I have a nearly overwhelming desire to create single posts out of each of these bits of news to drive up traffic. I'll try to rise above the base desire and give you an omnibus post. Here we go.
1. Honest Pint Act movin' on up
I received word from Jules Bailey's office yesterday that his Honest Pint act (HB 3122) is "scheduled for a work session next Wednesday in Business and Labor." Okaaaay. (Even a wonk like me didn't know what that meant.) On reply, I learned a little bit about our legislative process. A "work session" is the moment when the committee--in this case Business and Labor--decides whether to send the bill to the main floor of the House. Baby steps, but it would keep the bill moving along. (Once it gets to the floor, the House decides what to do with it; if they pass it, it goes to the Senate and then the Governor.) Send out your good vibrations.
2. Fred Fest Tix online now
Fred Fest, which I have never attended, is purported to grant attendees temporary nirvana ... and that's just the unworthy ones. For worthies -- well, some are never heard from again. True story. Tickets are fifty bucks, which, when you consider the payoff, ain't much. Even a cheapskate like me might find it in his tightwad heart to muster the lucre. There's an attractive new website, at which you can buy one of only 250 golden tickets, no doubt going like hotcakes. What would Fred drink? Word.
3. John Harris at Belmont
When I was in Belmont Station recently, I saw that on April 30, John Harris will be doing a meet-the-brewer. John is man you don't want to exit this earth never having met. If you are in that unsavory circumstance, remedy it pronto. Like on April 30.
4. Bill's funny vid
Go watch now. You won't be disappointed--promise.
I said, go watch.
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