Official Panelstuck: AUDITIONS!
Alright everyone, as you probably know by now, I’m the main host/leader for Panelstuck, the Homestuck Panel, here in the Rio Grande Valley. Anyways, I love working with my crew, they’re really great people, but it has come to my attention that some people were interested in joining in on Panelstuck. In any case, with a full cast already in hand, my co-host Feferi/Vuvuzelalatte (tumblr), have come to the conclusion to hold auditions/re-auditions for Panelstuck! Under the read-more is more information about the auditions including which roles are up for grabs. Current Panelstuck members are still required to audition! The best one will win and be given the position.
Visit to the Valley's first winery
Believe it or not, the Rio Grande Valley has its own very first winery, Jaber Estate Winery. Now all that hot weather and rich soil, which supports a variety of agricultural products, can now claim grapes, which will lead to a new industry to an area that desperately needs it.
The Mission Chamber of Commerce did a good job by providing shuttle service. The bus ride was comfortable. We actually had an air-conditioned bus. (It wasn’t working well, but you know.) And it was full.
Once we got there, they had tables set up like a nice outdoor cafe in Paris. They also served some hors d’ouvres, which waiters passed around. They had shrimp kabobs and small roast beef sandwiches. They asked which type of wine you wanted (red or white) and had an area in the gazebo set up for you to relax and talk. A man with a guitar played oldies in the background.
We also went into the room where they stored the wine. The machine was all slick and nice. There were no tours; everything was pretty self-guided.
The wine sold for $20, an introductory price; they said they plan to sell bottles for $30.
In case you’d like to visit, the winery is located way out of town at 22283 Western Road in Mission, Texas.
And FYI, October is Texas Wine Month.