19th Annual Fremont Solstice Parade — 3 Comments

  1. The Olydwellers that I meet tend to be quite insular (like Smurfs), proudly proclaiming “only in Olympia” about various creative and artistic and eco-oriented things that also happen in other communities, but they wouldn’t know, ’cause they act like the outside world is a threat to their special Olyville.

    Do anything out of the ordinary in Olympia, and folks will comment, “Oh, you must go/have gone to Evergreen,” like there is no other excuse for being unique (for the record, I am not a Greener). Olympia is nice, but a bit claustrophobic for me. And yet here I am, committed to living here and actively participating in Oly culture.

  2. Gee, you don’t sound committed, you sound more offensive to my little smurfville brain. That’s ok though. We welcome you big city, worldly people here too.