- CONEY ISLAND = NATHAN'S HOT DOGS AND SKEEBALL
Friday night I was headed back to Brooklyn with my girl Jordana. We had reached our subway stop and I stepped out. We were going to grab a bite to eat and then meet up with some friends for a drink.
She grabbed my arm and with wide open eyes said, "Let's go to Coney Island!" How could I resist? The weather wasn't particularly cold and we hadn't really planned anything concrete yet. What a great idea I thought..and jumped back into the train as the doors began to close.
On the ride there we harassed some poor guy, but not so bad that he didn't move seats. If someone actually gets up and moves you know you're really annoying. He wouldn't take a strawberry Mento from me I had one several times though.
Coney Island is home to Nathan's Famous Hot Dogs, which we ate 2 of each. I tried a chili cheese dog but had to wipe the cheese off with a fork because it tasted like yellow bird shit. The fries were pretty good though.
After our dogs we played some skeeball (which Jordana whooped me in) and I asked the guy who worked there to give us two sheriff badges for our 25 points in tickets, although they normally cost at least that just for one. I never would have thought when I was younger that you could just say, "Hey dude we just dropped 5 bucks playing these games could you maybe give us an extra piece of plastic that costs maybe 3 cents for free?" He said, "Sure, no problem." Sweet.
I was then forced under orders from the new sheriff in town to play Dance Dance Revolution. It was a rather pathetic display. Obviously. But by the second round I was getting the hang of it (a little bit).
I wouldn't have thought Coney Island could be fun in February. I doubt it is normally, just depends on the company you're with.....