Are you a fan of Shark Week?
My sister and I have been watching since its inception. I just Googled to find out when the heck that was, and I learned it all began in the summer of 1987. Which just so happens to be the summer following my high school graduation. Ahem. Moving right along…
I have always been a sucker for nature shows/documentaries, and Shark Week has a particular appeal. Maybe it’s because I was forbidden (too young) to see Jaws when it was orginally released in the theaters.
My parents saw Jaws during that summer of 1975 though. I have vivid of memories of my mother REFUSING to go into the water at the beach house all summer. Even though the house was on Little Peconic Bay, not the Atlantic Ocean. Bays are too warm for Great Whites.
(Little Peconic Bay is not, however, too warm for sand sharks.)
My mother was being ridiculous. Certainly Jaws couldn’t happen in Southampton, NY! Right?
Yeah, yeah, yeah. That’s what they thought in the sleepy little beach town of Chatham on Cape Cod. And then…
Man, I love Shark Week.
I wish I could watch every night this week, but that sort of defeats the purpose of this 365 day project. Right? :-(