Good Stuff

Thanks to Lisa and Lori, I had my first visit to Capital Q Smokehouse, home of great BBQ in the capital region after the usual Tuesday at Mahar’s (the best bar in the world). Wow — some very tasty brisket, cornbread, coleslaw and home fries. Good sauce, too. Huge portions, of course, so there’s a…

At the Fair

My pal Jenise talked me into going to the fair last night; that’s one of her pictures of the fine fowl on display there. At least by the evening the heat had abated somewhat and once the sun went down, things were actually comfortable. We ran into people we knew very quickly (yes, even me!)….

At the Diner

Birdie looks startled…Susan looks annoyed……and Mildred enjoys her salad. Here we are at George’s Diner; today we’re off to the zoo in Asheboro. Wheee!

UK Week 2: Mad Men and English Dogs (part three)

Back from Pennsylvania, where Miss Wendy and I sat in the dark and watched the fireflies when the power went out at Lafayette College, where she’s teaching a summer class on comics. Saturday we headed down to Philadelphia and met up with my pal Todd for sushi, drinks and a not so good movie (that…

Girls’ Night Out

Friday night I went out with pals Jenise and Angela. Our first stop was the oh so sophisticated Wine Bar on Lark, but then Angela thought we should go play pool at the Hollywood down the street. Much larking on Lark — for a long time we had the room upstairs to ourselves. The youthful…

BitchBuzz: Sic Semper Baconis

Hola from New Orleans! Of course I need to let you all know that my latest piece for BitchBuzz is up and it’s all bacony goodness. Down here at PCA things are jumping. We had a long day getting here, but we had plenty of time to catch up with Miss Wendy and check into…

What was that Name?

We had lunch today with Dan, Krista and Kaitlin which was great. If only I could remember the name of that restaurant where we ate. It’s on the tip of my tongue…

The Birthday Odyssey

The birthday week unfolded: Sunday friends gathered at WTs for drinks and cake (no, Gene, no one was fooled by your going off to the restroom — and taking your jacket). It was fairly quiet (amazingly enough) and I wasn’t facing any of the televisions, so that was good. Thanks to all who came out….

Flash Vacation

After dropping Gene off at work Friday morning, I made a quick escape to Connecticut (I blame the midterm craziness!). I tore through the Berkshires in some thick fog, filling up on cheap gas. My first stop in Willimantic was to surprise Perilous Cheryl, but the surprise was on me. I stopped by her office…