The Ides of March have passed. Taxes have been paid or refunds collected, and May flowers are beginning to bloom.
You know what that means don’t you? It means that The Snake Alley Festival of Film is “right around the corner,” as my mother used to say.
She used that expression regarding deadlines for upcoming events such as homework assignments, school projects, chores I promised to do…and holidays. In my formative years I spent a lot of time peeking around corners hoping to get a glimpse of some future event…but to no avail.
I eventually came to realize that “right around the corner,” “before you know it,” and “it’ll sneak up on you,” all meant the same thing. “Get your butt in gear!”
What does this have to do with The Snake Alley Festival of Film? Well, it’s coming up on June 3rd, which is “right around the corner!”
So, get your butt in gear and get your tickets bought, rooms booked and travel arranged.
You should also detox your liver in preparation. Amy Walsh is looking for a venue for a fourth “after party,” so be prepared.
You might also get a chance to see Lonnie Schuyler reprise his famous Michael Flatley dance routine in front of the theater.
See you in Burlington, Iowa. Be there or be square.