I hope everyone is going to have a great day off! Today we are headed downtown for the big Labor Day BBQ that they do every year. I won't be eating any BBQ obviously but it will still be fun. I bought a plate last year for $10 figuring I would just eat whatever vegetable matter they had. I ended up with a large plate of coleslaw. Seriously, you can only eat so much coleslaw so, I'll just save myself the trouble this year.
These little country towns don't exactly cater to vegetarians. In fact, people are generally shocked when I tell them I am a vegetarian - as if they don't even understand what I am trying to say. And to a lot of folks up here that means that I don't eat beef but that I will still eat chicken or sausage or pork chops. Ummmm.....no. It's pretty funny. One time I asked a waitress if the gravy had meat in it. She said "oh no - no meat in the gravy". Then I got the gravy and it had huge chunks of sausage in it. I then proceeded to tell the waitress that her gravy did have meat in it, just in case she didn't realize that and she said "Oh yeah - well it has SAUSAGE in it". Ummm......ok. Then, I had a woman several months ago say to me "You're a vegetarian? But you look so.................healthy!". Ummmm, yeah, that's kind of the point!
People are funny.
Speaking of funny - here are a couple of cute videos for you. We regularly have "Hummingbird wars" on our porch. These little guys are so territorial that they really make a fuss anytime another one is around. I tried to capture some of their antics but wasn't really all that successful. The third video is of the geese coming in and landing - I think I shot that movies last fall. Have a great day!!