Friday, September 7, 2007

Duh!

Fort Myers Beach boardwalk

Fort Myers Beach is only 30 miles north of Naples but generations apart!

While the yuppies might shop here in Naples, in Fort Myers you catch the Wave, dude. You can pick up some totally gnarly duds, have your hair way rad cornrowed and get a bitchin tattoo of your Betty. All like, in one place!

Tubular!

(This is a rather lame attempt at Valspeak/Surfer Slang of the American teenagers in the 80's and 90's. To translate: You can buy some hip clothing, get your hair nicely braided and a sweet tattoo of your lovely lady. Awesome!)

17 comments:

Kate said...

I'd stop to get one of those henna tattoos.

Rauf said...

This is fine Izzidee, i'll enter the shop and look around, but not for braiding my hair or for a tattoo. But at Naples, i don't think i have the courage to enter the shop.

Neva said...

ROTFLMBO!!! very funny....

Rambling Round said...

Hey, you did a decent job with the language!

Zsolt said...

what a language?:) most of the words I had to check in dictionary:)

Gail's Man said...

Looks like some of the typical shops you get at any seaside.

Nikon said...

Where's a hurricane when you need one?

Fabrizio - ikol22 said...

Ahah Isabella your captions are always intriguing. I love rambling and nikon comment :-)

oldmanlincoln said...

Neat picture and story is great too.

Peter said...

Would like to see a photo of you, when back from this trip!

Frank said...

Finally, a place I can shop!
It might be a little hard to braid my hair but I'm willing to give it a try :-)

Linda said...

I understood every word before translation for whatever reason.

Olivier said...

ah des tatouages à l'henné, il y en a des superbes, surtout chez les femmes d'afrique du nord, j'adore.
Bon Weekend


ah of tattooings with henné, there are the superb ones, especially among women of North Africa, I adore.
Good Weekend

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Jilly said...

Bring it on! I'll get the braids and the henna tattoos ....err, actually I can get those in Menton...trouble is we don't have herons and aligators.

re the chairs on Menton DP - I imagine they belong to the householders who choose to sit in the street and chat - wonder if they've got tattoos and braids?

Moi said...

haha...we've been planning to "do" Ft Myers for a long time now!!!

JAM said...

I actually kind of like cheesy tourist shops. The few times we came to Florida when I was a kid, the souvenir shops and t-shirt shops were part of the deal. I've always had a soft spot for them after that, even if I don't buy anything.

Plus, they're about the only places one can buy a tacky souvenir ash tray for my Big Sis, something she loathes like few other things. Of course that's what I buy for her, being the swell brother I am.