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Common sense, in memoriam

As a member of adult society, there are certain things that you expect other adults to know. Don’t cut in line at Starbucks (or any line, for that matter), “cash only” really does mean “cash only”, and a diet comprised solely of food obtained through the window of your car is a sure-fire way to get … Continue reading

Tomato, to-mah-to. Either way, you can have ’em.

The tomato and I have a lousy relationship. One of us is always turning up in the wrong place, making for awkward silences and furtive glances across the table. Tomato growers are a proud bunch, whether they were grown in USDA certified organic top soil and watered exclusively with hand-harvested morning dew or they came … Continue reading

I’m a pretty darn good cook after all.

I’m fortunate to have hungry friends and a perpetually ravenous boyfriend. To be able to count on my them, my loyal taste-testers, the Judges Table to my sometimes misguided culinary explorations, is to be able to execute questionable recipes without judgement. When, in a fit of gastronomic ambition I set out to re-create a seafood … Continue reading

It’s 104 degrees outside. 10 reasons why that’s a good thing.

It was 104 degrees yesterday. For those of you unfamiliar with the searing inferno that is a Texas summer, allow me to enlighten you: 104 degrees means you don’t go outside during the day unless absolutely necessary. 104 degrees means if you don’t wait a full five minutes with the AC on full-blast before you touch your seatbelt … Continue reading

How not to make a spectacle of yourself in public Part 2: The Beach

There are few places on the planet that induce such blissful childlike idiocy as the beach. I should know. As I write, I am sitting in the airport on an unnamed Caribbean island, headed back towards the bikini-less, sand-less, everyday-ness called home, and reflecting on the the oddities particular to beach culture. A week ago … Continue reading

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