It’s been a busy few days – which is my way of saying I didn’t read a lot of articles this past weekend.
Saturday, we had a Gingerbread House-Party which was filled with candy, great company, Shanghai, plum wine, and bourbon. That night, in between hands of rummy, I read three articles and took these notes on my phone:
Arizona Republic – Arizona can be really boring. It takes me two tries to spell Arizona when I’ve had bourbon. Also it took me three tries to convince my fingers that bourbon did not have an “a” in it.
Note: This had nothing to do with the article, which was about a newspaper in Arizona.
Thandu Mariamman Temple – “The annual car festival celebrated in April is one of the important religious festivals in the region.” There wasn’t enough detail about this. A car festival at a temple? You must tell me more. What kind of cars? Is it like when old people bring their classic cars out of the garage and meet in the abandoned mall parking lot in town? Do they worship them? Are only pretty cars allowed to be in the festival? Do bouncers keep the other side of a red velvet rope, so they don’t skew the percentage of male and female driver/temple-goers?
Butts Up – a ball game played by kids, where they throw a tennis ball against a wall and try to catch it with their hands and not their face. I don’t get the name, except that kids like saying the word “butt”.
Note: Of course, I looked up the article again, after I finished the drink and saw this:
“In the ‘Blue *****’ variation of the game, the player who is ‘out’ must keep their legs apart, so the thrower has a chance at shooting them in the perineum.”
I read a few more today, most of which had nothing of interest to note. I skimmed through a long list of Academy Award Winners for Best Film Editing and was a little sad that this article was longer than most of the others I’ve read thus far. I did learn that “Bear Run” isn’t just what you scream when you’re out camping in the Olympic National Forest. It’s also a tributary of the Youghiogheny River in Fayette County, Pennsylvania. But my reading time was cut short because of errands and general adulting.
All-in-all, this project hasn’t yielded too much yet but I’m still optimistic.
Wiki Count: 15