Four Irishmen Walk into a Bar
Aug03

Four Irishmen Walk into a Bar

Sunday Funday. C. Smith and I were early adopters to this idea, mostly because when we dated long distance, Sundays sucked, really really sucked. It was the day of goodbyes, of feeling sad, of wishing Monday would hurry up and arrive to distract you. No one should ever want Mondays to arrive sooner, so we vowed that when we finally lived in close proximity, Sundays would be extra fun. So now here we are 12 years later and still trying...

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Cleveland!
Jun16

Cleveland!

Thursday, June 11th, 9:45 pm Game 4 of the NBA playoffs, in Cleveland, Cavs up 2-1, this is the moment I have been waiting for since LBJ left CLE. I should be on top of the world, but I am sitting in Charlotte, NC wishing I was home. To most people outside of NE Ohio, Cleveland is a punch line…yeah yeah we know, the river caught on fire, get over it folks, that was a long time ago and Cleveland had come a long way. I adore...

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Joshua Tree National Park
May26

Joshua Tree National Park

I have a tendency to procrastinate, not the best trait, but every now and then it kind of pays off. I recently received an email from Shutterfly that photo books are up to 50% off, perfect timing; I have been meaning to put together photo books from some recent trips. By recent, I mean 8 months ago – stupid procrastination. So I sat down the other day and got to work, and was quickly brought back to one of the most amazing places I...

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Oh My, Southern Fried
Apr13

Oh My, Southern Fried

Since moving to Charlotte, NC last year I have had a love affair with the way Southerners embrace their Southern Fried ways. Now I am no stranger to good fried food; I am from Barberton, Ohio after all, the Fried Chicken Capital of the World. But, let me tell you, chefs in this town take fried to a new level.   I am not talking about the State Fair, throw anything into a fryer variety, I am talking seriously delish goods. Probably my...

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Old School Game Night
Feb25

Old School Game Night

I love a good party. Even more, I love to host a good party. I think my love started when I was a kid and my parents would entertain. Us kids were allowed to say hello to all the adults, maybe grab a small plate of food, then were banished to our bedrooms. Not that I really wanted to hang with the grownups, but I could tell from the sounds and smells coming from downstairs, they were having fun. Now that I am an adult, I have hosted...

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