Well, I haven’t been posting any blogs lately for my internet access was sparse, but now the information is zooming back and forth at a splendid speed again. So I’m going to catch up on a few highlights from the past week or so.
Thanks for coming to the Halloween party if you made it. It was something else, I’ll say. Lot’s of great faces and costumes and nobody got hurt (except Cameron, but she’s okay) and nothing got broke (except a window screen, gggrrr). We did find Eddie’s mask up in a tree and one female’s boot, but not two. It was great to see the out of towners. Favorite costumes? That’s a tough one. I really liked Mary and Randy as Sonny and Cher, Donald as Cleopatra, Crandall as Mr. Clean, Brian as Mr. Clean, Angela as Dolly Parton, Ricardo as Lionel Richie, John as the Irish Yoga Instructor, Amy as the bearded lady (yech), Becca as Lucille Ball, and Phil as the giant you know what. Everybody was looking sharp. Who was that creepy witch that wouldn’t say anything (gave me the chills)?
SCHROEDER’s HALLOWEEN OPEN MIC
I didn’t feel much like doing anything on Wednesday night because it was Wednesday night. I used to would go out on Tuesday through Saturday nights, but I guess I’m getting old or something. Anyway, I’m glad I went. Ken wore the Z.Z. Top beard and ripped through a Z.Z. Top medley that no one saw coming. The Harrison Brothers were awesome, hilarious, and shredding just like they always are. I got to butcher a few of my own songs and one of Gary Greene’s. Kelly Lane rocked some classics that got the crowd riled up. Kate, Aaron, and Karlee suprised the “h” out of me with a sweet rendition of “Jane Says”. Definitely did not see that one coming either. By this time I was really fading out and ready to retire for the evening but I’m glad I stuck around long enough to see The Billies, who step it up a notch every time. Well done everyone. The karaoke that followed was hilarious and neat but by that time I was homebound.
The FISH FRY
The Annual CRBI Fish Fry was moved to The Forum this year, which was weird only because the kitchen was on the opposite side of the building from the eating and the frying, which made for a lot of traffic back and forth through the dining room and the commons area. But, just like every time a hurdle arises, Joe and the gang at CRBI just shrugged it off and kept on keepin’ on like everything was cool. I had no idea that they fried that many fish. Scott Awesome and I volunteered and were told we would be frying fish, but they had that under control so we got tossed around to a bunch of odd jobs, which was cool because we got to work with a lot of different people. I don’t know how they ended up doing but I think it went extremely well. They probably have that info posted on coosa.org which I will check after I get done with this blog.
After the fish fry, Awesome and I went back to the neighborhood and wailed on some tracks like we like to pretend we do. Then we were lucky enough to have Andrea and Amy make a fantastic pork chop meal that really hit home and made it my favorite Saturday in quite some time. That was a great day.
So that’s a quick wrap up of what’s been going on with me lately. Now that my information highway is not slowed by constant roadwork, I should be keeping this blog updated more regularly (and they won’t be so long). Thanks for dropping by.
P.S. – Man, I forgot Chiaha, which was awesome as usual. The music, the food, and the crafts were on time and it was a beautiful weekend for it. Congrats to all of those folks who put all of that together.