22 September 2006

Cowtown Sunday

After my late night on Saturday, I decided to skip the first class of the morning and go directly into Slip, Slide, Spin, Turn with Adam & Laura. I totally spazzed and couldn't get any of it right, what's up with that? At one point, after ten minutes of trying, one of the follows says "you're spinning the wrong way." Sure enough, I had been doing it backwards the whole time.

After class I got a quick lunch, and came back to watch Peter's video's and lecture. Peter is amazing and fascinating, he is one of those people who just plain knows his subject and is passionate about it completely. Imagine if you will: 75 people, with full tummies, who have just danced for 40 of the preceding 48 hours hanging on every word Peter was saying for 90 minutes. He makes swing dance history come alive.

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This hardwood floor is surprisingly comfortable...

After lunch and lecture, I wanted to take Christy's last class, but instead I decided to go get Cherokee and go home to take a nap. I checked out of the hotel, and started driving towards Barb's to get puppy boy. She didn't answer, so I headed home, set my alarm and dozed off for a little while.

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Poor Mr. Not Home Yet!

The alarm went off, and I crawled out of bed, somehow managed to drive down to the Lewis & Clark landing without my car keys (???), parked, and walked with umbrella, through the rain to the spot where I was supposed to be helping set up. I felt very alone because I was the only one there! I whipped out the cell phone, called Nate, who said "it's cancelled due to the rain, come back to the hotel, we're going to set up here." That's when the party of a life time began.

So now the corn eating contest and food is going to be in the dance rooms, and the band is going to set up next to the indoor pool. Let me tell you a few things about the Omaha Jitterbugs: 1) we make lemonade as well as anybody I've ever known. 2) it is full of smart, helpful people who don't wait to be organized, but see what needs to be done, work cooperatively, and do it. I got back to the hotel by 5:30 or so, by 6:15 so much had been organized and done that people were dancing to pass the time until the food got there.

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When are they serving the food already?

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In France it is called la vache. (we miss you Sam)

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MMMMinneapolis girls!

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This beautiful smile is because Venche is NOT in the corn eating contest.

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Psst, hey baby, want to come over to my pen later and...

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Awww!

Nate (et.al.) wisely decided to make the catered food free, and put up donation jars, people who still wanted to spend money could get Maggie Moo's.

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I think Linda is the only one who saw me take this picture.

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My favorite ice cream servers.

I still think the smartest person who participates in the corn eating contest is Monique, she says, "for $5.00 I can have all the corn I can eat.", she's in no danger of winning. The California people were really funny cheering on David. Some thing we are going to have to do for Chris & Vivian next year. This year instead of twelve minutes, it is only eight (thank God). I handed my camera to Venche, and Ready... Set... Go...

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Hey, a diet pepsi, that must be me.

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Mo say: "what is wrong with those people? slow down, enjoy!"

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Actually Viv, I think you ate more than four.

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My mother is SO proud.

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It's like watching a car race just to see the wrecks.

I don't have the right technique to be a winner, I just use the standard Bugs Bunny "typewriter" method. All the kernals are gone, but it's not very fast. Still I managed to get nine in eight minutes. There were many different styles and theories on how to quickly eat the corn. Pretty much the winners did the same sort of thing, it involved scraping the corn off the cob with their teeth, but I'm not sure I would call it eating.

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The winners, David - 1st, Chris - 2nd, Viv - 3rd.

After the corn eating contest, the pool party started. It was incredible. A band, 75 people, a frisbee, people in the pool fully clothed, dancing, in and out of the pool, drinks, anyways, I'll let the pictures do the talking.

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The Mezcal Brothers couldn't have been any cooler or easy going. Oh, and they rocked the joint!

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This is a plot to cause trouble if I've ever seen one.

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Sure, Venche's smiling now, but if I tried to push her into the pool...

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Seriously, Tessa & Brian were smiling right up until the flash went off, then they got all artsy-posed.

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Water Lindy!

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Does this remind you of something?

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-- once again, the brain cannot come up with an appropriate caption --

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Jonathon say: One second I was swimming, the next the frisbee just whacked me in the head.

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This stuff should come with a warning label: "May cause you to jump into a pool with your clothes on."

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Drying off another successful Cowtown Jamborama

thanks to jittercliff and bex for several photos...

3 comments:

SuzieQ said...

Holy crap that's a long post

onionboy said...

Holy crap, it was a long day!

Linda said...

Someone should put a warning label on the hard lemonade that this drink has been known to cause people to do things out of the ordinary and that they, being the distributor of the drink, do not take any responsibility for people jumping into swimming pools fully clothed and making a fool of them selves. I think it is safe to say that I had a really good time. :-)