Many thoughts went through my mind almost immediately. My first thought was, “Oh, man that's ugly!" Then I noticed it was chipped, cracked, and crackled, and I thought, "Who would ever buy that!” I reached over and looked at the price tag and thought, “!#@$%&*” I also had a few other thoughts about the absurdity of this thing, but then it dawned on me that this is the perfect representation of waiting on the Annual Wild Game Feed at Irvine Lake to arrive each year.
On the surface time moves forward at a constant rate with no measurable change in pace. But there are times when it seems to move so slowly there is almost no perception of movement. One of those times occurs for me about halfway through the year--not the calendar year, but the Wild Game Feed year. This halfway point falls on the third Friday in March each year as the Feed is always on the third Friday in September. From this day in March time moves forward so slowly I find it difficult to even notice.
Am I alone in this? Does anyone else notice how time just seems to slow to a snail’s pace while waiting for the Feed? On the plus side, this gives me plenty of time to prepare for the biggest and best man feast on planet earth. On the minus side, it’s still six months away. I’ve passed through this doldrum over twenty times, and I know the snail will eventually reach its destination, but the Wild Game Feed is still six months away. Six long, slow moving, snail crawling months!
There is, however, an event much closer in time involving the Annual Wild Game Feed. It’s the mailing of the ticket order forms. That one usually happens about the end of May or the first part of June each year. I hope you are saving your money guys, because when the forms arrive, they need to be returned immediately. There can be no hesitation, or there will be no Game Feed for you this year. The Feed sells out within days every year, and to hesitate is to miss out. Then the snail will haunt you for an entire year.
Whether snail time is long or short, this year’s Annual Wild Game Feed will happen on Friday, September 20, 2019.
See you at the Feed!
Meat and Beer!