Tuesday, June 26, 2007
A Day at the Beach-
Back from what turned into a 4-day "vacation" at the shore! I didn't even know I was going anywhere until Thursday, and then it was "well, why don't we?" and "well, Hell, you bet!" and so we left Friday morning intending to come back Monday, but stayed 'till today. It's hot as blazes here, I've got 347 emails in my "inbox", a pile of newspapers to catch up on, and Dick Cheney's latest antics to digest, but just a few observations from my weekend On the Beach, and the trip to and from-
-Americans are a rude, overweight people, and we drive badly.
-4 days away from all newspapers, television, radio and internet is much more restful than it should be.
-I see that Bush is still in charge, so I guess that "Magic" candle was a waste of $14.95 plus shipping. Oh well. It smelled nice.
-Lobsters remain the oddest "edibles" I've ever encountered.
-Swordfish steaks, however, done on a real-wood charcoal grill by a relative/chef who knows how to cook them, are the Food of the Gods.
-Gameboys, iPods and other electronic gizmos be damned, there is nothing more entertaining to 7 and 5-year old nephews than a whoopie cushion.
-The perfect bag of beach-books includes history, mystery and lit-racy.
-Seveteen dollars for a quart of strawberries is insane.
-6 dollars a pound for bluefish is not.
-Good friends and family make the perfect vacation.
Happy Summer, everyone!