Archives for: July 2004, 17
They say it will be 88 degrees today. I believe it. It was 79 already by 10:30. It will be the third of our 5 or 6 hot days we get in a year. Not worth putting air-conditioning in the house, for sure. But with the computer in the upstairs, I’ll be bugging out pretty quick. It gets mighty hot up here.
There is an annual community fair here every summer. There is a myriad of food booths manned by local community groups. Plus rides, games, a parade on Saturday, and a big fireworks show on Sunday night. The combined men and women’s barbershop choruses sell hot dogs every year. I’m pulling a couple shifts there this weekend. It’s just mad! There is every kind of avoid foods for all types along the mid-way. I’m watching very unhealthy looking people pass by stuffing their faces with corn dogs, elephant ears, corn on the cob (if they were all A blood type, that would be okay), snow cones, ice cream and foods I can’t recognize. I feel horrible feeding hot dogs on white wheat buns to all these kids. Then, to make matters worse, we are also selling Pepsi products full of corn syrup and I-dunno-what-else poisons. Oh, except for the diet one with aspartame. Of course, if this weekend were just a one-time splurge for these folks, then it would be okay. But, I’m afraid it probably isn’t so.
Okay, now I’m going to talk out of the other side of my mouth. I’m going to a one-time splurge tonight! It’s a summer party that we ‘bought’ at a charity auction last year. So, these folks who are hosting the party will have tons of food and drink. We are inviting two other couples, also. We did donate quite a bit to the charity for the party, and it’s almost 100 percent sure to be a good time. So, I am not going to worry about what they are serving and will eat it ALL! (And I will wake up in the middle of the night with a stuffy nose, and will probably have a bout of heartburn by the middle of the day tomorrow). I know the consequences.
Okay, I’m sweatin’. I’m outta here!