I met Sarah from Sad and Beautiful World in Coney Island today for the Mermaid Parade. We walked around in the extreme heat and took photos… and ate hot dogs. I was a total dweeb because I wore a preppy, button-down shirt… to the beach. I think I am turning into my father, who used to wear a suit and tie to a baseball game. This time, I blame YOU. You’re the ones who told me I should dress better in New York than Los Angeles. I’m lucky I haven’t bought a Nehru jacket. I would have fainted from a heat stroke.
But, for some reason, the girls at the beach, many who were wearing the shells for bikini tops lke Ariel from the Little Mermaid, seemed to dig the button-down shirt look I was wearing! Perhaps it was better than the tight Speedos that some of the other men were wearing. Brooklyn men are NOT shy.