people watching

Duty calls. So here I sit, at the annual rib cook off in our little Midwestern city, promoting

We've hit a bit of a lull -- we're between acts for Radio Disney and some other random family-friendly entertainer.

So I'm people watching.

Needless to say, it's an interesting bunch here at rib cook off.

I think today must be "Asian day" because compared to yesterday, there's been a heck of a lot of my brethren out. Full Asian families and families with one Asian parent and another parent of a different ethnicity are here. I know, I can't help it -- my Asian radar is always on.

Then there are the too-much-PDA couples. And not many of them are good looking couples if you know what I mean. No Bradgelina's. Don't get me wrong, I'm a flirt but there comes a time when there's too much hand holding and kissing in public.

Ooooh and did I mention the woman with shorts two sizes too small? Too bad she's already a size 20. So it wasn't pretty. Or how about the dad getting tanked on margaritas while his four kids were running amok? Fascinating.

I'm intrigued by this place. The dynamics of the people attending is amazing. Where else can you find such an array of people? This is my first time attending this. And I grew up here. I don't know if it has to do with the fact I don't like creepy red meat doused in sauce. Or maybe it's because I don't like people.

Our area was under a threat of a severe storm this afternoon -- but it's held off. There's a ton more people today than yesterday. Hopefully the day will go by quickly.


  1. public festivals are certainly the places to get a good cross section of humanity. it may skew a little more 40% than 60%. {smile!} reminder about scott smith on friday or saturday night at Flannery's. you able to attend?

  2. People Watching... a fun activity at fairs, festivals, etc. Sometimes all you can do is chuckle or shake your head in dismay. :)

    Have you been running?


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