Sunday, July 04, 2004

Mullets, Tube Tops, and Teenage Moms... Oh my!

After talking about how much I loved being here for the 4th, I suddenly realized how much I didn't. I put off heading down to the park until about 7 tonight, and then once I got there I spent a good 2 hours trying to spot an outfit/look that would top one my sister had just pointed out. My favorite current look is the cutoff shirt that shows half of the stomach, and then the too tight jean shorts/jeans that push all of their skin/fat upwards showing why they need not be wearing a cutoff shirt. We saw a few people with knee high leather boots on and a guy wearing cowboy boots and hat and boxer shorts. And of course there was the slew of jr. high girls who looked like they were headed to either a frat party or a brothel after the fireworks concluded. Which is probably the reason behind my next point.

Everyone over the age of 14 in the Jesus Town is pregnant. Though this is not surprising seeing as it's the same town that was ranked #1 in the nation for teen pregnancies when I was in high school. (I consider having had 37 of 115 girls in my graduating class who were pregnant at some point before graduation to be a mark worth noting.)

All in all, it's always a good experience to go and see that I should be thankful for what I have, or don't have as the case may be. A few different choices and I could have been the lady dragging her 8 year old through the midway or the 20 year old screaming at her husband at the top of her lungs. As it is, I'll be satisfied being the girl across the way pointing her finger and laughing.