In the spirit of what Gary calls a ‘national holiday’, I thought I would post this delicious photo from Will and Vaiden Kirchheimer circus/carnival wedding. All the food was vegetarian… crackerjacks, popcorn, corn dogs, pretzels etc.
So the Superbowl is in town and the FBR Open as well. Traffic has been surreal. I work in North Scottsdale and the number of SUV’s and Cadillacs have doubled. Tourists are everywhere. It actually feels like a city. I like that.
On Saturday night Gary and I went to Scottsdale to see ESPN’s post and to play ‘spot the celebrity’. We walked everywhere; I was amazed to see block parties with every turn, red carpets lined with photographers, bicycle taxi’s and the wonderful sound of horns honking!
We hung out by the red carpet for a while and photographed some bike racer and M.C. HAMMER!!! That was pretty rad! I’ll share a little tmi right now… I still have an M.C. Hammer doll. I got that doll when I was in 6th or 7th grade and was obsessed with him. I remember washing dishes after dinner and singing to my M.C.Hammer tape! He was on tour and it was the first time I remember wanting to go to a concert. Unfortunately it would be 5 or 6 more years before I experienced my first live concert.
We also stopped for a slice at Joe’s. Pizza never tasted so good. It’s been ages since I’ve eaten pizza and although it’s technically forbidden due to my wheat/gluten allergy, I ate it anyway and my taste buds ooh’d and aah’d with every cheesy bite.
I mailed my photographs for the exhibition in France. My first quote from UPS was $440 dollars! I KNOW!!! How insane is that! I went to the post office and mailed my package for $75. I don’t know what I would have done if $440 was my final quote. I could have bought a plane ticket, delivered my pieces, taken a whirl wind tour of Paris and be working again in 3 days. And the delivery date would have been the same… by February 11th.
We attempted to go to Glendale today to partake in the madness that is Superbowl 2008. The stadium looks incredibly large as you’re driving up to it. Finding parking was a task impossible to overcome. We definitely tried. Unless you had a ticket you couldn’t park within 2 miles of the stadium. We drove out further and those parking lots at about 3-4 miles out were barricaded off and cops weren’t letting anyone but users of those parking lots park. Every side road, barricaded. Every alley, barricaded. Every park -n- ride, barricaded. After trying every possible solution, we headed back home and joined the party that was happenin’ in our clubhouse. We live at Papago Trillium in Phoenix and we do a lot of hanging out and working in the clubhouse. We even have a rent-able office that we use with our clients.
I’ve been spending a lot of time working on the design for my new website. My brother is designing it for me. I faxed the drawings (since I don’t know html), to the strip club he works in.
The hoopla is over tomorrow and it’s back to normal traffic and casual city living. And I must say, a sunday with excellent commericals, is a super sunday indeed!