Thursday, July 06, 2006

What's next?

The fourth of July has come and gone.

The next holiday is my birthday. Granted, it’s not a nationally recognized day – YET – but it is approaching nonetheless.

So you all know, I have tried many, many times to rewrite the Disney posts I lost, but have been unsuccessful as of yet.

Why you ask?

Because I can’t remember all the little things that happened; and let’s be honest, the funniest stuff from vacations always comes from the ‘little things’.

Anyhow, I’ve decided to forgo those posts in hopes that if I stop trying to write about them, I’ll have an epiphany and remember everything…

At least that’s what I’m telling myself.

Anyhow, I felt I had to inform all of you about the news we received this past weekend.

A cousin of mine is mayor of a “smallish” town here in Illinois (near the St. Louis area) and every July they have a festival and parade to honor the town’s founding and name a grand marshal, or two, to be the parade’s un-official spokesperson.

Who are the grand marshals going to be this year?

The Peanut Butter and The Jelly.

That’s right… MY PB & J are going to be the grand marshals of a parade. Ok, I know that it’s not the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade or the Tournament of Roses parade, but it’s still a parade that draws hundreds of people every year.

And they’re keeping up a family tradition; when I was 7 my brother and I rode in a float (with Fredbird) in St. Louis’ St. Patrick’s Day parade.

Now it’s The PB and The J’s turn.

Truth to be told; I’m giddy (no wait, men don’t get giddy… let’s say that I’m ecstatic) about them being in a parade where they’ll be able to throw candy (unless they eat it all themselves) and be the center of attention, which, being four, they "don't" enjoy at all (sarcasm alert)

They have two choices of how to be transported in the parade; they can either ride in my Dad’s C6 corvette, or my cousin will have someone construct them a float to ride on (personally, my vote is for one of his "mayoral minions" to build a float, but that must be the socialist in me)

The event is less than 2 weeks away, and I will have pictures posted.

Stay tuned…