Luke Melia


May 20, 2002

5/20/02, 1:06 am

Exhausted. Drained by the sun, five hours of volleyball and a trips to both Long Island and New Jersey.

On Saturday, I went out to help Nana set up a cable modem and give her a lesson on using the internet and email. Yes, my eighty-year-old grandmother has joined the internet age. She and I had lunch at Mother Kelly’s, a family-operated Italian joint with great food and congenial service.

Later, I hopped in the back of the yet-to-be-named VW bus and went down to to the Jersey Shore with Anthony and Liz. We saw a beautiful sunset, ate Mexican food and watched Spiderman in the suburbs. It was fun. The movie was only eight bucks (it’s ten here in NYC). Still, I’m glad I don’t live in the suburbs.

Spiderman was fantastic, BTW. Really captured the best of the comic book.

We slept in the bus at a family campground. (I guess I was Jr. in the family…) In the morning we headed for the beach and arrived in plenty of time to sign-in for the beach volleyball tournament and pick up Matt from the train station.

We played four-on-four and did ok for our first tournament of the summer. Matt has played beach tourneys before, but none of the rest of us had, so there was a lot of adjustments to make, especially to serving. We went 2-6 in pool play, missing a playoff berth but having a lot of fun and improving as the day went on. Definitely want to do that a bunch more this summer!

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