Pearl beer always reminds me of my Granny. It was her drink of choice. Well, Pearl Light. Since tomorrow is her birthday—and if she were still with us, she’d be 100!—I thought I would share some news about her favorite beer. Unless you’re a Texan, you probably have never even heard of Pearl or Pearl … Continue reading Pearl Beer.
Inspiration for writing topics sometimes comes in the most unlikely of places…in this case, it was in the middle of nowhere in North Carolina. I was there for a wedding and because I’m a dumbass and didn’t actually google to see that the hotel was 2 hours from the airport, I booked a 7:30am flight … Continue reading Battle of the BBQ
too. hot. to. type. Actually we were given a brief heat wave reprieve today in NYC–but Sundays are great for being lazy. Meanwhile, back home: Stay cool & hydrated–and watch out for rings of power! Continue reading Sunday Comics: Texas Heat Wave
I have often said that the best part of wine is sharing it with someone. As such, there are some wines and/or wineries that will always and forever remind me of a specific person, like Teresa & Grape Creek or Nerida & Chandon. Or even Matthew & Silver Oak–ironically not because we’ve consumed copious amount … Continue reading MWWC 34: Memory
This month’s wine writing challenge was picked by…well, me! As last month’s winner for my glass-shattering tales in my Winestory, I got the honor of picking this month’s theme: OBSCURE. For full disclosure, Jeff helped me pick OBSCURE–and he was right, it was the word I was looking for in my quest to hear about the often-forgotten … Continue reading MWWC #30: Obscure
This month’s wine writing challenge is Second Chances. It was selected by last month’s MWWC winner, Jill from L’occasion. And I must confess that it was a bit hard to focus on second chances when all I can think of when I see second is: But then I remind myself that the best breakfasts always … Continue reading Try The Wine…Again.
We interrupt our regularly scheduled posts about my Fabulous Not Forty Birthday trips to wish Texans everywhere a Happy Independence Day! On this day in 1836, Texas declared its independence from Mexico. The Texas Declaration was written in less than a day during (although not at) the battle of The Alamo, drew a lot of influence from the … Continue reading Happy Birthday Texas!
This Monthly Wine Writing Challenge (#12) theme is LOCAL. And I’m so thankful to The Drunken Cyclist for issuing a reminder, or rather letting everyone know that it’s not too late….because honestly, I thought it was too late! As I might have mentioned a time or thirty, I used to work at a wine shop … Continue reading Go Texan.
I wasn’t actually planning on Margarita Monday to be a thing, but last week’s post was rather popular. I figured what the heck, let’s try this again. NOTE: Don’t get too excited, because (oddly enough), I don’t have many pictures of margaritas (although I am happy to start a “Send Your Margarita Pictures” photo drive, … Continue reading Margarita Monday, Part Dos
Slight error in judgement. I know, I know…it rarely happens 😉 so when it does, it is the job of the BFF to, of course, call me on it. Remember yesterday’s post about the ABCs of Shez? Well, if you read it and then all the comments you would have seen my egregious error, which … Continue reading Home Sweet Home