Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Observations from the Shore 6.22

There can’t be a much better thing in life than crawling out of bed in the morning, out the door, and onto the deck to the sound of ocean waves crashing on the beach. The scent of the ocean fills your head as the breeze blows off the water. I look out and thinking, wondering, about nothing in particular as I sip on a mug of dark brown liquid I like to call coffee.

Hardly anybody is on the beach this early. Just a few people are walking and a few others flying kites. There was a time I loved flying a kite. Not those cheap two dollar varieties you buy at the beach shops. I had a way cool stunt kite I got on a trip to the Outer Banks. I don’t know what ever happened to that kite but I have a sneaky feeling the kid borrowed it.

I saw a list of the top ten Jersey beaches. I don’t know what morons make up lists like this because Stone Harbor didn’t make the cut. Both Avalon and Sea Isle made the list. Come on its called Seven Mile Beach for a reason so how can you have two thirds of it on the list without the best third? Prob just pissed because there is no boardwalk. To me that is the best part of this town. Wildwood came in at #1 but I haven’t been there in years. It is the one time party capital of the shore that now claims it was the perfect family destination all along. That thought makes me laugh because it just happens to have about fifty bars and clubs in the area. I tend to stay away because it is the one place down here with more bad memories than good so why fight my karma.

A couple of weeks ago i read an article in the Times, 'Where the Party Is Perpetual', that I wanted to share. Just one of those articles that makes you smile knowingly unlike MTV's Jersey Shore which tends to make me gag. The end has the totally perfect quote, one of those been there done that type of things. "The house began to stir. Bagels were fetched. Mr. DiMassa ventured out to the porch and returned with shocking news. “Dude,” he said incredulously, “people are gardening.” Life doesn't get much better than that.

Now I must enjoy some down time before my VQs get here later today. This poor town may never be the same.

Nickelback - This Afternoon

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