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i kissed a girl by katy perry

maura @ 11:49 pm

Jonathan said he’d never ever heard this song and if you’d asked me before I’d have said the same thing, though once I heard it I remembered it. We were at a county fair while visiting family up in Vermont, and for some reason only the Himalayas ride was playing any music. First it was a bunch of Gaga remixes from the first record, then the Katy Perry song came on. J and I were both holding paper plates with the kids’ half-eaten pizza slices on them, waiting as they rode. The kids whizzed around, first forward and then backward. Gus’s hat flew off but we were able to get it back when the ride ended.

The rides were all a little sketchy, just a little bit too Springfield Tire Fire than I’m entirely comfortable with. The kids only wanted to go on spinny rides, which I loved as a child, too. But now that I’m old and crotchety the spinning makes me feel ill, sad to say. So I held the pizza and listened to Katy Perry and thought about all of her many wigs and costumes. Kids today.

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3 comments on “i kissed a girl by katy perry”

Anne (30 July 2011 at 5:31 pm)

Yeah it’s always the Himalaya ride with the music. Why is that?

maura (31 July 2011 at 12:09 pm)

It was weird, I mean, there were other rides, and other spinny rides, and only that one had music. Very strange.

Anne (21 August 2011 at 10:04 pm)

No, I mean it’s always like that, every fair, county or state or otherwise, it’s always the snowy luge-type circular coastery thing where they play music.

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