A brief summary: BHK’s Birthday!
I managed to butter her nose by sneaking caches of a dollop in the nightstand (on a plate), and then by instilling enough paranoia in her to make looking for it in there ridiculous. A year ago today, I proposed to her – more a gift to myself, or us both. I’m happy that she said yes.
We visited the bayfest from about 11:30 to 1:30… got home before we both spontaneously combusted. We quite enjoyed the fest, and it’s sort of a shame that it’ll be the last one. (Or at least, there are no plans for more in the immediate future, anyhow.)
- Funnel Cake.
- Kettle Corn
- Egg Rolls
- Water, lots of Water.
Items of note – toothless man gumming a hot dog and beer
BHK bought me a classic 60’s style Spider-man lunch box for 50¢ – good find.
Very cute but brief parade of:
- a fire truck
- a local celebrity I don’t know
- 7 men in fuzzy admiral’s hats
- several little girls with pom-poms
- several kids in gi uniforms, swinging shiny golden nun-chucks
- a stilt-walker in a Frankenstein costume about 10 feet tall.
On the way home we stopped in at a storefront spa that recently surfaced – it might be a place for BHK to visit to redeem her birthday “beauty coupon” I put a hand made thing in there for whatever she wants to do at Scalped, but it’s totally transferable.
After we recovered from the heat (drank a lot of cold drinks once inside, we realized that there were no soft pretzels at the fair, but we did have some in the freezer, so we continued the fair-food experience in the comfort of our air conditioned living room by consuming pretzels and remaining kettle corn while watching Ace of Cakes… we didn’t have any energy to do much more than that, despite the highly event-filled weekend here. Due to the heat, we skipped the local B.I.G. book sale at the tobacco warehouse, the opening of the Ren-fest (not a problem, it runs for 9 weekends!), and totally forgot about the Greek fest until late in the evening. It was simply too effin’ hot.
Once the sun turned the heat back a notch, we headed over to the in-laws for Chinese Food, a little present-opening and viewing of one of BHK’s presents… Grease and Grease 2… the heat turned into storms, so we had to shut off the tube and a/c for a bit at their house, but aside from that, it was a pleasant evening… Louise made it over, too!
We headed back right before the end of Grease two – BHK and I were both tuckered out, and were fairly sleeping through the video.
Tomorrow, we have a birthday party at Tina’s place!