Friday, May 30, 2008

It's rainin', it's pourin'

I can tell you why it's pouring in Chicago right now. A) I wore my crocs mary-janes today. They are soaked. My feet are soaked. They are drying on the filing cabinet and I have my ugly slippers on. But, the actual reason B) It's May Fest weekend! Last year we had the exact same weather on and off all weekend long. Never fear. Nothing deters people from coming out for beer and brats at the first street festival of the summer! I remember last year's fest, Friday night, major down pours. I was working in the food tent. I was wearing the DANK issued WHITE t-shirt. I noticed that the tent roof was sagging under the weight of the rain water between the posts. The Girl Scout in me sprung in to action. I dashed over to the saggy area and moved everyone out of the way. I pressed up on the sag - and proceeded to dump the water all over myself. In my haste to save the fest-goers, I didn't step in far enough to save myself from the deluge. Everyone stared. "Look! May Fest wet t-shirt contest!" That statement came from my brother-in-law. *shudder* I'm so excited it's May Fest weekend, I don't think I'll be able to sit through these tough 4 hours of work today (GOd Bless summer hours!!) I'm guessing the weekend review is going to be pretty interesting!

10 comments:

Adorable Girlfriend said...

I too have MJ Crocs.

We must really be sisters.

Von said...

If you aren't my sister, then NO ONE is.

Von said...

Sister from another mister? Kinda catchy, no?

billy pilgrim said...

Riversplash today.... the first Fest of teh Fest season, and I'm stuck inside like a house kitty, watching all the other hunters stalk their prey....

The sun finally came out tho, and it's nice and warm. Too bad the bands at Riversplash suck.

Von said...

BP - Isn't the first fest always so exciting? I love the first fest of summer!

Adorable Girlfriend said...

Thanks for inviting me, BP. Whatever.

:)

billy pilgrim said...

von, I skipped the First Fest. Had a Usinger's for lunch on Friday, that's it. Did I mention that the First Fest occurs RIGHT OUTSIDE MY OFFICE DOOR?

At least they didn't start the bands at 2 on Friday afternoon this year. That would have been intolerable.

Von said...

I have wondered about the people that have to work/live right next to a fest. I think that would suck. I'm there by choice, they aren't. I feel bad for them.

billy pilgrim said...

Not if you go to the Fest. Then it's like the City threw a party Just For You.

Wenchie said...

I just bought some Croc maryjanes! Two pairs -- one pink, one silver! LOVE THEM!