Friday, July 3, 2009

What am I doing this 4th of July? Working the Corner...

... at a motorcycle race! My husband is really into motorcycles and most times when I am working on creating a project or taking my item pics he is our riding around with people he met on DC Sportsbike Forum I don't have the right gear (a decent jacket to save my skin) and since we are saving for a house (hope to hear something from our realtor today! Cross your fingers for us!) a jacket is not in the books right now ;)

Last Sunday my husband, Donald, asked if I wanted to go - the way he described it was that we would be helping people who already know how to work the corners in motorcycle races and be camping the night before (Friday night). I'm down for camping :) and I'm down for helping learn more about my husbands passion so sure. Come Monday morning however, I get this email Donald had received from a guy on the forum laying out what was going to happen while we were there and what we needed to bring. Okay - this was a list, an extensive list full of classes to learn about the flags they use on the corners on Saturday. I guess yes, they will have food for us but in truth, I'm doing the low carb thing and I'm certain that they will have caffeinated coffee(as they should) and donuts. *Please have eggs of some kind* (I beg ;)). Since the email came on a Monday morning and I'm dragging from the weekend I was overwhelmed and reconsidering.

At this point I must add Donald's birthday is the 5th and so I was thinking this would be a great way to celebrate with him. But how far does this need to go? lol

But I later woke up Monday afternoon and realized it's sure to be a good time. :) I'm bringing my own cooler with foods I don't have to think twice about eating, Donald and I will both be learning a good deal about motorcycle racing, and they are sure to have so kick ass fireworks! :) I just pray it doesn't rain ;)

I would like to add that when I was in Iowa growing up in my early to later teens I used to work in a concession stand at the Cresco Speedway. I'd worked the hotdogs, pizza, drinks, candy and Popcorn stand! :) SO much fun! It was usually fast paced and I liked it that way ;). Later when I was a senior in high school they had me sing the star spangled banner for the stock car races - which was really cool for me - I lovva to sing :). Cresco, Ia is a town of 3,500 people and I come from a background of making the most of what you have - so having not known anything else and based on Donald's description of the Corner Working, it'd be low key. lol But I'm wrong and that's okay. :D

As long as it doesn't rain, I'm sure I'm in for a good time :) Where are you watching YOUR fireworks at?? :D


  1. Sounds like a lot of fun! Have a great July 4th weekend! ;)

  2. Have fun 'working the corner' and good luck with the house. :) We're going to a BBQ...not yet sure about the fireworks.

    Happy 4th!


  3. Wow, that's awesome you sang the Star Spangled Banner!!! Impressive!!! I wish I could sing. I do anyway but mostly in the car, hee, luckily Y loves me anyway :P

  4. hi hun!

    Sounds like a splendid time :D It's near lunch time for me, but you just made me hungry for consession stand food!


  5. Wow, this sounds like a fun time. Did you take pictures?

  6. HAHA - okay - so I came home early :( I got sick the first day there and my wonderful husband brought me home. I drank lots of water and laid low. I was thankful for the night I was able to camp and stay with the others there. It was a good time :-) and camping with the hubby is always fun :-) lol. I plan to go back at some point and learn a thing or two and get out there in some form during the race, be it corner working or otherwise :0).


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