Unedited

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 [...]

High Praise

The Professor and I celebrated our second anniversary yesterday in Alabama with a Sunday drive down to the beach. I always love the beach during winter, but since it was about 70K degrees, it really just felt like a spring day without any crowds or traffic (i.e. heaven.) Speaking of heaven, we kicked off our [...]

Hank Williams Pilgrimage

The more I learn about Hank Williams the more fascinated I become. This Alabama music legend with a tragically short career captured the hearts of millions with his magnetic onstage performances, wrote one poetic hit after the next, and lives on in honky tonk lore as an icon and near cult-like figure. As I was [...]

I Wonder If This Is Really Even Appropriate

I’m in a massive time crunch before I leave town in the morning so I have been racking my brain with what to post on my way out the door. Let’s see, what’s been happening lately? Hmm…I wonder, I wonder. Well, Hostess is closing its doors, Austin has been consumed by Formula 1 racing all [...]

My Pupusa Brings All The Boys To the Yard

Turns out my favorite Belizean food is traditional Salvadorian food. You see,  I have recently discovered the magic of The Pupusa. It took me a while to conquer the pronunciation but the gastronomical lovefest was instantaneous. More on that in a moment. First things first… I may have already mentioned that we stayed at the [...]

And There Were Bonefish Too

Needless to say I am completely obsessed with the horrible murder that happened right in San Pedro when we were in Belize last weekend. And the bizarro actions of internet mogul John McAfee (computer anti-virus pioneer, yes that McAfee) who is wanted for questioning as a person of interest but is now on the run [...]

Megalops Megafun

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 [...]

Tastes Like Chicken

I don’t know what it says about me that I gravitate toward places that have chicken pooping competitions. Tomorrow the Professor and I head down to Belize for a little romance & little bonefishing. (For you non-fisher types those are separate activities. Geez! Pervs.) And I imagine we’ll have to spend Wednesday night at the [...]

I Heart Alabama Music. (State, not Band.)

The Southern Coterie website recently posted about a new-to-me music duo called The Secret Sisters, a lovely harmonizing pair that hail from Alabama. Which made me think about all the good music that comes from the yellowhammer state. Hello Muscle Shoooaals? (I don’t have time to hold your hand on this, if you don’t know [...]