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Thursday, July 20, 2017

no despacito, es rapido

Last night, Meego and I went shoe shopping for him, and as we got into the car and turned on the radio, "Despacito" was playing.

"This is the most streamed song EVER", Meego commented, "even more than 'Gangnam Style'"

"Yep, say what you will about Justin Bieber", I mused, "but the kid's successful"

We talked a bit more about hits and music, then, "I don't even know what 'despacito' means", Meego confessed.

And I was all, "What?  You're in Spanish IV, what're our tax dollars paying for?!".  But really, it just made me curious as to what "despacito" means.

It means "slowly" (thank  you, google)

More curious, I google the translated lyrics of the song.

... Is it hot in here, or is it just me?  Okay, but really, nothing surprising there.

What I'm really blogging about today is a little man in a boat...erm... OOPS!  I  mean....

my last boat ride.

Honestly, I've not been on many boats.  Never been sailing, but I've been in little motorboats and canoes and rented paddle boats if any of those count.  Mainly for tooling around lakes where shores are visible from most anywhere.

When we lived near lake Ontario, I was surprised at its vastness, being a Colorado girl.  But I never went boating on lake Ontario.

We do have lakes here in Colorado, but really, good sized boats aren't that common a thing.  River rafting, however, is very popular.  A raft is not a boat, but I'm going to count it anyway.


Arkansas River, near Buena Vista, CO

This photo is from the last time I was in a raft.  I don't remember the exact year, but suffice to say that it was over half my life ago.  Looking at it now, I recall how I was a lone female in a boat with four guys.  Not a bad way to "end" my rafting days?

A guy I was dating at the time, who worked as a sales rep, had to entertain an out-of-state client.  Mr. Out-of-State had always wanted to go white water rafting. The then-boyfriend made arrangements with a river guide and got me and another friend to round out our foursome(!)

It was a fun and successful day.  The sky was beautiful blue and the rapids were muy rapido.  Mr. Out-of-State (guy in the red hat) loved it, and a strong business relationship was forged.  We ended the day with barbeque and beers at boyfriend's house.

I have no idea where any of these guys are now.  The boyfriend and I didn't last much after I learned of his love for la marihuana, but we had some good times.

And he forked over the cash to buy me this overpriced photo.
 
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Linking up with Mama Kat this week for the prompt:
2. Tell us about the last time you were on a boat

16 comments:

  1. Yep Justin Bieber is very successful just not my choice of music.

    I have never been white water rafting but I can just imagine the thrill of the experience, you sure look like you were having a blast.

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    1. White water rafting really is a lot of fun - and refreshing on a hot summer day. I probably would've gone more times (2 total in my life), but I guess I got... busy?

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  2. At least you got a picture out of it...

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  3. The first time I heard that song I asked my daughter why we were listening to Spanish radio. I was told that it was Justin Bieber and this is a regular radio station. ::facepalm::

    The white water rafting trip looks like a lot of fun!

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    1. Ha! I had a similar response: Why is the 'merican station playing Spanish radio?

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  4. I was introduced to Despacito this week, while driving to Cleveland with my daughter. A very catchy song, and one I catch myself singing quite often. She could tell me what Despacito means, but I haven't dared asked, or googled, what the rest of it means....
    I've only been white water rafting once, and I'm not sure why. It's so fun!

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    1. I agree it's a catchy tune, even though I don't speak the language. The translation is quite steamy, not surprisingly!
      I've been white water rafting twice, but long ago. Where'd the time go?!

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  5. Since when is a raft not a boat? You're distorting my reality. I love rafting, and it looks like you were having fun too. Maybe that was only your last rafting experience "yet".

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    1. A raft is a boat in my world! And you're right, maybe I'm not quite done with them :)

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  6. What a great story! I have only been White Water rafting twice I think but they were both memorable!

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    1. We were actually in the boonies this weekend and saw several people rafting - with helmets and wet suits. I guess we weren't as cautious back in the 80s!

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  7. That expensive photo came in handy! Who would have thought you would need it for a blog post someday. ;) I can't believe that was the last time you were on a boat!

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    1. It was destiny you gave us that prompt!

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  8. I just recently went down that stretch of water! They made us all wear helmets. I wish I could rock a fedora on a raft like that guide of yours! I opted not to purchase the photos. One of my friends has gopro footage though.

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    1. It was funny looking at this photo and seeing that fedora, which I hadn't remembered! Son Wolfgang went a couple of weeks ago - helmets and wetsuits all around. I'd say safety standards have stepped up a bit.

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