Yesterday's festivities were a hot one.
We had our neighborhood "parade" - which really starts at a Blood Mary stand and most of the neighbors walk around the streets drinking them, while their kids ride bikes.
A woman, whom I know in name only, asked me if I worked out at a certain gym (which I do) and take Spin class (which you know I do). But what killed me is that she says she recognized me by the back of my legs!!!!! LOLLLLL.
Yes, I do bike in the front row and have little need to know who is behind me. But I found it funny that this is how I got noticed. Of course I had to ask, "is it because they look good?" Whether she was lying through her teeth or not, she confirmed this to be the case.
I had some nice conversations with neighbors, some new, some not. One who was new, I have known from a previous life. I says to him, I says......"Javier, you don't live here!", but he tells me that this was not the case and that he and his wife moved in a few weeks ago. Who knew??
Oh, the parade ends at an old folks home where people sing patriotic anthems - the old ones, not the Lee Greenwood or Toby Keith ones.
Our very right next door gave a reading of The Declaration of Independence. I kid you not. Actually, he did a really nice job with it.
This is the retirement/old folks home. It's where I hope to be spending my remaining days - if I can snag a room. This is where some songs were sung..........kind of. "The Star Spangled Banner" was skewered, or so you thought, until you heard half of a verse of "My Country Tis of Thee" - which petered out so quickly it was kind of embarrassing. No one knew the words - myself included, not that I was going to be singing anyways.
After the parade was a pic-a-nic (say like Yogi). Hot dogs were the only thing cooked. Neighbors brought everything else. I won't list the items. I made a dip with avocado, goat cheese, cream cheese, garlic, lime and cumin. It went over well - since it was all gone before 40 minutes was up. The only bummer, the cupcake I snagged got knocked off my plate and went face down in the dirt. Bummer!
The rest of the day was at my sister's house. More food, but I got to use their neighborhood pool - which was necessary due to the heat and the possibility that I might not have showered since Friday morning.
Hey! I told you I was single this weekend!!!!
Song by: the Housemartins