The Passage of a Few People Through a Rather Brief Moment in Time #277: Practice Picnic
One or more persons during a certain period drop their usual motives for movement and action, their relations,
their work and leisure activities, and let themselves be drawn by the attractions of the terrain and the
encounters they find there.
It's a bike ride.
Started by user nathansnider and user theroyalacademy.
It meets every Wednesday at 8:30pm at California Donuts #21.
We ride at 9pm.
On the sixth year of this bike ride, you might expect:
- more inconvenient passageways
- more full moon picnics
- perhaps more "cover" versions of other people's rides, performed with amateurish enthusiasm
- certainly more amateurish enthusiasm
- pool halls
- bowling alleys
- dance parties
- imaginary histories
- scavenging for fun and sustenance
- more geocaching
- more oblique strategies
- more Oulipian constraints
- traffic median tea parties
- A medium pace (maybe not for beginners; certainly not a hustle)
- We're not in a rush; we don't need to run every light.
- Maybe some distance;maybe some hills
- Victory donuts!
Well, sure, we suppose you could go cold into this season of eating - devouring a whole turducken (or tofurducken?) outright, diving
straight into the deep end of the gravy pool, et cetera. But that would be foolish. No, no, we say you need to ease your way into the
holiday. After all, you wouldn't run a marathon without any preparation. Are you just going to run headlong into that wall of mashed
potatoes without even limbering up first?
The best way to do this, we contend, is with a picnic, so that is what we are doing this week. Consider it a practice run for your belly. If
you want to consider it a practice run for your holiday recipes too, we will not object, though of course we realize that this announcement
may be arriving a bit late to make any serious cooking plans. In any case, bring some practice food and/or practice drink to share with
your practice family.
(short distance, chill pace, one stop for picnicking)
Talk, talk, talk...
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The hacienda must be built.