KISMET KOLUMN 2
HAPPY FATHER’S DAY
your heart in the body of your child
From shiver to sizzle – we still had our storm
windows up when the sudden heatwave and thunderstorms
hit us – to cool off see related
article Kismet Kooler: Pig Roast in December
Some of following material was seen in pubished Kismet Kapers here is the enhanced version plus new
President at Work
HAPPY ANNIVERSARY KISMET STREETS
June 3rd was the first anniversary of Kismet’s new streets. Along with now year round
water our community is forever changed…for the better. We should have a “Street
Day” and remember those who made it happen. (Dorothea)
Jensen with our KCA Officials
UPROAR AT THE KCA
–Sidewalks had $103,000 left over which will result in reduced debt,
saving us in taxes. Inspector Jensen took the heat on a major issue, police cut
back island wide by 10 footmen, boats will replace them with special presence
at ferry docks on weekends. Emergency procedure reviewed: call 911 first, then
they will call Saltaire Ambulance. Houses must have
street numbers visible for ID. Speeders on Burma road of concern.
and Chief Ranger Jay Lippert talking about speeding
Ranger, Kismet’s Jay Lippert suggested we write Steve
Levy (contact him for address). Meeting ended in an uproar created by Tide’s
Kismet Article perceived as self serving, trashing the town and endangering it.
The verbiage was heated, author severely chastised, ads were pulled, restrictions applied, threats by market to discontinue
selling it. The Tide refused to publish the writer’s apology. Lets move on.
UPDATE: The burden of newspaper
existence is suffrance by permission of the
readership community on behalf of whom they are licensees and franchisees. (8 is Enuf, Martin)
In accordance with the above, and for his own reasons, Andy has
decided independently to discontinue selling the Fire Island Tide at the
It was the final piece to complete the picture of a community
Makes me proud to be a “Kismetic”
result is that it spawned the KISMET
KRONICLES, an alternative to the Tide, Kismet’s newest publication, a
handout miraculously put together in one day by Sam W, and contributors:
myself, the Chiros. Tom L, Russ M. and tasty tidbits
from the archives of Jean Wood. Snapped up in a minute. Sam, who is the busiest
man in town, is giving responsibility for the continuance of the Kronicles to daughter Gracie & best bud Casey with help
from us all….anyone interested in contributing should contact them (x8784) or
appointed bounty hunters MM’s Steve & Neal force
Jay to pay his dues
KFD: recently 9 of our men & women
(Chiros still not allowed inside) responded to a 12:01AM urgent call to OB,
they were the first responders to cheers of the community! I understand that
this is not uncommon. Way to go!
HOUSE CALLS: Summer Wind’s new Victory Garden (yes, they will live off the land)
have allowed Dawn L to til the land on the back 40 as
a sharecropper or “serf” as Cindy prefers providing she shares her produce with the house, cooked
men does it take to fix a door? (2 Italians, an Irishman & a Jew)
next door at Xanadu repairs were more successful as Mickey
& “Fix It” Dorothea perused the situation
Mooney, on announcing that both Tim & son Brendan are new captains on the
Ferries, “believe me, if Tim is piloting I’m taking a water taxi!”
Contrary to myth Jay Smith is not only not selling his house but looking to buy
Newly svelt Phylis B has dropped 40 and
going, an exercise addict now. Despite the well earned image that Cartoon Alley is the
perennial party house, headquarters for Sunset & RIZBIZ, they actually played Dominos during the rainstorm. Lawn House newbies Christine & David, Floridians with a posh restaurant there, imported to be
the new chef at the Salteen’s Yacht club. Neighbors Helen & Fred waiting for samples.
Christine, Buffie at Shangri La (The original) Zebo still crying over the defection of Antman to ‘Ool house to join fellow perp Tony. Left behind are Kerri
K, Jackie &B Rob, Anthony & Deb.
Villa Nova Elaine & Tony hosted Kismet “Establishment”: Barbosa, Regina & Brian
Breier Cliff Manor Allyson arrived with her world: paintings & flowers
MISC:KLAWS welcome to Ginnie Butler who just bought the Bark House and is already on board as a community helper. Art & Nancy debuted at
Kismet at the height of the storm. Where are the Bellinzoni’s?
Where is the Rick’s Shaw and much needed Nursery? Rumor has it a real estate
DON’T ASK DOUBLE D’s Dennis about the
forthcoming, much wanted Pizza Shack…He’s wearing it for now!!! “I AM the pizza shack – but I don’t take Orders”
Basketball is back!
SPORTS:The National Pastime a big holiday
hit as Kismet FD Trounced Saltaire’s 12-5, Arranged
by Lou R, huge cheering section from ages 0 – Skee.
Pitcher Tony F said “it would take a year for us to heal”, Gary
: “We walked away sore but it doesn’t hurt so much when you win”.
Jim Ryan spotted swatting at Carpenter Bees on his back deck (hairspray didn’t
work) – some new strokes discovered
FISHING REPORT:Stripers and Weakfish are
in the inlet and off pier ask INN’s Justin. Ocean:
some schoolie Stripers, Sea Robins & Skates
(great if you are Asian)
TIP from Mike of the Dusty Ann Re:
Fuel – if you throttle back from 2350 RPMs to 2050 RPMs you will save $5.00 per gallon on trip to Kismet,
adding only 10 minutes
Kismet Kulture Klub: eat first, then
talk abut the book
KISMET KULTURE: Larger than ever Book Klub, Arlene H the gracious hostess, actually discussed the
book tho’ sounded like The View as they spoke over
KLAWS FLEA MARKET a big success
They came, they saw, they bought – items came is almost as
fast as they went out “here take this, I’ll buy this”, some came back that were
bought last year…heck, that’s what they say “one man’s dreck is another’s interior decorating” . What else can you do on an
Carole: ”Don’t sell that - its my lunch” Fran “here’s two tables - my room looks
so much better now – not like a warehouse – but look at those
People borrowing money from each other as unexpected items became irrestible –
Bradlee: We made over $1900 compared to just over $1300 last yr -
difference of $600. Silent auction did well. We had gift
certificates from the Inn, Out and especially the Market. Also, big donation of plants from Christine of Garden Sea
Landscaping. (see next issue for pix of
KGB Cook Off at BVT
Location: "Blue View Terrace" (aka "Bicycle Bill's"
aka "BVT") Kismet,
When: Saturday, June 14, 5:00PM
From BB: Hey everyone! It's time for the Second Annual KGB ("Kismet Great
Burger") Cook Off!
Last year we had 18 different types of burgers, four of each type, 100
participants, made it into three different newspapers, and we had a whole lot
of fun. This year, well, with a few new rules, hopefully the evening will
be much the same...oh, but I hope to actually try one of the #$^&$#
This year, while the party starts at 5, all burgers must be on the table by
5:30, with absolutely no exceptions!
Due to the mass number of burgers involved, you must grill your own at your
house and come up with your own inventive ways to battle the "cold
issue" during transport and the few minutes before eating begins.
This year, you will have to make five (one more than last year, but this may
change to six depending on the response) of your burgers, provide your own buns
(but we may have a couple on hand, but are you crazy to use standard buns?),
and your burgers must be cut into 4ths so people consume bits-o-burger, not the
If there are a number of non-beef (or non-ostrich, lamb or other fun meat)
entries, we will add a new category. Regardless, all burger types
welcome...just know you are up against some big guns, and it will take one mean
veggie or salmon burger to top the moo.
With much deliberation amongst BVT folks and friends, judging will be the same
as it was last year, meaning, audience participation. Judging will be
based on taste and presentation, and like last year (depending on the number of
burgers, each judge (all peeps) will only have a number of burgers they can
try, and so, I recommend making your presentation as enticing as
possible. Have no worries, all will be explained at the party in an
orderly fashion. Chefs should not be a judge, of course, but what fun
would that be?
There will be a 1st, 2nd and 3rd prize, and then the Mad Cow award for the
burger you'd prefer to vomit than chew through.
We cannot guarantee there will not be any cold
issues. That will be half the challenge, but again, ALL BURGERS MUST BE
READY FOR CONSUMPTION AND ON BVT'S KITCHEN TABLE BY 5:30!!!
VISITORS - PARTICIPANTS AND SO ON -- IMPORTANT
We NEED A BURGER COUNT! So, house owners, feel free to add your house
members as guests so they can let me know, or at the very least, give me an
idea as to who is joining in. PLEASE INVITE HOUSES THAT ARE NOT INCLUDED
AS WE DID NOT HAVE EVERYONE'S EMAIL!
Any non-house members coming out, you should know the deal...check with Bill if
there is space at BVT or check out other options
June 20th hunky coaches party at Sunset, June 28
Comedy Night call 583 5311 for reservations ASAP. July 4th Parade is
July 6th ,Annual Cake & Bake Sale Saturday, July 19, 2008. 9am to 3pm Kismet
July 19th Art Show House Krawl call Poindexter x5254
KISMET KAPERS SHOWSTOPPERS &
SKITS, August 24th,
has just enlisted the Cole Family Singers to close the show with the “Goodbye”
song from Sound of Music. X-SPOT’s
Barbara & Skee will do an adult version of Annie & Daddy Warbucks.T(Ny F and Tom L to do “Sisters”. Tony M to write a skit
about boy meets girl in the Inn with Jim Ryan and ??? Presentation
of ideas for numbers/skits June 29th noon at firehouse Contact me
demonstrates – use the teeth to squeeze the lime
DRINK OF THE WEEK from Paradoz: 2 pts Pomegranite, 2 pts vodka, 1 pt club, 1 lime squeezed by the
teeth Tony Danza style (Mickey of Xanadu to demonstrate).
And they’re off………..The official Belmont Breeze:1.5oz Seagram. .75 oz Harvey’s Bristol Crème, 4oz lime, juice, 8 oz cranberry, 8oz OJ
4 oz simple syrup. Float sprite & Seltzer on top garnish mint, strawberry
& lemon, (Kismet Chiros)
QUOTE OF THE WEEK: Long ago I decided to eat my calories
rather than drink them (Alice). It’s a pleasure to talk to a girl I don’t have
to change (Tony M)
excited …just trying it out
…and that’s Kismet!!!