8:56 a.m., Sept. 21
42nd Annual Greek Festival
I'm one-quarter Greek. My mother is half Greek and half Italian (Sicilian, specifically), and my father is all Irish. I hit the genetic jackpot for birthing hips. Though my father doesn't have any Greek blood, he loves the culture and has visited the country, and he never misses the opportunity to hit up San Diego's biggest annual Greek Festival, presented by St. Spyridon Greek Orthodox Church at 3655 Park Blvd. in Hillcrest.
This year's offerings were up to par, with music, folk dancing (cutest with the kids, most impressive with the adults), food, deli, jewelry, and fashion vendors, and artists selling their work. I could go on explaining it, but you know what they say about pictures and words, so here's a short video featuring scenes from the day. Enjoy!