Thursday, June 14, 2012

So That's What It's All About

Don't know what your Saturday looked like but mine was devoted to walking to downtown Norwich over the that-away direction of the Sweeney Bridge to the Regional Intermodal Transportation Center for the grand opening of a facility planned since almost the moment my family and I arrived in Norwich.

Not that I'm suggesting cause and effect because, as you'll see when you read the comments to the news article in one of the newspapers, there are plenty of Hottentots and Forget Me Nots willing and eager to blame anyone at anytime for anything. That's sort of how we roll around here and if you think that's a heaping helping of pretty screwed-up you won't be surprised when I tell you that a lot of us already know that. (I love the pseudonymic coward who vows to urinate and defecate to christen the new facility. What a charmer!  "GovIsTooBig"'s Mom would be so proud of (assuming she knows how to read.))

Anyway, that's what I did (okay, and spar with nit-wits). Perhaps you went grocery shopping or one of your kids is close to graduating (from something, anything) and the moment was opportune to pick up a present. Or maybe you had a rough week and chose to sleep in. He who hesitates is lunch, my brother, which explains those mayonnaise stains on your socks.

But it wasn't that way for everyone. Nope, not in Poughkeepsie at the Walkway Over the Hudson where by the dawn's early light a new Guiness Book of World Records was set for the most people at one time to be dancing the hokey-pokey. I still think the slide show should have been designed to present all the imagery the way you actually do the hokey-pokey: you put your right slide in, you take your right slide out and you shake it all about, lather, rinse and repeat. You can't have everything but as long as it's synchronized it counts, says Guiness' Judge Danny Girton, Jr., in making it official that 2,569 folks shaked and turned themselves about somewhere over the Hudson if not over the rainbow.

No idea how many were FOD, but I'm sure as the sun hit the waters of the Hudson there were rainbows and ribbons for every hokey and pokey alike. It was the most colorful thing that you've seen.
-bill kenny      

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