Monday, May 17, 2010

Albuquerque, and The Ace Festival

Today I went to the grocery store, thinking of the ACE Festival. Adam Daniel (who is five years old) and I corroborated on a name. Adam did most of the work. It's the Albuquerque Chatting and Exploring Festival, planned for January 7-10, 2011.

Adam said that when his mom was younger, people would say "that's ace!" rather than "that's cool." Yesterday I was watching "As Time Goes By" (a British sitcom, or Britcom), and the character Alistair, who is usually modern-to-futuristic in his slang, said "that's ace." It was partly to show that he was slowing down and being more himself. And because of my correspondence with Adam, I knew that.

This morning at the store I saw this:

And going out to the car I saw the parking lot in such glory that it would have been perfect for out-of-town guests, but I was the only one there, so I whipped out the cameraphone and brought these images:

I didn't have to go out of my way. That's my cart in the first one. I was headed toward my car when I saw the old panel van, and the new delivery truck. The pickup for sale was parked right next to me. There will be a logo but it's still in process.


Lori said...

There's also Ace (different fruit flavors) Cider, which as far as I'm concerned is the nectar of the gods and about the only alcoholic beverage I drink any more. You could have a scavenger hunt (before or during the festival) to see how many Ace brands people can find.

Sandra Dodd said...

I'll definitely buy some Ace cider. Thanks!

Turns out there's a pushy Christian curriculum called ACE, so I'm trying to counterbalance that. Hard cider and sushi carry some weight there. :-)

Robin B. said...

Sandra, is this the evolution of SUSS? If so, sign me up!
If not, sign me up!

Sandra Dodd said...

Not "evolution," but maybe like as though SUSS and the Monkey Platter Festival had a baby...

Eileen Smithdeal said...

Great pictures!! Thanks for sharing. I like the idea of finding a "feast for the eyes" right in a parking lot!