KISMET SAND CASTLE
The third annual (!)
Saturday August 1st “really just an excuse to have a cocktail party on the
beach at sunset (discreetly, of course, with plastic cups”). While the
contest has always been a mostly share house event all of Kismet was invited to
participate. For the last two years, random teams of little kids have joined
the contest, and we've had to institute a separate category for kids' castles,
complete with kid prizes like plastic water guns and inflatable rafts.
For the adult category, the prizes: a magnum of wine for each of the four
winning teams, and the awards are all named after famous Long Island Luminaries:
Jackson Pollack Award for most artistic
The Martha Stewart Award for most attention to detail
The Robert Moses Award for greatest feat of engineering
The Billy Joel Award for the BEST OVERALL!
Castle building began at 4pm, and the whistle blown at 6pm. The contest is
self-judged-- each participating group examines all the castles and casts its
vote for each category, with the only stipulation being that a group can't vote
for itself more than once, and it can't vote for itself as the best overall.
let’s get busy!
Some just “supervise”
Are those deer
Uh, oh – the
ocean is washing away our work!
MICHAEL JACKSON FACE
– CHANCE HOUSE
a last minute thought to putting a can of Pepsi in his “hair” was aborted
When his nose started
to break off many thought that was part of the design!
The hard working
As always attention
to detail its strongest feature
Complete with dry ice
smoking out of its nostrils
THE COZY A REPLICA
Cozy A is the most
architecturally complicated house in Kismet – a daunting task
BVT’S SAND BAR
Bicycle Bill was
water boy for this mammoth and ultimately functional design
AND THE WINNERS ARE:
Kids Veronica and
from Sunset House won the Walt Whitman prize
Pollack--Chance house with a Michael Jackson portrait
Martha Stewart--Cozy A with the replica of our A frame house, tied with Woods
Hole, with the abstract tableau of kismet and ocean life
Robert Moses—Blue View Terrace with the "sand bar," serving
drinks no less!
the Billy Joel—7 Seas, with the huge rhino head with steaming nostrils
the award created for the kids (who called themselves "team impact"),
with their amazing use of seaweed, driftwood and natural elements, was named
for long island's most famous naturalist, Walt Whitman
Contest in Kismet: It was mayhem at the Out last Friday when group houses competed
vs. each other: 7 Seas, Cozy A, Chance, CA, BVT Rush’s house among many. Dorothea and I were judges and Rose Liotta,
who had just served dinner for 15, came out for one drink and was enlisted as
third. The contest was held up by the Yankees/Bosox marathon and MC Dennis finally gave the green light at the 15th Inning (Yanks won 2-0 in the 16th) Winner was John Blesso, Liz of Rush’s house 2nd, & George 3rd (actually that was the “most chutzpah” award) out of a herd of 14 – great
fun – the Salteen’s did not take up the
challenge for a town vs. town challenge.
contestants sign up and choose their song
Dorothea – BRING IT ON!
Dennis is flanked by Dorothea and me - judges
Rose Liotta, who had just served dinner for 15 and came to the
Out for just one drink, was enlisted as the third judge
Lyn of Rush’s house – she won second
even think he is singing
wants to strip for the judges
thought it was a dance contest
Hey it’s smoky
knees begging for the vote
will do anything
can I win over the judges?
contest is out of control
is back...really wants attention
even remember this one
Uhhhhhhhhhhh, who’s the guy in the hat?
added a dance routine just in case
Cartoon Alley gave it his all
begging which worked- came in third!
winner is……….John Blesso of CHANCE