Squirl's Nest

Friday, June 03, 2005

After this food it may be Festival of the Farts

Well, it's the first weekend in June in Grand Rapids, MI, which means Festival of the Arts. Of course, to me, it means food booths and some music.

I went down tonight and got a chicken tika from the Pakistani/Indian booth. Then Ichabod and I went over to listen to some R&B/Motown. When that was done I went over to the United Methodist Church booth and got a waffle cone with my FAVORITE ice cream, mint chocolate chip.

Now I'm sitting here, nice and full, trying to catch up on my blogging. Maybe I'll grab a beer. Tomorrow I will be going back for more food. Life can be so blissful sometimes.


Blogger Bucky Four-Eyes said...

Oooooh, that sounds good. 'Specially the mint choco chip ice cream...mmmmmm. One of the very few ways that I really, really like chocolate.

Have a beer for me!

Fri Jun 03, 07:40:00 PM  
Blogger Squirl said...

Baby, yeah, good stuff. I decided to settle for a glass of Merlot. Enjoying it now.

Fri Jun 03, 08:26:00 PM  
Blogger SierraBella said...

Hey, you're back!
I'm coming over- mint chocolate chip is my favorite too. Bet you didn't save me any?
Merlot and Cabernet are my favorite wines... come to think of it I have some downstairs.

Fri Jun 03, 09:10:00 PM  
Blogger Squirl said...

Hi, Sierrabella, no I couldn't save any ice cream for you. Ichabod had to open the door as the ice cream had melted all over me. GR is warmer than normal right now. :-)

We buy either Merlot or Cabernet just depends which one sounds good or has a better sale. I tip my glass to you.

Fri Jun 03, 09:35:00 PM  
Blogger Danielle said...

ooooooooo mint chocolate chip brings back memories. It was my favorite ice cream up until college sometime. When I eat it now, it brings back happy memories.

but yeah, ice cream and me... not so good for a quiet, smell free evening.

We go by the "if I'm eating it, you are too, that way we'll both be stinky" rule in our house.

Fri Jun 03, 10:28:00 PM  
Blogger Jamie Dawn said...

I just love food from those booths are fairs and festivals. I love the chinese food and those chicken kabobs. You've made me hungry!!

Sat Jun 04, 12:25:00 AM  
Blogger Squirl said...

Danielle, oh, lactose intolerance. That sucks. As long as you both agree to stink it up at the same time I guess you can indulge occasionaly. :-)

Jamie, I don't know what it is about booth food that makes it so attractive. We have a Vietnamese booth that I'll probably go back to today.

Sat Jun 04, 06:46:00 AM  
Blogger Bucky Four-Eyes said...

Aaaah, lactose intolerance...makin' my menu choices a bitch for years now.

Soy milk was like a revelation for me. I can now have cereal...with MILK! You just can't imagine what a treat that is when you've been resigned to eatin' dry cereal for years and years...

Sat Jun 04, 08:08:00 AM  
Blogger Squirl said...

Yeah, Bucky, dairy never was any problem for me until last winter when I was so sick and ended up with allergies. I can eat cheese. But milk or yogurt make my nose run like crazy. I had a little 6 oz yogurt yesterday and somebody asked me if I had a cold. I'll take an occasion runny nose over stomach troubles. I have stomach troubles over enough other things. :-)

Sat Jun 04, 08:28:00 AM  
Blogger Susie said...

Mint chocolate chip used to be my favorite. I'm not a huge ice cream person, but when I have it now I like butter pecan. I love the music at those festivals. I just noticed my beloved Nevilles are coming to the Columbia, MD, Farts Festival in a week or so. Have to check that out. Go back and enjoy today! :)
Oh, and what is it with digestive systems getting so freakin' uncooperative in middle age? I never used to have to think twice about ANYTHING I might want to eat.

Sat Jun 04, 12:51:00 PM  
Blogger Squirl said...

Hi, Susie, hope you get to go see the Nevilles. You'll have to tell us all about it. No big names here, mostly local stuff which is also really cool.

I think our digestive systems are wreaking revenge on us for so blatantly ignoring their early, subtle reminders. I still blame getting sick in Mexico, as a teenager, for part of the problem. Of course as I keep heading up in my 40s I guess middle age is the reason. My Freudian typo (which I caught and fixed) just typed ate instead of age in that last sentence. :-)

Sat Jun 04, 01:07:00 PM  
Blogger Mr. Bloggerific Himself said...

Mmmm, food. Food is good. I like food. Got any cotton candy at this festival?

Sat Jun 04, 01:46:00 PM  
Blogger Squirl said...

There has got to be cotton candy. I wasn't looking for any so I didn't find it. Wouldn't be festival with food booths without it.

Sat Jun 04, 02:07:00 PM  
Blogger Effie said...

mmmm, food booths at a fart festival--I swear--we had a Folk Arts festival in our town recently and every different culture has a different funky blend of spices that add to the funk in the air...haha

Sat Jun 04, 04:54:00 PM  
Blogger Kitty said...

Ok - that answers my question on my blog :).

For those of you that don't know me - I live right down the street from Squirl and did the festival thing yesterday AND today...

1. Mint chocolate - freakin awesome! I had one last night as well.

Check this out...


Susie - the butter pecan fetish does say alot about you :)

2. I tried the Pho Dong (LOL) meat on a stick today and the Kenowa Hills' Shrimp on the Barbie!!! The shrimp was well worth the money.

3. Holy cow the freaks came out for festival. Some girl had this red and purple mohawk that was 3 feet tall! I saw a kid that was about 3 yrs old with multi colored spikes. Parents appeared to have fallen in a tackle box as the facial piercings were abundant!

4. There were old guys doing this barbershop quartet thing... but there were like 30 of them. I hope you and Ich didn't miss it. They were awesome.

5. I'm so exhausted. Today's heat combined with yesterday's over exertion was a terrible combination. So loving on downtown right now.

Sat Jun 04, 05:14:00 PM  
Blogger Squirl said...

Effie, you're so right. The odors (aroma, smells?) as you walk down the street are overwhelming. Kind of cool to have all those choices.

Kitty, sounds like you've been busy. I saw some interesting looking people there, too. I bet we did see that big group of guys. Of course, there's everything from rock to soul to ballet. Something for everyone. Get some rest now.

Sat Jun 04, 05:44:00 PM  
Blogger Mr. Bloggerific Himself said...

Weren't...looking...for the....cotton....*passes out with a thud*

Sat Jun 04, 08:00:00 PM  
Blogger Squirl said...

OMG, Mr B, are you okay? Here, have some cotton candy. It will help revive you. There, are you feeling any better now? Talk to me honey, tell me you're all right.

Sat Jun 04, 08:04:00 PM  
Blogger Mr. Bloggerific Himself said...

*Gets up doing his best Kenny Loggins and dancing like a gopher*

"Iiiii'm alright, don't nobody worry 'bout me"

Sat Jun 04, 08:30:00 PM  
Blogger Squirl said...

Whew, you had me worried there for a minute.

Sat Jun 04, 08:52:00 PM  
Blogger Bucky Four-Eyes said...

Mr. B, what'd I tell you about goin' slow on those estrogen treatments?

Sun Jun 05, 07:35:00 AM  
Blogger greatwhitebear said...

does life really get any better than mint chip ice cream and merlot? (cept maybe mint chip ice cream and a beer)

Sun Jun 05, 08:48:00 AM  
Blogger Squirl said...

You tell 'im Bucky.

GreatWhite, either one sounds right. Hope you're feeling better.

Sun Jun 05, 09:09:00 AM  
Blogger Mr. Bloggerific Himself said...

Let's see...you told me that those treatments would ...uh...mess with the gender of my speaking voice and render me assless.

Sun Jun 05, 09:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Danielle said...

sooooooooooooo? what was the food of choice today?


Sun Jun 05, 02:11:00 PM  
Blogger Squirl said...

Mr B, those treatments sound dangerous. Better watch out.

Danielle, I had to go away for a while this morning. By the time I got back, there were severe thunderstorms and I could only assume the Festival had to close down. It's almost 8:00 and it just stopped raining. I really wanted to see the Bethel Baptist Pentecost Choir, too. I've heard that they're really good and I wanted to hear them for myself. Oh well, that's the way it goes with outdoor festivals. :-)

Sun Jun 05, 07:47:00 PM  
Anonymous Danielle said...


good thing you went when you did.

Sun Jun 05, 10:53:00 PM  
Blogger JessicaRabbit said...

Ahh lazy weekend. I wont be having any of those for awhile, but I can live through you guys!

Hermione found the cats squirl toy, much to their dismay, she isnt nearly as careful with you as she should be. Sorry about the slobber.

Mon Jun 06, 02:23:00 AM  
Blogger Squirl said...

Danielle, yes, I'm glad I got there when I did.

Jess, I thought I was sweating. Now I know it was Hermione slobber. :-)

Mon Jun 06, 10:13:00 AM  
Blogger Kitty said...

Too bad the weekend went by so fast :(. Now the only thing we have to look forward to is the Easttown Street Fair. That's coming up in 2 weeks.

Mon Jun 06, 12:54:00 PM  
Blogger Von Krankipantzen said...

Sounds like a great day. Right on!

Mon Jun 06, 01:56:00 PM  
Blogger LadyBug said...

LOVE the title of this post.
"Festival of the Farts," indeed.

Mon Jun 06, 02:19:00 PM  
Blogger Squirl said...

Kitty, it sure did go by fast. EastTown in 2 weeks, huh?

Kranki, thanks, yeah, these things are even better when they're close enough to just walk.

Ladybug, I was feeling mighty full when I titled this. Felt kinda clever too. :-)

Mon Jun 06, 03:18:00 PM  

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