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I Saw The Big Thing On Valentine’s Day

I rubbed my eyes when I saw it. The Big Thing.

It’s not like I haven’t seen Big Things before. I mean, come on. I’m a Woman of a Certain Age. I’ve been around. And around.

And around.

But Big Things on Valentine’s Day are REALLY BIG. Special. They roll right over obstacles. Convince doubters to get busy. It’s got to be one big orgy in the Big Thing.

That’s what I imagined, anyway. As I sipped my drink at The Belmont. And the Big Monster Truck Limousine lumbered by. And I wondered how many Dog and Duck, I mean, Southeastern Wildlife Exposition Redneck People………I’m sorry……….I’m judging………..I’m really just mad that I was home for SEWE.

We always RUN AWAY. At least, to another state.

Not this year.

Because of me and my project.

*Sigh*

So, we were here. Seeing the Big Thing thunder past. And wondering what exactly it is people do inside of a Big Monster Truck Limousine on a street that used to be a Native American footpath.

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I probably don’t want to know.

So.

I had another drink. And pondered other Big Things.

🙂

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  1. Hiding from the birds of prey so I don’t get talonized.

    February 15, 2014
    • We went out today, because I walked the Greenway, and it was murder getting back to the city.

      February 15, 2014
  2. It takes all kinds, darling. That’s what I keep telling myself.

    February 15, 2014
  3. The big thing huh? Hahahahaha. Good one Andra. Love your blog post titles.

    February 15, 2014
    • I couldn’t resist this one.

      February 15, 2014
      • I still say you should win some sort of award for all of the catchy titles you come up with. LOL

        February 16, 2014
  4. Nice thing about living in Texas, we get used this kind of thing; so it never causes a thought when it passes.

    February 15, 2014
    • Carnell says we have these big things regularly, but I only seem to see them around SEWE.

      February 15, 2014
  5. In 14 years, the closest I got to anything SEWE was buying the 1997 poster: http://sewe.com/shop/1997-sewe-poster/ and have it framed. I still have him, though I’m not sure where/if he’s going to fit into our newest environment. One doesn’t see brown pelicans much over Indiana cornfields. 🙂

    February 15, 2014
    • I’m ashamed to admit that I went to SEWE in 1997 or 1998. Old relationship. I didn’t fit in.

      February 15, 2014
  6. I’ve never seen that! Oh man! Do they rent that out for proms?

    February 15, 2014
    • They must, though it only seems like the Dog and Duck people like them.

      February 15, 2014
  7. Reminds me of the giant hummer limos, or Humos if you like, you see on the streets of NYC and LA (Chicago as well I am sure but have not been there in some time.).

    February 15, 2014
    • I’m convinced that’s where they bring these from. Or at least from Charlotte or Atlanta. I can’t believe anyone would rent that thing regularly enough here.

      February 15, 2014
    • Yep. They, and other obnoxious, er, big things can be seen around Chicagoland. I’ve even seen them for weddings!

      February 15, 2014
  8. But all the puppies are so cute! That is why Nancy and I go. And the artwork. There is some very good artwork on display. I admit that the rednecks and fish-shirts can get very tiring at times, but that is when you go play with more puppies. I think I have been to SEWE almost all the years it has been held, or at least I feel like it.

    Now Spoleto… those are a different type of people. And the performance of Laurie Anderson we were going to has been cancelled, so I am pissed. Not really Spoleto’s fault, but I am still pissed.

    Wait, what were we talking about? Sorry, I get distracted.

    February 15, 2014
    • We drove by the dog thing today. Our vehicle wasn’t big enough to get in.

      February 15, 2014
      • But the dogs could have used it as a toy to chew on. But honestly, our big-ish Ford Escape felt a bit small around some of the trucks down there. OMG!

        February 15, 2014
  9. Hello Andra! You certainly know how to grab attention! The title of your post grabbed me so hard, I had to find out what the big thing was.

    February 15, 2014
  10. I never knew there was such a thing. I don’t know where I’d get my culture if it weren”t for you!

    February 15, 2014
  11. American culture always awaits the Next Big Thing.

    February 15, 2014
  12. Somebody’s got to prove bigger isn’t always better. They keep trying.

    February 15, 2014
  13. and once you’ve seen a big thing……

    February 15, 2014
  14. I’m almost certain they use a LOT of gasoline.

    February 15, 2014
    • I’m surprised they don’t have a gasoline dispenser attached to the back end of it.

      February 15, 2014
      • Ha! Right? Now that’s a new concept in engineering! (flicks the tube running from the coffee IV to his arm.)

        You’re hilarious. 🙂

        February 16, 2014
  15. I could judge, but I have irritating behaviors too. Now, if they were to insult me first, all bets are off but live and let live as long as I can.

    February 15, 2014
    • I wouldn’t dream of insulting whoever was inside that thing, Nate. They could flatten me into a human pancake……….

      February 15, 2014
  16. Oh my. That is an awfully big thing.

    February 15, 2014
    • They must have them in Vegas. I’m sure I saw a few when I was out there.

      February 15, 2014
      • I saw one last night, leaving the Bellagio; it was bigger than big. Scary big. The kind of big you have to liquor yourself up for before attempting a ride.

        February 16, 2014
  17. It’ll be worth it, staying home, when you begin the walk, Andra. All the best in your preparations.

    We’re thinking of starting at NY and coming down the East Coast this Summer. Early days, but we’ll keep you posted.

    February 15, 2014
    • Please message me and let me know what you’ll be doing. I have a few tips for certain east coast cities. And OF COURSE you know you have a free place to stay in Charleston. And a free tour guide. And free food and drink. We will be in Australia from May 29 – June 16, but otherwise we can plan our summer schedule around making sure we’re here when you are. Very exciting, Kate. I hope this comes together.

      February 15, 2014
  18. Oh… my. Yikes. I don’t even want to know who would rent that out, but it exists, so SOMEONE is spending good tooth money on that monstrosity. I guess it’s a darn good thing it’s not pink, or I’d have to “Break Glass, Pull Lever” on this tune:

    Only to be listened to in case of emergency, by the way.

    February 15, 2014
  19. Sometimes all you can do is have another drink. It makes life more interesting.

    February 15, 2014
  20. You can only handle so many BIG things at once, Andra. You’ve got a pretty BIG Thing going on right now and I don’t mean MTM (this time). So excited for you and looking forward to some good reading. 🙂

    February 15, 2014
    • The biggest thing I have going right now is a callous on my right foot. It deserves its own nickname and zip code. Ha.

      February 15, 2014
  21. Dear god in heaven … somehow I don’t think Jesus would drive a Big Monster Truck, much less a Big Monster Truck Limo. Honestly, whenever I see a Big Monster Truck around town (and, not too long ago, in my neighbor’s yard), I crack up. Those Big Things on our Little Streets just look so STUPID!

    February 15, 2014
    • They’re entertaining. I always wonder what people are doing in there. My friend Steve over on Google+ probably summed it up best in his comment: A lot of ‘watch this!’ I immediately imagined the fart-on-fire scene from ‘Dumb and Dumber.’

      February 15, 2014
      • Makes me glad I never saw ‘Dumb and Dumber’ 🙂

        February 15, 2014
  22. Having lived for many years in LA I have to say, anyone driving that smog inducing gas guzzler there would be mobbed and torn limb from limb by all the Prius/Leaf driving tree hugging environmentalists. Or else the vato’s would laugh them off the road.

    February 15, 2014
    • I wondered if those things could exist in a place like LA.

      February 16, 2014
      • I haven’t seen anything like it out here on the west coast, but they could be hiding. I don’t know where. Airplane hangar?

        February 17, 2014
      • I haven’t seen one. They could be here on the West Coast, hiding somewhere. Like an airplane hangar.

        February 17, 2014
  23. I don’t understand either…it doesn’t look too appealing to me..hehe.

    February 15, 2014
  24. tarakianwarrior #

    I’ve never been in a limo. Have no idea what to do, but at the price they charge I’d truly like to ride in it for as long as they’d let me and drink all of their champagne. 😀

    February 17, 2014
  25. Nothing says America like a good gas-guzzling ride! The whole concept is entirely lost on me, but sometimes I do feel like I’m the minority here!

    February 20, 2014

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