Last Saturday my husband and I attended the annual Street Performers Festival here in Edmonton. It was blazing hot, 28 Celsius but I am sure it was hotter at Churchill Square! The performances were fascinating and offered great entertainment. We watched four shows and conducted a taste test of all the green onion cake vendors, of which there were three. The first, Green Onion Cakes, came out the best for flavour, greaselessness, and was served on a disposable plate with hot sauce and a side of sour cream (an extra 50 cents). They know they're the best too!! Another vendor served their rather greasy onion cakes with packets of hot sauce that sat out in the heat of the sun and no option of sour cream. The third contestant was a close second. They had a hot sauce very similar to vendor #1 but their onion cake wasn't as good. No sour cream either. Here's the winner:
As we sat eating one of these onion cakes, I noticed the girl next to us was reading a book! I know, at the Street Performers! Sheesh!!! I only wish I'd thought of that. ;) There are some nicely shaded areas around the square that would be nice to stretch out in with a book in hand.
So, of course, I had to ask what she was reading. It was Brisingr!! We spoke a bit about her choice. She'd waited to read book three in the series until she got a copy of book four to read directly afterwards. But, she read the first two again before reading the third! Do you do that? I do, unless it's a lengthy series, of course!
Published September 2008
Author: Christopher Paolini
"OATHS SWORN . . . loyalties tested . . . forces collide.
I haven't read any of this Inheritance series yet; though I have seen the movie Eragon. Have you? Would you recommend the series?
So, after three green onion cakes, split between the two of us; a 32 oz cup of home-brewed root beer; two bottles of water (500 ml) each, four shows and a visit with a friend we ran into there; I was done. I just couldn't take in any more. Too hot, tired and feeling a little cranky; we made our way to the LRT where we both fell asleep after deciding to take the train all the way to the end of the track (we'd never done it before!). Of course, there is no end of the track to be remembered as we both slept through the trip...heads jerking as we fought it and eventually gave in...to pure heat exhaustion! I came home and slept.
How's that for a Saturday outing?