Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Perspective is Everything

This week's story comes from Larissa Flanders of Carbondale Michigan:

"Wow, sorry about the picture -- I know it's hard to tell what's going on here, but it's the best picture we have, and it was just such a crazy day I had to share. That's me and my friend Joni, and what's supposed to be happening is us riding on one of those pull-a-parachute-behind-a-speedboat thingys you see at resorts, which I guess you can kinda see. What you don't see is our friend Ryan laughing like a maniac because he'd promised the driver an extra fifty if he managed to shake us off our little perch. (He knew were strapped in and there was no chance of actually falling -- he's mischievous, not a sociopath.) Neither of us are particularly afraid of heights, but you know, you get up in the air like that, and the resort was all-inclusive so we may have had a drink or two, and we were screeching and holding on for dear life, but we did finally fall off and flip over, like you can see. Ryan was our photographer, but with being in a speeding boat and having hysterics of his own, this was the only pic he managed. We gave him hell when we finally got down, but it was a hell of a ride, and we get to tell a good holiday story.

"Oh, and I guess, the reason we were topless was because we were on vacation, and we could be. Simple as that."

Well, Larissa, we have to admit, your flashing episode is a little more incidental to the story than we usually feature here at S.A.F.Y.B.F., but I personally am a sucker for all-inclusive vacations and the inevitable hijinks that ensue, so we'll let it slide this time. Thanks for your contribution, and say thanks to Ryan for us.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

All Kinds of Therapy

To get straight to the visual part of the post this week:

Of course, we at S.A.F.Y.B.F. are big proponents of water safety, so we were a little hesitant to show this picture. We are obviously adamant about how fantastic the friendly boob flash is, but even at our most zealous we wouldn't argue that unexpected skin can be a little distracting, and distracted is not necessarily the state of mind you want to be in when you find yourself neck-deep in salt water.

Fortunately, the letter we received with this photo put our concerns to rest. As Julian Carpenter of Arlen Texas lets us know, "A couple of years ago, I lost my shins in an unfortunate machine gun incident, and had my feet reattached at the knee. As you can imagine, the transition has put a lot of strain on my body, and I end up doing a lot of physio, just trying to keep myself healthy. My friend Sondra knows how tough this can be (she blew out her ankle playing jai alai years ago), so on top of inviting me to the beach to help me get a change of scenery from the rehab centre whirlpool, she's taken to walking around topless to give me some extra pleasant scenery to focus on. I tell you what, Sondra just shows me so much love -- I feel five feet tall."

Thanks, Julian, and you too Sondra. Keep up the good work -- you're both ten feet tall in our book.