Item one: Arly Sue and Paul are engaged to be married! I'm thrilled He's a smart, sweet, loyal, lovely man who constantly strives to deserve her. Deserving her is a big job, but I think he's up to the task. Please wish them well, campers.
Item two: Bathtub Gin Serenaders will open for Steve Martin and the Steep Canyon Ramblers at the Britt Festival on July 27! Woo freaking Hoo! We will play the satellite stage and will not share the main stage with the man himself, but who cares? I'm thrilled.
Both pieces of news arrived on Saturday. I had quite a weekend.
Wednesday, May 9, 2012
I met with our beloved Dog Boy recently, who thinks our best bet for Saturday night is the ever-popular MIXED GRILL. Dueling Webbers, various proteins and carbohydrates – what’s not to love? I’ll make a big pot of something hearty and vegetarian. Maybe chili? As you all have probably figured out by now, I am not a cook. My role in the camp out is chief instigator and bottle washer. I create the space, issue the invitations and then sit back and let it all happen. Once the fun is done, I clean. My culinary contributions have never progressed far beyond the buying of groceries. Truth is, I’m not a culinarian. My one signature dish, if you can call it that, is the perennial favorite “bit pot o’ something.” Soup, stew, chili, I can cook anything that involves chopping a bunch of stuff and throwing it into a pot.
I do like the title "chief instigator." A priestess opens a ritual by calling the spirits and raising the power. After the magic happens, she releases the spirits and closes the circle. I raise the power and close the circle, noble responsibilities. Yeah, I’ll accept that.