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Reckless Little Adventures

Latest bold moves include:

*signing up for a surfing lesson.  I've been meaning to do this since I was in the third grade. My lesson will be at Wrightsville Beach, NC.  I Googled surfing techniques to prepare for this and learned that it's necessary to do something called a pop-up.  This involves lying face-down and getting up by swinging the feet up under the body — i.e. not making an intermediate stop on the knees.    I can do one.   I was pleased to discover this.  But I also realize that more than one will be required.  I keep resolving to practice and build up my pop-up capacity; haven't gotten to it yet.

*reading until 2:30 a.m.  on a weeknight.  Didn't mean to, but I picked up a friend's novel that I was a few dozen pages into and then couldn't bring myself to emerge until I'd finished.  The booK: Girl Wonder by Alexa Martin.   The main character is a plenty-bright -enough girl, burdened by her family of genius-types, and led interestingly astray by the sizzling high school pals she falls in with.  I loved it.   Well worth the sleep deprivation.  Especially if you're a Sarah Dessen fan, as I am.  Never mind that I've been out of high school for 45 years. 

*brown-bagging a Coke into an earnestly organic and healthy Whole Foods eatery, in nutritionally correct Chapel Hill, no less.  I half-expected sirens to go off when I pulled it out of my pocketbook and set it boldly on the table beside my lunch.  There are days when a lady needs her Co'Cola and societal norms cannot be allowed to get in the way.

*got serious about Twitter.  Browsing for folks to follow is like shopping for people, and you can have as many as you want.  One of my choices: the splendid actor Anthony Hopkins, who says in his profile that he's really too old for this sort of thing but thought he'd give it a try anyway.  I think that's rather bold of him.   If I haven't found you yet on Twitter, please find me:  @peggypayne.

That's all the chutzpah I have to offer for now.  More later, of course.  I wish you happy adventures.

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  • May 29, 2011 at 5:13 am Reply

    Peggy, I just read "Revelation," (I know, late to the game), and so the link to your blog on my friend, Sally Buckner's FB. I love it! I will add it to my blog follow list. Gretchen

    • Peggy Payne
      May 29, 2011 at 5:22 pm Reply

      Never too late to the game, Gretchen. I’m pleased to hear from you, and that you’re putting me on your list. Your garden blog is lovely– you’re also a fine photographer.

  • May 29, 2011 at 5:14 am Reply

    Should have proofread that comment… the link caught my attention.

  • June 5, 2011 at 2:42 pm Reply

    Hi Peggy,
    I admire your bold attitude!  Especially the part about publicly consuming a Coke in a Whole Foods market!  As far as I am concerned, I become far too grumpy if I cannot drink my Coke when and where I would like to.  Good for you for doing so with your nice, organic lunch.

    • Peggy Payne
      June 6, 2011 at 7:39 am Reply

      I’ve been surprised, Debbie, at how many folks identified with the Coke in Whole Foods idea. I had some email and direct responses as well. I find, though, that when I’ve been at that organic spa Rancho La Puerta, I haven’t missed such things at all.

  • June 6, 2011 at 4:01 pm Reply

    This can be an incredible blog idea, is it possible you be interested in doing an interview about how you created it? If that’s so e-mail me at the address I used for the comment form! Regards. Jennifer

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