Living in L.A., there are all sorts of wacky events. Today was L.A. Puppetfest's Million Puppet Parade. A friend forwarded us the link to the event's website, but I didn't read closely. We showed up in time to watch the parade. I hadn't realized we were going to be IN the parade. We had come puppet-less, but Puppetfest was selling (very well-made) muppet-ish hand puppets for $20. You can't very well walk in a puppet parade without a puppet, so I forked over a Jackson to support... puppets. My daughter chose a purple puppet with red feather eyelashes, and we marched alongside a stilt-walker, Super Grover, and an ostrich.