I’m here. More to come…
I is for Iconic. Or maybe Ironic.
This weekend we went to Darlington, SC for the Southern 500. We got the tickets for free through an organization called VetTix, about which I can’t say enough good things. We decided to spend the night after the race, but there aren’t many hotel rooms to be had in the area the night of that […]
G is for Georgia
So we go out of order for this segment, and I apologize for the long absence. I guess I’ve had a bit of writer’s block, or at least writer’s apathy. I keep running articles through my head, for all the good that does! Anyway, for Easter we took a trip to see my sister Jill […]
H is for Historic Hillsborough
Yes, I’ve skipped G. That will probably appear next weekend, when we go to Georgia. But since I haven’t written anything in a while, and since we got a ton of photos today, I’m going directly to H. It’s a no-brainer. There was no NASCAR race scheduled for today, so we looked around for something […]
F is for Fast, and Food (but not Fast Food.)
I did not grow up watching NASCAR, or any racing for that matter. I did not grow up eating barbeque, either. I grew up in Maryland, and we watched football and baseball and maybe some hockey and basketball. The only racing was horse racing. BBQ was what you had while you were cooking the meat, […]
Let’s make a list of lists…
The person I work for loves lists. He thinks lists hold people accountable. I’m not really a list person, at least not at work. I know what I need to do and I do it, if it’s important. If it’s not, it takes a while to get done. When I started over 9 years ago, […]
E is for Eggs.
Once upon a time in 1994 there was a woman who had just turned 31 and had three amazing little children, all under the age of six. She knew Baby #3 was her last, and she was more than a little sad about that fact. For the first time in her young adult life, she […]
D is for Dishes, and Driving.
If you know me, you may know that I collect dishes and other assorted glass, among other things. My first and main love is jadeite, but thanks to Martha Stewart and Japanese collectors, it’s very hard to find the real thing, at least around my area of North Carolina. Because I use a lot of […]
C is for Cookbooks.
This gallery will be added to, for sure. From The American Woman’s Cook Book, New and Revised Edition, 1952. (For those of you not fortunate enough to own a copy, the whole text can be found at https://archive.org/details/amricwomanscook00delirich. Picked this up at the thrift yesterday. I’m starting to really appreciate older cookbooks for their historical and […]
B is for Boone (Daniel, that is.)
There’s a place in Hillsborough, North Carolina, a little to the east of us that we just call Daniel Boone. Unbeknownst to me until a few minutes ago, it used to be a theme park in the 50’s: Daniel Boone Railroad Yesterday, on the way home from work, I decided I needed a jadeite mixing […]