Friday, June 11, 2010


Reading sure is hopping these days. I don’t know how the people here manage to contain the excitement. There’s so much to do these next few weekends I don’t know how we’ll fit it all in.

Tonight – Out to the local strip club to see the woman who tempted Jesse away from Sandra. No need to say more on this one, is there?

Tomorrow – The Flying Circus Air Show at the airfield in the metropolis of Bethel. (For those of you unfamiliar with the area Bethel is a bit northwest of Reading. Be very careful if you’re heading that way. Blink and you’ll miss it.) Anyway, this is a real 1920’s style air show complete with barnstorming aerobatics and biplane rides. An all day event. The show’s at 2:00, rides before and after.

If that doesn’t interest you, Boyertown Fun Days are going on at the other end of the county. Pig races at 11:00. A twirling demonstration at noon. A second twirling demonstration by a different organization at 2:00. Martial arts demos at 5:00 and 6:00. And if you’re hungry there’s a late afternoon pig roast. It doesn’t specify but I suspect that’s how they motivate the pigs to race, by telling them that the losers will become dinner.

In the evening, it’s back to Al’s for a second performance by Ms. McGee.

If you make it through this weekend, next weekend there’s a chili cook-off at the local tobacco shop. While you’re waiting to judge that, you can participate in the Longest Ash competition. Their ad says to come out to enjoy the sights and sounds of the battle. Um, you’ll have to figure out what exactly that one means for yourself since I can’t tell if they’re referring to the ash thing or the chili.

At the same time, Danny Bonaduce is Appearing Live! (let’s hope so) at a local car dealership. I know it might be too much for some but I recommend checking out the set up for the cooking, running out to meet Danny and then racing back to do some chili sampling as you let your cigar burn away.

Reading – the entertainment capital of the universe. Aren’t I just so lucky to live here?

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