Saturday, June 17, 2006

Random Stuff

This week we have had weird weather. We have had windy and cool days with not much sun and we have also had HOT (100 degree) days. I think that today will be one of the hot ones. It is 8:37 in the morning and it is already warm and muggy inside. That is not a good sign.
Graffiti Fest has been going on for the past two weeks here in Modesto. This is annual tribute to the movie American Graffiti . Why? Modesto is the hometown of director George Lucas. The movie was based on his experiences growing up here in MoTown. There are many scheduled events going on around town. During the week there was a HUGE gathering of old cars at a restaurant close by. The entire strip mall parking lot wher ethe restaurant is house was packed. That didn't make me too happy when I went to Trader Joe's to shop which is also in that same parking lot! When I was in high school, Graffiti Weekend was big. People would cruise up and down McHenry Avenue in their vintage cars and not so vintage cars. Not too long after that though a city ordinance was passed banning cruising.
I won't be partaking in any of the festivities today though. Today is the big birthday marathon day starting at 1:00 until ....
More Bushisms -
" The illiteracy level of our children are appaling"
-Washington D.C., January 23, 2004

"Laura and I really don't realize how bright our children is sometimes until we get an objective analysis."
-CNBC; April 15, 2000

Is grammar really that difficult people? Come on...


Dree said...

Grrrr... President Bush... grrr... If he's gonna be all gung-ho about education and No Child Left Behind, you think he'd take the time to THINK before he speaks, lest he sound like an uneducated idiot. Sheesh.

jennifer said...

wow. i didn't know that george lucas was from modesto! how cool. i'll have to tell my brother; he just moved to modesto about a year ago.

i hope all the birthday festivities went well!