Summer Celebration

August 28, 2005 at 4:30 PM | Good Times, Site/Personal, Work | No Comments

Yesterday, a big group of us went to the company sponsored event “Summer Celebration” held at the Kansas Speedway, where there was free food, cotton candy, snowcones, carnival-style games, live music, a badass fireworks show, and what appeared to be an unlimited amount of free Bud Light and Budweiser. It was fantastic.

I have never been to the Speedway before, because honestly, I don’t care much for the sport. The place seems like a pretty cool place to throw big company events just like this, though. But for whatever reason, they decided to have all the normal entrances into the complex blocked off, save for one in the very, very back, so you had to actually drive around the thing to get in. Twice. It was like a fucking labrynth n shit. And then, on top of this, I found the security to be extremely lax. I mean, sure there was security staff there, but anybody could’ve gotten in, had they known about the event.

After all was said and done, I’d drank myself a fair amount of beer and even won some beanbag-style stuffed animals and some useless carnival prizes.

Afterwards, we headed out to Westport and checked out this Irish bar “Blayney’s” which is located down a street in Westport that apparently none of us had ever gone down. And what a strange little area it was! There was a pizza place, a Japanese steakhouse, and even this place where groups of people were seated around and smoking multi-tube hookahs. I’d no idea what was going on at that place.

At Blayney’s, they had automatic paper towel dispensers in the restrooms. I’d never seen one of those before. And here I thought I had seen it all, too. I mean, I’ve seen automatic flushing, automatic sinks, automatic soap dispensers, automatic hand dryers… but never an automatic paper towel dispenser. I didn’t even need to use the restroom, but I went in there to try it out. I waved my hand in front of the unit and sure enough, a red LED came on and about a foot of paper towel came rolling out. Now I can rest easy knowing that pretty much every aspect of public restroom use has been automated. Except doors… I suppose they could automate the doors, too. But I don’t expect to see that for at least a couple more years.

Outside, Westport was happening block-party style just like every other weekend. It appeared there was some large group of girls out at Westport for a bachelorette party. Other than that, it was all pretty standard stuff. Well… I dunno, it also seemed to me like the DJ was playing an excessive amount of 80s music.

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