you know, i tend to think of europe as being a place where the general population is more chic and fashion-conscious than they are in the states. so after observing some european tourists in downtown ventura this afternoon, i feel i should re-evaluate that impression, based on the preponderance of strange shorts worn with loafers and black dress socks. are there people, right now, wandering all over europe dressed like that? or do they just do it when they’re on holiday, like taking a vacation from the pressures of being stylish and well-dressed?
in any case, it’s all part of the regular weekend beachgoing. even though we go to the same place and do essentially the same thing, it’s always a new experience. it started with this beach bunny, and then there were some bikini girls playing instruments, i don’t think they were all that musical, but i also don’t think that really mattered, in the grand scheme of the beach. there were a lot of people crawling around on the rocks, intently doing… something, and doing it for hours on end. and of course, some things never change, like how much fun it is to dig in sand.