I thought I was feeling well enough to check out the Iditarod. I was not. I don’t really care about the dogs, I just hate missing any free event where people dress up and are happy. Pardon me if my photos are a bit strange, I was out of it and spent the rest of the day in bed shaking like a chihuahua.
This is a great coat and few people have the figure to pull it off like this man. I like the suggestion of an evil face and perhaps the nub of a tail.
Sitting on dad’s shoulders is better than wearing high heels. I wore my fake fur hat last year. This year I followed the trend in faux animal headgear again.
There was an icy fog yesterday that made things seem colder than they really were.
Some people like to be colder than that so they go to the carnival.
Yes those are flying swings on the right. These are probably outlawed in every other state of the Union due to their propensity to fly off into the crowd and kill people. Luckily it isn’t too crowded here.
For those of you who like art, there is plenty of it in downtown. In order to avoid dog sleds I walked down an alley and noticed several murals I liked.
Big bird smackdown.
If you like your art quick and dirty, there are snow sculptures. I refuse to show you the largest one which is of Christ being heaved up on the cross. Someone thought they were doing us a favor. Maybe they do Jesus in chocolate and marshmallow too.
I added a some artificial coloring to make this more energetic. The next one is perhaps more tame but made me laugh. A family came by and one parent noted that the snowmen were like people gathered around the theatre. Then the child retorted, “Some of them are dead.”
That was the best line of the day so I went home. I stopped at The Fire Island Bakery on the way home and got a $5.00 cupcake. I’ve never had a cupcake that expensive before. It was a big one, like a jumbo muffin – red velvet, kind of crusty on the outside with ground pistachio paste injected inside and a cream cheese/whipped cream frosting. Yummy. I was still sick but I felt better for a minute.