the 'Basic' diary of
Hey, Brah! If you find my diary please return it to me when you're done reading it. Lates
Just got back from visiting some of my cousins up north. They have some real monster surf up there, but the water is like cold enough to turn you blue... hee hee ...and the beaches are all rocky, so no screech volleyball. Anyway I'm glad to be home where the water is warm, the beaches are sand, and life is scary good.
Sweet rainy day today. Went for a run on the beach in the soft sand and I didn't dry out once. It was raining so hard it was almost like going for a long swim on the beach. Tow. Tuh. Lee. Awesome!
Chilled with Draculaura, who's a vegetarian, and Clawdeen Wolf, who is definitely not, to graze some screechza today. So we had one soy cheese, one double everything meat and one anchovy. We had a scary good time after that trying on bikinis, although it was kind of a bummer for Draculaura 'cause she can't really lay out in the sun or she'll burn. She didn't seem to mind though and we told her that we'd be happy to catch some moonbeams any time she wanted.
The surf wasn't totally dead today, but it was definitely on life support. There were a bunch of gremlins hanging around trying to learn how to surf on the few ankle snappers that did roll in, so I spent the day helping them, which is scary cool, especially when I see how excited they get after they finally catch their first wave.
Invited everybody for a totally dank bonfire on the beach last night. It was a gnashing good time and even Clawdeen Wolf and Cleo de Nile got along. Well, they didn't really say anything to each other and they sat on opposite sides of the fire all night, but for them that's like being best monster friends forever. Sometimes I wish everybody could just hang loose and chill about stuff that doesn't matter. I mean, we're all monsters, right? But I guess it's pretty far out to think that just because sharks and dolphins share the same ocean, it means they're going to hang out and be friends. Of course, that doesn't mean I'm going to stop trying to make it happen.
I had the most embarrassing moment of my life today. I was just about to get out of the water with my board when I noticed these really cute monster bros playing screech volleyball. I mean like totally creepy cute. So anyway as I was standing there like a piece of driftwood watching them, Neptuna swam up behind me and nipped me on the heel. I was totally not expecting that and I let out a squeal. It must have been pretty loud 'cause the monster bros all turned around and looked at me. I was going to just turn around and jump back in the water, but I forgot my surfboard leash was still attached and I tripped over it and landed face first in the sand. To make matters worse, I knocked the breath out of myself and was flopping around in the sand like a fresh-caught mackerel. Pretty soon I had these four cute monsters trying to help me up and make sure I was okay, but all I wanted to do was swim away as fast as I could. I'm going to have to change my name and move to a fishbowl in the desert.
So I went to The Maul to buy Neptuna a new chew toy and Cleo de Nile was there hanging out by herself, so we met up and did some team shopping. She's cooler than people think, but it does take some work to get to know her. Anyway, she bought me lunch and wanted to buy me some new outfits, too, but I told her I had plenty. She'd never say so, but I think she believes I don't have a fashion sense because I dress in baggies, tanks and floppies all the time. It's all good though 'cause I really dress this way because I like to and I've already mastered surfing in platforms 'cause sometimes when the waves are primo, I don't want to waste time changing. Of course, I've got stacks of fashion stuff, since my dad knows where to find all the best sunken treasure.
Speaking of my dad...
Went for a long swim with him today. He's all worried about me going to school with a "bunch of dry land monster durfers." I know he's just worried about me, but I told him that everybody is really scary sweet and they treat me like everybody else and it's not like I've got to give up my voice or something silly like that. Besides, I'm the captain of the swim team and I don't want to let anybody down. I think I finally convinced him 'cause he stopped being all serious and said "Last one to the beach is sushi." I think I would have beaten him if he hadn't gotten a head start.
I'm going to try to schedule time in the pool between my classes this year, but I don't know if I'll be able to make that happen. If I stay out of the water for too long, my skin starts to dry out and I can get, like, this full-body dandruff. It's yucktastic. Seriously though, I go through, like, a ton of monsturizer. It's the one thing that's a drag about going to school on dry land. Well, that and trying to keep Neptuna hidden in my fishbowl purse all day.
I spent the day by myself at this secret little cove I know. You can't walk down to it 'cause the cliff is way too steep and the current is really strong around it, so only a really good swimmer, which I am, could make it from the shore. Anyway, school starts tomorrow and I wanted to just chill and remember summer before it goes away. Why is it that summer always goes by faster than the school year? I'm looking forward to seeing my friends everyday, but it'll be awhile before the only things I have to study are the colors and sounds of the ocean.