Tuesday, August 30, 2016

It's Not The Heat, It´s The Indignity

The Kid Brother came over this morning and he, San Geraldo and I took a walk for an early lunch at an air-conditioned restaurant in Coney Island. It's about a 15-minute walk. It was a very hot day. The minute we left the building, San Geraldo started to sweat (excuse me, Dowager Duchess, he began to perspire).

"Oh, this was a mistake," he soon said.

He took out his IKEA dish cloth and wiped the back of his neck.

"I don´t know if I´m going to make it," he said.

The Kid Brother and I slowed the pace for the very uncomfortable San Geraldo.

He DID make it to the restaurant, but not before sticking the dish cloth under his baseball cap.

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ABOUT TO CROSS SURF AVENUE. WHAT ARE WINGS FOR?
TO PUT SOME DISTANCE BETWEEN US AND THE PUBLIC EMBARRASSMENT. 

When I pointed out "the look" to the Kid Brother, he said, ¨What the...?!?," shook his head and moved a few feet away. I joined him.

After a very pleasant — and very cool — lunch, we decided to take the subway home. San Geraldo rode the two stops to The Duchess´ apartment and The Kid Brother and I rode another 15 minutes to his neighborhood. It was hot (remember?), so the Kid Brother suggested a stop at Carvel´s for ice cream.

THE ALWAYS PRESENTABLE KID BROTHER ON THE ¨F" TRAIN AFTER LUNCH.
(ALTHOUGH I THINK IT´S TIME TO REPLACE THAT 'GOOD LUCK' YANKEES CAP!)
FORT HAMILTON PARKWAY SUBWAY STATION, BROOKLYN.
A LONG, HOT WALK TO THE STAIRS.
OCEAN PARKWAY IN THE KENSINGTON NEIGHBORHOOD OF BROOKLYN.
NEAR THE KID BROTHER´S DIGS.
TWO BANANAS FOSTER SUNDAES. A BRILLIANT IDEA.

16 comments:

  1. 2 sundaes ~ The Kid has it all figured out!

    Oh I know it's 2 for the both of you, but at first it translated in my head as 2 for him!

    YAY The Kid!

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  2. Another nice day, well, except for SG's headgear. Oy!

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  3. LOL! Way to go, SG!! I bet nobody batted an eye at his Ikea dishcloth!!
    Now, I could use one of sundaes right about now.....

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  4. oooooooooooooooh, that sundae looks dee-lish!

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  5. I'm chuckling at this, very welcome after a long day at work!

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  6. I feel SG's discomfort! It has been absurdly hot here for the past several days. I don't think I have been beyond the reach of the ceiling fan for more than a few minutes at a time. It does feel a little cooler tonight, though.

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  7. A great way to cool down. Looks yummy!

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  8. Ah, the F train! I had a friend who lived near the Ditmas Av station. I've had many rides on the F from Manhattan. The trains never looked as good as they do now, though.

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  9. I trust that as you walked to lunch on Coney Island you kept yourself at a respectable distance from San G, with you giving off an expression of "He's NOT with me!" That's what I would have done.

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  10. Carvel's! I haven't thought of that for years. Lucky pair!

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  11. We used to go to Carvel's, too :) On Route 22, in Plainfield, New Jersey :) Yummmmm.

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  12. Well, the blue plaid washcloth didn't clash with the blue cap... SG might just start a new trend ;-)

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  13. It has been a long hot summer, the ice cream looks wonderful.

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  14. I like the washcloth look, myself.

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  15. Just reading your post and I was sweat… hum, perspiring and exhausted – the heat and the walk, you know. I’ll go into the kitchen now and see if we have any ice cream in the freezer … On the way there I may pick-up my dish-cloth – from Costco though, not IKEA.

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