Monday, August 28, 2006

The Crips and the Bloods, Monterey Bay Aquarium Division

One morning while we were on vacation, we headed down to the hotel pastry shop for croissants when we were suddenly consumed by a flood of convention-goers, mostly women in tidy pastels holding notebooks. Oddly, each had a red bandana tied around her arm.

My first thought was to wonder if there'd had been a mass blood donation and turned around to see at least a hundred of them scurry off. I was wishing for my camera when a second wave came through, this time bearing blue bandanas. They were chattering away excitedly, probably about some team assignment from their convention leader.

SwingDaddy said, "Wow, it's the Crips and the Bloods, marketing department." It was indeed the preppiest street gang ever.

4 comments:

Meepers said...

Ha! That was great! I love MBA- my husband is from Monterey, so he's "over" it most of the time, but I personally could go there every time we're up there. If only to see the Crips and the Bloods, Womens' Division.

Kristen said...

Uh, if the Crips and Bloods have marketing departments, I think I'm even *more* afraid of them.

lara said...

wow, octo's all ghetto'd out. :-P

Lady M said...

I was trying to photograph my own arm with a bandana for a visual aid, and it totally wasn't working, so Octy was gracious enough to pose. :)