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Salutations™!!

Lots of busy, busy, busy this past weekend. Started on Friday when we took an Uber to meet up with The Joneses and we attended the Bourbon, BBQ and Bluegrass event at MESDA (Museum of Early Southern Decorative Art), which is in Old Salem. To learn more about that event, you can read the entry from today’s edition of The Man Who Ate the Town: a Food Blog. It’s a good read. I promise.

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Doug Davis (photo © Michael DuVall)

From there The Joneses gave us a lift to The Garage (the Official Music Sponsor of The Less Deirables) where we watched Ronnie Levels & His Genius Band, Royal House and the EP release set of Doug Davis and the Solid Citizens. We enjoyed good music, good libations and good people. Always fun at The Garage, especially when Doug and his band of merry men (and Susan) are playing. All great music. We took Uber home, where we got a repeat of a past driver. We got home around 12:30a on Saturday morning.

Later that morning, we had to get up at 6:15am and go to Ardmore to take pictures for Second Harvest Food Bank at the Ardmore RAH! event. Ardmore RAH! (race against hunger) is a fun run, 5k and 10k along with a food drive benefiting, well, of course, Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest NC. There were some fast runners in these races. Heck, even Ryan from Small Batch Beer finished the 10k in around forty-four minutes or so. That’s 6.21 miles in 44. Also, the Chick-Fil-A cow ran and finished somewhere in the top twenty or so. That was impressive. Several of the participants ran both the 5k and 10k runs. The same participant won both of them. Some people take their running seriously. I take it seriously if someone is chasing me with a knife and even then just for the first little bit. I’ll just have to fend them off with a stick or something. You’ll remember I wrote about my one and only 5k experience. If you don’t remember, you can read about it here.

Once we were done with our duties, we ate at a local cafe (no ‘accent’ in the name) in Ardmore and then went home. Once there we relaxed and tried to take a nap. It wasn’t very successful. I can’t really sleep without my CPAP so it was a lot of snoring, snorting and choking. The BCPF kept waking me because I was clearly struggling. She watched a shload of the television show Dirty Jobs with Mike Rowe. She’s a sucker for him. Then she took a nap. We had plans for the night so we had to get up or we could have just lain about and not worried about anything else.

We met up with some of The BCPF‘s high school friends at Silo Bistro and Bar at Reynolda Village. When we got there we were pleasantly surprised to find our good friend Jerry Chapman playing a solo acoustic gig in the breezeway. We sat right in front of him as The BCPF and her friends enjoyed some catching up. I sang some backup with Jerry. We ate drank and determined it was time to go to a couple’s house who were also high school chums of the group. We were there for a few hours before it was time to call it a night.

It was a good weekend. Had the Steelers won on Sunday afternoon, that would have been better but the rest of the weekend was fantastic. Hectic but fantastic. Thanks for reading this and the food blog’s post.

Until tomorrow, same blog channel…
Scorp out!


“Everyone has gifts to share toward ending hunger – be that our time, our talents, our voice or food and financial resources.” – Second Harvest Food Bank