Sorry I Just Hit You With My Ukulele

These were the first words uttered to me by my new writer friend, Jennifer, who sat next to me on my flight from Houston to Austin this morning. She did, in fact, lightly whack me with her ukulele as she eased into her place in 2C just to my right, but it was ever so [...]

I Think Ikat, I Think Ikat

When I married the Professor we decided, for sanity’s sake, to keep our respective homes in Austin and Mobile and move into each other’s existing houses instead of muddling through the headache of selling and buying anything new. Cohabitating in two states is tricky enough. Plus we love both houses and both neighborhoods so it [...]

Again With The Triple Entendre: Metamorphosis

This triple entendre gimmick is probably only fun for me and a few other english majorettes out there but that fact not withstanding, I’m going to try and pull it off once again. I’ve done previous triple entendre posts on RUN OFF, HATCH and SUNRISE, each offering at least one fly fishing related definition. Today’s [...]

Rising Stars Fell on Alabama Last Night

I wasn’t the only Austin belle ringing and rocking in Alabama last night. The red-hot Austin band, The Trishas, stopped in Mobile on their southeast tour and I couldn’t believe my luck to actually be in my Hometown#2 at the right time. This young group of four uber-talented chicks is all the talk of the [...]

Let Me Get Straight To The Punta

Words fail to capture how much fun we had on our girls trip to Punta Mita! Gorgeous weather, beautiful sandy beaches, hours on end drinking Mexican cervezas and colorful tropical drinks, delicious meals that started at sunset and lasted long into the night. And the laughing. My ribs are bruised we laughed so hard. This trip [...]

Santa Fe and The Faraway

Little Chick and I have just returned from a long weekend in Santa Fe celebrating Mother’s Day with my mother’s side of the family. We had four generations represented: my grandmother, my mom, my mom’s two sisters, my two Santa Fe cousins, my Colorado cousin and her two sons. We had several churches outside our [...]

Conspiracy to Cover Up

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 [...]

Ain’t It Just Like A Friend of Mine

In my mind I’m still in Carolina. I can’t stop thinking about what a great time I had in Winston-Salem last week, and I still can’t believe how the whole event came about. Ready for this? Stick with me because it’s a great small world story — with random funny video at the end as [...]

Blend It Like Beckham

Sometimes it’s hard to find another married couple with whom you can relate, but as you can clearly see, the Professor and I have a lot in common with Victoria and David Beckham. He’s arguably one of the most famous soccer players in history, she, the world’s most under-nourished former pop star. So there’s that, [...]

A Blueprint for Excess

My life motto tends to be, “If some is good, more is better!” Given this attitude I’m lucky that drugs aren’t my thing, although this mentality did prove tricky with some natural supplements I once self-prescribed. They were so successful at managing back pain that I just doubled my dosage causing me to faint at [...]