Downtown Indy was busy this morning.
I first went to the Indiana State Museum which was bustling
with families milling about with kids of various ages.
There was a choir singing Christmas songs, with dutiful
moms and dads in attendance to see their beloved spawn
sing all the standards at about three-quarters the intended speed.
I finished my shopping there, then went to Circle Centre Mall,
which was also packed with people in various stages
of holiday shopping duress - two weeks out, so still too early
for outright desperation. The dominant group
this weekend was the overwhelming number of teen-age
girls running about, their long, coltish legs sticking
out below little cheer-leading outfits, and their
hair as be-ribboned as any Russian gymnast's.
Apparently, there was a competition being held at the adjacent
Indiana Convention Center and the girls were biding their time between
events by wandering the stores with their parents.
Oh, yeah, "acne laughs at soap and water."