Monday, July 28, 2008

Life by the TGP

Living in Shaw can seem like a bit of a job at times, but just when I get bummed out by a neighbor who tears up her perfectly nice zoysia in order to plant a vegetable garden in her front yard, I learn about stuff like this. Yes, Andy, it's true: there is going to be a naked bike ride in Tower Grove Park this Saturday. While I agree with the group's objectives, no, I am not a member. I read about it here. And, no, I do not plan to participate, but only because pregnant women aren't supposed to ride bikes because their center of gravity is all thrown out of whack. Otherwise you know I'd be there, getting all tribal and body painting the bump.

I have a feeling this ride could either really help or hurt the Tower Grove Farmers' Market, which is held near the TGP pool pavilion -- the same location as the ride's starting point. The pool and playground are of course swarming with children most Saturday mornings, so I guess we'll see just how liberal city parents are after all. This is going to be awesome.

I know, I know. My "if it's not hurting anyone, go for it" philosophy is purely situational and I may change my opinion on such matters once I have to explain naked bike riders to Tro, but I wish the group nothing but cloudy skies and cool breezes this coming Saturday. Chip and I never manage to make it to the International Festival, Pride Fest or the countless other random activities and festivals that go on in Tower Grove Park, but I do love that we live one block from a park where everyone is welcome, clothed or not.

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