8. May, 2006 - Weekend recap

It was, indeed, a big weekend. Oof. Friday I pondered heading out to the Cinqo de Mayo stuff, but pretty much headed home and had a quiet evening watching some Buffy. Saturday, the day was consumed with getting ready for tailgating because I hadn’t done that on Thursday or Friday. And then there was the Saints game. They lost, but I seem to have remembered to bring everything I needed for tailgating except the salt. That was not a huge problem to deal with. No pictures from either Friday or Saturday, though.

walk this way
walk this way
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Sunday, there was the May Day Parade. Laggard, Surlygrrrl and frippscratch from flickr joined me at the Franklin Ave LRT station at noon, and we hiked over to the parade staging area.

dancer
dancer
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There was the usual amount of chaos as groups tried to get organized, and we walked up and down 25th taking pictures and trying not to get in the way. After about a half-hour of that, we headed over to Bloomington and 25th and grabbed some seats next to the tall-bike staging area and waited for the parade to start. This turned out to be a decent plan, since we got to see each of the groups heading out while they were still full of energy. The pace that some of the dancers were setting was such that I’m not sure how they could have kept it up through the whole parade.

pear pimples for hairy fishnuts?
pear pimples
for hairy fishnuts?
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After a little more than an hour, the parade had completely passed us by, and we called it a day. I headed home and edited and uploaded the photos to flickr. If you want to check them out, I’ve got a set from the day. Or you can watch around here as I upload them one or two at a time. Yeah, there were a lot of left-wing politics I didn’t agree with out there (Impeach Bush was popular, but I just don’t see what that’s going to change), but generally everyone was in a good mood, and I enjoyed the day. Lots of groups were handing out leaflets or postcards or whatever, and the Hare Krishnas gave me some nuts, which made me laugh at the time.

Of course now I find myself beginning a work-week with a lot of “weekend things” remaining undone, but overall, I think it was worth it. I had a lot of fun over the weekend, and would like to think I took a few good photos. And I’ll either figure out a way to catch up this week, or just start scratching things off the list, figuring they’re just not that important.

And that’s going to do it for today. Have a good week!

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