I made the journey to Buffalo for the 10th Anniversary of the Elmwood Festival of the Arts earlier today. The website for it was tinged with apathy, I thought. I say that because the opening line was "We are as excited as we have ever been". Hmmm...
Being the Summer of 2009, the sky was threatening to open up, and it did acouple of times with cold sprinkles. The festival was really well organized and had a decent variety of handmade items. Not many folks were buying things, though. Wonderful Linda of Raveloe Fibers had a beautiful booth selling her wares.
A am an Easily Annoyed Person. Today I was annoyed by people who bring dogs to street festivals. Here are some updates from the big book of facts - dogs don't like street festivals. In addition, not too many people like to be inflicted with the rope burns which result when a dog's leash winds around thier leg. No one likes to get the "oh, you must be a dog-hater" glare after they have stumbled over a terrier on an eight foot long leash.
The other thing that annoyed me was getting elbowed in the head (twice!) by some dope who was walking and talking on his cell phone. When I turned to see who had assaulted my poor noggin, I was rewarded with him giving me an annoyed look for getting in the way of his elbow.
I did not allow myself to be annoyed by all of the strollers, although some of the occupants had their permanent teeth coming in.