And Tomorrow Starts The Same Old Thing Again

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When I was a kid my parents used to host their own Willie Nelson 4th of July Picnic “Satellite” parties in our backyard in Dallas. They were fairly epic. To resurrect that tradition I thought it would be fun to have a celebration last night in honor of Willie’s 80th birthday. With the help of [...]

Which Came First, The Cake or The Egg?

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In this case, it was the egg. As in The Big Green Egg Eggfest. Cake would come later in the weekend. You may not know that the Professor is quite the grill master. Last year for his 50th birthday he got a green egg and it has opened him up to a whole new world [...]

Yall Come

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Have you ever heard of Arlie Duff? He was a middle school teacher and songwriter from Texas, prominent in the 1950s, and garnered the nickname “The Singing School Teacher.” He only had one hit song of his own as a singer, Yall Come, an upbeat country staple that has been covered by a coterie of [...]

Engulfed

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Sorry for the crickets chirping in here lately, I have been hard at work playing camp counselor during Little Chick’s grand hurrah summer fandango. We spent the last week of summer vacation wearing out I-10 along the Gulf Coast. I decided she is way too accustom to airplane bathrooms and largely unfamiliar with roadside gas [...]

Let Me Get Straight To The Punta

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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 [...]

Blend It Like Beckham

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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, [...]

Moonpies, Troutnuts and March Madness

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Fasten your seatbelt cause we have a lot of ground to cover. I am going to give you a rocket-speed look backward at a busy February which included our first ever 5K run, Mardi Gras in Mobile, a culinary girls weekend here in Austin, and GRTU Troutfest. Then a fast-forward snapshot of what’s going on [...]

A Diablo Sandwich and A Dr. Pepper and Make It Fast

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This weekend we ventured to the annual Texas Book Festival, with two key objectives: to get a signed cookbook with classic Texas fare and meet the mastermind behind one of the greatest movies of all time. Ancillary perks included dreamy weather, a delightfully mellow scene which was mandatory since Little Chick is recovering from a [...]

Would You Like Fries With That?

I am thrilled to announce that ‘PADDLEFISH’ is now available for purchase right here at flyfishchick.com and I would be more than happy to take your order. Click here if you’d like to order a signed copy and/or need me to write something custom in the front such as “Happy Birthday” or “Hold the Mayo” [...]

Getting a Little Springfest Back in My Step

Well, we’ve wrapped up our third trip to the Springfest music festival in Live Oak Florida and once again I am so exhausted I can barely type. So to keep tempo with the speedgrass pickers we’ve been listening to for four days I am going to give you the rapidfire overview… First and foremost the [...]

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