Troubles with Juju and Partial Frontal Nudity
Trip Start May 17, 2010
27Trip End Jul 17, 2010
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Today the weather is absolutely gorgeous so I decided it would be a good idea to go out to the beach. I donned my sunscreen, grabbed a couple of Cosmopolitans, and loaded my towel, water, iPod, and DS into my trusty and stylish Sephora tote. But before I could venture off to the beach, I decided to stop at SuperU for a few necessities and some gas. I pulled up to the pump, shut of the engine, and refueled about 15 litres worth of gas into the car which ran me 20 freakin euros. You think gas is expensive at home? Na uh. Gas in Europe is enough to make you want to walk everywhere you go... which I would have done if Kermors beach wasn't so far away. Anyway, I got back into the car and turned the key in the ignition.
I sighed and angrily got out of the car. This is not the first time this has happened. As of late, every time I try to start the car I fail because of some battery problem. The first time I experienced this problem, Cyril was with me, so we both got out of the car and I watched him jiggle some cords around the battery. He prompted me to try starting the car again, and it worked. I shrugged off the problem, and went about my business. Unfortunately, this same problem has happened at least 6 times since the first time and each time it takes longer and longer to get the car to start. Today at the gas station I tried and tried poking an twisting things around the battery. I probably looked ridiculous because I obviously know nothing about cars. After a good 10 minutes of effort, I got the car to start so I paid for my really expensive gas and continued on the way to Kermors.
I arrived promptly and walked on to the beach. The weather could not have been more perfect today. It was a sunny 81ºF degrees with a light breeze and almost no clouds in the sky. I laid out my towel in the soft sand, and settled myself in for a lovely outing when I noticed something was awry. To my immediate left AND right I noticed topless women in all states of repose. It weirded me out a bit at first, but then I realized that it was a perfectly normal way to enjoy sunning at the beach. I'm not sure if there's a nudist Angela hidden inside along with explorer Angela and tourist Angela, but I decided to go topless too.
This is going to sound weird, but being topless is probably one of the most invigorating feelings I've experienced in a long time
Back at the car, I tossed my things inside and turned the key in the ignition: nothing happened and Juju remained silent. I groaned audibly and popped the hood to coax Juju into starting once more. After 10 minutes of no luck, I seriously began to wonder how I would be able to pee. There was nothing but grassy fields within all directions and still no toilettes. I debated whether I should squat next to Juju and give it a go or even trek back to the beach and try to go in the frigid water. I shook the thoughts out of my head and refocused on starting the car. After 5 more minutes and a desperate phone call to Cyril, something I did to the battery worked, and Juju roared back to life
If anything, I won't be taking Juju out anytime soon until the battery problem is solved. I kind of want to visit a nude beach now, but I don't think there are any nearby in Bretagne so that's a no. I'm still staying faithful to my diet and I have shed around 6 pounds! Up next? Clubbing with Alida and a trip to Paris with Joffrey. Until then, à plus tard, mes amis.