WHAT WE THINK ABOUT WHAT YOU THINK ABOUT.
First of all, American Grocery was awesome last Thursday, as always. The place is a little bit of a secret, but it ought to be a destination. It would be worth coming to Greenville from Asheville, Charlotte, Columbia, or Atlanta to eat at American Grocery. I had the duck. I always enjoy whatever I have, but I canâ€™t get past the duck. Duckâ€™s so good itâ€™s almost daffy.
Good time with the smart little brother. Look forward to seeing him again in a month or so.
Next order of business. A shout-out to my friend Willie, who gave me a really funny mug, about my really funny mug (check out those Bugs Bunny teeth). Willie seems to see right through me, no matter how hard I try to appear to be a normal person.
This week has been full of meetings and proposals. Itâ€™s one of the most stressful things I do. We did one for a school, one for a law firm, one for another school, one for an awesome town in Virginia, with a cool railroad station, a presidential birthplace, an awesome womenâ€™s college, and a 100-year-old brass band (more on that later). Had a great conversation with my pals in North Carolina about a small performance venue. We talked about some of the things they do and some of the artists that perform there. But they had me at Merle Haggard (â€œyou donâ€™t have to call me Waylon Jennings, and you donâ€™t have to call me Charlie Pride, and you donâ€™t have to call me Merle Haggard, long as you are on my fightinâ€™ side, and Iâ€™ll hang around as long as you will let me, I never minded standinâ€™ in the rain, you donâ€™t have to call me â€œdarlin,â€ darlin, you never even call me by my name.â€) Could turn out to be a good week.