After working outdoors for 11 hours, mixing mud, cutting bricks, and building brick steps, it seemed like a beer would be just the thing. I opted for the left behind from a party Lemon Shandy Shock Top, thinking it might be just the refreshing thing that I craved. Traditionally a shandy is any mixture of beer and juice, typically lemonade, orange or apple juice, ginger ale or beer, often half-and-half. In this instance it was a wheat beer with lemonade.
For those of you who have never heard of Mail Art, it is essentially a global movement of anything creative that can be sent via post. Most often this means homemade postcards and drawings on envelopes, but it can also involve music, poetry, and found art. For those readers requiring further explanation, the Wikipedia page is a good read, and Ross Priddle’s blog Bentspoon is a prime example of an all encompassing, non thematic, ongoing Mail Art exhibit. Poke about his archives a little bit; the Mail Art he has received ranges from the bizarre to the beautiful. For examples of a themed exhibit, take a look at this one about Marie Antoinette, or this one about Welcome to Montana.
For those who like to say that Vernon is boring and nothing ever happens here, perhaps a trip to the BX Press Cidery would open their eyes a little to the wonders of the area.