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Watermelon Loses Out...!

Sunday, August 03, 2008

I had some fun volunteering to sell beverages for our local Catholic Charities at the SpiedieFest & Balloon Rally on Friday night: www.spiediefest.com/main
Great pics of the hot air balloons at this site...a motivator for me to behold!

While it was an enjoyable time chatting with folks and I was filled with imaginings of one year treating myself to a hot air balloon ride while watching the hot air balloon launch, there was one very disappointing aspect to my time spent there that evening.

The booth where I was working at was adjacent to a booth that was selling fresh cold watermelon, cut into big juicy hunks for $2. Wonderful idea, I thought! So many folks are looking for healthy alternatives at these fair-like venues so overpopulated by funnel cakes and elephant ears and bloomin' onions and similar health disasters. I'll bet these watermelons sell like CRAZY!

WRONG! I could count on one hand the number of folks who bought watermelon throughout the five hours that I worked beside them...!

Such a sad commentary...I guess watermelon doesn't have a billion dollar ad revenue to influence our "freedom of choice!"

Otherwise...very pleasant time...lots of sunshine, allowed myself no indulgences, er, um..DISASTERS...lol...brought a couple bottles of water for myself and a couple pieces of sugarless gum. :-)

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    OK what is an elephant ear???

    Boston & Styx played within a 1/2 mile of my house this weekend. There was nothing healthy!!!URRRR! So, I admit, I split a funnel cake with my daughter...we walked to and from the concert...doesn't that count?

    I soooo would love to see watermelon as a vendor treat! The best I have ever seen is a watermelon snocone. LOL WE AS AMERICANS NEED to have better food choices. We are killing ourselves!

    So, speaking of killing ourselves, ever heard of fried twinkies on a stick. They are fried then dipped in chocolate and sprinkled with powdered sugar. I wonder how many calories they have??? 10,000??? I think I would die if I ever ate one.

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    3504 days ago
    I have eaten more watermelon this summer than I ever have! I absolutely love it!

    We had a surprise a couple weeks ago when we were cutting up the fruit for the wedding rehearsal BBQ for my son's wedding and discovered the watermelon was bright yellow on the inside. It was just as delicious as the red but very golden with minimal seeds. Not too many folks helped themselves to this unusual-looking watermelon so there was lots left over. I don't think people believed it was watermelon!

    3507 days ago
    weird....and watermelon is one of the most popular summer fruits, too.

    i'm rediscovering my love of fruit. well, branching out, i guess. it's so tasty! i got amazing plums the other day, so they're currently my snack of choice :)
    3519 days ago
    Don- how cool, thanks for sharing! It is fun to do stuff like that isn't it! I would have thought the watermellon would go fast too. I know my kids would have snatched it up! They love watermellon!
    3519 days ago
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