“My baby said I was crazy. My mama called me lazy. I was gonna show ’em all this time, ’cause you know I ain’t no foolin’ and I don’t need no more schoolin’, I was born to just walk the … Continue reading Tulsa Time, New Year’s Style
Stop me if you have heard this one before, but I recently caught some live music. One of my goals for 2022 was to get back in the habit of catching live shows more frequently. I once hit 20 national … Continue reading J.R. Carroll and Drayton Farley at Hi-Fi Indy
I never actually watched No Reservation. I’m probably about as snobby as it gets and having not seen that show. So, I have only been tangentially aware of the aura of Anthony Bourdain. But after grabbing John Currence’s book over the summer, and knowing their friendship, I decided to correct a long overdue miss in my reading repertoire–the book that put Bourdain on the map: Kitchen Confidential. Kitchen Confidential is now 22 years old, and after Bourdain’s suicide a few years back, this was a posthumous introduction for me. I did the audiobook, read by the author. I love listening … Continue reading Book Nook: Kitchen Confidential, by Anthony Bourdain
As I have written about previously, we went to Oxford, MS, this summer for a wedding. As one must do while in Oxford, we ate at City Grocery and hit Square Books. They are staples that any first timer must … Continue reading Book Nook: Pickles, Pigs and Whiskey, by John Currence
June 25 has been circled on Sarah and I’s calendar for quite a while. Ever since we got the wedding invite from Sam, even if we had not met the bride-to-be yet. Sam and Sarah grew up together-ish. He was … Continue reading HYDR: McGlone Becomes The McGlones and The Weezes Go To Oxford
i wrote part one of this travel log back on April 17. The plan was to write part 2 here when I got home a couple of days later. Two jobs and decent weather for spring sports had other ideas. … Continue reading I Saw Miles Of Texas, Pt. 2.
The Turnpike Troubadours getting back together was a big deal in my world. No seriously, a big, big deal. The tour was announced. I knew I could not make Red Rocks happen this year. Cain’s sold out immediately. Cain’s is … Continue reading I Saw Miles and Miles Of Texas, and Other States
When I was a full-time sports writer, I never had fall Saturdays off. It was either volleyball, JFL or cross country just about every Saturday. It meant missing a lot of college football, and the occasional small town events here … Continue reading Presenting: Tupork Shakur. How Our First Rib Cookoff Went.
I’ve said it before, but this last year has been the year we learned how to interact with people over videoconferencing, almost exclusively. At times, that has absolutlely sucked. But it has also led to some new ways to enjoy things I never would have before. Like, a virtual chocolate truffle tasting. This one was set up by my employers and featured a small business from New England called Chocolate Therapy, run by married couple Pam and David Griffin. They sent out tasting kits to those who signed up, including everything we needed for the tasting. The kit included all … Continue reading The Truffle Shuffle–Virtual Style
What was suppose to be a Key West trip in the pre-pandemic world turned into a trip down to Gulf Shores, AL this week. Lot of condo balcony time, avoiding people on the beach, taking the next elevator when it … Continue reading Gulf Shores–2020 Style