With the Fourth of July falling on a Saturday this year many of you are taking long weekends. We are too. MacGyver and I are going down to Venice either tonite or tomorrow and staying until Monday night. I’m sure we’ll be doing a lot of fishing and boating and fire-working.
Fortunately we are in Florida so we may even go, (gasp), swimming in the ocean! If we were in North Carolina, I wouldn’t go near the water, seriously. Seven shark bites so far this summer, SEVEN.
Since Shark Week doesn’t officially start until next week, I thought I’d share a few facts with you. Just a few facts that you can ponder before hitting the beach this weekend, if you happen to be near one.
The shark attack capital of the World is actually located in New Smyrna Beach. Yep, right here in Florida. In fact, it’s estimated that if you swim in New Smyrna Beach you’ll be swimming within 10 feet of a shark. Oh joy!
There were 52 shark attacks in North America last year. 28 of those attacks were in Florida and only 4 were in North Carolina. (North Carolina decided to get all competitive this year obviously.)
Most shark attacks occur less than 100 feet from the shore. That’s usually waist deep in case you’re wondering.
So, have fun swimming this weekend and if you do go in the ocean you should probably avoid any shiny jewelry and large fish with big, multiple teeth…. but that goes without saying, right?
Number two, let’s get thrifty, shall we? If you like the Brooks Transcend you probably already know that Brooks has released the Transcend 2, but what you may not know is that you can get the Transcend pretty darn cheap right now. In fact Brooks is currently selling them on their site for 80 bucks. Or, you could go to DSW and get a pair for 69.95! Also, for every 50 dollars that you spend at DSW from now until July 6th, you get a 10 dollar certificate!
You can get the Brooks Transcend from DSW here.
And finally, thing number 3:
I can’t poop and it’s making me bitchy.
Your turn, tell me three things.