Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Out and about in Ann Arbor

So we were out and about last night in downtown Ann Arbor, looking for a place to have dinner. We first headed to Seva, which turns out to close surprisingly early, at 9:00 PM in the summer! We got there at 9:02. Next to us at Seva's door was a middle-aged woman dressed up as a witch, complete with a black peaked hat.

The story though, is not about the dinner, it is about the fact that I only later realized that my initial reaction to the woman dressed as a witch had been to not even really notice. It was like that classic photo of the person dressed as a gorilla waiting at the crosswalk in New York with no one else in the large waiting crowd paying any attention. A witch? Just part of the normal goings-on in Ann Arbor.

Later in the evening, we ran into a friend of ours who mentioned having just been at the Michigan Theater's sing-along showing of the Wizard of Oz and that many people there, young and old, were dressed up as characters from the movie. Then all was clear.

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