Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Random Musings

More fat women than fat men go to water parks. Especially with the young, no one cares, which is kind of neat. Bikinis are just normal wear. If you aren't at BYU, a tankini is considered extremely modest. Last three times to waterparks in the past couple of years, I saw no speedos. That is an improvement. Everyone wears what we used to call surf jammers (long shorts that go to the knees for guys). Even girls are starting to wear them.

We observed Memorial Day at church Sunday. Bishop Benson talked about his grandfather, who was born in the late 1800s, like my grandfather Mylonas. He talked about how he would listen to stories about World War I and how his grandfather rode a horse (he was in the artillery). About how when his grandfather talked to others, the thing he remembered most was the fear, the death and the terror of war. How when his sons went off to war in World War II he cried and wished he could go for them to keep them from it.

There is so much we have to be grateful for, much more than waterparks and people who accept each other. Though it was neat to see people who didn't seem to care about race or fat or a lot of other things, just having fun together.

Bishop Benson's grandfather would have been pleased to see that.


Ann said...

My family just joined a local athletic club that has a huge swimming facility. There are more fat women than men, but there ARE fat men.

Do you think it's possible that there are more fat women than men at the pool because more women are fat, period?

Stephen said...

That's a good question, I don't know the answer -- whether it is that there are more fat women or that fat men just don't go.

What I found really interesting the past couple-three years is that the guys around the women/girls don't seem to care about the weight differences.

That is neat.

Papa D said...

Two things:

It is neat to see people who don't care about differences.

Having said that, "fat people" and bikinis should not appear together in any setting - even one that is written - and that comes from someone who could stand to lose more than just a few pounds.