Tuesday, February 10, 2009

A Swingin' Good Time in DB

Warning: the following post is based on hearsay; we have not had first-hand experience in the swinging department.

We were hanging out at our friends Liz and Carl's place on Saturday and they dropped the bombshell that Discovery Bay is a hotbed for swinging (and I don't mean of the swingset variety.) For a brief second I thought they were trying to induct Vin and me, but I quickly realized that wasn't the case. Instead, since Liz and Carl are the quintessential authority on all things Disco Bay (at least for Vin me, they are), we were schooled on the practice. Here's what we learned:

1. The biggest swingers live in the Marina. Background: The marina is kind of a subculture here on DB. Instead of living in houses, all these folks live on fancy houseboats over in the Marina. They have their own club complete with swimming pool so don't frequent our country club.

2. If someone is interested in swinging and wants to let their neighbors know, all they have to do is put their laundry detergent box in the window. This is a universal sign that you want to swing. I wonder what signal I'd be sending if I put our Costco-sized Tide box in the window?! It's bigger than our microwave!

3. Carl claims Vin and I are too interesting to swing...and that swingers are by and large a very dull group. Who knew?

So kids, if any of you are secret swingers or looking for a good time, Disco Bay is the place to be. Just don't expect Vin and I to make any introductions.


  1. Oh my gosh! Are you serious? Does that apply universally or just in hong kong? curious to know. I'll have to keep my eye out for boxes in windows.

    very funny!


  2. CRAZY!

    We are all here, with mom/dad/mario.

    We had to cover Luca's ears for this portion of the blog.


  3. LOL -- i have NO IDEA if it's universal or now, but great question!

    T-- thrilled to hear your parents read this! ;)

  4. That is hilarious! Apparently, there's a pretty healthy group of swingers in our neighborhood, too, that is legendary and now I have to by their houses and see if there is detergent in their windows...

  5. Neil's favorite post by far. :) I always had an image of swingers being frumpy, old married people who have nothing better to do - doesn't jive with DB. According to my sister, my brother lives on a swingin street in suburbia!