23 September, 2008

WaterFire, dirt and snuggles

We had a lovely weekend that just passed.

Saturday I had my car detailed. OMG if you had seen what it looked like (think toxic waste dump topped off with cookie crumbs) and what it looks like now (CLEAN and does not smell of milk). I had the added bonus of thinking it was going to cost me $299 (and willing to pay every dime) and instead paid $99. Such a treat, I can't stop running my hands over the dash. Spotty Chop had fun playing with gramie and grumpa while I sat around watching SG1 (season 6) waiting for my car to be done. We then got ready for Waterfire. Moo, Freak Show and Cheese Please joined us in our wandering. As an added bonus Moo brought us homemade peach habanero preserves (insane on cheddar) and a marinade (which is new to me and I can’t wait to try).

If you have never been to WaterFire and you live near (or near enough) you really are missing out on a great evening. The Providence Rivers are set ablaze, wacky but good music is playing over loudspeakers. And the people! People are everywhere, young, old, and everything in between. I think what I like about this event best is how people behave. If this event was in Boston you would have drunks weaving their way in and into folks causing problems. In all the years I have been going to this I have never seen that here. It is something you can take your family to, or your date, or hell yourself. There are pockets where street performers are doing their thing, we happened upon Peruvian musicians, a group doing the Chinese dragon dance, another group doing some traditional Jewish dances. We rode a boat on the river and got up close and personal to the art. I honestly can’t say enough good things about this. It is something I look forward to every year.

Sunday Spotty Chop and I hung out at Target, snuggled on the couch, read books, ran outside, played with play-doh, took a tubbie and watched a movie. Pretty typical but the snuggling was sublime.


Barb said...

What a terrific weekend! I looked at the website for Waterfire and it looks like a lot of fun. I'm glad you spend so much quality time with Spotty Chop. They grow up so fast!

annie said...

They set water on fire? OK, that's just weird. I guess cuz we have forest fires we're fighting right now out here!

me said...

Barb - the best part of my life is Spotty, also the most frustrating, but that is the price we pay as...MOMMY

Annie - it is CRAZY, the first time boy toy and i drove past it, we thought we were having acid induced flashbacks. I am sorry about the forst fires, I hope you are ok