The Gods of Hot Chicken (Nashville Part 1)

I had two things on my “must-do” list in Nashville:  eat hot chicken and visit Jack White’s record shop, Third Man Records.   What I didn’t realize was that we would do those two things back to back. I waited in a line that wrapped around the corner with two friends of mine at Hattie … More The Gods of Hot Chicken (Nashville Part 1)

Doors of Dublin

When I landed in Ireland from Seattle, I had 15 hours in Dublin before jetting off to Budapest at 5am. Between not sleeping well the night before I left Seattle, to not sleeping well on the plane ride over, I was running on empty by the time I landed in Dublin. Adrenaline did the trick … More Doors of Dublin

The Boise Experience

I’d mulled over what I had done wrong for months.  Everyone knew I was being sent to Boise for my tee-shirt selling side gig, and after being sent to Australia last year, it had become an ongoing joke about what sort of cardinal sin I’d committed to be sent to Idaho. I’ve been bitching about … More The Boise Experience

Keep Austin Weird

In my brain, Austin was a land of tacos, bbq, and blues, so I figured there was no way I wouldn’t love it.  Plus leaving the cold and rainy temperatures of Seattle to soak up some sunshine is always a plus for me. When I arrived, I wondered how I was in Texas–a state that … More Keep Austin Weird