I have seen (and partaken of) fried twinkies, funnel cakes, blood sausage, alligator po-boys, alligator sausage, crawfish beignets, every type of meat on a stick, and who knows what else. But never before today's trip to the Junk Sale in Abita Springs have I seen chocolate covered Peeps--the chick-shaped ones in purple, yellow, and pink, presented in a pint-sized strawberry basket filled with Easter grass.
Aside from the Peeps, the junk sale was no big thrill--rebel flags, handguns, yard dolls, and long rusty swords for sale. I bought nothing, but I did take my kids to the UCM museum, which is GREAT. It's an ever-evolving walking tour resplendent with found objects. Every inch is decorated and part of the display. And the artist also does really strange taxidermy--dog with gator head attached, that sort of thing. There's also a trailer set to look like a UFO crashed into it. When you get up close and look into the windows, you see aliens dressed in human clothes--pretty funny. I snapped a picture of my oldest standing next to a gorilla dressed in a Mardi Gras ball gown.
On a different note, I got my color done today. I and my hairdresser were feeling wild, so we went wild with my har. Nothing natural about it--blonde, deep-brown, and merlot-colored streaks at the crown. Defititely not natural looking or conservative. And I'm afraid it won't match with the outfit I am wearing to do my presentation at the Tennessee Williams Festival. Oh well. It has about ten days to calm down.