Rumor Has It

A necessary update:

Wednesday, December 25, 2019

Last week, I wrote a kind of weird (even for me) Rumor Has It column about Wild Buffalo owner Craig Jewell and his girlfriend Kelsey Wylie. As I’m sure a lot of you surmised, a marriage proposal followed shortly thereafter.

My column was just one piece of a vast conspiracy involving Craig and Kelsey’s friends, as well as some people neither of them know nor will ever meet—because it’s Craig, it’s not like he’s going to take the love of his life to Olive Garden and propose over unlimited breadsticks.

Kelsey, we were all in on it, but we only did it to save you from a proposal that involved the Deming Logging Show and tandem log rolling.

I know it seems like I’m joking about that, but I’m not joking about that.

Probably pertinent: She said yes.

Congratulations, Craig and Kelsey. And thanks for letting me take part in the proposal plan. I can’t wait to be the flower girl at your wedding.

Despite the fact that I’ve been talking about New Year’s Eve for two weeks, I’m not done yet. It seems everyone wants to celebrate the end of 2019, aka the longest year of our lives.

Along with all of the other events mentioned in this issue and the last, Culture Cafe is throwing a party and it’s got a few things going for it: 1. Boombox Kid is responsible for the tunes. 2. It’s free. 3. You get a glow stick if you go. Confetti poppers and noisemakers are also available, but they are markedly inferior to glow sticks. Herb’s Cider is also getting in on the NYE action with deep house music courtesy of DJ Zoie Mizuna. Should you want to ring in 2020 overlooking downtown, Studio B will have three DJs and some of the best views in town. Having spent a New Year’s Eve or two at Glow, Studio B’s predecessor, I can attest that the show outside is as good as the show inside.

If you’re in Sunnyland, Twin Sisters is going all out for the occasion, building three bars so that people don’t spend the entire night waiting in line (bless you, Twin Sisters), cooking up an appetizer buffet and inviting Groovebot so you can dance your way into 2020. Tickets are $20-$25, and for an extra $5, you can reserve your seat and score full table service for the night, which seems way worth it to me.

Stones Throw Brewery, which loves any excuse to throw a party, is hosting its own shindig, and Bob Fossil will play, food truck New Public Cafe provide sustenance, and they’ll show the Times Square ball drop twice, live at 9pm and again at midnight because they’re accommodating like that. See you next year!

Past Columns
A Trickle of Tunes

June 24, 2020

One Strange Summer

June 10, 2020

COVID Chronicles

May 27, 2020

Pandemic Problems

May 13, 2020

A Bummer Summer

April 29, 2020

The Show Goes On

April 15, 2020

My Pandemic Diary

April 7, 2020

We’re Baaaaack

April 1, 2020

Strange Days

March 25, 2020

Making it through

March 18, 2020

Pandemic Panic

March 11, 2020

You’ve got mail

March 4, 2020

Of bongos and backwards balls

February 26, 2020

Drink it up

February 19, 2020

Apologies in Advance

February 12, 2020

All-Ages Action

February 5, 2020

Music at the Movies

January 29, 2020

Hot in Herre

January 22, 2020

Chicken and egg:

January 15, 2020

Say It Ain’t So:

January 8, 2020