In case you missed it: balcony pools. (!)
architecture, summer, swimming pools
Just read about the death-defying pool and um... what? How is that not completely terrifying!?
Also, is that Jude Law?
@Reginal T. Squirge Completely terrifying. I can't think of anything that could coax me into that pool.
@PatatasBravas Love? Money? NOPE
The best time the Internet gave me vertigo.
@Ophelia Right? I don't know why I clicked the link; I knew exactly what was going to happen.
Give it to me, I want it.
Noooo! Pretty much all of those photos made me do fear-Kegels.
@iceberg FEAR KEGELS.
what a terribly evocative phrase.
@iceberg That is EXACTLY the right description for that feeling.
@iceberg Can I take Fear Kegels as my new band name? Because that's how abrasive and creepy we sound.
@whizz_dumb Death Pool and the Fear-Kegels! One night only! Be there or be square!!
@OhShesArtsy And no glass-bottomed wusses allowed! Only tough asses.
@whizz_dumb Glass-bottomed girls, you make this rockin' world go 'round.
@Ophelia Some girls are glassier than others?
@whizz_dumb You're a glass act!
Goddddddd I miss having a swimming pool SO BAD. Fuckin' A. I was out walking the other night and a business was running its sprinklers--the combination-smell of wet concrete on a warm summer night gave me such a vivid sensory flashback that I practically walked into traffic.
@frigwiggin I was also reminded of how, until an embarrassingly old age, I was afraid of the pool-cleaning device and would make my dad turn it off and take it out every time I wanted to go in. SPOILED CHILD ALERT. I can't believe my dad was able to afford the upkeep on the pool as long as he did...
@frigwiggin you mean the creepie-crawlie?! at least ... that's what we always called it ...
@frigwiggin *ominous ticking noise*
@redheaded&crazie I knew ours by the brand name, Polaris, which is still a word that gives me vaguely uncomfortable feelings in the memory-depths of my brain.
@frigwiggin It sounds like a movie name for a doomed scientific station or expedition. Maybe to the arctic circle.
@frigwiggin Is the Polaris like one of those pool Roombas? Because, umm, aquatic Roomba!!
@OhShesArtsy AQUATIC DJ ROOMBA????
@PatatasBravas O. M. G.
THIS IS A THING THAT I NEED.
They look so dangerous, those ones where you could forget yourself and flop over the side and down thirty stories instead of onto a pool deck. Does it already take so much insurance to have a pool at all that it doesn't even make a difference that there's an extra way to die in one? Are rich people expected to be more careful, or less litigious, or more expendable?
@noReally I like to think it's the last.
This reminds me of the sort of relevant story of how my parents bought an outdoor pool funded almost completely by my dad's political bumper sticker sales!
@Sarah H. Details please!
@frigwiggin If you saw a "Kenobi '08 - Our Only Hope" bumper sticker during the last election, that was most likely made by him. He's also doing brisk business with the 2012 version this year! I can link to his eBay store, but not sure if that's kosher here...
Hah, just checked, and he also has "If It Ain't Broke, Maintain It!" My dad might be Hank Hill.
@Sarah H. "Civic pride!"
I was thinking more along the lines of kiddie pool on a fire escape. Rich people things!
@MollyculeTheory I want to put a kiddie pool on my deck, but we don't have a hose out there, so we'd have to fill it up with buckets from the bathtub, and that just seems ridiculous.
I keep making a mental note to do this myself so I don't have to haul my stupid watering can back and forth 20 billion times.
@E I DO have that connector thingy, but we discovered that the water pressure coming out of the kitchen faucet is low enough that it's actually faster to water the garden with a watering can.
Ahh! AHHH! AHHHHHHHHHHH!/ (My gym has a 6th floor pool with a chandelier- it is stunning.)
@E My gym has a rooftop pool but I'm scared of getting a sunburn (and being laughed at for my wussy technique)
@Amphora Don't let your fear of shame hold you back from enjoying the joy that is swimming. This week I accidentally ended up in someone else's lane! Just get some waterproof SPF and go to town!
@E Haha, I guess it's residual shame from years of swimming lessons as a kid and being the only one who REFUSED to try to dive head first into the water. But under a chandelier? That's awesome - do you feel like you're in some fancy Busby Berkley number when you swim there?
Personally, I feel like Miss Piggy's swimming dream from the Great Muppet Caper.
@E Yes! I was trying to think which muppet movie that was from (the BEST one, of course!)
These are terrifying.
It's like they *want* people to pee in the pool.
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