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shad fest

well, its saturday, and i have a few things on my mind this morning, not the least of which is that a couple dozen people will be here today for cade's first birthday party. we're not really into the big birthday thing, but we figured that the first one is kind of a big deal, so we had a big one for friends and family for jack, and now here we are with cade.
but birthday is not the only thing on my mind. there are other things as well. like:
i have to remember to go pick up the fried chicken.
oops i left the grill cover off last night. i've got to remember to put that back on. not now, i'm blogging.
the nfl draft starts today. the steelers better make a good pick at number 23.
i like this song (let down by radiohead).
its cold in here.
i wonder if shannon needs anything else at the grocery store.
i wish i had time to get down to the shadfest (see the website here). shadfest is a local art/food festival in lambertville, nj, not very far from here. art locals only, the site that displays my art online, has a booth there and will be displaying 15 of my collages. this is kind of a first for me, so i'm pretty excited about it. however, its going to be a crazy day, so i'm not sure i'll be able to get down there at all. still, i'm excited about the chance to have some of my stuff seen today.
hope everyone has a great saturday.


Megan said…
Hope the party goes great AND you get to check out the festival - perfect day!
cynic1 said…
There's nothing better than a good shad festival.

And I think good spelling is ESSENTIAL.
Anonymous said…
I've never been to a ShadFest. But I have been to a shatfest.

Thank you, I'll be here all week.
Mary said…
did you sell any collages?

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