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. :-)