Oregon woman spends summer as a mermaid because why not8/7/2012
People say the best thing about getting older is being able to do whatever you darn well please. For Pauline Long, this maxim has manifested into a summer spent as … a mermaid. The 56-year-old dreamer from Portland, Ore., whipped up some fancy fins and has been spotted cavorting in public pools in her mermaid guise. Long, a member of the Northwest Mermaids organization, said she wanted to be one of the mythical creatures when she was a kid: "If you don't do it as a child, why not do it as an adult? Who says that you can't?" Absolutely no one, Pauline — knock yourself out. Just don’t knock anyone over with that giant tail. [Source: KATU]
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