe
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"Pat," I said to my mother-in-law, "I've been watching for a couple days now, and I'm afraid that you and Bruce really can't live alone here. Ferrett and I are just going to have to move in with you."

"Oh really?" She gazed at me with one eyebrow cocked at a cynical angle.

"It's for your own good," I told her.

My offer was completely sincere, but it may have been precipitated by the fact that I was settling into her hot tub. Hot tubs have that sort of effect on me.

Now, I came out here with no swimsuit because, while Ferrett mentioned their addition of it in passing, I did not remember. And asking after swimsuits in December just gets you bizarre looks at the department store. No swimsuits.

But while there are no swimsuits in December, there is always "active wear." "Active wear" is made of lycra, just like swimsuits. A pair of shorts and a top later, and I was ready to go.

I will, of course, be returning to home after the holidays.

But....hot tub........
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[User Picture]From: kibbles
2008-12-23 06:33 pm (UTC)
Your department stores out there don't have that whole 'cruisewear' thing going on this time of year? Don't people in your state go on cruises? :D
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2008-12-23 07:57 pm (UTC)
I think that starts more post-christmas, and I didn't want to spend that kind of money anyway.
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2008-12-23 07:57 pm (UTC)
Wow - they sure didn't have them here in California!
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[User Picture]From: hugh_mannity
2008-12-23 06:58 pm (UTC)
You're such a wonderful kind, thoughtful, self-sacrificing person to even consider helping out your in-laws like that!
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2008-12-23 07:58 pm (UTC)
Aren't I, though?! I don't know why she laughed and laughed at my generous offer!
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[User Picture]From: hugh_mannity
2008-12-23 08:06 pm (UTC)
I know. Some people just don't appreciate what lengths you are willing to go for their happiness and wellbeing.
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[User Picture]From: uplinktruck
2008-12-23 08:55 pm (UTC)
Hot tubs can make people do very strange things.
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2008-12-24 06:36 am (UTC)
Mostly they make me poach. And lo, it is good.
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[User Picture]From: areawoman
2008-12-23 09:22 pm (UTC)
mmmmmm....hot tub....
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[User Picture]From: badspock
2008-12-23 10:04 pm (UTC)
Start savin' now-they run between 1200-5000ish. You and Ferrett always seem to be able to get cool stuffs, so why should a hot tub be any different?

Of course, since Pam and I live over on W. 97th, we might just have more incentive to visit someday if you DO get one! ;)

(We keep wanting to come to your LJ-invite parties, it's just that the timing is usually off or something for us.)
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2008-12-24 06:39 am (UTC)
We have size challenges with the back yard. But oh it is tempting.
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[User Picture]From: badspock
2008-12-24 02:39 pm (UTC)
Same here, although the previous owners had room for a pool. I'd say basement, but that's where the monster penis system is, right?

Although....watching tv from a hot tub. Talk about temptation!
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2008-12-25 02:50 am (UTC)
No, the MPS is in the living room. Ferrett's office and my sewing are in the basement. I would be concerned about that much humidity in the house.
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[User Picture]From: suzieboz
2008-12-23 11:31 pm (UTC)
You are not the first daughter in law to bring this up to her!

But you got to the hot tub before me. While we were there, we had to make do with the huge swimming pool over at the main house.

Raspberries.
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2008-12-24 06:30 am (UTC)
Pool is closed. I would like to go over and work out at the club house, but I'm catching a cold - again.

Hot tub is niiiiiiiice.
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[User Picture]From: draxar
2008-12-24 01:43 am (UTC)
While hot tubs are less of a thing over here, one thing I do occasionally dream of is having a bath I can fully stretch out in, without my knees poking above the water at all, just fully lying back.

At 6'4", that's hard to find. The one where I am now isn't bad, but it's still not there.
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2008-12-24 06:33 am (UTC)
The Grand Hyatt in Washington, DC has tubs that big. When I got into it, I didn't want to go anywhere else.
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[User Picture]From: bec76
2008-12-24 03:55 am (UTC)
Oooooohottub..........
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2008-12-24 06:35 am (UTC)
Seriously. It's a good thing there are other motivations to come home to.
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[User Picture]From: raspberrypie
2008-12-28 08:56 pm (UTC)
I love hot tubs that way, too. And the Target near my house has a ton of swimsuits, and has since October or so. I guess because people are doing the "escape the cold" vacationing and need them? So that's an idea, if you decide to steal the hot tub and run.
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2008-12-28 09:15 pm (UTC)
Somehow, I don't think it would have fit in the overhead compartment.

Alas....
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[User Picture]From: raspberrypie
2008-12-28 11:31 pm (UTC)
As is often said, "if there's a will, there's a way." Folding hot-tubs will be the craze of 2009!
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