Thursday, August 03, 2006


Last year, whilst enjoying a peaceful, idyllic ride through the countryside aboard Amtrak, I happened to look out the window at a most opportune moment - and witnessed several teenagers 'mooning the train'. Hmmmm...thought I...startling, albeit amusing! A week ago, a friend described her recent vacation train trip from California to Chicago - with a definite nod to the numerous naked bottoms she saw trackside in 'moon position'. It appears that bare butts are just part of ridin' the rails scenery.

The huge popularity of 'mooning' as a recreational activity, deemed suitable by enthusiasts for various occasions - strikes me as astounding!
Any place, any time, and at the 'drop of a (ahem) hat', as it were.
If you're at all tempted to give mooning a try (at the same time fraternizing with hordes of mooning afficionados), mark this event on your 2007 calendar.

It's a hoot, to be sure, but really - I'd much rather associate moon-related activities with romance, i.e. walking along a moonlit beach.

Better yet, have a listen to the wonderful Audrey Hepburn sing 'Moon River' in 'Breakfast at Tiffany's'.

With that, I leave you to choose which of these three (there are more, believe you me!) moon-ish options to contemplate for the next few...

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