Monday, June 11, 2012

Hmmm?

As is Monday, I'm back with the fabulous Stasha and her Listicles. 

This week, she has the ever clever and smart, funny and honest, to be quite frank, my mommy role models: Erin & Ellen  of the Sisterhood of the Sensible Moms picking the topic. The banter they share week in and week out, coupled with their frank discussion of parenthood make them a must read. 

Their topic de jour, 
Things That Make You Go Hmmm? 
Since today brings the beginning of summer, I find it only fitting that my list find it's inspiration within this topic and so I present: 

Things That Make You Go Hmmm....Jersey Shore Edition

1. Why is it the people best built for string bikinis cover themselves up like it's the middle of winter, while those with, how shall I say it nicely, more body mass squeeze themselves into teeny tiny suits?
Regardless, I must commend their confidence. 

2. Why are shoes required for entering Wawa but pants optional?
If you a regular reader, you already know of my love for Wawa, which is a local convenience store who totally should run sponsored ads on my site as their name gets mentioned her often. 

3. How does the Fudgie Wudgie man know the exact moment my child is whining for ice cream? 
How ever he does know this, I am thankful!
Moira after her summer treat

4. How do people NOT KNOW feeding the sea gulls is unacceptable?  
Disease? Filth? Flying rats? 
Anyone? Anyone? 

5. Why come to the beach if sitting under an umbrella, on a chair, while listening to your ipod, and doing paperwork is your plan for the day?

6. What motivates one to plaster make up and complete their entire hair ritual prior to a day in the sand? There are natural elements to contend with, such as wind, water, and humidity. 

7. How is THIS comfortable? 
Buy it HERE
8. Furthermore, how the hell is this comfortable?


9. Why did anyone let them onto the beaches of New Jersey?


10. Finally, why does the time between Memorial Day and Labor Day seem to fly by so quickly?
There nothing is quite like those moments on the beach. The slight sea breeze, the warm sand between the toes, and that feeling of relaxation that only comes during a shore day. 
Summer goes by much too quickly!
My own beach bunny at her first beach day of 2012.


What makes you go "Hmm?"

27 comments:

  1. I do not go out in a bathing suit as a public service and even if I had a body to do so, I don't think I could wear any of the examples above.

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  2. Visiting from "Listicles". Haha...as a fellow Jersey Shore frequenter I can soooooo relate and AGREE with your seagull comment. Seriously peeps, if I have to yell "INCOMING" one more time as a seagull dive bombs me due to the moron feeding it chips on the blanket next to me I'm gonna go kami kaze on him! haha. And I also soooo love my WAWA! :)

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  3. Ha! Thanks for the smile today! Never been to the Jersey shore, we head down south, but this was still so relatable and funny :)

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  4. Last year "down the shore," a seagull swear to god dive-bombed my husband as he was about to eat a sandwich, my husband turned around to say WTF, dropped the sandwich, and the damn seagull scooped it up and flew away. An entire half sandwich. A chicken sandwich, which is sort of like cannibalism. But yes - seagulls and pigeons. Rats with wings, people, rats with wings. That is NOT Jonathan Livingston Seagull, I promise.
    And I can't even begin to comment on the bathing suits. Those shift from hmm to barfetybarfbarf.

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    1. Damn seagulls. You are so right Deborah. I still have no idea WTF livingston was thinking?!? It must have been winter on an isolated beach when he got his inspiration.

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  5. When we were in Wildwood a few weeks ago, we had to run away from the seagulls trying to steal a funnel cake off a plate we were eating from! I've never encountered such a thing - it was scary!

    And confidence is great, but so is self-respect. Some people have a strange view of what kind of swimwear is appropriate!

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    1. My hubs admits as a kid they would throw antacid at the seagulls. Their stomachs explode from it. I formerly felt bad for the birds, but after seeing their ridiculous behavior, I now offer applause.

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  6. I haven't been to the beach in a long time (we summer in Maine- amid rocks and ice water) but this sure brings back memories of Long Island (where I grew up) beaches. Love your fun observations!

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  7. Love, love, love your list! Especially #7 and 8.

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  8. That is the truth! All of it. We have locals here that go and share their lunch with seagulls every day and then those mad birds pester my kid eating blueberries. GRRR. I love how 70% of your listicles include WAWA. I want to visit just so I can go to the store... And hang with you :)

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    1. They have coffee Stasha! GOOD COFFEE that doesn't require knowing a secret code and handshake!

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  9. Wow! Thank you for the mad props! You are too kind.

    So jealous you've already had a beach day. I wanna go! Loved your list except for number 8. Ugh! Now the disturbing song, "Things That Make You Go Hmmm," has been replaced with that disturbing image. :P Ellen

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  10. Ok there is no way that bathing suit is comfortable. And is it just me or does she have camel toe? Not a good look. And then I scrolled down and MY EYES, OH MY EYES.....

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    1. SHE DOES!!! Now that look is even more intolerable!

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  11. I love that picture of your beach bunny - much more than the picture of the gross guy in the Speedo I'd like to get out of my head :)

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  12. And now I want to go to the beach! But with an eye mask so I don't have to look at anyone.

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  13. I'm totally okay with the iPod on the beach. Otherwise I want a book. I'm just sitting there watching my preteen play in the water. I don't have to participate with him and his friend. May as well be entertained.

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    1. It's not just the IPod. It's the people who basically have transplanted their office to the beach, while under the umbrella, in their t-shirt & shorts, not even enjoying any sensory aspect of the beach. That I don't get. A book or an Ipod, that's okay in my book. Though I'll admit, Kim I haven't been able to read at the beach in over four years. Damn kids.

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  14. Its a darn good thing you followed up those horrendous photos with the cuteness that is of your loins. :) I was going to have to go bleach my eyeballs but you saved me. Thank you!

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  15. I can tell you have spent some serious time on the beach lately! And I have to agree completely with #5. It makes no sense! Enjoy the sunshine, people!

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  16. I'm not sure I'm going to be able to sleep after seeing number 8. Some things you just can't "unsee". Tee hee.

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  17. Summer does go by too quickly. I feel like it's almost over already! Boo.

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  18. My eyes! #8 cannot be unseen!

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