The closest to Normal (Illinois) that I've ever been.

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Sweet niblets

The Sweet Corn Blues Festival was a-happening this weekend, a mere three block from our house. There was corn (both on the cob and kettle). There was blues. The main attraction for the kids is that their favorite store Acme comics puts out all of their 10-cent comics and discounted figures for sale.

The kids found some wonderful treasures and ate some corn and ice cream. We also ran into many people that we knew.

Also, Argos was a superstar. We couldn't walk 10 feet down the street without someone asking to pet him. I guess that Malamutes are uncommon here? Argos is a large handsome dog, but people act like they have never seen anything like him. Argos got noticeably greasy from all of the petting (especially what with everyone eating buttered corn on the cob). He had corn, too. (Argos likes to eat the cob, so we try to limit his corn consumption.) But overall, he was a great sport about everything, given that it was quite hot, and he had been pet by probably 50 or 60 people over the hour and a half that we were at the festival.

The blues were really good, too. I would have liked to stay longer, but the kids will only politely tolerate so much live entertainment.

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

There ain't no corn like Midwestern corn.