Captain’s Log 4,531
Nothing says it like a photo. It’s the big festival that happens every year in the park. About 60,000 people a night come and eat themselves sick as they walk around through throngs of people to visit all the museums for free.
Not even close to fun for those of us who have to work this. The event starts at 5:00, but we are not there by 2:30 or so, we cannot even get onto the grounds – even with our parking permits. The traffic is just too heavy.
I start my day with a trip to see Joanie, Hairdresser Exceptionale. Then, I am mailing off my soaps to points hither and yon and picking up a Santa costume. If I am lucky, I will back home by 10:00 tonight. And we get to do it all over again tomorrow! But we have to put the exhibits back in order tomorrow night, so I won’t get home until around 11:00 or so.
Looking for my Zen so I can keep it handy in my pocket. Last year, almost 13,000 people came through our doors. Most people are good about it. Much better than the folks who come by on Freak Tuesday. Many of those folks pull the old “I am a taxpayer in this town and I deserve blah blah blah from you people.” Tonight’s crowd is there for fun – not to prove something. That’s one good thing.
We bought all the food for tonight at Costco. I stopped at Trader Joe’s and got $50 gift cards for everyone on my staff. I’ll pass those out when we have our holiday dinner on the 17th of December.
Guess I might as well face it. Time to make the donuts!