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A real post - not much news to report.

I know I've mostly just been posting memes lately...primarily 'cause I haven't had much to say.

I'm not working. I'm mostly just staying home and web surfing, watching television, living the life of a hermit.

We focused a LOT on clearing out Paul's mother's house of all the crap over there. I finally felt a point where we all just hit a wall of all the important stuff to get out of there. The rest is useless garbage not worth saving.

Tomorrow morning, I'm going to finally be able to turn my head around and focus on clearing out OUR crap from this house. We have SIX WEEKS until ground breaking on our house (actually, now it's going to be closer to FIVE WEEKS). Once they break ground it will be about two months or so until the house is completed...

...that means, it's time to start aggressively going through our stuff and putting it all in one of three piles:

1 - stuff we're keeping that needs to be organized and boxed
2 - stuff that we're not keeping that may be worth keeping for someone else...offer it to friends and/or ebay it (old video tapes, books we no longer need, etc.)
3 - this really shouldn't even make it to a pile - stuff we're not keeping that no one else should want either...that goes directly to the dumpster.

We did get to go down the shore Friday night. That was awesome. It was a little cool outside, but I was wearing a long-sleeve t-shirt, so it was okay.

Paul and I went to Wildwood. I knew that I would still be able to get fudge in a few weeks when we're in Disney World (and the same for funnel cake), but I would have a whole other year before I'd be able to get a bucket of Curley's Fries...

There were some interesting changes. The Seaport "mall" pier is now closed. There was also a new "Doo Wop Diner" open down at the southern end of the boardwalk. Nice.


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Sep. 10th, 2006 04:02 pm (UTC)
Don't know if you know this, but Wildwood's going through a city overhaul, Doo-Wop style. When you come in on Rio Grande Avenue, the Wawa and the Commerce Bank have renovated signage that's reminiscent of the Doo-Wop era. A few blocks to the right (South) of the Commerce and Wawa is an Acme that opened with the same kind of look.

I think it may be a new ordinance that new construction must have that look to it.
Sep. 10th, 2006 04:26 pm (UTC)
I saw a great documentary a couple years ago on Wildwood and how they were trying to preserve the whole Doo-Wop style.

I *love* that Doo-Wop Wa-Wa...it's been there for about three years now.
Sep. 10th, 2006 07:17 pm (UTC)
I should have known. I feel stupid for even MENTIONING it to you. Of all people, you are probably the most pop-culturally immersed person I know.

Especially in this area.

Steph and I were in Wildwood for two weekends and are taking Johnathan back next weekend. I hadn't been there since '99 and it's changed a bit since then. We loved it.
Sep. 10th, 2006 08:08 pm (UTC)
I wasn't knocking you...if you hadn't been there, how would you have known?

I did wonder what Wildwood would look like to people who hadn't been there in a while. I've been there at least once a year and I still kind of do the whole..."that's where such and such used to be" (usually Castle Dracula, the Photon place, the old sing-a-long recording booth place...the stuff that Michael and I used to do down there) in the back of my head.

I remember the "Monster" museum that used to be at that pier that is now closed. It had animatronics and wax figures of the classic Universal monsters (and they played old movies in there).

I noticed this year that the "Shoot the Arab" place was still there with their Saddam Hussein and Osama Bin Laden figures, but they've just added a George W. figure there as well!

When we sat to have our fries, we saw this HUGE spinner ride thing that was at the pier with the go-carts...it was like a ferris wheel with only two seats. One at either end. It spins around super-fast so that the people strapped in end up flipping upside down as they go over the curve...then they put two more people in on the other side and spin it the other way...looks pretty intense.

I was shocked to find that Laura's Fudge had closed early. They are usually our last stop (we park at the lot right next store for that reason)...so we had to go back and get Douglas' fudge. It's good, but Laura has more taste options (and so many OTHER kinds of candy like Salt Walter Taffy and stuff).

Sep. 10th, 2006 09:42 pm (UTC)
I have some pictures of that huge spinner thingy during a fireworks display. Don't know what it looks like yet as I haven't gotten off my ass to develop the film (I am currently going through an anti-digital camera phase - it will probably last until I can afford a nice SLR)
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