I would like to say that I read the article in The Atlantic with horror and disbelief (click the link for the full article). However, the current administration continues to raise the bar on “can you believe this shit?” so often that honestly nothing surprises me any more. To serve in the military carries with … Continue reading Losers and Suckers.
I know I tend to keep the politics away from here, but it feels wrong not to say something. Not to say anything. Today is July 4th, which should mean something more than just backyard BBQs, baseball, and fireworks. However, it seems odd to celebrate the birth of a nation when that nation is on … Continue reading Melting Into Oblivion
I don’t know about you, but when I think of the location of the Hawaiian Islands I tend to think of it as smack dab in the middle of the Pacific Ocean due west of California. However, it is actually a little bit further south than “due west of California.” Okay, quite a bit south … Continue reading A Little Geography Lesson
Today we give thanks and celebrate all the men and women who have fought to protect our freedoms and our values–and it has been a very tough week for that. If you don’t mind, I’m going to do something I rarely do publicly and share my thoughts. If you do mind, you should stop reading now … Continue reading The Price of Freedom
This month’s wine writing challenge is TRAVEL, as selected by last month’s winner: the hilarious and enlightening Loie of Cheap Wine Curious. Of course, my first thought was to write about Napa, the first place I traveled for wine–but then I remembered I’ve already written about my trip and since I haven’t had the chance … Continue reading Have Wine? Will Travel!
In honor of today’s celebration of the 44 men who have bravely led our nation, I found a fun article from Mashable highlighting an obscure fact about each of our Commander-In-Chiefs, which you can read in full by clicking on the–no-doubt authentic–picture of George Washington below. Now you can enthrall, amaze, and annoy your friends, … Continue reading Happy President’s Day!
Remember in my earlier posts about it being the start of low season and everything closing up early? Turns out, that affected the food industry as well. Since our deck had not one, but two grills, we decided it might be fun to grill something for dinner. We found a grocery store, strolled around for awhile, … Continue reading Chinese Non-Delivery
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!