i went out to brigantine which is in atlantic city, but it's the pretty suburban part with cleaner beaches and less fat trashy people. a bloody mary obsessed friend bought all the ingredients to a BYOB place where we looked like amateur bartenders at our table. we asked for some worchestershire sauce and she brought over an entire coffee cup full, see below.
we did a lot of laying out at the beach sipping coronas. i got a ton of reading done (i was literally two weeks behind in my new yorkers). the first night we went to buddakan at ceasar's the first night. spent too much money. i won $25 on a nickel slot machine and then proceeded to lose it all (plus the $10 i stuck into the machine to start with). the next night we grilled, made kabobs (which my family would pronounce kay-bobs) and grilled corn on the cob, burgers, salads, etc.
we also bought a watermelon and proceeded to pour two full bottles of vodka into it for dessert. we got drunk on wine and watermelon and played poker all night. i enjoyed kicking the asses of the three men there who assumed that women don't know anything about card games. little did they know i have a card game whiz for a grandmother who had us playing poker 18 ways (midnight baseball anyone?), bridge, hearts and spades from the age of 8. i won $35 but felt bad taking money from people so refused to accept the pot. i'm either too nice or just stupid. sometimes i can't decide.