"Shall memory restore the steps and the shore. The face and the meeting place." - W.H. Auden
Susan Olesky wrote -
Throughout the month of January, we are giving up all alcoholic beverages in an attempt to raise money for Hurricane Sandy relief via the Red Cross. Rather than going out for drinks, donate that beer money for a good cause!
We are piggy backing off the event "Dryathalon" in the UK for Cancer research. We wanted to do something that that has affected us all over the past few months.
Rules we are living by (stealing from the Dryathalon):
- There is no drinking for one whole month – from 9am on 1st January (to give us time to recover from New Year’s Eve) to midnight on 31st January. Cheaters are at risk of being publicly named and shamed by their friends, unless they are holders of a "Golden Pass"
- Golden Pass is obtained by making a suggested donation of $15 to this page. The donation can be made on behalf of the Dryathlete. More than one Golden Pass can be used throughout January.
Played with the lyrics from Toby Keith's "I love this bar." Here goes nothing...
We got Bud Light, we got Ultras.
Margaritas and vodka.
And we got bar sights, we got Friday nights.
We got thirsty girls.
And we love to drink our wine from a mason jar.
Alcohol free will be a chore.
But we LOVE our Jersey Shore!
Hurricane Sandy Facts:
Hurricane Sandy made landfall in the United States about 8 p.m. EDT Oct. 29, striking near Atlantic City, N.J., with winds of 80 mph. A full moon made high tides 20 percent higher than normal and amplified Sandy's storm surge. Streets were flooded, trees and power lines knocked down and the city's famed boardwalk was ripped apart. Along the Jersey shore, people were left stranded in their homes and waited for rescue teams in boats to rescue them.
As of Nov. 1, about 4.7 million people in 15 states were without electricity, down from nearly 8.5 million a day earlier. Subway tunnels in Lower Manhattan remained flooded, but some lines had resumed service. Airlines, which had canceled more than 15,000 flights around the world, were returning to normal schedules. Most gas stations in New York City and New Jersey were closed because of power shortages and depleted fuel supplies. Long lines formed at gas stations that were expected to open.
Sandy will end up causing about $20 billion in property damage and $10 billion to $30 billion more in lost business, making it one of the costliest natural disasters on record in the United States, according to IHS Global Insight, a forecasting firm.
Information found from: http://www.livescience.com/24380-hurricane-sandy-status-data.html
My Jersey Shore Story:
From afternoons spent riding the rides on Jenkinson's Boardwalk to summers spent with family in Point Pleasant and Manasquan to prom weekends in Seaside to now owning a home in Brick, the Jersey Shore has been a constant figure in my life. It was always the place to be; the escape from the city. The beach is my favorite place on earth. Just the thought of not being able to sit with 'my toes in the water and ass in the sand' in 2013 creates a stream of emotions.
For the residents who were left solely with memories I hope they find comfort in knowing THE SHORE WILL BE RESTORED. The character of the shore lives on. Its heart beats with the crash of the waves and the hope of its people.
HURRICANE SANDY BENEFIT CONCERT PLAYLIST
Adam Sandler's "Sandy, Screw Ya"
Hurricane Sandy Aftermath: The Jersey Shore is wiped out.