Friday, July 03, 2009

Crazy Parades

One month from today I have a week away from work to attend the national Postal Press Association Convention. I will be out of town. For that week I am going to engage in something I'm calling the "Great Blog Experiment" (GBE).

For that week - and perhaps for that week only - I will not be sending the Musings out via email. I will only be posting to this blog. You may want to bookmark this site. Why am I doing this? Well, I want to simplify my life a bit while I'm busy with the Convention and, frankly, I'd like to expose more of you to my bloggy goodness.

Ummm, that didn't sound like I thought it would. Conjures a mental image of the Pillsbury Dough Boy, doesn't it?

Meanwhile, you folks here in the States enjoy celebrating America's 233rd birthday this weekend.



For some reason, the arrival of Santa at the end of the parade didn't generate much excitement.

Instead of tossing candy, the firemen were told to use their water cannon. On random parade observers.

The first two marching bands were awesome. The 52-piece orchestra, not so much.

Throwing tee shirts and candy into the crowd works. Throwing giblets and gravy doesn't.

You've never seen a parade where the route doubled back on itself. It wasn't pretty.

All the floats had to be made from ice cream and soda. Traffic was stuck to the pavement for a week after.

The parade route leads into the mouth of the volcano.

Due to scheduling conflicts, it will be held on August 4.

Free samples of salmonella.

[Chris White's Top Five for Kids with edits and additional material by Mark Raymond]


We're headed off to the Indianapolis area this weekend, to celebrate the marriage and fulfillment-of-military service for our niece. She survived two tours in Iraq so that's something to celebrate, indeed. Back home late Sunday afternoon.

May your weekend be as full of fun and family, and I'll see you on Monday.



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