Monthly Archives: July 2011


Know what I love? Saxapahaw. Have you been yet? You should go! My attitude needed turning around.  See, there was a blistering heat wave.  There was a show Wednesday that went badly.  Then there was a show Friday that went … Continue reading

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How’s everyone doing out there?  Staying hydrated?  Limiting outdoor activity?  Cursing like a sailor in a heat-induced rage  Gracefully embracing the heat wave like a good southerner should?  Summer will one day end, friends.  We will prevail.  There will be crisp … Continue reading

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Someone at this computer is smug.  Also, self-congratulatory, and maybe a little bit cocky.  Because on Sunday, I canned.  I am a home canner.  I have Put Up Food For The Winter. Actually, seven jars of tomatoes will probably not … Continue reading

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The Rivah

Having great friends:  fantastic.  Having great friends who will invite you to their river houses:  obnoxiously good fortune.  Betty’s family has a house in Little Washington, on the Pamilico River.  So I stopped there for the night on my way … Continue reading

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Down East

It was a return-to-my-roots kind of weekend: family reunion Down East. (If you weren’t born in North Carolina, “Down East” means anything east of I-95.) Turns out, both sides of my family have been Down East since my Mom’s family … Continue reading

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Just a little bit of Rudy

Saturday was a little rough. Turns out, Barbados rum is powerful stuff. That’s probably why it’s a pirate drink. Anyway. We all rested, hydrated, and avoided strenuous activity. By suppertime, Lily’s sounded like a great idea, and there was some … Continue reading

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Good lord.  Rules.  So many rules I just broke. Here are some of my general policies: Maintain a two drink maximum. After that I am sleepy, and just plain dumb. Don’t dance on the furniture.  Seriously.  Don’t be that girl. … Continue reading

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