Sunday, September 7, 2008

Want a Free Bikini?


So I've taken the 8:30ish train out to Long Island where I can lay on the beach all day and jump in the waves; pretend the city doesn't exist for a bit, and that summer is not really 'done'. I'm minding my own business when a nice-looking beachy sort of guy comes up and says those very words to me. I sat up and responded with a "yes" spoken almost as one would a question, like when someone rings your doorbell, ala 'who is it?' You know. He plopped down and removed his backpack, fished around for my size, and voila! New black bikini. Mine now. Even better he asks if I'd like one for a friend as well! So Ann, (my twin sister) it's waiting for you when you visit me next!

Note: the above photo is one I'd taken a few summers ago while at the beach house with one of my Holga (plastic toy) cameras. It's in my Flickr stream.

10 comments:

sandy said...

free bikini's? I've never hear of such a thing? Is that a NY thing? lol!!!!!

sMacThoughts said...

NYC is a test market for so many things. I get so many free products right on the street....from food, to drinks, to pain relievers, gum, candy, shirts, bags, toys, music CDs...usually put out by very large corporations, and when it's being done, it goes on for days. ONCE, just once, I got cash. YES, cash. Given out by Washington Mutual (which affectionately calls itself WaMu, pronounced "WAH-moo") Bank as they introduced themselves to Manhattan! Literally, they stood out on the streets and passed out envelopes of cash. My eyebrows knit now to even think about it.

Sandy Mastroni said...

how could something 'man made ' look so beautiful against God's sky !
what a photo !
hard metal ominous sky
weird encounter
lots of strange things here to think about !
cool Susan

sMacThoughts said...

Why thank you, Sandy. I have to say that to this day this photo is a total mystery to me. I don't get how it 'happened'. That's the beauty of toy cameras, old film, and cross-processing sometimes.

mayaluna said...

This photo just blows me away...I ran to to your flikr stream! :) I'll be having tea with your photos sometime soon...I love your images more than you can know! Why can't I look at all of them now...because I've just spent far too long with your lovely and funny words here on your blog. I got completely sucked in...and am fascinated by the images you create,your life with your beloved twin, your incredible art and the way your mind works...is this enough of a gush...phew! Your fan and friend, Maya

sMacThoughts said...

Gush away, dear friend! I am humbled. :))

C. said...

What fantastic luck! Your sister is lucky too!

C. said...

p.s. the photo is amazing.

sMacThoughts said...

Why thank you, c.!!

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