“The ramblings and grumblings of author Ad Hudler”

My brief life as a sandwich
Sunday, April 17, 2011

Ever since I was a child I've always dreamed of being a mascot. I always watched the slightly-larger-than-life, stuffed-animal-looking character strut and dance about the sidelines or gym, entertaining the crowds -- and wished it was me.

You always find similar costumed characters at reading festivals: Cat in the Hat, Snoopy, etc. At the Southern Kentucky Book Fest this week (which, incidentally, has turned into one of the best run reading festivals in the South) I was in the author's lounge when I saw a giant, plush costume of a Crustable (those funky PBJ sandwich things from Smuckers). The girl who was wearing the costume was taking a break and had set it down against the wall.

I seized my chance ...

"Can I? ..."

I couldn't fit it over my shoulders; it's supposed to cover the entire torso ... but we did manage to set my hat on top!


Anonymous www.sarawilliamsnovelist.com said...

Ad, I picture you more as an M&M. Or more as a Ghirardelli square. Raspberry filled.

April 17, 2011 at 10:49 AM  

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