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My girlfriend and I were driving by Balboa Park on Saturday. There was more traffic then I've ever seen. She said, "Oh, it's probably because there's a rummage sale." I laughed and said, "Uh...I don't think this many cars are here for a rummage sale. It's probably just the weekend tourists heading to the Zoo and Balboa Park."

Well, sort of. A lot of people were heading to Balboa Park for a St. Patrick's Day parade.

We got around the traffic and met a friend for lunch downtown. We were trying to talk a few of them into a seeing a movie, but none of us could agree on anything.

One person wanted to see Frozen River. I had already seen it. Another person wanted to see some Ninja, Chinese mob movie. I objected, on the grounds that I'm not 15-years-old.

My girlfriend suggested seeing The Wrestler again. But twice was enough for me.

We asked one of our friends how it was going with a guy that liked her. She explained how different the two of them were, adding, "He went to Balboa Park today..."

My girlfriend interrupted with the great line "...to go to the rummage sale?"

She said, "He wanted to crash a float. He wanted to see if he could end up on someones float going thru the parade."

I asked, "Is he Ferris friggin' Bueller or something? What the hell does he want to go on a float for?"

She had no idea, and we laughed about some of the other things he's into.

I headed to M-Theory Records later that afternoon, to see the very talented Elvis Perkins do an in-store (he's got the name of the King, and his dad was Anthony Perkins of Psycho fame).

As we left, we saw the guy my friend was talking about. We asked how the float was. He said, "Oh man, it was cool. It was for some yacht club. They had a band and a keg. And we sang the same three songs over and over."

I said to my girlfriend as we left, "Who would want to jump onto a float? Now, maybe design a float like Belushi did in Animal House...but ride on one? I mean, wouldn't you just get sunburned standing around on the thing?"

She laughed and said, "You got to remember...you're turning into an old Jewish guy. There's a lot of stuff you don't want to do."

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I think there's a bit of wiggle room between Ferris Bueller and Old Jewish Guy, personally. There should be a few years of somewhat normal adulthood in between, IMO.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jx09kAJSa-g&feature=related

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The funniest thing about that rummage sale Saturday? It was held by the "Thursday Club."

March 16, 2009

Well, the folks in the Thursday Club probably ain't dumb. They know people come out to rummage on weekends!

On a side note: what's with people that spend that early Saturday mornings going to various garage sales? Really? You'd rather find mismatched coffee mugs at 7 a.m. instead of sleeping in?

March 17, 2009

I'm old enough that I've burned out on parades. They're all the same. But now I have a new reason to go. To pick out my fav float and hop on.

March 19, 2009

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