: Year three at the shore house, and once again we were
fortunate enough to have some amazing weather.
Although not the low 80's that were predicted, we were still
in the high 70s every day and only had a little bit of rain
one night. The ocean temperature was quite pleasant
which made for a very relaxing week. I'm happy to say
we didn't really do much of anything the entire week....we
sat at the beach, drank Glenn's colada's, watched crappy
movies and played cards....it was extremely relaxing.
Of course our LBI trip wouldn't be complete without a night
down at Atlantic City - however this year we didn't fare as
well as we have done in the past and only Glenn walked away
up this year....oh well. But James, Glenn and I did
enter a NL hold'em tournament at Caesar's during the
day...you basically sign up and the prize is determined by
the number of players. We had 73 players in the
tournament, and while I didn't win - I did outlast James and
Glenn :) as well as roughly half of the field so I felt
pretty good - and I was getting low on chips and when you're
dealt a solid pair you have to take the chance....two over
cards however makes it a crap shoot.
On to the crappy movies.....I'm not sure how
this tradition got started, but last year it was Bubba Ho-Tep
and Dorm Daze....this year we had to top them, and we
succeeded. We started out with Frostbite....absolutely
horrible. Then we moved on to Malibu Spring Break.
I read the reviews on imdb.com but couldn't believe it was
that bad....it was. Some brief nudity made it ok, but
the acting was about the worst I have ever seen. How
do you top those two movies? National Lampoon's
GoldDiggers. Fast forwarding to the two brief topless
shots was still an agonizing waste of time - none of these
were worth the cost of the dvd's they were on....do yourself
a favor, avoid them - they really are THAT bad....
And of course what LBI vacation would be
complete without me building some sandcastles....I've moved
up a bit and bought a kit from
- yeah I know it sounds stupid, but some of the tools they
give you really are helpful. More importantly was the
video that came with the kit really - I only wish I watched
it sooner. I have to get some more tools and
accessories for next year so I can build bigger/higher, but
I'm making progress and it is very relaxing. I've
never claimed to have an artistic bone in my body, but if I
get an image in my head I can copy it - so day2 was spent
trying to copy the castle they built in the video and I
think I did a pretty decent job.
To make things even better, the homeowners
listened to our idea and put in a cable modem so we all had
access during the week - next year we're going to bring down
a wireless router so we can have access on the porch, and it
should reach the beach which would be cool. While it's
always a great time, it's good to be home to the dogs and
getting things back in order around the house.