All this talk of endless alcohol consumption, world-class
bullshitting story telling, southern hospitality (even for Yankees, provided we agree to at least try grits â€“ no sugar, of course), and free-for-all guitar playing and singing finally got to me. I therefore have decided to head down to Helen, Georgia to participate in the Jawja Blogtoberfest on October 15th and 16th. I will be bringing my guitar and however many hundreds of songs are permanently stuck in my head. I hope to get a chance to play with Eric and Acidman and anyone else who shows up with an axe (and maybe even to do a bit of harmony).
Not only will my guitar be coming with me, but I will also be accompanied by one (and possibly even two) of the oft–mentioned Usual Suspects.
From what I have read here and here, I see that we will not be the only Yankees in attendance. It looks like we have the possible makings of a Yankee invasion, and we all know how things turned out the last time that happened.
I think we had better avoid wearing blue.
Today we learned that Golan Cipel, Governor McGreeveyâ€™s alleged former boyfriend, has announced through his attorney that he will not file the sexual harassment lawsuit that had been threatened and which presumably played a part in Governor McGreeveyâ€™s decision to resign. Frankly, I am not surprised that Cipel, who claimed to be heterosexual, decided not to go down that long and nasty road.
I am, however, curious to see what happens with the federal investigation of the Governorâ€™s claim of extortion. My guess is that it will die on the vine, as it quite possibly should, because this entire mess appears to be little more than a pissing contest between former lovers.
Meanwhile, the Governor remains in office, and there are no signs that he has any plans to leave before September 3rd, the date after which we lose our right to elect a governor to serve for the next fourteen months.
â€¦and the beat goes on.