The Door is a Jar

Dedicated to seeing the lighter and slightly skewed side of life

Barenaked and Balloons – A shout out to last year’s NJ Balloon Festival!

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Usually today’s post would be a recap of my photo outing from the weekend.  Well, I’m sure you’ve heard the expression “The best laid schemes of mice and men, go often awry.”  from the Robert Burns poem.  No matter how well you plan, sometimes things happen that screw everything up.  This weekend we had a fair amount of rain in the morning.  Between that and my bouts of insomnia last week, getting up at 6am to grow trouncing out and about taking pictures….was just not gonna happen.

I’ve decided on these rare occasions, that I will go through my archives and find a story to tell.  A recap of a past outing, that hopefully I can tie into some current event.  This week I have decided to recap the Quick Chek NJ Balloon Festival from 2011.  The festival this year takes place on July 27-29th, so it’s right around the corner!  If you live in the area, you should definitely check it out.  The balloons take off in the early morning or early evening.  I was there in the evening.  The sight was spectacular.  I have posted pics of this before on other Social Media sites (ie Facebook), but most of these pics  are making their internet début!  I will do a complete group on Flickr, so you can see them all there.

See what I’m talkin’ about?  Awesome right?  Now you are probably wondering what this “Barenaked” business is about.  The festival usually features a few musical acts that headline concerts starting after the balloons go up in the evening.  On this particular evening, it was the Barenaked Ladies!!!!  Only one of my absolute favorite bands.  The venue is really great, you are so close!

I told you!  Please, do yourself a favor and go the festival, you won’t regret it!

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Author: Jen Mayer

Hey all! This is the spot where I get to tell you about myself. Can I tell you how incredibly awkward that is? I mean who are we really? It's really a question for the ages. But, if I must answer, I am a photography junkie, wannabe writer, wife with a full time job. On the side, I like to think that my cooking is above average and that I could probably hold my own on the TV Show "Chopped", although I probably couldn't. Life is good!

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