Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Traditions


Every year, Lily, Sarah, Lineth and I go to the local 'Oyster Festival.' We buy expensive seafood, spend too much money on carnival rides, and listen to some wonderful music. The evening usually ends with funnel cake and dancing, (although we always seem to run out of time by the end.)


The first year The Village People (!) performed. It was ridiculous. Nearly everyone got up to do the YMCA.





It was then we realized that we were really awesome spellers.

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The next year, we posed with people inside furry costumes and Sarah and I got some disappointing Sweedish meatballs.

Everyone got face paint that year. This guy managed to creep into the picture.
That year, Los Lonely Boys were playing. The guitar solos were amazing.
We ran into some friends who helped us spell out LLB's number one hit (or at least basically the only one we all knew) 'Heaven.'

But still, we had to end the evening spelling what we spelled best!
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This year started like it usually does. We went to Lil's first to pick up everybody (with a quick interruption to meet the adorable new kitten next door!)

We saw some friends who had just gotten tattoos I very much approve of.
"Silly Lollipop Game?" Basically describes Lily. I told her she had to pose with the sign.
After much much MUCH (how do I stress this enough?) debate and discussion over which ticket deal would be the best, we got a sheet of 22 and shared them for the price of $20.
Third year tradition for Sar, Lineth, and me to ride the Cliff Hanger, second year tradition for Lil.
The Ferris Wheel was a must.


We walked off the ferris wheel like royalty, waving to our fans.
Well, of course he had to creep into the picture again this year, too!
Confused as to what any of us are? I would give you big money if you got all of us right. Here, I (the fire breathing tiger...I told the guy to do whatever he wanted--I feel like they get bored with doing the same old thing so I told him my face was his canvas) am attacking Lineth, (the bloodied up zebra.) But that's what you thought...right?

I think this was post Lineth's fish-winning. She wanted company for her fish, Fire (or as he is better known to Sarah, 'Lucky.') He got his second name after sliding under the refridgerator and nearly choking on a pebble and living to tell both tales. The man gave Lineth three fish and she let us each name one. We came up with Pansy (Lil's), Shark (Sarah's), and Monsieur Galileo (mine).

Big Bad Voodoo Daddy played this year. How I wish I could have lived in the 30s. I would have been a swing dancer, no question.
The night always ends the same: smiles and YMCA. It really is a wonderful tradition.
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Have a lovely Wednesday,
Sylvia
P.S I henceforth dedicate this post to Lineth, who turns 17 (!) today. Happy birthday Linut!

19 comments:

blorange dice said...

ok, first of all, i LOVE the vibrancy of your header. i may have mentioned it before, but it's just so bold and colorful! reminds me of india- which is always a good thing in my book (:

also, cool dinosaur tattoos! and face paint! haha, i can be such a kid sometimes...

natalie said...

Oh wow, that looks like so much fun :D I wish we had something awesomely cool like that here! The poop sweatshirt is an epic win, pretty much. Your traditions of spelling out YMCA and getting awesome face paintings are both pretty tough to beat, but I think the tattoos might just do that ;D Although the creeper guy in the pictures does come close, haha! The kitten is up there too, because kittens are just too cute to pass up.

I love all of the pictures, as usual! Carnival lights just really seem to make a good ambiance! Hope you have a great rest of the week :)

PS> THE WORD VERIFICATION IS TOES! HOW AMAZING IS THAT? TOES! :D

asunlitday said...

That all looks like so much fun!!!!!!! I love traditions like that (:

CFXD said...

i think more people should be serial creepers/photo crashers

monsieur galileo is genius

Velo said...

happy birthday to ur friend =)
great party, you look have so much fun =D

Sher said...

Wow, you girls really know how to have fun!

Oh, so you're planning to go Italy, how wonderful!! Which part are you headed to?

Raez said...

LOL! this is fantastic, just look at that mascot:) makes me wish i went to the fair this summer:( have a good weekend!

xx raez

Taryn said...

This looks like so much fun! O love all the face paint and dancing and food. Our city fair is next weekend and I hope I have as good a time as you!

Lauren said...

YES Village People! And those tattoos! Looks like a jazzy time.

x x x

Flashes of Style said...

Looks like fun! And I'm obsessed with that kitty :)

E said...

Aw, it looks like you all had so much fun! I love that sign!!!

fashionista said...

It looks like so much fun! I love all these pictures.

Missa said...

Fairs can be so much fun, it looks like you and your friends know how to do it up right! And now I'm totally craving funnel cake.

Little Bo Peeep said...

Omigawsh these photo's makes me wanna go and have fun with all my mates :)

That is the CUTEST tattoo i've seen in a long time, i really want one now!

Jowy said...

Extremely funloving pics a joy to watch!!

One Love,
Jowy
www.iseejanemary.blogspot.com

Cathy Voyage said...

I'm sure you had loads of fun!
And that kitten is so sute!

Amelia said...

I love carnival rides! This looks so fun. You seem to have the coolest friends :)

Anna said...
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Anna said...

Hi Sylvia! I like your blog :)
That kitten is adorable, we also had a festival a while ego (in the summer) we had a lot of fun too :D


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