#2,138 Creative Economy + Bully + Surprise Halloween.
by Erin Napier
We broke into groups and did a S.W.O.T. analysis that we shared with the panel, and I was fascinated to learn how different our answers were when I expected to have mostly the same problems and solutions. I’m so excited to see what can happen when the creative private sector and a governmental branch team up to make our state a creative tourism destination. However, while we were in the meeting I got a voicemail from THE Tyrone Stewart, Chief of Police… To tell us trick or treating in our neighborhood is being moved to tonight instead of tomorrow night because of the severe weather we’re expecting. Which was a bummer, because we were out of town until dinner…
Where we were finally meeting up for dinner with Bully (Adam is on his birth certificate), a longtime instagram friend who just might be Ben’s long lost 4th brother. Isn’t it wonderful when you feel like you know someone thanks to social media, then you meet them in person and they’re exactly who you thought and hoped they would be? Once again, instagram is the greatest friend maker of our generation!
So while I’m sad to report we missed Halloween in Laurel for the first time since we bought our house, I think it was worth it. I mean, I still got my picture taken with a Rockford Peach!!
And we strolled the neighborhood just as everyone had run out of candy and the ghosts and goblins were making their long walks back home.
And Hocus Pocus in Gardiner Park made me feel like we got the most out of our surprise Halloween. I hope yours is a non-stormy one tomorrow!
CANNOT EXPRESS HOW JEALOUS I AM OF OUR FRIENDS WHO WENT TO THE SILOBRATION.
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I’m Erin Napier, co-owner of Laurel Mercantile Co. and Scotsman Co. with my husband, Ben. I’m an artist and he’s a craftsman and we help people moving to our town find and restore old houses on HGTV’s Home Town. In an effort to count my blessings, this journal has documented only the good things that happen on each and every day of my life since January 1, 2010. I am a wife, a daughter, a homebody, a bubble bath lover, a book reader, a sentimental, stressed out, slightly obsessive southerner. Welcome!