Some times I really believe there is a balance in life.

Monday night’s RTM meeting was about as brutal as I expected. The coverage in the papers will show those who missed it what got covered but no doubt it’ll look even more contentious whenever the public access video is broadcast.

I left the meeting feeling like I didn’t do my best job to moderate but I received many nice words that were somewhat comforting.

Today, though, came some perks that come with being Moderator and serving in town government.  On Commerce Drive, there stands a nicely situated building that has housed two consecutive Italian restaurants.  While I wasn’t looking, it converted into the Fairfield Café.  They soft opened about two weeks ago and today was the official ribbon cutting, attended by town businessmen and elected officials.

The décor is lovely and the menu is very reasonably priced. Our appetizers didn’t look like they came from the menu but were certainly tasty. I got to mingle with some folk in town I hadn’t met yet and wished the owner luck.  We’ll probably come back for dinner this weekend.

I had to hightail it cross-town for the reception in honor of Brian Selznick, whose book, The Invention of Hugo Cabret was the subject of Fairfield’s second annual One Book, One Town.  Brian was there, signing books and posing for pictures, getting down on his knees for his younger admirers.  I didn’t get a chance to meet him, but did taste a different selection of appetizers and desserts while chatting with members from the RTM, Board of Finance, and the Library.

While I wish they were not back-to-back, it was nice to get out of the basement, socialize, and support local efforts, both business and cultural.

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