I’m loving this summer deal.
Warmth, cold drinks, barbecues, wearing shorts.
Hang on a minute there…
Wearing shorts? Me?
I had to wear shorts at college up to the end of fifth form. After that I wore trousers, and i have ever since.
I’m embarrassed by my pasty white legs. I’m embarrassed by my inability to get anything as simple as a light tan. So for years i’ve hidden under trousers, even in the most sweltering of weather. Intimidated.
A couple me years ago i made significant progress… I started summer swimming at the beach with friends. During the day. This meant a few minutes out in the sun wearing swim shorts before i would run back to my car and change back to my jeans.
I’m sure the whole beach was pointing at me and laughing. Blinded by the reflection.
Last year i bought shorts and even wore them a couple of times on particularly hot days when i thought that nobody would be around. Never in public.
How pathetic do i sound?
So far summer 2008/09 is the year of wearing shorts. Even in public.
It is good.
Apologies if i blind you.