1. This weekend is a big weekend around these parts. The Indianapolis 500 is on Sunday.
What's all the fuss about you ask? Other than the fact that it is "THE GREATEST RACING SPECTACLE ON EARTH", it is a down right awesome time to get silly and hang out with some seriously trashy locals. It's basically a people watcher's dream come true. I pass on going to the actual race these days, but I do go to the track the day/night before the race. Stone's college buddies all post up in the "Coke Lot" with brews and food. (there is a Coca-Cola plant right next to the track that has a HUGE field they rent out for camping/parking during race weekends)
Things I have learned at The Track and/or in The Coke Lot
*never refer to a carnival worker as "a carnie"....it doesn't go over so well.
*unless you want to pass out on a bus, don't do keg stands in the afternoon (or evening for that matter)
*when sitting in direct sunlight during and 90 degree day, it is a good idea to pack something other than beer in your cooler (I learned that the hard way)
*if possible during the 90 degree direct sunlight day, sit next to a friendly older woman spritzing herself with a water bottle that has a fan on it (she eventually will feel bad for you and spritz you too)
*take a camera, snap as many photos as possible because people won't believe you when you say "I saw a man with a checkered flag shaved into his back hair" If you have a camera (like I did) you can say "SEE!!!!"
3. I don't usually eat ice cream....BUT, last night Stone surprised me with a little individual size Ben & Jerry's Strawberry Cheesecake. a) it was delicious 2) there was a spoon under the lid so I didn't have do dirty up one of ours c) it is just about the cutest little thing ever!....just the right amount