Thursday, August 13, 2009

McCarthy Park is Melting in the Rain

Is there anything worse than a bad piece of fruit?

Okay, cancer. Cancer is definitely worse.

But after cancer is a bad piece of fruit.

And this morning I had two (Bad pieces of fruit. Not cancer. Knock wood.) I diced up a banana into my Rice Krispies and it had that too ripe mushy taste to it. And now I just bit into a nectarine and it tasted like a dirty sock. I actually had to spit it out. I hope Gary the CPA doesn't look too closely when he takes my trash out tonight.

On the plus side of things: aren't Rice Krispies so comforting? I still lean my head toward the bowl to hear the snap-crackle-pop.

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The location of the ice cream social has been determined:

McCarthy Park in Upland on the corner of San Antonio and 20th. Here, I've mapquested it for you.

Aren't you a little sad that it's not called MacArthur Park? Wait, does anyone who isn't 80 even know that song? The classic Richard Harris (Dumbledore #1) song about someone leaving the cake out in the rain? It's awesome! My sisters and I use to listen to that song all the time when we were kids. We really belted it during the dramatic part. "And I don't think I can TAKE IT, 'cause it took so long to BAKE IT, and I'll NEVER HAVE that RECIPE AGAAAAAAAAAAAIIIIIIIIIIIIN...OOOOOH NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!" There was also a great upbeat middle section where we did mad dancing. We were adorable children.

Where was I? Right, ice cream social...

Saturday from 2-4. McCarthy (not MacArthur) Park. Come any time.

And there will be a pinata. And maybe mad dancing.

11 comments:

Jeanette said...

I had an apple for breakfast yesterday and had the same experience as you did with your nectarine! bad fruit is horrible!! You expect something sweet and divine and get rotten nastiness!

Rach said...

That always happens to me with carrots. The last one on my plate ends up being totally disgusting. I've seen you and your sisters do mad dancing to Rock Lobster. It was fantastic.

Andrea said...

Now I have that song stuck in my head, thanks.

I have a suggestion, well maybe more of a request...I think since you mentioned a pinata will be there and possibly mad dancing, you should take some video clips and post them on your blog for your dear friends who are longing to be there so badly!

Mariah said...

We would SO get on in real life.

Liz W. said...

Wait til you see the goodies I've crammed into the pinata... Be prepared to be dazzled!

Wendy said...

Liz is in charge of the pinata? Why couldn't this event have occurred back in May? I miss all the really good stuff...

Rach said...

I'm going to find someone to commission a bullet train in time for the ice cream social. I have missed out on pinatas for far too long.

Gina said...

Pinatas? For real? Now I'm even sadder I can't be part of the festivities. Maybe if Rachel gets a bullet train, I can hop on.

Also, I think there needs to be tambourines at the party simply because the tams in "McArthur's Park" rock.

Finally, I hope that the "mad dancing" is something like the girl and guy dancing in "It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World". That would be great!

colleeeen said...

I will concede defeat in the cone wars. But that won't stop me from bringing a box of cake cones just the same. See you (Rachel) and any other weirdos who come soon!

The Katzbox said...

Rats. I'm actually reading this on Saturday at 3:55 pm. RATS!!! I'm telling you, I would have shown up.

I love that song because of its obtuseness. I also loved Donna Summer's cover. Crazy good.

teresa p said...

Bummer, I was out of town. I hope you had a great time. Happy birthday!