Art at the Barn

I’m sure I should write something fabulously entertaining about just how well AATB went this year, but frankly, I’m still too tired. Some people are totally energized by social activities and parties and fundraisers and politics. I find anything more social than talking to my dog totally exhausting. I’m not even talking to my dog at this point, and he is really starting to wonder what he’s done wrong. But I think everything went pretty well. At least I finally got those shoes I’ve been bidding on for years. Italian loafers. I can’t even afford the auction price, let alone the real price, but that’s okay. Like I said, I’ve still got to get into those darn boots at the end of October, so if I don’t eat between now and then it is probably a good thing.

I think everything sold, and the artists I spoke to at the event seemed happy to be there. There wasn’t much wine left. You know, last year Sue got feedback about how there should be more soft drinks, so she bought cases of them this year. I bet if I counted I could confirm the fact that only one coke was drunk…. By me. What are we going to do with all these soda pops? The horses aren’t keen on them (I tried that already). My dog, while he’ll eat almost everything else on the planet, won’t touch soda. Are humans the only creatures in the world who willingly ingest fake food? Did you know there isn’t a single potato in pringles that I know of? Twinkies aren’t even baked, they’re just foam? Ever read the labels, people? Ick. My dogs won’t touch shellfish, but they will eat road kill. What does that tell you? Scary.

Okay, yeah, this has nothing to do with AATB, but like I said, I am really tired. I did drag the ring today and give shots to horses in three more fields. Once my marvelous committee members who did so much more than I did to bring this fundraiser into being crunch the numbers, I’ll let you know if we made money. Well, I know we did, it’s just a matter of how much. Paws crossed for bunches! Ponies want to eat this winter! And a huge thank you to the marvelous committee members.

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  1. Lisa C says:

    Kim, thank you to you, Sue, Ron, Roman, and all of the wonderful Montpelier volunteers for your cheerful hospitality during my trip to VA last week. Art At The Barn was a fun event for everyone and the Black Barn looked great. I thoroughly enjoyed the informative visit and hope to make it back again in the spring! Give Enzo a hug for me. 🙂

  2. Sandy says:

    I am NOT going to miss this event next year


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