Greetings from Asbury Park Convention Hall N.J.

Asbury Park Convention Hall

This might not look like the famous postcard, Greetings from Asbury Park N.J. – but the Asbury Park Convention Hall is a lovely sight to see and it’s also a grounds-eye view of what Colleen Caruso saw when she had her panic attack in the sky above from a 4-seater Cessna. I promised pictures of Colleen’s stomping ground and I intend to deliver!

This warm weather is making me think of the beach, and worse, of squeezing my massive self into a bathing suit. Just the thought frightens me more than the fear of flying ever can. Being glued to a chair at my desk doesn’t help the posterior spread situation, but it does make me think. I’m past the age that anyone would notice if I had tight abs and buns anyway. But getting a real beach bod would be such a boost for Colleen’s ego. And wouldn’t the beach also be the perfect place for an in-broad-daylight murder? I like the idea and can think of several possibilities.

While I’m on the subject, I don’t know why my mind always drifts to murder. My mother raised me right. I don’t think I have any deep hostilities, hidden or otherwise. I remember my father saying “it’s a great night for a murder” whenever thunder and lightning crashed around our modest suburban home. I think it was a line from one of those old, noir movies and I don’t think he meant for me to make a habit of contemplating murder either. It just kind of happened.

So I sit here on a Sunday night thinking of a beach kill instead of reading, watching TV, or stuffing my face with the tasty treats that are taboo when you’re hoping to slim down to something less than whale-size when you hit the beach next month.

I really do like the beach murder thing.

Greetings from Old Bridge N.J.

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4 thoughts on “Greetings from Asbury Park Convention Hall N.J.

  1. Thanks for the picture of Asbury Park. As kids we spent our summers at my Aunt’s in West Long Branch and Asbury Park was a treat!

    I think a beach murder would be great. You have the tide, the jetties, the boardwalk. I’m ready to read it!

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  2. Thanks Ann! They’ve built up the boardwalk in Asbury Park since you were a kid and added loads of trendy (and a few pretentious) restaurants. I’m sure many beachgoers still prefer sausages with peppers and onions!

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