Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Scott Pasfeild got the greatest image ever taken in Mastic Beach


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He took an amazing series of photos of the rainbow that graced the waterways of the Tri-Hamlet last Friday.

Monday, June 29, 2009

Mastic during a real summer weekend

So I finally experienced a real summer feeling weekend. Surf Smitty's 5:30 am on Saturday. Little mushy but fun none the less. Beached a bit. There was a rainbow Friday and the entire sky turned pink turning the rainbow pink.

Sighted in North Shirley

Three generations working together. Mother and grandmother stand atop the deck of a house in bad disrepair, lawn unclipped, terrible vinyl siding dangling. Both women are enlarged in modern obesity standards falling on the wrong side of the determining weight. They stand cross-armed staring down on their also chubbed-out teen aged daughter who is running on a 1980's issued treadmill.

At least the daughter has two to look up to. Keep running.

Monday, June 22, 2009

Overheard in Mastic Part 3

I started out early this morning. Got to Mastic/Shirley train station 10 minutes till departure, 7:47am train to Penn. Get dropped off in front of the ticket machines just adjacent to the shuttered Station House that hasn't had open doors in decades. A 30-something-year-old-man was posted on his Huffy BMX bike just in front of the ticket machines. We squeezed between the dude and the machine to make a ticket purchase.

Dude on bike " Yo I am inna situation right now, can I get 5 dollars to buy wipes for my baby?"

So I respond, "No, I need the money to buy a ticket."

Dude kicks back, "How bout a dolla den?"

I just giggle as another woman approaches to buy a ticket from the next machine.

Dude kicks it to her, " Yo, you single?"

Whats the baby momma gonna think?

Friday, June 19, 2009

To roll around Forge River

My phone rings as I am purchasing some friend's wedding clothes.

"John do you want this fold up kayak boat thingy that I have right here for 75$?"

" I don't know, ummmm, does it float. What does it look like?"

"I talked the dude down from 150$"

Brian proprietor of Mastastico sends me this here phone image. And from that moment on I will roll the canals of Forge River. Easily carried to waters edge, just gotta purchase 1 more paddle.

Thanks Bri for negotiation power now there is a new addition to the ocean house.

Monday, June 15, 2009

Clamming on Gull Island

Nick and Scott, Mastic Beach inhabitors, took Fdogg and I out to Gull Island via boat. Gull Island is a sand bar that gets a larger waistline as the tide lessens just inside the Moriches Inlet. Its a surreal situation because you are literally surrounded by bay and we had it to ourselves. We dug and raked the bay floor and collected a bucket load of clams and steamers. At home that night I masticated those shelled creatures. Awesome Saturday. Thanks dudes for floating us out there.

Check Scotts Blog HERE.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Mandom weekend, Moscow, Pennsylvania

Mastic, I'm coming soon.

I am sitting in this seat, post street-meat ingestion. I hear rumbles within. I worry about my visit to the bathroom and the havoc that may occur. My mind is in tangles. It should be engulfed in work but it won't go off topic...Mastic. I want to get to the beach, and let my epidermis make contact with sand and water. I was away for awhile, tramping through The Balkans, so I haven't been where I feel most comfortable in a month. Also last weekend I went to a farmhouse out in Pennsylvania to shoot a .44 Magnum and ingest massive quantities of liquid gold. I need my summer to begin. From here on in its weekends in Mastic. Call me if you know me, the bonfire will be ripping every weekend night.

PS. If I remember, I will post pics from last weekends Mandom weekend in Penn. Some funny shit.

Monday, June 8, 2009

Mostar Hercegovina

Mostar, Hercegovina was the most war torn city I went through on this trip. 50% of the city is still in ruins. The Old Bridge was just re-built in 2004.