Vacation Update: I Fell in the Lake

That’s how you know it is summer! When you fall in the lake and go for an unexpected swim.

This is not my first time falling in a lake. I won’t say it is a yearly event, but it is common enough I can’t remember how many times it happened. I remember a few years back when I was up here alone with two friends and we tipped over the canoe and then had to raid my Mom’s closet for dry clothes. And I remember the time my sister fell out of the sailboat three times in a row because that was HILARIOUS (she may disagree, but she is wrong).

Anyway, my Dad and I went out in the little rowboat, and when we got back up to the pier I put one leg over the side of the boat and planned to gracefully and elegantly swing my other leg over the side and slide gently into the foot and a half of water and wade over to the pier. And then I overbalanced and went SPLASH sideways right into the water. I look forward to many interesting and exciting bruises that will slowly bloom over the next few days. I also look forward to some point in the distant future when my clothes dry out.

Here is the boat:

And here is an artistic representation of what I looked like:

Dilwale dulhania le jayenge bollywood srk GIF - Find on GIFER

Oh, and I guess this is also a Clothing Day post! In that, my clothes got wet.

11 thoughts on “Vacation Update: I Fell in the Lake

  1. Not that I want you to fall into the lake (though I’m sure you enjoyed the cooling off), but I just want to say thank you for posting these lighthearted stories. When I’m done with my round of news and opinion sites (includes my Facebook friends), it’s nice to come here and read something that’s not roiling with anger.

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    • Glad you enjoy them! I like sharing these stories too, I am sure I get as much happiness and decompression from the writing as you do from the reading 🙂

      On Wed, Jun 17, 2020 at 11:56 PM dontcallitbollywood wrote:



  2. Aaahh! Can you imagine this in a desi film sequence? The hero would give you warm clothes so you don’t catch a chill and you’d look soulfully into each others’ eyes. OR it could be an Aradhana-like sequence!


    • Or would the hero point and laugh because it looked ridiculous and then I would slosh over to him and yell at him? And coincidentally later that same day we would meet again very formally when his brother was meeting my sister for an engagement and we would have to mutually cover for each other because neither of us was supposed to be out on the lake? I don’t know what happens after that, but I know the happy ending is when he throws himself off a boat in turn in order to propose to me.

      Torn between it being a Shammi style 1960s farce, or a 1990s Masala wacky film where there are gangsters somehow.

      On Thu, Jun 18, 2020 at 4:25 AM dontcallitbollywood wrote:



      • OOOH. This is even more brilliant. Let’s go with Shammi, just because can you imagine the costuming? The beehive, the eyeliner, the clothes getting increasingly tighter, maybe the dupatta floating away (such wonderful teasing can be done with a dupatta!).


        • Yes! And then in the end, Shammi can go in the water in his full cool western silk shirt and slacks and ascot. And his hair could be all wet, but still with that little forehead curl.

          Maybe there is a teasing song with Shammi standing up in a boat that is following her, while she sloshes along wading along the shoreline looking for a place to get out?

          On Thu, Jun 18, 2020 at 10:53 AM dontcallitbollywood wrote:


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          • I am in love with this. Also, the very last scene of the movie is the two paddling away in the boat into the sunset towards their future of…owning a bed-and-breakfast boat?


          • Yes! His family owns the lodge where her family is staying! His older cousin has a City job and is proper and a fiance suggested for her older cousin. She is the guest of his lodge along the rest of her family, so she gets to be all bratty and make him do things like organize picnics for her and her friends. But he gets his own back because he knows the local stuff and tricks her into eating hot peppers and getting lost. Of course, she gets in actual trouble when he sends her down the wrong street, he gets worried because she is taking too long to get back, finds her and rescues her, they end up having to spend the night outside, fight and fall in love, and return home to discover that the cousin engagement fell apart and Plot Conflict. And then it ends with them riding the boat off into the distance, clearly going to take over running the lodge together.

            On Thu, Jun 18, 2020 at 1:11 PM dontcallitbollywood wrote:


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    • I can’t canoe well (see my having fallen in the lake so many times I literally can’t remember). But you are right, it doesn’t scare me! Maybe falling in that many times has removed all fear?


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