Saturday, August 18, 2012
Gruene Market Days, the monthly art and craft show held in the old historic Texas community of Gruene (pronounced "Green"), takes place just a block from where I live, and I love to go down there and see what the latest art or craft craze is producing, whether it's stained glass or homemade soap or decorative thing-a-ma-jigs...
And since this is the weekend for Gruene Market Days, and I wanted to see everything before it got too hot, I walked down there to wander among the vendors and take in the eye candy.
Whoa, Nelly! There were a lot of vacant spots on the grounds of the market! Empty places where craftsmen formerly hawked their wares... and they were missing, totally gone!
I'm guessing that it had less to do with the slumping economy, and more to do with the high temperatures inherent in a Texas August... it takes quite a bit to daunt these weekend warriors, but it's pretty darn hot around here...
You know it's summer in Texas when:
The birds have to use potholders to pull worms out of the ground.
The trees are whistling for the dogs.
The best parking place is determined by shade instead of distance.
Hot water now comes out of both taps.
You can make sun tea instantly.
You learn that a seat belt buckle makes a pretty good branding iron.
The temperature drops below 95, and you feel a little chilly.
You discover that it only takes 2 fingers to steer your car.
You discover that you can get sunburned through your car window.
You actually burn your hand opening the car door.
You break into a sweat the instant you step outside at 7:30 a.m.
Your biggest bicycle wreck fear is, "What if I get knocked out and end up lying on the pavement and cook to death?"
You realize that asphalt has a liquid state.
The potatoes cook underground, so all you have to do is pull one out and add butter, salt and pepper.
Farmers are feeding their chickens crushed ice to keep them from laying boiled eggs.
The cows are giving evaporated milk.