Today I rode the subway an hour into Brooklyn to Coney Island. My first time out of Manhattan since I got here about a week and a half ago. Everywhere you looked there was something you really didn't want to see, but everyone was having a good time. There was a Puerto Rican band playing with people dancing all over the boardwalk, people fishing off the pier with huge chunks of meat, people swimming in the cold water, and then the people on the amusement rides... looked fun, but I don't know if I would trust them. I was a little disturbingly drawn towards the freak show, but didn't end up going in, maybe next time. I had to try a Nathan's hot dog, and it was really good. I only had one in the 12 allowed minutes though, 65 away from this years winner.