I can’t let the cat out of the bag yet, but we will have some very famous foodies coming to Greensboro in the next 9-10 months. I’m very excited. Waiting until we were rested and healed and energized was a good move. I think that we should continue to plan Slow Food events in summer, since winter plans always seem to peter out by the time fall rolls around.

A couple of things I can talk about: a Foggy Ridge apple cider/cheese pairing, followed by an apple-based dinner at Sweet Basil’s in November. Cheesemaking workshop in March.

The food at Riva’s was terrific – I had eggplant parmesan and Sandy had spaghetti and meatballs. It’s a beautiful, intimate little space. We’ll be doing some kind of event there too.

I found out what happened to the NDN’s car, sort of. It had something to do with the open grave and the shovel. I didn’t ask for any more details.

Apparently when Sandy set the yard on fire a couple of years ago by tossing woodstove ashes on a leaf pile, that was the open grave and the shovel too.

Whee!

It is raining this morning, a good hard rain earlier. I am glad, but I had hoped to finish our special project today without stirring up the skeeters any more.

A message to local bloggers: I’m not going to ConvergeSouth. I am not against ConvergeSouth. I am not against Microsoft. I do not dislike any of the local bloggers. Well, maybe a few of the more obnoxious and arrogant ones who I simply ignore, and who I won’t name, and who does not include Ed, who I like, and who does not include Sue, who seems to be the favorite blogger to insult since Chewie and Kindley quit, and who does not include Fec, whose obnoxiousness and arrogance I find quite refreshing and funny for some weird reason. But I blog for different reasons than you do. My blog is a creative journal. Most of you Greensboro bloggers don’t care about that. That’s cool, because I’m not into your reasons for blogging either.

I don’t care about stats, although I find it interesting to see how my readers find me. I don’t care if you link to me or not. I’m not a journalist. I’m not a businessperson. I’m not into putting other bloggers down. I don’t care if you don’t like my opinions. I don’t care if you think that I’m boring. I don’t have any interest in making money off my blog. I’m actually more interested in REDUCING my readers to a quality few than increasing them. It’s just a website for my use, like my old website was, but with a convenient capability for journaling and communicating with friends. So y’all have fun, and attend ConvergeSouth, or not, but I’m just fine over here on my own, doing my own thing, and I’m not interested in taking sides in your drama. I’ll check in on a few of you now and then.

End of message to local bloggers.

Now, on with my day!