Oh, and I found a nude beach.
Here's another acronym because you know how I feel about ugly words. PDN = Public display of nudity.
Everyone has an opinion about PDA (public display of affection.) But how do you feel about PDN?
I personally think PDN is one of the funniest things ever. Partial nudity is not funny at all, but full monty nudity is stinkin' hilarious. At least FAD (from a distance). I'm a little afeared of it up close.
So this is how I came across some hee heelarious PDN today while hanging out at Maui's Big Makena beach, which is apparently just a lava rock's climb away from little Makena beach, one of the most beautiful nude beaches in the world, according to Brother Google.
My boys: "Hey can we go climb that lava rock and see what's on the other side?" And off they sprinted.
Me to my husband and IL'S. "I better run after them to make sure they don't get hurt or stumble upon a nude beach."
My husband and IL'S to me. "While you're there take some photos from the top of the lava rock, especially if you stumble upon a nude beach."
Since I'm such an obedient wife and I always do exactly what I'm told, I climbed to the top of the lava rock and started snapping photos with my wide angle lens. (I would show you, but I'm such a dummy I left my downloader cord thingiemajig at home).
But wait! Was that couple walking hand in hand . . . naked? Was that couple playing paddle ball . . . naked? Was that boy boogie boarding . . . naked?
Yes, they were all buck naked, except for one woman's wide brimmed sun hat to protect her delicate skin from the harsh UV rays of the sun. (My MIL calls it head gear. Has anyone seen my head gear she says when she's looking for her sun hat.)
How silly to wear head gear without body gear.
But some people were wearing body gear without head gear. It was surprising how comfortable those who were wearing body gear seemed to feel mingling with those who were wearing only head gear. Honestly, it was almost inspiring to see a fully clothed boogie boarder and a naked boogie boarder sharing the same wave as if inter-apparel relationships could really work.
I mean it would have been inspiring if I hadn't been snickering and snorting so hard and finger pointing.
Don't get me wrong. I'm totally cool with inter-apparel relationships. And I am seriously so issue free when it comes to PDN (FAD).
Like I've always said to my kids when they get out of the tub. "Hey, nudity is natural. It's partial nudity that's nasty. In fact, if God wanted us to be partially nude, we would have popped out of the birth canal wearing speedos and thong bikinis."
I had a super conservative prudish friend in college who wore a t-shirt to bed that said Party Naked. The only reason that shirt was so funny is because she didn't party naked. She didn't even shower naked.
I'm thinking of starting my own line of t-shirts like Annie Valentine did. I could call them Stupid Party Naked t-shirts and use catchy phrases like:
Boogie Board Naked
Paddle Ball Naked
Who Needs Head Gear!
My Parents went to Little Makena Beach and All I Got Was This Lousy Sunburn
Naked People are People Too!
and my favorite,
What do you guys think? Would nudity sell?