#225: V.I.S.

I visited my good friend Suzanne this weekend in Asheville, NC.  What a pretty town!  We did lots of catching up and went on a million cute outings and meals.   I also got to: Privately shop in a store. Suzanne works at the cutest little boutique, The Gardener’s Cottage, every Saturday.  The store is closed…

#222: Cheers

In the 4 years since I started this blog, I’ve noticed two consistent trends within the content of my posts.  #1  I eat a lot. #2  I drink a lot.  Just an observation. I toured a bourbon distillery. Good friends Emily and Willis visited us in October and we wanted to show them some of the outskirts…

#197: Queen of the World

My friend Molly and I went on vacation together in January, so: I went on a cruise. Check, #22.  Our boat was called Oasis of the Seas and I think Molly and I would have volunteered to clean up the vomit from each deck floor if they would let us stay forever.  Yummy food, drinks and…

#192- Fo shizzle

Since I surround myself with degenerates, at times we are forced to secure third-party transportation in order to enjoy ourselves during social functions.  On this recent trip, Keeneland was an hour away from where we were all staying, so we needed a DD:   I rode on the Bus Shizzle. The Bus Shizzle was quite…

#134- Is this how Dwayne Johnson made his name?

A few years ago I noticed a trend in airports in the southern United States- rocking chairs that lined the gate areas for our use in resting our tired traveling booties.  My mind always conjured an image of sitting on a veranda in Savannah (never been there), sipping on sweet tea and talking about the…

#126- Nirvana

I’m not much of a liquor drinker.  I’ll have a margarita on a somewhat regular basis, but generally I order beer or wine.  As we settled down to 99 Hanover, a restaurant/bar in Edinburgh, a cocktail sounded so refreshing. I asked our waitress to recommend one and she produced an absolute delight. I had the…

#125: Fish cakes with a side of shorter life expectancy, please.

We ate lots of fried objects on our trip.  Emily justified this with the fact that we walked all day long everywhere- we only took one cab on the entire trip.  Perhaps it would be justifiable to me if I too weighed EIGHTY POUNDS.  I’m nice and roundish and weigh, well, more than eighty pounds.  Among…

#124- Swan Lake

While in Dublin, Emily and I took a stroll through the famous St. Stephen’s Green- a huge park located in the middle of the city.  It was really peaceful and beautiful and we had had an exhausting day of eating, shopping and eating, so we picked a spot near the water and sawed some logs….

#122- Advantage Cogsy

While in London, I went to Wimbledon. Emily and I packed a picnic lunch, took the 120 degree train to the Southfield stop, and planned to relax in a park to watch some tennis on the community big screen.  We stopped to ask a traffic guide for directions, and next thing you know we were…

#121- R.I.P.

While in Glasgow, we took a day trip that involved seeing lots of the countryside and western highlands and some fishing villages.  One of the stops, the village of Luss, was an adorable quaint cutie-pie of a town, built around Loch Lomand.  Side note: did you know that Scotland has over 30,000 lochs (loch= lake…

#115- Another one bites the dust

If you remember a few months ago, I made quite an honorable list of life goals. I was able to cross off #16 on vacation, as: I rode a rickshaw. Did you notice me calling the other pedestrians suckers?  This childish display would later come to mock me in the ensuing pedicab venture. Okay, it…