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Last weekend was quite fun, as some other furries and myself went to the beach. It was a bit of a remedy for the events of last summer, which included some health issues I was dealing with, as well as someone I who trusted doing something stupid.

I actually didn't drink all that much this weekend, only a beer or two at the hotel and a few drinks at meals (where our servers did shots with us). Instead of destroying myself with alcohol, I instead destroyed myself by bodyboarding for about 8 straight hours on Saturday. The sunburn isn't that bad, but am I ever sore. I'm sore even today, 2 days later.

Anyway, here are some pictures:

The Beach Bar and Grill Waves breaking Ferian flying his kite

Ferris Wheel at Funtown Pier Ferris Wheel at Funtown Pier Ferris Wheel at Funtown Pier T-Rex at Funtown Pier

The rest of my pictures? They're at http://www.flickr.com/photos/dmuth/sets/72157627496725724/. Enjoy!
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A couple of weekends ago, [livejournal.com profile] omnibahumut, [livejournal.com profile] ferian, [livejournal.com profile] foxlord, Agri, M4, and myself went to Seaside Park/Seaside Heights for the weekend. It was a nice way to relax after previous events.

Hurricane Bill was off the shore that weekend, so we weren't allowed to go out too far into the waves or bodyboard, but we did get to still have some fun in the ocean.

If you're looking for pictures of the beach itself, you won't find those here. I know better than to take my camera onto the beach during the day. Instead, I have pictures from the evenings:

Tide's in! Tide's in! Tide's in!

"Tide's in!"


Seaside Heights Boardwalk at night Seaside Heights Boardwalk at night Seaside Heights Boardwalk at night

The Boardwalk at about 1:30 in the morning.

The rest of the pictures are up on Flickr, at http://www.flickr.com/photos/dmuth/sets/72157622255288394/.

I think the strangest thing about this trip was on Sunday morning, when people were out on the boardwalk handing out fliers for some guy who was running for New Jersey State Governor. Why were they handing these out to a crowd that consists mostly of tourists? Doesn't seem too smart to me.

Finally, on the way back home, Omni and I saw this:

SEPTA employees on the R1 track

Yes, the gentleman was hanging off the front of the truck while it was in motion. Doesn't sound like the safest/smartest thing to me.
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Just an update on the previous two posts, Kasi Frost was nice enough to transcribe ALL of the voicemails and make the individual MP3s available for download:

http://www.narutoiswatchingyoupoop.com/mozdoc_voicemails/

Looking through the list, it's interesting to note the frequency distribution of certain words, as well as certain phrases being repeated.

After I finish work today, I'm heading out to the beach with fellow drunks [livejournal.com profile] omnibahumut, [livejournal.com profile] ferian, [livejournal.com profile] foxlord, and others. I need it. Not to mention the 5 to 9 foot waves Hurricane Bill will be bringing. :-)
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I took a trip to the New Jersey beach last weekend, along with [livejournal.com profile] omnibahumut and [livejournal.com profile] ferian. Most of the time was spent hanging out, at the beach itself, or on the Boardwalk checking out the shops, and some of the uh... interesting... things in the shops:

More dayglo posters

No, I did not purchase any of those posters.

The beach itself was okay, but the undertow was up a bit thanks to Hurricane Bertha out in the Atlantic. The lifeguards only let us go in waist high and wouldn't let us use bodyboards. Naturally, I returned to the beach after they went off duty at 5:30 PM and used my bodyboard. :-) I didn't get much wave action though, since the hurricane also caused some sandbars to form about 30 feet from shore. It was my first time on a sandbar however, so that wasn't a bad consolation prize.

I also purchased a "shorty" wetsuit before the trip. It helped with the slightly cold (65 degree) water temperatures and protected me from some nasty sunburn and from getting my back and chest shredded when bodysurfing. Not bad for $40.

Besides playing in the water, we also decided to dig on the beach a little. Actually, we dug on the beach a lot. Before the tide came in and destroyed our hard work, we had dug a hole that was about 4 feet deep and 6 feet wide. We also attracted an army of 6-year olds who were willing to help:

The Giant Hole
(pic by Omnibahumut)

Talking to the 6-year olds was probably the most interesting part. They kept saying "OMG", and one made some offhand comment about sushi. It blows my mind that kids are eating sushi these days.

Among the other things of interest I found was in an arcade called "Lucky Leo's"... remember the machine "Zoltar" from the movie "Big"? Well, here it is!

Zoltar Zoltar Zoltar

No, I did not ask him for my fortune. :-)

As usual, I made use of PhillyCarShare to get to the beach and back. And hey, we even have our own group on Flickr now! It's at:

http://www.flickr.com/groups/phillycarshare/

On the beach

If you made it this far, then I might as well point anyone who's interested to the full set of my pictures:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/dmuth/sets/72157606168492404/

In summary, I came back slightly sunburned and very sore, but it was an otherwise awesome trip to the beach. I can't wait to go back next year!
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[livejournal.com profile] ferian, [livejournal.com profile] tailen, and myself hit the beach this past weekend. It was a combination of being slammed face-first into the beach by 5-6 foot waves during the day and drunken insane fun during the evenings. :-) I'll post pictures soonish.

Despite the use of SPF 30 suntan lotion, however, Tailen and I have rather painful sunburn on our backs. Anyone have any suggestions for how to treat sunburn?

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