Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Hipster Guidette: the Jersey Shore BEFORE Jersey Shore

It's Spring, whooo, yay! Unfortunately for us Oregonians, "Spring" is here by calendar date only. It's been POURRRRING here since the dawn of time last weekend... and snowing, yes, SNOWING! So try as I might, I'm not totally in to that whole "let's bust out the sundresses" mode. I did however catch an episode of Jersey Shore (the one where Vinny was with the 2 ladies who like ladies? ai-yi-yi that show is so nutso, I must admit I was laughing) which ended with me staring out the window at the rain and wishing I were in the blazing hot sun all the way over there in Seaside Heights. Which is easy to do since my feet have paraded that boardwalk before...

{^Left to right: Cousin, Me, Sister on the Jersey Shore }

{^Making sandcastles with my family- exactly like going to Karma, right? But I did do my cousin's hair just like mine with the pigtails on the Left- TWINSIES! }

{^Fetching more liquid for the crew in my pink-leopard bikini- It's SAND CASTLE TIME! Ya! }

{^I don't want to meet the person who doesn't make Sand Boobs on their little Brother when given the opportunity. }

{^DTS- down to swim }

{^I am unapologetically proud to be an American... though any sign stating that borders on a little too dub-T for my taste.}

{^ My Sister and Me being the sweetest b*tches you'll ever meet: useless pink sunglasses, arm jewlery and secret hand clapping included. }

{^Guidettes find their Guidos on the Jersey Shore }

{^good ol' fashioned fun }

{^Italians on the Jersey Shore- imagine that! }

If you haven't figured it out, I was still in high school when I visited. So no Ronnie Juice, no fist-pumping and definitely no extensions stuck to false eyelashes- just a good time with my Italian side of the family. But hey- the Atlantic was warm, the sun was blazing and we were all generally smiling- can't do much better than that! Unless of course, you are Vinny.

Fist Pump! Ever been to the Jersey Shore?

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32 comments:

Katie said...

I admit to watching Jersey Shore. It's like a train wreck. But a hilarious one. Your trip looks a lot more fun though :)

Mandy @ In the Fashion Lane said...

You are too cute! I gave up on Jersey Shore awhile ago. I just cant watch. I have been to the Jersey Shore (a few times when I lived in Manhattan in 03). I had the best time. Their beaches are SO clean. It was a blast. Thanks for sharing your pics with us!

| C AND C | Sarmin said...

I didn't watch this season, however I did catch the episode your talking about. That whole Vinny + the two girls was just not my cup of tea. Never been to Jersey Shore, or made sand castles.

I freakin' love your pink sunnies, & OMG, that crystal arm tattoo. I just had flash back to Summer of 2001. I totally rocked those too. Did you sunglasses have a tiny stone heart on one side? If so, twins!

& ha, I just noticed I am on your left sidebar. I feel loved!

xo SARMIN

Kate Sparkles said...

Aww lovely pics!!
I went to the Jersey Shore a few years ago on a mini-break.. Back then nobody in Aus had even hear of itand I felt like so a real American that I'd been there.. Fast forward a few years and I almost don't want to admit I've been!

Jax said...

I don't live too far from there. I have been there, but now I try to stay away. Every "guido" and "guidette" marches down there every chance they get now. LOL It's always nice to see real Italian families on that beach. hahahaha You ladies look amazing! Try not to get too down with the Portland rain.

Erika said...

Awww...I love these pictures, Caitlin - you and your family are so cute! I actually lived in New Jersey when I was really little (1 1/2 to 5), so my mom took me to Seaside Heights to walk along the boardwalk all the time. I remember always begging to buy hermit crabs at the shops! :P

P.S. That is awesome that your sister and Brother-in-Law worked on the movie Coraline. Now that I have finished the book I am dying to see the film! :)

Lindsey @ The Hill House said...

Oh the beach...I want to be back at the beach. We went for a couple of days over St. Patrick's weekend, but it just wasn't long enough. Isn't it fun looking back at old pictures? I love it!

Sara Louise said...

This post totally makes me fist bump!!
I'm ready for warm sun and beaches! :)

Bonnie said...

I WANT TO GO THERE. Mainly because I am obsessed with "Jersey Shore." It's a sickness, really.

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Panty Buns said...

Yes - and the coincidences get stranger, and stranger and stranger. My adoptive father's family was from the Jersey Shore and took us there when we were young. When I searched to find my natural parents it turns out I'm half Italian. I very briefly dated a woman who was into women who was 100 percent Italian. It was her girlfriend who first nicknamed me "Buns". Recently I saw her name on the internet. She is now sober and living in Seaside Heights! When I saw that I freaked! I'm half surprised she didn't wind up being on that show. On an unrelated note: Don't forget to watch Nikita Fridays although I don't think your boyfriend's doppelganger Devon E Sawa is on tomorrow's episode. He's been in a bunch of them.

Kristin said...

You crack me up lady...Can I borrow that tan from your high school self? Ha!

drollgirl said...

so you like the warm weather? lol. i am one of those that DREADS the sweaty hot months of summer, so i am thrilled that spring is here. it is a tiny bit chilly here, but dresses WITHOUT TIGHTS can officially be worn, so that is pretty awesome.

get thee to so. cal. if you need warm weather! we have it in spades! :)

Bravoe Runway said...

I've never been to the jersey shore! It definitely sounds like an interesting place to visit :)

in HER shoes said...

HAHAHA!!! i love the useless pink glasses and the arm jewelry! yes, spring where we're out is only by calendar! i cannot believe this shenanigans that's happening lately, snow?! blleccchhh!!! i love the beach, i don't care if i'm bikini ready or not (i can't even remember when the last time was since the tankini was invented! LOL)

in HER shoes said...

HAHAHA!!! i love the useless pink glasses and the arm jewelry! yes, spring where we're out is only by calendar! i cannot believe this shenanigans that's happening lately, snow?! blleccchhh!!! i love the beach, i don't care if i'm bikini ready or not (i can't even remember when the last time was since the tankini was invented! LOL)

Lynn said...

This post was hilarious (fist pump :). It seems like a wonderful time on the Jersey Shore. Thanks for sharing these wonderful photos.

Lynn
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Vanessa. said...

Great pictures... You make me to want Summer and hot even more eheh :)

Great blog, I'm following!

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Val said...

I grew up going to the shore. Miss the East Coast when I see posts like this. I love that you were Jersey Shore before JS was the rage. Hehe. Loving these pics.

xoxo Kellz* said...

Love this post!

PorkStar said...

I live by the Jersey shore and definitely not as glamorous as shown on TV and all that. And you have no idea how sunny and warm it's been around these here parts. See? Who in the right mind lives in Oregon nowadays? lol

femmefrugality said...

It is sooo nice in this region right now...wish I could send some your way! I've never been....been to the beach in almost every other eastern state, but not Jersey! You make it look fun, though. :)

CutestPrincess said...

nice photos, you guys are sexy... can't wait to wear swimsuit, too!

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sexylegsandbody said...

Hi C, you are moving into spring/summer, we are slowly getting closer to winter, although it is still warm.

No matter where, when or how, I have never seen you anything less than stylish and elegant. Stunning photos Caitlin.
Enjoy the warmer weather.
Colin.

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aki! said...

I've never been there before! Beach times always look fun though. But I'm not sure if I'll get intimiated.

Dark Heart 2011 said...

i'm just blog walking and very surprise when we stopping here, cause you has a beautifull blog. Congratz.

Kara said...

You and your sister look beautiful in all these photos and I love that you can have such a blast with your family but only one thing stuck out to me in this post:

SAND BOOBS, LOLLLLLLLLLLLL

FAshiOnistA ErA said...

gorgeous images sweetie!! and you look lovely i must say nice pics...summer is surely a great time to enjoyyy!!

Skinny said...

I'm so jealous, I can't wait till I go on the beach

rinniez said...

How did i miss this post when it went up?
I LOVE jersey shore, and the comments under the photos on this post are hilarious!!!
Also, you were so damn brown! wow.
:)
xx