Sunday, June 25, 2006

Art, Music and Beads

Yesterday my DD and I headed to Athens, GA for their 10th Annual Music and Art Fest. I don't know that we actually planned to go because of that or we just lucked up because it was the same weekend. She and I walked the festival and saw some wonderful artist and their wares; and of course, had some tickling of our ears by the famous Athens music scene. I could have kicked myself for not having my camera with me -- normally I have it always.

I was particularly intrigued with the "bead lady". She was making glass beads and it just looked like something I would like to try. She has a website: She also teaches a weekend class. If I ever come up with an extra $195+ I will run right up to Knoxville and sit in her classroom an attempt to avoid catching my hair on fire while learning to make beads. They are just gorgeous. Several years ago I took a beginner beading class to learn something about making jewelry with beads. It was fun but I didn't seem to have the time to fully investigate the art, but hope one day to have the time.

DD and I also ate lunch at a bar/grill on Broadway....Broadway between the Greens? I think??? It was definately dripping with University of Georgia allure. Hanging over the bar was an electronic countdown until football kick off time; in case there was any doubt of was something like 71 days, 12 hours and 56 second when we left. We did enjoy an order of their hot wings and split the 1/2 pound "Big Dawg" burger. The bad thing about places like that for me now is that I no longer feel excited, cool and hip, but rather just feel old when I am there!

We stopped into some of the cute clothing shops along the downtown strip as well. DD started her back to school shopping by purchasing some funky new tennis shoes (though they don't look like any tennis shoes I have ever seen!). DD also got her caffeine fix with her favorite "muccu-latta-swatta something or other" from $4 Bucks!

When I got home yesterday afternoon, DH and I headed out for a night at Blackbear Dinner Theatre and their performance of "The Sound of Music". It was actually a very good performance and the actress who did the Maria part had an amazing vocal range. . It was also funny to see a man known when I did some community as a teen-ager doing one of the parts as well, Bruce Pilgrim (who I knew from some performances I did as a Teen with the Tater Patch Players).

It was nice to have a date with my honey, but even nicer because when we headed home it started to rain! Whooohoooooo....rain, rain, rain! My yard so desperately needed rain. It is still raining today! PTL!


  1. Athens...isn't that where R.E.M. hails from? Sounds like you all had a blast! I miss Georgia. We used to go to the Apple Fest, and of course, Atlanta everytime you turn around.

    Glad you had fun!

  2. Sounds like a great thing to do with your daughter! Wish we were closer and could hang out with ya'll!!!!

  3. wow, what fun, lucky girl!
    I would love to do each and every one of those things!
    glad you got rain too, my fam is from NM and they need it there too.

  4. Oh, I wish I could send you some of OUR rain! Thanks for your wonderful email and concern. The flood waters are receding now, thank God!

    Sounded like you had a grand day! Shopping can be tedious mut mocha-lattes are a great treat! Our local coffeeshop makes frozen slushy ones, yum! Take care, my friend!

  5. I'm new to your blog and enjoyed this post very sound like my kind of gal!!


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