Saturday, July 4, 2009
Andre's Big 37
We just got back from the Ypsi parade which was about that same as it always is. As always, we ended up choosing our spot rather poorly. I hadn't been to the parade in a couple years, but that last time I ended up next to some crazy war supporter. Today it was some tool who kept trying to chat up Stephanie about the various parade entrants. of course, the random church floats were ridiculous as always... particularly the New Grace Church... "WHEN I SAY NEW, YOU SAY GRACE!" At least they have an ethos, unlike the other thing that really stood out which was a float publicizing some haunted hayride which will take place in October. I have nothing against the hayrides, but it seems a bit odd to have a float in the 4th of July parade for it. It's be different if it were connected to some sort of year-round orchard like Wiards or something, but as a stand-alone haunted hayride, it's weird. That said, I think I'm going to enter a float next year... something equally ridiculous & self-promoting. It's gonna remind people about my Big 37th B-day which will be coming up just 50 short weeks after the parade. If I do it every year leading up to my 40th, but the time it rolls around everyone in town will be able to say, "Oh, it's that one asshole's birthday... I'm not going anywhere near that party." In which case, it will have sort of back-fired, but @ least nobody will be able to suggest that I didn't make the most of my attention-whoreness.