17 hours ago
Saturday, June 21, 2008
Lot's O Naked People
Lee, Sarah, Kelly and I all met up at the Fremont Solstice Parade today and saw more than most of you see on an average Saturday. You see, us Seattle-ites really have to celebrate the first day of summer because we don't get much of it and we like to thank the 'sun' gods. We saw naked bikers, naked rollerbladers and just plain naked people marching down the parade.
We saw pirates and bellydancers and monkeys and things I can't explain, but I absolutely loved it all. I like people watching and I like to know there are people as strange or stranger than I am out there, so this was my kind of thing. I also chuckled at the people that looked like they were simply out with there mate for a lovely weekend bike ride when they happened to end up in the middle of the naked biking festival. One lady just opened her jacket and let her chest bare while her hubby rode next to her--I'm sure she feels very liberated right now. By the way, no need to thank me for these super sexy, completely free pictures that I took of what could very likely be your next door neighbor. Especially the the guy that's abiding by the law by wearing his helmet.
The fair section was so crowded that is was nearly impossible to get food or check out the vendors, although Lee managed to work his way into this great tent that had handmade hanging planters and carried it all the way home for me. Aww. Getting a coffee, a clean bathroom or anything we really needed wasn't going to happen in Fremont amongst the thousands of people so we headed over to Ballard and got the last seat at La Carta De Oaxaca. It's so difficult to get into this place, but we thought we'd give it a shot and it all worked out. They have wonderful sangria and traditional mexican dishes--I think the chile rejeno was my favorite today.
This week we went out to eat quite a bit mostly because we were out doing other things at night. We went to Blue C on kickball night, Purple when we went to see "Forgetting Sarah Marshall", Luau's when I went for girl's night out, and Lombardi's when we went to see "Get Smart". Can you tell summer is in full swing?? It's the movie going thing.
Today I'm making a chorizo and kale lasagne. I have these things in the fridge, I need to use them and they seem to go well together. If it's amazing, I'll post my 'on the fly' recipe. Stay tuned.