Now, Alex didn't leave me with any details about what this award actually was, so I had to do a little digging on my own. Apparently I'm supposed to list ten things that make me happy, and then name ten other blogs that make me happy. Like some sort of nerd-ass new millennium chain letter. Normally I'd ignore this portion quicker than a Carl Lewis morning jog, but it's my first award and I don't want to look ungrateful, so...
Ten Things that Rock Out Loud:
3) Demolition Derbies. I mean, seriously, it's three hours of cars crashing into each other. I'll see you at The Buck!
5) Traveling Variety Shows. I'm way too young for the real heyday of freakshows, spiritualists, carnies and the like. But that doesn't mean I won't go out of my way for any and all sword swallowers, burly q dancers, daredevils or contortionists that happen to be passing through. If you're barking a bit of showmanship, I'll be there. Promise me a two-headed kid, and you've got my $2.
6) Off-Kilter Tourist Traps. There's a place in Natural Bridge, Virginia named Dinosaur Kingdom that wonders what it would be like if there were dinosaurs around during the Civil War. And it recreates this wonder with lifesize fiberglass models, some of which are animated. And since this is Virginia, the dinosaurs are only eating Northern soldiers. Right here in Baltimore we have the National Great Blacks in Wax Museum. One of the exhibits is The Middle Passage, detailing the history of the slave trade in graphic detail, including corkings, brandings, decapitations, castrations, lynchings and more. It's your own personal Farewell, Uncle Tom, but in wax. These places were someone's "good" idea, and I love them for it.
7) Reverse Cowgirl. Just because.
And with that, I'm done writing for today. It's time to clean myself up and travel across town for a day filled with good food, good beer, good company and good times. Hopefully everyone reading this can do the same!
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