Wednesday, July 03, 2013

An extra inch or two can do wonders

While I was busy ranting about the heat, Mr. RK built a kayak. From scratch.

I wish my brain worked in ways like that. He designed it and built it and then redid the inside a little because he was a bit too tall for it. Afterwards, he said enthusiastically, "You wouldn't believe what an extra inch or two can do!"

And I replied, "Oh yes I can!" (Joey, I came up with this title this just for you!)


It's 16 feet long. Because size matters.

At first I was too chicken to go out in this. I've gone canoeing but this looks a lot less stable and there's no one else in the vessel, so I am a bit afraid of tipping over. By the time I got over that, Mr. RK already planned two kayaking outings with no room for me.

We'll see who benefits from the extra inches.

Can you tell my brain has melted? I hope you all have a good Fourth (no offense to my friends in the UK!)

23 comments:

Abby said...

Well! Congratulations? And that's definitely a Joey title.
I think I'd be a little chicken too with that size. Enjoy, and be sure to report back!

Lynn said...

Ha! Great title. :) My sister is always wanting me to go kayaking and I have the same fear of flipping over.

OldLady Of The Hills said...

That is a BEAUTIFUL Kayak!! And, yes, size does make a difference....lol!
Mr. RK is very very talented!!! Maybe he will build another one and then the two of you can go out together!!1 Sounds like great fun, to me!
HAPPY 4th, my dear....!

Elephant's Child said...

Wonderful title - and the kayak is an amazing achievement. And I so hope you get your chance soon.

DWei said...

I agree! A few extra inches goes a long ways.

As a guy with a thin waist and long legs, it's so hard to find good pants. :(

Betty Manousos said...

happy 4th of july!!

xoxo

Charles Gramlich said...

Never been in a Kayak, though I've enjoyed canoeing.

Cheryl said...

I am totally impressed that Mr. RK can build things. WOW! I will take your word for it about the "couple of inches" matters. I haven't had the occasion to compare many....kayaks.

wigsf3 said...

It ain't the size of the boat, it's the motion of the ocean.

Ileana said...

LOL - You're right about the inches, my friend...and wow, I can't believe he built that! Can we start calling him Noah? lol

Happy 4th, chica, and I just wrote a review on Amazon about your book.

Riot Kitty said...

Abby: I can't wait until he sees it.
Lynn: I will get up the guts one day and report back!
Naomi: You said it, sister ;)
EC: Me too. I will keep ypu posted.
DW: Excellent comeback ;)
Betty: You too!
Charles: Ditto. I'm eager to see how they compare.
Cheryl: He just bought a companion kayak. I can take a picture and you can compare ;)
WIGSF: You know, I haven't heard that expression since high school? Seriously.
Ily: Thanks chica!

Memphis Steve said...

Sometimes when your brain is melting, that's the best time to blog.

Lee said...

Hahahahaha! Who on earth wants more inches when it's already 16 feet long, I ask???

My mind has melted just at the thought!!

A great job done by Mr. RK, though.

G. B. Miller said...

Yeah, that was the perfect title to his post.

Mr. RK sounds a little bit like my daughter, who creates things just for the sake of creating things.

Gotta remember to bother her about that duct tape dress she made the other day.

Birdie said...

Oh, god. The innuendos are all over the place! Getting wet is not always a bad thing.

Introverted Art said...

some times size does matter ;-)

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Yes, that's what she said.

Riot Kitty said...

Steve: Agreed. Kind of hit or miss for me though.
Lee: Good point ;)
GB: You need to send a pic of that!
Birdie: Good one!
IA: You said it, sister.
Debra: Haha cheers!

LL Cool Joe said...

Ha ha that's a great title, as long as you aren't directing at my manhood, as I've never had any complaints! :d :D

Riot Kitty said...

Joey: I was just trying to measure up to your standards. On post titles, get your mind out of the gutter!

Shionge said...

So cool and bet you were smiling when kayaking huh???

Riot Kitty said...

S: I will be!

Anil P said...

It looks as sleek as a kayak can be. Have never been Kayaking.