Game Night (board/card, not sports) Snacks

Every month or so, we go to Game Night with our childfree friends. This means, I struggle with what snack to take/share at least that often. There are several criteria: vegan/vegetarian items, something Emil likes, clean/neat foods that don’t drip onto irreplaceable cards/boards/pieces, etc. The problem is, searching returns ideas for:¬†“clean eating” (whatever that trend […]

RIP Jessica Guidry

Sunday morning brought us some terrible news. Jessica (our neighbor in Bryan) was in ICU and things were not looking good. We jumped in the car, and confirmed¬†the worst when we saw her. Several days ago, she was on her roof, painting the exterior of her home with Ben, her coworker/friend/handyman. Clearly she felt fine. […]

Happy Anniversary, #Kenise25

We went to Tyler this weekend to be with Ken & Denis Hawk to celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary. Emil has known Denise since they were kids. He was one of ~5 people at their Catholic ceremony 25 years ago. We had a blast! Team Hawk threw a lovely party at a cool Mediterranean-looking terrazzo […]

An Epitaph for/by Mia’s Mother-in-law

My Twitter-friend Mia just lost her mother-in-law. It’s been a pretty trying time for her, but her Twitter friends have rallied around her for support. (Because Mia and her hubs are struggling financially, one person even paid for the obituary to run in the local paper. She really is that deserving a person.) If you […]

Cedric the Entertainer

Harry: So, what are we going to order? Sally: Well, I’m going to start with the grilled ridichio. Harry: Jess, Sally is a great orderer….even the chef didn’t know how good it could be. Jess: I think restaurants have become to important. Marie: Oh, I agree. Restaurants are to people in the 80s what theater […]

Party Season

It’s been one party after another for us. Miami played FSU in basket ball (and had a darn good showing!) Our No Kidding! chapter had our annual Chocolate party on Valentine’s weekend. This past weekend was a beer tour at Circle Brewery (owned by a Miami alumnus!) The same day, we attended a Mardi Gras […]

2012: Prioritize Joy, Now!

2012: Prioritize Joy, Now! Touched by my friend Nanette (whom I’ve met IRL a couple of times, but feel I’ve known in my soul for a lifetime or two), I give you my newly-stolen 2012 mantra: “Prioritize joy, now!” Now, go read her words of inspiration and the post that instigated her’s. And Nanette, Friend, […]