357: rock out with yer COC out

goodbye alma (5/29)

When you hear the phrase ‘Continental breakfast’, what comes to mind? I imagine a fresh croissant with honey butter, cafe con leche, and a small glass of grapefruit juice. Sadly, the Days Inn felt differently: corn flakes. Cheerios. Folgers and cereal bars. A basket of fruit (ooh, bananas). Aw, hell, it was free, so I had a bowl of Cheerios while I watched CNN. The boys went for one more swim while I put on makeup and figured out what shoes to wear. I decided to wear flip-flops, which was just the thing for a morning spent watching large men in kilts fling large weights and logs dozens of feet into the air. When I wasn’t at the caber toss, I was communing with the ducks in a nearby field.

Lunch was a cheesesteak eaten outside in the sunshine. We missed the herding exhibition, so we walked around some more until Tim’s band competed a little after 2. The afternoon competitions were divided across three different circles on a field, organized by grade. Tim’s circle feature performances mostly from grade 2 bands, so the performances were pretty tight. We couldn’t stick around for the awards ceremony at 5, so we said goodbye to Tim and hit the road back to Chicago. Jeremy drove the first half of the return leg — we talked about music until we were somewhere west of Grand Rapids, stopping to gas up the car, eat a quick dinner at Bennigan’s, then milkshakes from Steak n’ Shake for the last two hours of the trip home.

Cheers,
Jasmine

Me: “A stranger is a friend you haven’t met.”
Jacinda: “No, a strange is somebody I haven’t judged yet.”

*songs*
TV on the Radio – Staring at the Sun; Britney Spears – Me Against the Music; Usher – Caught Up; The Smiths – Back to the Old House

*links*
http://www.nytimes.com/2005/05/29/magazine/29FILIPINO.html
http://www.thisislondon.com/londoncuts/articles/18853298?source=Metro
http://www.villagevoice.com/news/0522,hunter,64464,5.html

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~ by Jasmine on June 4, 2005.

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