Saturday, July 24, 2010

Think I'll Skip This One This Year

jen and kitten
Originally uploaded by mygothlaundry
I think I'm going to skip Bele Chere this year. This is not exactly an earth shattering decision - I mean, so what? Who cares? There will be 200,000 or so people there with or without me, not one of whom will give a shit that I am absent - but for some reason I feel vaguely guilty about this. I rarely miss Bele Chere; actually, I think this is only the second time in ten years that I haven't bothered to even venture briefly into the fray. This year, though, it's just too hot and I'm a little too battered in body (I think I have to throw my favorite shoes away on the chance that they are behind the recurring and endless poison ivy that is tormenting my feet to the point where I'm thinking maybe life as a double amputee would be preferable) and soul to face it. Besides, there isn't a single band playing that I really want to see, or, more accurately, haven't seen many and many a time before without having to force my way through overheated crowds. So, funnel cakes, sprinklers, street preachers and so on, lukewarm beer, games of spot the mullet and the pregnant teenager, you will have to do it without me this year.

In other news, this diet thing is working. I have lost ten pounds even despite the fact that over the last two weeks I sort of devoted almost all my calorie intake to beer - the stress & trauma diet works just fine, it turns out, if you're already on a big old diet and have stopped eating such delicious things as real bread and real cheese - and I am thrilled. I would be a bit more thrilled if my clothes were suddenly all too big but somehow they are not as much too big for me as I feel they should be. Well. That will come and one day, one beautiful day, I will again fit into the incredibly hideous purple plaid bermuda shorts of doom. That will be a happy day for me - for the rest of the world, not so much.


...One Girl said...

Awesome! Congrats. I am slowly getting back to the weight I was after I delivered my child. And that's not good. Your positive feedback on the diet deal is good!
And it is all good and well to skip BC this year. Same here - it is way way way too hot and not enough bait to lure me in.

...One Girl said...

Also - I think you should have an Etsy shop for your cute hand-painted gourds so we can all buy buy buy.

mygothlaundry said...

Thanks! I would totally have an Etsy shop if I could ever force myself to make more than one or two things but what always happens is that I'll make two and lose interest and stamina. Alas.