Phew, what a day!
Mister Man had a gig with the New Delta Boogie Boys at the 4th Annual Veg Fest held in the “Historic Havelock District”.
This event was organized by several organizations that we support . . . and they invited the NDBB to play. It was a brisk afternoon, pleasant enough, but hard on the musicians (stiff fingers). As always, Tom, Stan, Pablo, and Patrick served up some great blues to entertain young and old alike.
You can keep track of upcoming gigs at http://www.ruminentrecords.wordpress.com
Veg Fest also hosted a salsa contest (the condiment, not the dance) with the stipulation that the ingredients had to be locally grown and include melon. Luckily, our neighbor Keith had just given me a watermelon earlier in the week. So I diced, seeded, chopped, tasted, salted, sawed, scooped, and garnished a recipe I made up for the contest. Here’s my entry:
Watermelon and Mint Chiffonade Salsa
Judging was by Pepe Fiero (owner of Pepe’s Veggie Mex Bistro), Maggie (owner of Maggie’s Wraps), and Judy a la Carte (radio host on KFOR). It was a blind taste test . . . competition was a little lacking . . . only 3 entries until the final minute when two more showed up.
Judging. . . . .
First Place!! And there were prizes!
Woohoo!! A Rain Barrel!!
the long view
At the end of Veg Fest a few of us headed over to
to enjoy a few brews with friends.
Dave and Joan were kind enough to schlep the barrel to our house since it wouldn’t fit in my car even if it hadn’t been filled with Mister Man’s guitars, gig bags, guitar stand, etcetera, etcetera, etcetera.
Had beer & wine with Dave and Joan. Ran out to DeLeone’s for quick Mexican food . . . and then just enough time to powder my nose, touch up my lipstick and drive over to Q to join my BFFs for the Drag review. We had a great time. Girls looked great . . . I was complemented by a couple of performers on my hair and boots !!! YES! What we all need sometimes – validation that our internal diva-ness is workin’ it!
A lot of fun packed into one day! Phew. I think I’ll take it easy today.