July 03, 2004

A ramblin' ode to an idle thought

I almost had it this time, but it has gotten away again. You know what I am talkin' 'bout, don'cha? That stray errant thought that seems to pop into your consciousness and then flit away? I am ever attemptin' to 'member jes' enough of one of 'em to actually have some recollection as to what it was. It is akin to havin' a tumbleweed spinnin' though your mind. It is a very hot Saturday afternoon. Of course, as most of the rest of ya'll know, at least those of ya'll from the U.S.ofA., this is Independence Day Weekend, usually referred to as the Fourth of July, and thusly, I was down on the square for the annual parade, the best ever, in my opinion. Kudos to any and all of ya'll who might happen onto here who took part in organizin', implementin' and participatin' in the event. I was surprised that I did not give away as many FREE soft drinks as I had imagined, but I did not make a really big advertisin' attempt to steal business from the people who came to sell competin' products for a profit. I did not concern myself all that much about it, as the drinks will keep and can be iced down again. It was a very interestin' exercise in social observation, however. I enjoyed the mornin' despite the slim stream of traffic ... wow, that is so analogous to my bloggin' efforts of late.

So, went by Scott's place but didn't locate said Fat Guy, then checked out the other major hoedown to which I had been invited. It appeared that the action at that locale was not scheduled to begin anytime within the next hour or so, so I took the opportunity to come back here and compose this ode. How did I do?

Posted by Tiger at July 3, 2004 06:28 PM

I was out on the river for a wonderful 5-hour kayak trip. Think I'll do the same thing today...

Posted by: Scott Chaffin at July 4, 2004 10:19 AM

Then I likely did see you. I was peerin' down at the various people enjoyin' the fast and flowin' waters of the Brazos, thinkin' that some particular one of them might possibly be yourself. I was fixin' to yell Howdy and wave, when another large group of visitors arrived with an eagerness to join in with the flotilla. I sauntered off back toward town.

Posted by: Tiger at July 4, 2004 11:29 AM

Hell, you should have jumped in and joined us. I have two kayaks. It was a blast. I sure wish the damn river were like this all the time.

I might just sneak in a short trip tomorrow, too. I can't tell you how nice it is. Didn't think about ANYTHING for five solid hours. Except having another cool one, of course.

Posted by: Scott Chaffin at July 4, 2004 08:09 PM