Posted by Petra on October 03, 1999 at 12:08:04:
Yesterday was my first time to meet someone in person who is another poster at this board! Ayesha is spending this weekend exhibiting nutrition products at the Whole Life Expo in Phoenix, and yesterday I went downtown to meet her. I recognized her from the pictures of the last gathering and we spent almost an hour chatting over milk shakes. She is just as wonderful as I imagined her from the pictures! And she knows everything about nutrition related health issues and explained many interesting things to me. (Yep, my family needs to cut down on that sugar, Hubby will hear that from me - again - as soon as he sits down for lunch today. ;-)) I really, really enjoyed meeting Ayesha and hope we will get the chance to meet again. (Hey, she might even move here!)
That Expo was really something, quite an experience! While there were lots of interesting and tastefully decorated food booths (like Ayesha's) relating to products such as tea, organic foods, or general food supplements, there were also a number of freaks exhibiting there, and I had tears in my eyes laughing when I was walking around there, reading about "aura photos", people who offer their services to find out about past lives and spirit guides, and plastic "miracle mugs" that "will pass the pendulum test". Ayesha and I both laughed about one guy, he was really the biggest joke of the whole place, you wouldn't imagine it! Picture this: At his booth, it said: "Brother Eagle Soaring; Will create your Indian Power Shield" and he was selling some sort of leather shields with mystical pictures drawn on them. Now, if this wasn't enough to roll on the ground, the guy himself was even more hilarious: A white guy with chest long brown, curly hair, dressed in a pseudo-Indian leather outfit and with a red band around his head! No, I'm not kiddin' you! I've never seen anyone that fake (okay, maybe other than in those 50s movies) and almost started laughing hysterically when I listened to the "advice" he was giving to people. Oh geez, I've seen a white guy dressed as a Japanese there, a white guy imitating an Australian Aboriginal, white people with Rasta hairdos, and a bunch of lily-white women with big feathers in their hair! Only the Tibetans and some of the Africans seemed to be real. I wonder why it's always people of my race faking others? Oh, well.... Still laughing....
But I really had a great time, thanks to Ayesha! And all the tastes and good smell there, mmmh! Great milkshakes too!
Hope to see you again some time, Ayesha!
Have a great Sunday all!
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