I don’t really believe in guilty pleasures, but if I did, my love for Dawson’s Creek would qualify. It’s terrible- I had forgotten just how bad the dialogue truly is, but I love it, and I was thrilled when I saw it on instant Netflix. All of the current accelerated students have been telling us to enjoy the last of our free time before school starts, and for me that’s meant catching up with Dawson, Joey, and Pacey (I’m in a new place and I don’t know anyone yet, so sue me. I do other things too, I’m just talking about awesome 90’s teen soaps right now).
My biggest take away from indulging in this totally-not-guilty pleasure is that I want to go to the beach. Usually I don’t really like the beach, I’ve always thought sand is gross, and now after taking microbiology I know it’s actually much grosser than I had previously suspected, and I’m actually a little afraid of the ocean (I make a point of going in the water every time I go to the beach, but I get a little nervous if I go in much deeper than my sternum. The ocean is really big, ok? It’s big, and powerful, and there are lots of things living in it, and I think that’s a little scary), but I want to go anyway.
I keep thinking about my August break. There are lots of places that would be super fun destinations (Gettysburg! Williamsburg! D.C! The Eastern Shore!), but while they aren’t that far away, they would require a car, which I don’t have. I’m kind of hoping that I’ll meet cool people with cars but no plans for break and we’ll go on outings together, but I’ll have to play that by ear. I hope there are beach adventures in my future though.