Saturday, July 01, 2006

Beth's naked day; join me, clothing optional

I am having a nudie day; I think I might be having a nudie week. Every so often, when the temperature is right and I forget to take my meds for enough days, my nudist nature comes to the fore. I just get tired of clothes. Hey, if it works for three year olds, why can’t it work for me?

On that note: I now have my own “peeper” even though I live on the fourth floor. We have big windows running the length of all the rooms, usually with the blinds open because, hey, I live on the fourth floor. One day, I am in the living room in my bra watching the birds on the line outside when I notice that there is a guy a block away, who has an apartment directly opposite, and his face is plastered up against his window staring at me. He sees me looking and retreats away from the window. First action: put on a shirt. First thought: Cool! Second thought: How sad is his life if the only person he has to peep on is me?

When Linda gets home, we are in the living room and kiss and hug and I start telling her the story when she goes, “Is that him?” and points to the guy, who is now out on his balcony staring at us. He sees us and scampers back inside but stays at his window, awaiting developments. Wow this guy is really dedicated. I am trying to convince Linda to brighten his day by us having a “hot lesbian make-out session” by the window. I am chanting, “Show! Show! Show!” to which Linda gives me “the look” and then closes the blinds. Sorry guy.

I am hoping during this hot July holiday weekend we can come together in bonding and share our nudie stories (no stories involving a lot of body hair please!). Here are a few of mine:

1) Being followed by a police car for 2 miles while I ran at 1:00 am around the Rose Bowl topless (I used to run at night because there was never anyone around, very safe except for hearing the coyote packs).

2) Once, after finishing a midnight run in the rain, I took off MOST of my clothes so I wouldn’t get a cold, then saw a lonely hitchhiker and stopped to give them a lift – they wouldn’t get in the car (wet, dripping, midnight, nearly naked?) In retrospect that was a good thing for ME (this was when I was young and believed myself to be immortal and immune from bad things)

3) In Britain I would sometimes climb up on the roof naked since I say it gives me comfort (Linda calls it “self destructive behaviour”). A very sad Beth will often become a naked Beth.

4) Walked around naked at summer camp, the reasons are still unclear to me (I think I was being bullied and wanted to show everyone that anything they could do, I could do but scarier!)

5) Running around naked in the house with Linda chasing me. I open the door to find a police officer standing on the pavement in front of the house. Oops! Tag, you’re it!

Two weeks ago was Victoria’s third annual Naked Cyclist March where you ride in groups around the city naked. Vancouver has one as well. A friend downtown said they rode around for 5-6 hours as they were still riding down there at 1-2 pm. There were 100 people and it is not protesting or raising money – it is just cycling naked: “Victoria is a British city with a long history of streaking,” she said, laughing.

Canadian teams are also putting out the Naked Women’s Rugby Calendar and the Naked Women’s Curling Calendar.

I am starting to think more and more that Canada & Victoria is the place for me!

14 comments:

kathz said...

I strongly recommend swimming naked in rivers having experienced this in France near Nimes. I couldn't swim at the Pont du Gard as I didn't have a swimsuit with me but it was ever so hot and I found a delightful stretch of river a little way away where no strangers were around to see me strip off. The fish didn't have any swimsuits and I couldn't see why I needed one.

Safety note: don't do this in fast-flowing and dangerous rivers.

Elizabeth McClung said...

ah yes - I did this on a bike trip where I was supposed to be helping the younger teens, but having gone up and down the line so many times, raced ahead and jumped in a river (also inviting the girl I had a crush on at the time).

Yoga Korunta said...

I, too, have been known to walk around camp nude. Never could figure out why the girls were laughing!

Anonymous said...

sorry, can't join ya here. Not only would it scare every living thing in a 6 mile radius, but I tend to be very cold natured. I actually like 100 degree weather so long as the humidity is ok. (G)
I don't own shorts, and hate air conditioning.

But, hey....don't let me stop you.

kathy wc

funchildde said...

okay. every time i think you've topped the last crazy thing you divulged you pop up with some NEW crazy shit (NCS). Is it bad that I am rooting for window guy? I think yall should just give him the show of a lifetime, think about it, it'll be the best story he'll ever tell at cocktail parties!

kathz said...

Just as it started getting so hot I'd have liked to wander round naked, the two teenagers returned. They wouldn't approve - nudity is either something only for the young and lovely or the whole idea is too embarrassing to be contemplated. Sometimes I'm glad I'm not a teenager any more.

and luckily the heat has diminished now - storms on the way!

GayProf said...

I sleep naked -- but I always found being naked for other things kind of a hassle. I mean, you are more prone to be burned, cut, or bruised if you run around naked. What can I say? I think about these things.

elizabeth said...

Yep - I'm with prof.... don't cook bacon naked.
I have been naked in the shower.... can I be in your club? And come to think of it - I went topless camping once... but only because it was the middle of nowhere and I wanted a tan.

Sober @ Sundown said...

It's been to hot for clothes down here in CA. The last three days have been unwearable...... When the contractor leaves, the clothes come off.

mrkgnao said...

Ye Gods, that's a lot of nakedness. I once got stuck naked to the front of a first year residence building in St Edmunds College... Beat that....

Wow Waiters ! said...

Wish it was like you described in Ireland ! Keep us informed !

Rachel Stephens said...

It's a welcome respite that people acknowledge our unclothed self, the way we were intended to exist. Unfortunately the "nosey" neighbors cast a dim enough light that many potiential participants shun the thought or idea. Here's hoping our self conscious society continues to give thought to the idea that a human naked isn't a perverse activity.

Jordan said...

Hooray for nakedness! I love being nude, think I'll go nude right now. So beth what's your favorite activity to do while naked? I personally like browsing the internet and sometimes just relaxing in the sun. It feels nice out.

jeffamcd said...

I have to say...I am a naturist in hiding, living in the Middle East. It's kinda sad cuz I used to live in Oregon where a little nudiness is a good thing. Now, the women wear full-length abayas, which drives me crazy cuz I feel restrained! Sometimes I'll freeball it just to shake things up!