Sunday, April 26, 2009
A beautiful (rainy) day at the beach
I have a weather icon on my desktop, a link to daily weather updates on my phone, and was the meteorologist here at Calvin for last semester’s news show. Yet I apparently managed to ignore all of that as I made plans to travel to the Grand Haven beach yesterday. Donning my swim suit and grabbing a beach towel and a frisbee I set out with my roommate and friends Liz Eckman and Priscilla “the Egyptian.”
We arrived to a cloudy and chilly Grand Haven. We walked down the boardwalk to the tall red lighthouse at the end of the pier and watched the dark skies above Lake Michigan.
The waves were exceptionally big that day and would occasionally surprise us with a jolting soak.
Sidewalk Chalk Flood
I spent this past Saturday defacing public property. It was the first Annual Sidewalk Chalk Flood and hundreds of perpetrators traveled downtown to chalk up sidewalks, walls, lamposts, and fire hydrants. By the late afternoon, Grand rapids was awash with peace signs, rainbows, globes, flowers, poems, giant bannanas, hearts, and tye-dyed bricks.