In an ironic twist of weather, it clouded up and rained all afternoon here. Which is good for the fire danger, but not so good for all of the people who piled into town to celebrate. Ah well, at least it was fine for the parade which started at noon. We always have a nice little hometown parade with firetrucks, veterans, kids on bikes, horses, dogs ... you know, the usual stuff.
And speaking of the parade, when I walked up to view a half hour or so of the fun during my lunch break as I do every year, there was a moment that had me in stitches laughing so hard that I just have to share. Unfortunately, I have to use a stock photo of what happened as I don't have one of those fancy phones with a camera and everything. As a matter of fact, I do believe I have one of the oldest working cell phones in the country. I suppose I could go get a fancy new one, but I figure if the thing is going to keep on ticking, I might as well honor it's durability. Seriously, in cell phone years my phone is like 752. Right, anyway, back to the story. New in the parade this year was the gang from Bleeker Street gym. This is a longtime 'meathead' gym here in town. As in a bodybuilding gym - not a CrossFit type one (I do think we have one of those here now too, but it's not on my radar). On their way down the parade route they had a few big dudes taking turns flipping a huge ass tire down the middle of the street.
It was impressive in a tire flipping sort of way if you know what I mean, but what had me
laughing so hard was when they passed by, one of the people in the crowd near me
yelled 'Hey, it's a wheel ... just roll it!'
Exactly. Why do we always have to make things so complicated anyway?