We got to have some good, family fun as the 2015 got underway. The Children’s Museum was having some kind of “cartoon night” on Friday, so less than a week since we visited with parents we were back again at the “indoor park.” Hannah got to say hello to Dora in-between a jam session with the light piano and a ride on a combine.
The next day, we had a belated New Years’ Party at the Kuehmichel house. Aaron got some quality time with our church friends, Hannah got to have a tea party with a cluster of friends that included people from church and a slew of nieces (and a nephew) of long-long friend Sarah B. Lots of gluten-free, non-dairy vittles were also available, of course (including a giant Crock-Pot of chicken nobody seemed to notice).
The following Friday, I got to have a bit of fun up in Benson as local radio host Tom Becka held a “live” version of his recently-cancelled show at the Pizza Shoppe. Tom recently had the plug pulled at 1290 KOIL (and a few years earlier at 1100 KFAB among many other places), so while he’s looking for his next gig, he decided to try hosting a “live” event instead. It had the feeling of a town hall, with plenty of open mike time and back-and-forth with the audience. Tom had some PBL Mugs and copies of his book as door prizes, and he also had a “guest” on stage with him — Chris Scott from politicalinsidersreport.com, a blog I had never heard of (and no longer exists).
There was a fairly decent crowd, and every seat was filled sometime after the doors opened. It sounds like Tom might be planning a second event sometime in the future, though perhaps not at the Pizza Shoppe. That’s a bit of a shame, as the pizza was definitely a draw for me. I hadn’t been able to have a slice of my Round Table since 88 Improv’s last show back in 2013.