Cherry Festival Time!

Between keeping up with a 2 year old, trying to clean out the garage and the fact that, Cherry Festival is going on this week, I haven’t had much time to think of anything to blog, so, I’m gonna re-post one from last year at this time… It’s still true! BIG HUGS, Steph

(Music, Sly & The Family Stone,"Hot Fun in the Summertime")

Oh the joy of binges!

The past 4 days have been busy, hectic and filled with me binging. Yes, I admit it, I have a "habit"… one that costs me between 8.00 and 12.00 a day.

Once a year, for 4 days, I throw caution to the wind, I let go of all inhibitions, and I binge… seriously binge!

My addiction… fresh, real Lemonade!

I know, I know, I could make it myself, but, I’m too dang lazy. LOL Once a year our little town has the Cherry Festival, which means carnival rides, vendors, music, dancing, antique cars, parades, and FOOD, yes that wonderful, slam those arteries closed just looking at it, cost you an arm and a leg for one good buffalo burger, county, country and state Fair kinda food.

This means that my favorite older couple who have a traveling food booth will be there, they specialize in fresh squeezed lemonade, and are my choice of "dealers". They didn’t even have to get me hooked by giving me free samples! I willingly gave in, gave all, and will continue to do so.

OH how I love that sweet, tangy blend in a big glass…. even if it is 4.00 for a large!

Last night was the final night of the Cherry Festival, everything was closing down at 11pm. I found myself feeling panicked and anxious at 10:30pm…. I couldn’t stand it, I had to go back for my one last "hit".

I got there at 10:45pm, and ordered, "I need one more large before you leave," I said. She shakes her head and says, "Honey, don’t you see the sign?" It said,… OUT of Lemonade!

She said they ran out about an hour before I had got there!

Now, did I take that bit of info calmly and go home? HECK no, true addict that I am, I tried to remember what other booth I had seen that was selling lemonade…

I had come to get lemonade and I wasn’t going home without some!

I wanted it, I NEEDED it, and I was gonna get it!

It wasn’t as good, the glass wasn’t as big, and it cost about the same, but damn it, I had one more glass!

With shaking hands I paid the Man. Glancing around to make sure no one I knew saw me, I ran to my car to enjoy my ‘fix’ in private… (OK so I made that part up, about shaking hands and the car, but it adds to the story) LOL

Ahhhhh sweet mystery of life, I have found you…. LOL BIG HUGS, Steph

11 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. suzy
    Jun 14, 2007 @ 10:39:38

    I understand RI has lemonade to die for…called \’Del\’s\’…they sell it from van\’s like the old Mr. Softee ice cream trucks–at the beach and they have stores.  AND they sell the mix every where.  I am NOT a lemonade fan but I\’m making Wiz buy me some next week just because i can.  😛


  2. Jane
    Jun 14, 2007 @ 11:49:47

    To be really good, I believe, lemonade must contain vodka…  or rum… that\’s good, too.


  3. Jane
    Jun 14, 2007 @ 12:57:27

    NO! Are you kidding? OMG, I have the same \’toe problem\’.  I get so distracted by people\’s toes!  And what about the ones that are so long they hang over their sandals????  I was so mesmerized by this lady\’s l-o-n-g toes in line at the grocery store the other day that I pulled my sunglasses down just so I could look and she wouldn\’t know.  Something just didn\’t look \’right\’.  I finally realized that she wasn\’t always a woman and, well, they I guess they don\’t fix everything, do they?


  4. Litespreader
    Jun 14, 2007 @ 14:10:31

    You are so funny..  I make my own lemonade, from organic lemons.. it makes all the difference.And it\’s great with whiskey…


  5. Greg
    Jun 14, 2007 @ 16:55:46

    I could go for a glass of that right now.
    But, you know what my weakness is???
    Yep, I could go for a big bag of those Northwest Bing Cherries. Yummy!!!
    I\’d spit the seed pits at ya too!!!
    Rest up this weekend, Greg


  6. Jess
    Jun 15, 2007 @ 07:23:55

    Oh man I hope you\’re addiction is not as strong this year ! And if it is…then I\’m sorry and I don\’t wanna be around when the festival ends ! You\’ll be like a heroin addict coming down !


  7. ...
    Jun 15, 2007 @ 11:24:52

    Eat; drink; and be merry; for tommorrow you may not be able to afford it.


  8. R U Serious
    Jun 15, 2007 @ 11:58:20

    Cherry Festival??  Has it been a year already??  I remember laughing at this post LAST year! LOL


  9. Delete52Mitch
    Jun 15, 2007 @ 20:10:41

    Have a blast. Overeat!


  10. t i m
    Jun 16, 2007 @ 00:54:27

    My name is Tim & I\’m also a lemonadeholic. 🙂


  11. Nooner™
    Jun 16, 2007 @ 18:15:10

    Hi Steph,
    The Cherry Festival sounds grand!! Glad you enjoy it .. and the Lemonade … so!


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