Friday, September 26, 2008

Weekend cancelled?

For weeks I've been excited by our plans for tomorrow.

First, the annual Straight Eights chapter of the Lambda Car Club's vintage car show from 2:00-5:00.
We've gone the past 2 years and really enjoyed seeing all the beautiful old cars. Click here to see my photos from last year's show.

Second, our neighbor's annual block party from 4:00 until everyone goes home. Jim & Barb grill up a whole bunch of burgers, hot dogs, chicken breasts, ribs, and brats. The rest of the neighbors bring the salads, side dishes, and desserts. Jim plugs his iPod into a couple of huge speakers, and everyone eats, talks, drinks, dances, and enjoys themselves. Last year it was a lot of fun.

Unfortunately it looks like Mother Nature will not be cooperating for either of these 2 outdoor events. Yesterday it rained on and off all day, sometimes hard, and the wind was really fierce.

Today the wind has died down quite a bit and it is not currently raining, but the forecast is for scattered showers today and tomorrow, and thunderstorms on Sun.

I have a feeling the car show will be cancelled. Owners of most restored vintage beauties do not drive them when its wet outside, and with the possibility of showers and/or thunderstorms, I have a feeling many will not show up even if its not cancelled. The car show is held in a tree covered park, and since its been raining since Thurs, the ground will be muddy.

Jim & Barb have already emailed everyone asking for opinions on what folks want to do. It looks like most are leaning toward postponing the block party to another weekend. Even if it isn't raining, the yard will be saturated with rain and the grass will be slippery.

So the weekend I've been looking forward to for weeks appears to be on the verge of cancellation. What should I do to fill my time? Your suggestions are welcomed.

While I'm already down in the dumps about the sure-to-be-cancelled activities, I might as well share with you this video, sent to me by a friend, that really made me feel terrible. I am hoping the driver of that car has some serious mental health issues. I can't fathom anyone with a sane mind acting and speaking like that. But maybe I've just never experienced such hate so I don't know.

Wishing everyone a good weekend. Maybe I can lift everyone's 'spirits' with today's handsome crush.

Crush du Jour: Rocco Dispirito


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Anonymous said...

sorry to hear about the plans,.... but ion the upnote ROCCO!

such a handsome man...

Anonymous said...

sorry to hear about the plans,.... but ion the upnote ROCCO!

such a handsome man...

tornwordo said...

I always go to the movies when I find myself with a fallen through plan. It's like a treat!

Anonymous said...

Supposed to be rainy and bad up here in RI too. It's ugly, gray and wet out there now. The wind is supposed to kick in late tonight.

Anyhow we New Englanders are doing our usual thing. Indoor social activities, games, etc.

I hate fall and winter with a passion. I have NC and GA on my weather widget and I look at those and see while it's 68F here in Providence, it's in the low 80's in those areas.

I was born here, I've spent 43 years of my life here (Well, 42.5) and I've had quite enough.

Jeff said...

Well, after skirting you, tropical storm Kyle is headed straight for me! We're supposed to get a LOT of rain this afternoon and tonight.

Very sad, that video.