To Be a Rock and Not To Roll

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We’ve been in Mobile, home of the original Mardi Gras, for the past several days soaking up the revelry. I have learned some of the local terminology over the past few years, throwing around phrases such as “when does the parade roll”…”the parade rolls at six”…”is it still going to roll in this weather?” Well [...]

Go Ahead, Judge a Book by Its Cover

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I can honestly say I have never worked harder on anything in my life. I don’t know why this book project has mushroomed into such a massive endeavor, but it has. The work is rewarding and the motivation to hold the end-result in my hand is becoming more and more of a carrot. And we’re [...]

Unedited

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Some people I respect have counseled me not to write this post. Their advice is sound, so I’ve kept my mouth shut as long as possible. I’ve edited myself despite my on-going frustration. Of course I know they’re right, it’s never worth it to burn bridges. But last night it occurred to me, there actually [...]

Megalops Megafun

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There’s really no graceful way to ease into this announcement so I will just shout it out: I CAUGHT MY FIRST TARPON! Like all the way caught for real. To the net. You may have heard some screaming and commotion from the general direction of the Caribbean the other day? Well that was me on [...]

Like A Virgin But Not Quite

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Last weekend was hardly the first New Orleans rodeo for this group of 40-something moms, not by a long shot. Some in our group are nawlins born and bred, some live there now, others have a vacation pad there, several are Jazzfest regulars, others went to Tulane, and some of us just choose to spend [...]

Oh Yeah, We’re Realer Than The Easter Bunny. Word.

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Have you ever seen this hilarious Diet Dr. Pepper commercial with the “I Exist!” support group that includes Santa, Big Foot, the Easter Bunny, a Leprechaun, and the Tooth Fairy? Well, clearly they forgot to invite another oft-dismissed, vaguely defined, and seemingly mythical cast of characters: Fly Fishing Bloggers. [CLICK HERE to watch the ad [...]

I’m Not Nearly As Neurotic As a Coffee Shop Makes Me Feel

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I had a somewhat restrained violent temper tantrum Saturday evening because after being in the house writing and working for three whole days (after an extended Labor Day Weekend trip and a full three-month summer vacation) I was thoroughly stir crazy and sick to death of the place. This is a problem on the weekends [...]

Karma Is a Snap

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Considering I rarely drink milk and am one of the few women in my age group not constantly gnawing on calcium chews like a teenage boy with a wad of tobacco, I am pretty impressed with my natural bone strength which was mightily tested this weekend vis a vis an airborne push pole that became [...]

Conspiracy to Cover Up

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When I first planned this girls trip to Mexico waaay back in January, I had grand plans to bikini bootcamp my way through the spring months and melt away in time for a tropical reveal. Well…with a net loss of negative four pounds and the trip just eight days away, all efforts have turned toward [...]

Okay Fine, I’ll Tout The Sprout

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Has anyone else noticed the current culinary love affair with the Brussel Sprout? I always thought of it as the out-of-town runt cousin of the already annoying cabbage. But the Brussel Sprout is officially having its moment in the spotlight. Perhaps the greatest ugly-duckling-turned-swan vegetable story of all time. The only love I had for [...]

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