Friday, July 31, 2015

Einstein on the Beach

Einstein,  trying to catch some rays.  But 7 AM,while the right time
 for Very Pale People to be on the beach, is too early to catch any rays.

The last time Einstein got to go anywhere was last fall,when I took him to the Old Folks Home.  Last week, at the last minute, I decided to take him with me on our beach vacation.  This meant that I had to explain to the extended family why I was taking so many photos of a squeeze toy in the shape of a prominent scientist.  My extended family prefers to not read my blog, and seeing me in action with Einstein only confirmed their reading preference.  Of course, their reading preference is wrong.

Here are some of the things that Einstein and I did at the beach.

Looking at a field of broken shells

Einstein examining a sand crab

Venturing into the surf

Einstein guards life on the empty beach

A seagull's footprints are bigger than Einstein's

My mom rented a house one block from this bakery.  There's
Einstein on the yellow picnic table.

Einstein chooses some sticky buns.  Yum!

Baby examines Einstein.
That baby nearly tore Einstein's head off.  It would not have been the first time that happened, but that's a story for another day.

Aren’t you glad this was not a post about the interminable Philip Glass opera, a work I have never seen, because I am not cultured or patient enough? 

It might have been good if this had been a post about the Counting Crows’ song, which I heard for the first time today, and thought was very good.  

"The world begins to disappear.
The worst things come from inside here."
- the Counting Crows


smalltownme said...

I love him with the footprints.

Cassi said...

I will take Counting Crows over Philip Glass any day :-) Also, those people who choose not to read your blog have no idea what they're missing! So sad for them :-(

I think it's great how Einstein notices the tiny things in nature.

Karen (formerly kcinnova) said...

Bringing Einstein on your beach vacation was a stroke of genius!

slow panic said...

I love Einstein. My favorite is the lifeguard. Perfect.

Also Philip Glass? Yawn. Counting Crows? yes.

Patience_Crabstick said...

I'm sure Einstein is having a great time, but he looks a bit defeated, lying down, waiting for the waves to catch him! I hope he got to enjoy a nice dinner and a beer or two!

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

He looks so dignified at the beach in his little lab coat...

The Crislers said...

I think your Einstein posts are hysterical. My favorite images from this one are probably Einstein as Lifeguard and Prostrate Einstein in Surf.

And what the heck is wrong with your extended family? Who wouldn't read your blog?