Garlic Festival

I’m going to the Garlic Festival with the new guy on Sunday.*

He used to volunteer to help organize it.

And given that I’m a lifelong advocate for volunteering, you can just go ahead and assume I’m impressed with that.

The trick of course, is figuring out what to wear.

  1. It’s gonna be hot, Hot, HOT!
  2. I want to look pretty for the new guy
  3. Did I mention it’s going to be HOT?

If you’re worried about me eating garlic all day then trying to snog the new guy, no worries.

I am sure that he will be consuming as much garlic as me, if not more.

Reminds me of the time my little sister ate two whole heads of roasted garlic at my house for Halloween one year, only to have the garlic smell come out her pores later.

That’s how powerful garlic is.

I’m also reminded of when I went to the Great Bull Run at the Alameda County Fairgrounds a few years ago to run “with” the bulls in the hot HOT HEAT.

Sweat dripped off my body and when it came time to fool around with my date, he made me take a shower at his house because I was “salty.”

I don’t want a repeat of that.

So I’m going to wear one of my sundresses with my new espadrilles.



*UPDATE:  The new guy and I were at the festival on Sunday but left before the shooting.  To read my blog post about the festival, please go to this link.

6 thoughts on “Garlic Festival

  1. Do remember the sunblock!! I recall reading of a fishing trip where you forgot it…ouch!!! I’ve always thought this festival would be fun. I read of it in a book by an author/cook. The best part, there won’t be any mosquitoes around!

  2. I just saw the news and thought of you. Hope you and the new guy are o.k.. Hugs to you and your friends.

    • Hey there! Yep, I’m okay. I survived. Absolutely horrified about the violence, however. Kiss your loved ones and tell them you love them.

      • I’ve been reading your blog because it is for the most part light and fun – with just enough heavy reality thrown in to keep it real. The tragedy at the Garlic Festival made me realize that these connections are genuine even though I live on the other side of the country and we will probably never connect in the flesh . You are part of my broader community and with that comes all the human elements including the concern when something potentially goes very wrong. Glad to hear you and yours are OK physically and are coping emotionally. Will give extra kisses to my loved ones tonight and let them know how much they mean to me! Feeling relieved and grateful.

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