Saturday, July 19, 2008

Busytown

I'm going to miss most of the insanity that will be Willoughby today because I have to work. Our street looks like a parking lot. The weekly farmer's market runs till noon, the ArtsFest is 10-5 and this evening is the continuation of the annual Oktoberfest in July festival at the Catholic church, which is about a block from our house. There are games and gambling in the church basement, the world's best onion rings (beer battered and big as a bagel), and rides for the kids.

Each year the church rents a huge inflated slide that looks like a sinking ship. The kids love it, of course, but I find it really creepy. Mike walked up to the church alone last night (the mighty hunter brought sausage sandwiches and onion rings home to his mate) and so I asked him, "Do they have the Titanic up again?"

He shrugged. "I just went for the food, I didn't see the rides."

"It's kind of horrible, don't you think? How morbid - escape from the sinking ship!"

"Oh, I don't know - maybe this year they'll have the firebombing of Dresden. Fun for the whole family!"

4 comments:

Carteach0 said...

"Oh, I don't know - maybe this year they'll have the firebombing of Dresden. Fun for the whole family!"


Damn! How do I get diet Pepsi off my screen?

Weer'd Beard said...

Wow, that IS creepy! A Weather-deck should NEVER be at that angle!

Tam said...

It was the big microbrewer's festival in downtown Broad Ripple today. I went with a friend, and was thinking how much fun it would have been if we could have had the whole crew. It was like an open air sauna in teh humidity, but everywhere you turned, the beer taps were flowing. Discovered Mad Anthony's IPA, which rawked the haus!

(The guy at the Mad Anthony table was cute: "Women drinking IPA get an automatic high five with their beer!" :D)

Went out for sushi afterwards. Good times!

phlegmfatale said...

Sick, but funny!