The lovely L.K. Madigan is running a contesty-eventy thing called Blogging Alternatives in May. For all the details, visit the post.
Now from the very fist posting I thought this was a wonderful idea. And I did get out and about in May. For example, I:
- went on the trapeze for the first time in almost two years (that’s right, I was trapezing before Maureen Johnson made it cool).
- went to visit my new itsy-bitsy nephew
- made this cake from Gourmet magazine (I made it with blueberries — highly recommended!)
- hiked in our town forest
I just, um, never did the whole posting about it thing. In part because I never thought to bring my camera. And now here it is the last day of May and I am trying to sneak in a blog about BAMing. I am going to pick just one thing I did, although I don’t have any pictures, which was one of the stipulations.
So the one thing I am going to talk about is the Oyster River Festival. This was held in my hometown to raise money for local youth, and in honor of the two brothers of my friend Ben. It was kind of like a reunion, seeing a bunch of people I grew up with. But what was really neat for me was seeing all of these people who were so active in the arts. A number of people I went to school with are making a go of it in music, film, and more, and that was quite inspirational to me.
Sadly, I missed Groovechild. When I was in middle school, these guys were in high school. Sometimes they would come and play our dances. Swoon.
That guy playing the banjo is my friend Mike — not an original member of the band — he’s played solo, in the band The Mammals, and is now touring with his wife as Mike and Ruthy.
Thanks for inspiring us all to get out of our houses, L.K.!