LS: Your Town Column November 02, 2008

We had a progressive potluck at the office on Halloween.

The costumed food frenzy began with breakfast at 8 a.m., followed by mid-morning snacks. Like an addiction, the soups and salads lead to casseroles, then before long, we gathered to partake of chips, dips and sandwiches.

When dessert rolled around, we pretty much rolled up to the dessert table, after loosening our belts a notch or two.

I analyzed the event like a science experiment, and concluded that normal food, in small portions, at select hours of the day, provides a sharp, creative mind and productive work flow.

Gluttony, at all hours of the day, makes for poor grammar, lazy keyboarding, excessive giggles and piles of work that don’t get done.

I can work off the calories this weekend running from clock to clock to clock to clock, falling back the hour hand.

Hopefully when Monday rolls around, the giggles will have subsided and the work piles are tended to. Otherwise it’s going to be a long November and December.

Welcome to the eatin’ season.

•  Gas prices have plummeted, a gallon of milk doesn’t cost as much as the cow and now, through the month of November, AARP is offering Driver Safety Classes at half-price.
The course refreshes driving skills for seniors ages 55 and older and offers suggestions to help in overcoming senior related changes and more.
The class consists of two four-hour classroom sessions.
Non-members wanting to join AARP to take advantage of this offer can do so in the class.
Call 243-2531 for information.

• Colorado Discover Ability will have a volunteer orientation meeting from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Nov. 7 for volunteers interested in teaching adaptive ski lessons for people with disabilities.
If you are a reasonably good skier with the desire to help those with disabilities, CDA will train you to be an adaptive ski instructor. The meeting is at the CDA offices, 740 Gunnison Ave.
Call 257-1222 for information.

• The Grand Mesa Jeep Club will have its monthly meeting at 7 p.m. Monday, at the Bureau of Land Management office, at the corner of Horizon Drive and H Road.
Call 523-5443 for information.

• The Mesa County Women’s Network meeting, Tuesday at Two Rivers Convention Center, will feature the November Marketplace, where members can showcase products and services in a trade show format.
The nonprofit organization provides women a forum for networking, education and encouragement. Cost for the meeting and luncheon is $12.
The donation recipient for the meeting is Bear Necessities.
Call Brenda Watson at 261-3446 for more information.



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