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Sometimes a moment just feels so completely and comfortably perfect. Like holding Dylan in my lap during the 4th of July fireworks on the beach. She insisted I hold my hands tightly over her ears to muffle the sound of the fireworks.

I would have a way too adorable picture of this if I hadn’t forgotten to charge my camera. What the heck was I thinking? I must have been living in the moment or something. Jeesh.

And Summer adored the fireworks too. At bedtime, she absolutely refused to let go of the glow in the dark necklace she got from her Bubbie (Yiddish for “grandmother who buys super cool stuff for the 4th of July”).

After celebrating our country’s independence, naturally it was time to play the Feud….

Yup, that’s Rick family. I must give credit to Rick’s brother Stevie who thought it would be fun to pose like the Family Feud. The kissing bandit (aka Richard Dawson) was sadly no where to be found.

We are all gussied up here to celebrate my sister-in-law Pam’s birthday. So we head to the Pool Bar at Harrah’s Casino in Atlantic City.

For a born and bred Connecticut girl, I sure know how to party like a Jersey rock star.

Or at least I thought I did until I realized we were all completely, insanely overdressed.

Umm…. this is apparently what the girls like to wear in A.C..

Holy crap. I could not believe the outfits on these ladies. Hundreds and hundreds of girls dressed in tiny, microscopic barbie doll clothes. And the guys did a lot of this…

Yes, he’s actually winking at the camera. So Rick’s brother Stevie thought he’d give the look a shot…

He just needs to add the wink and he’s there.

And Rick’s cousin Adam posed with some of the bikini clad waitresses…

Someone should tell those gals that if they want to make tips, they actually have to walk around and take drink orders from patrons.

I really like to think of myself as young and groovy but the techno music started to give me a serious headache and we just got so ridiculously tired that Rick and I headed home around 1 am.

But the birthday girl stayed out til 3 am (even without the short shorts or the micro mini).

But in my defense, Pam is a little younger than me. Ok, only two weeks younger but as you can imagine, it really makes a difference.

By the way, there was no sighting in Jersey of the super tan, Marilyn Monroe impersonator I told you about. Last I heard, he’s hiding out in Maine. Apparently, he’s there with his wife, some friends and maybe even Richard Dawson. That’s the word on the shore anyway.

Note to reader: I’m fearing that my blog might be spiraling into seedy territory lately, with all the shots of male abs, banana hammocks and bikini wearing cocktail waitresses. So next post, things are going to get a lot more classy and sophisticated around here. Really fancy. So before you log on, you might want to wear something nice.

45 Responses to jersey girl

  • calikim says:

    Screw the class….we want raunch!!! Keep it Comin’!!!

    By the way, you have a much better bod than those micro mini Barbies anyway…and your husband is way hotter than the shirtless winking men. You’ve got it ALL girl!!!!! Run with it!

  • Jennifer H says:

    Guess you found out that I’m usually just wearing pajamas when I read your blog. How about pajamas AND lipstick? Will that pass muster?

    You’d better keep your sweet girls away from the shirtless, winking men in about 15 years.

  • kristen says:

    you are a fun lady. maybe sometime you’d like to meet this jersey girl to show me how it’s done!

    ps. those shoes you are wearing…hi, cute. are they metallic?

  • Portia says:

    Hey Kelcey, how about you and your fam do Celebrity Family Feud with Al Roker? Last week they had freakin’ Hugh Hefner’s PLAYMATES on their! They were in bad need of some class. LOL

  • Memarie Lane says:

    Personally I’d like to see more of those male abs. I don’t think I’ve ever seen Brad’s abs. He might not even have any. Which would explain some things.

  • Dave B says:

    FYI, AC is actually the classy part of the Jersey shore. When you are ready to capture the true flavor, head to Seaside Heights and bring your camera. Make sure it is fully charged, you will not want to miss a shot.

  • Becky says:

    I think the picture of your baby sleeping with her glow in the dark necklace cancelled out the gross shirt wide open dude. So you’re clear.

  • debringold says:

    So when I read the comment about your cute shoes, I went back to take a peek, and yes, they are adorable. BUT…what does Rick have on his feet? In the picture it looks like a metallic jazz shoe. Please tell me I’m mistaken. Oh, and the bikini girls…one is pasty and one is orange from fake tanner. Too funny. Next time you are going out in AC, call me…maybe we’ll meet up with you…it will make for great blogging.

  • Julia says:

    I don’t think it is ever okay for a guy to run around with a button down unbuttoned (in a public place) unless you are a nude beach somewhere and are just getting ready for the nude part.

    I love the things that kids get so attached to. Right now mine is clinging to a giant tractor…not the most cuddly thing to take to bed, but VERY important.

  • misty says:

    you’re living the dream of the aging… all of a sudden, hanging out in clubs and going to racy shows. Seeing so many mostly naked people…

    I am sure there are novels about this, somewhere… πŸ™‚

  • Daphne says:

    Will try to shower before reading next blog. If that’s not classy enough, will find micro mini in black leather with matching bustier.

  • The photo of your daughter reminds me of one I have of Kendall in the same position, holding one of those fiber optic “wands” from the circus (she went with the grandparents). Sweet memories….

  • Rhea says:

    You really have taken a turn for the party life lately, Mama Bird!! Goodness! I’ll have to live vicariously through you. NO partying for me lately. Lots of time around scantily clad people though…at the pool. You can learn and SEE a lot there. hehe

  • I felt the same way holding Josh this year…That picture of Summer is darling.

    I forgot my camera during our 4th morning and was so bummed, but found I really enjoyed the moments more…

  • wendi says:

    I would have flown up to jersey if I knew a real party was going on!! so jealous πŸ™‚ btw, they were more dressed than in Florida. happy birthday to all!

  • Buffy says:

    taking furious notes for 40th birthday party celebration…you are seriously messing me up here, kelcey…disgusta has no nightlife, remember….i could run naked through the streets covered in $50 bills (and besides inspiring hysterical laughter from the natives) and i would get no action…damn my luck…you’re killing me ovah heah…

  • Tommy-Tom says:

    There’s something about the 4th of July that produces just the best about families and friends. On Friday evening, after ice cream, I sat on the lawn in the dark in a big, natural grass bowl arena in Hyannis, listening to fireworks and a live concert of marches and show tunes with two of my best friends and their son, Samuel. It was cold, there was a light mist in the air, most of the fireworks could be heard but not seen due to a heavy fog . . . and the place was packed. With hundreds of moms and dads and kids running all over the place, almost all of them with one of those glow ring thingees that Summer wouldn’t relinguish. Samuel and I turned his into a frisbee. People were clapping, singing, dancing, and playing. I thought several times during the evening how sweet it all was.

  • Jessi says:

    and I’m sitting here reading in only my t-shirt and panties…maybe I’ll add a pearl necklace next time for class.
    Love the sleeping beauty shot – she’s so peaceful looking.

  • Kim says:

    That outfit ? Even when I was skinny I would never wear an outfit like that.. second me with Nap Warden.. I feel like I am 100 years old..

    Looks like a great time though!!!

  • Lanie says:

    Looks like fun! Happy Birthday to Pam. Does a pumping bra fall into the category of classy and sophisticated? πŸ™‚

  • Tina says:

    Spiraling into seedy territory? Drat. I just found this blog and that’s what I liked about it. I don’t know if I have proper attire for your next post. What do you suggest?

  • Rick says:

    Deb Ringold, my friend… those are most certainly NOT metallic jazz shoes. But as you know, I’ve been known to do some metallic jazz dancing. So, any idea where could I find a 9 1/2?

  • scrappysue says:

    waitresses in bikinis? i guess that’s an atlantic city thing? still, there’s hooters, so why should i raise an eyebrow!!! party on – it looks like a heap of fun!

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