Boomeresque:Definition
1. Adj.: Describing a person born between 1 Jan. 1946 and 31 Dec. 1964
2. Adj.: Description of a person, place or thing possessing Baby Boomer je ne sais quoi
3. See also, Boomer, Esq.: A Baby Boomer who is also a licensed attorney (See, e.g., About).

Brigantine New Jersey

Capture the Colour 2013 (A Photo Essay)

September 6, 2013 36 comments

Yes, yes, my fellow Americans (United Statesers), I know you think I spelled “colour” incorrectly; but, “colour” is the correct spelling if you are from the United Kingdom, a British Commonwealth nation or somewhere the British bequeathed their spelling.  The British even left behind their spelling in places where they didn’t leave behind a host of […]

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A Shoobie View of Brigantine Beach, New Jersey

June 25, 2013 38 comments

Brigantine, New Jersey beach scene.

(Updated August 28, 2016). Philadelphians don’t go to the beach. We go “down the shore”—or if we are speaking really fast or have over-imbibed, “down a shore”. The locals “down the shore” call us shoobies. “SHOOBIE” — definitions from the Urban Dictionary: 1. n.  Regional nickname denoting a tourist to the southern New Jersey shore. This […]

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Another Victim of Hurricane Sandy — Moi :(

November 12, 2012 49 comments

Hurricane Sandy Damage, North End of Brigantine, New Jersey

In October of 2012, at our Center City Philadelphia apartment, Hurricane Sandy was almost a non-event for us. We had flashlights ready, canned food and bottled water, but while a cousin who lives in Red Bank, New Jersey didn’t have her electric power restored for eleven days, we barely even heard the wind. Our closest […]

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Solo (but Not So Low) at Brigantine Beach

August 21, 2012 33 comments

Life Saving Boat on Brigantine Beach

When Philadelphians talk about going “down tha’ shore”, they mean any of the beach towns from the southern tip of New Jersey (Cape May) north through Long Beach Island.  Any further north than that and you run the risk of entering a Seven Eleven and running into people wearing New York Giants and Yankees caps […]

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