Friday, November 04, 2011

First Friday - A New Event in Hutchinson

Tonight was the first of open mic nights at Hasting's Hard Back Cafe. It was a really nice event. I popped in for just a little bit but I'm excited we have a "First Friday" event to look forward to each month. This, combined with the art walk downtown on Third Thursday, makes Hutchinson quite the active arts community.

One of the things I love about these events is running into people I know and getting to say hello and visit a bit. Tonight there were people playing I've not seen perform around town before. Very cool.

It was the first time I had ever gotten anything at the cafe. It just hasn't been a place I've thought about going. This put it on my radar.

There were probably 60-70 people there I would guess. It was a very good crowd for a first time out. So happy to see the art scene growing even more. For a town of about 40,000 we have a really active arts community and I love that.

This morning I taught blogging class and it was a great group. I really enjoyed the ladies who were there. I was a bit distracted because my car was parked out front with the driver's side window rolled down. Why, you might ask?

Because when I rolled the window down to get the frost off this morning it wouldn't roll back up. I called my mechanic and he told me to bring it down in the afternoon and he pulled the switch and figured out it was just the lever broken. He flipped it around so a good one is on the driver side and the broken one is on a back window I had disconnected a few years ago because it had a short in it. So, now the broken lever is on the broken window - a perfect solution. For $11.81. I was glad to get that taken care of. And felt really fortunate. This is a prime example of why you need a relationship with a mechanic. I see some baked goods in their near future.

Yesterday after the Dillon Lecture with Cokie Roberts I ran into Sondra, who I haven't seen in ages. She has been on my mind for the last couple of weeks and I've been thinking about calling her but just hadn't. Then, after the luncheon, I looked up and there she was. It was a nice surprise.

The people in our worlds are really important. I'm so thankful for family and friends.

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