This Post Might Raise A Few Red Flags For Lies and Exaggeration

The 81st Annual Firefighter’s Booya advertisement is actually a folding sign, but if I can use the Cycle365 platform to help My Town’s Fire Department, then I’m going to call it a BANNER. The two or three thousand Hastingites that follow Cycle365 will be glad I did. Add to that my thousands of followers from all over the world, and I’m guessing this post will result in at least $50,000,000 in Booya sales for our firefighting first responders.

I should probably explain what a Booya is, since I think it’s a delicacy found mostly in America’s upper-midwest.

Basically, a Booya is a big soup. It has water, salt & pepper & spices, lots of just about every kind of root vegetable you can think of, and gigantic chunks of beef, pork, wild game, sausage, and bones–lots of bones–for their delicious marrow. It’s simmered outdoors over a gas flame, in huge 30-to-50-gallon vats or barrels, for at least 24-48 hours. The concoction is stirred frequently and must be attended to by at least one person the entire time. The flavors meld, the vegetables and meat and bones break down, and the result is an incredibly flavorful broth. Then more chunks of meat and vegetables are added during the cooking process. Oh man, I’m drooling just thinking about it.

You might be thinking that last paragraph was the part that raised a lot of red flags for lies and exaggerations, but everything I wrote is true. The lies and exaggerations were in the first paragraph.

Here comes a few LEGITIMATE entries for this month’s challenge:

A windsock

Many tiny, multi-colored flags

The flag for the 17th hole at the local golf course

This banner is making me hungry. Too bad it’s not Sunday.

Heading off to Iowa now. See you in a few days.

Hi. My name is Greg and I ride my bike a lot. That is to say, I ride my bike almost every day. I go on long rides and short rides. Sunny rides, cloudy rides, and rainy rides. I like commuting, errand-running, day-tripping, overnighting, and touring on my bike. I ride on city streets, highways, gravel, single track, and snow with equal enthusiasm. Sometimes I ride fast and sometimes I ride slow. I try to keep my feet on the pedals at stop lights and I do not dismount when I hop up on a curb. I have a roadie bike, a mountain bike and a touring bike. I try to accept any challenge a bike ride can throw at me without complaint. But I don't like bugs.

1 response to "This Post Might Raise A Few Red Flags For Lies and Exaggeration"

  1. By: Rich-Illinois Posted: August 3, 2022

    Helen greatly approves of the Firefighters sign as being regarded as a banner — (her suspension from the turbine tower was quite a humbling experience for her) — and besides, Booya sounds a whole lot better than menudo.

    Nice collection of photos — I like the windsock — what is SOFA?

    Safe trip to IA and back!

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