Ever have one of those days where you just feel more important then all the other days? Yesterday was like that in a small way.
It started out just like most days before a large art fair, getting things done, hardware on frames and going over the way to many matted prints ( I'm going the Costco rout and having less total images - you know they have a rule, only 4000 items in the store). I had been waiting around for a $240 check to arrive from a football pool I won (2 years in a row) and getting paper work done.
Got an email from an acquaintance who happens to own 17 Taco Bells and he wants me to contact the VP of Wollersham Winery. Seems Taco Bell dude wants a Private Label put on some special wine and I'm the go to guy for label's it seems. All of a sudden I feel slightly more important.
Then I happen to notice that the City Of Columbus has a few of my photos on their new website (surprise) but they are formatted poorly. I'm given credit so I feel I should go down to City Hall and see who I should talk to about fixing these.
As I enter City Hall I see our Mayor Bob Link and he slaps me on the back and says hi. After talking to counter people I'm told I should contact Boyd the City Administrator who I know or Steve the Economic Development Director who I also know. The three top dogs in the City.
After that I go over the Hydro Street Brewery to see their new outdoor Beer Garden and while I'm there Lori Compas comes in with some advisers and talk about defeating evil doer Senator Fitzgerald (who hates home brewers). We talk a little and shake hands and so forth (she is from Fort Atkinson).
After that the Beer Garden is finally legal a Marc Rhode comes in and I take a photo of him being the 1st person served in the beer garden. He was also the first person ever served by the Brewery when it opened.
Here is what the Beer Garden looks like.
It's not as large as the Hirschgarten in Munich which seats 8000 but still it's very nice at attractive.
While in Fort Atkinson I was at the drug store and saw some high school year books. WOW - you would think in 40 years they would have changed somehow - I picked one up and seriously it could have been 1973. Only a few more color photos but the rest was basically the same.
These two dudes are up to no good. (not from Fort Atkinson).
If you are near Stoughton this weekend check out their art fair and if you do stop by and say high to DJ and I.
OH - Mosquitoes bites. Katie at Hydro Street had a few mosquito bites and we were talking about how to ease the itch. A guy next to me said the best way was to take some chewing tobacco and chew it a little and then rub it on the bite. I said the problem was that you would actually have to CHEW the tobacco first. He said have someone else chew it and THEN rub some on the bite.
Wellllllll - I'm not real sure Katie wanted someones tobacco spit rubbed on her legs. MIGHT work but . . . . . . I said the best way was with honey. Just put a small dab of honey on the bite. She did, it worked. MUCH better then chewing tobacco spit!
Have a great weekend - Rod