Saturday, July 4, 2009

4th of July-Coney Island

Hello everyone, Happy 4th of July. Its still pretty early, ok 8 pm is considered early to me, but my day has been uber exciting. With the obvious holiday of the 4th of July being a given, another big thing that happened today was....I took my first solo trip--to the beach. Coney Island to be specific. And it wasn't as bad as I thought it would be, granted I won't be making anymore solo trips to the beach anytime soon, but it was surprisingly relaxing.

The commute to Coney Island wasn't too bad, however, the train/subway ride was about an hour long (ugh), it could've been worse.
I was entertained on my way there as an argument broke out between two subway performance groups panhandling in the cars. The black singing quartet, and the Mexican mariachi band, it was something straight out of Michael Jackson's Thriller video...I swear I am not making this

As I stepped off the train onto the Coney Island boardwalk I was instantly barraged by throngs of people, did I forget it was the 4th of July.
And not only was it such a major holiday, it was the Nathan's Hot Dog eating competition!
I did get there a tad bit late, but managed to get a of the stage after the hot dogs were all eaten. And you can only imagine the lines to get a hot dog after all that was done, I stood in line for about 30 sec before I left and got a shish kabob as a substitute. I managed to get some shots of the festivities after the

Now the whole going to the beach by yourself thing is a grand idea, yes IDEA, and I'm sure it works for most, but I didn't too much like it. Its not so much fun when you can't go in the water b/c you have no one to keep and eye on your things, and if you do go in the water, you have to constantly keep and eye out. Also, you have no one to take cute pictures of you in your bathing suit having fun (a necessity for me). Also, there is no one to help get all the sand off you, and help lay the beach towel. Well the suggestion to bring a book was tried, and let me tell you its hard reading a book at noon on the beach. The bright sun is in your eye so you're constantly squinting, with one eye shut closed from the sand that blew into it, trying to decipher words and connect sentences. Also the wind blows sand onto the pages and also flips the pages so violently you're struggling to keep your thumb on your spot. Its just overall too much effort to read one paragraph that I gave up after about 5 minutes of trying to focus and used the book as a makeshift umbrella.

Other than those mini nuisances it was all in all a pretty good day.


Header Image by Colorpiano Illustration