In 30 before 30, blogs, coding, commentary, decor, entertainment, family, food, hobbies, journalism, literature, Louisville, music, my life, programming, travel on February 23, 2012 at 9:30 am
A lot of things recently have made me reevaluate the person I am and where I’m at in my life — not the least of which is the fact that I’m turning 30 in October.
On one hand, I feel like I can still get into the head of the person I was at 22, when I was living in Bakersfield. But then again, I go over all the things that have happened since then and know that I must have changed.
And lately, I feel like I’ve slacked off on many of my hobbies and taking journeys, which is what made the decade following high school so much fun.
So this has been running through my head, and then I saw friend Maggie Creamer’s blog “Sometimes you need that.” Read the rest of this entry »
In beer, entertainment, food, Louisville, my life on September 23, 2011 at 8:00 am
One evening earlier this year, I ate the thymus gland of a cow.
The culinary name for the organ is sweetbread, and I didn’t know what it was before I bit into it.
But that was kind of the point. And, though I’m surprised to say it, it wasn’t terrible — actually kind of good in a purely carnivorous sort of way.
Several months ago, I, my boyfriend, Niel; and friend, Corey, went to 732 Social, a restaurant in Louisville’s NuLu neighborhood. Not sure what to order, the waiter pointed us to a little visited part of the menu that offers tastings of food and drinks at $5 a piece.
So it was essentially $10 a course for a small dish and cocktail.
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In commentary, entertainment, Kentucky, Louisville, my life, photography, sarcasm on September 2, 2011 at 10:30 pm
Like some of the other notable traditions that have taken root in Louisville, the annual Zombie Attack Walk started when a small group of people decided to be kooky and others wanted to join in.
In this case, some individuals thought it would be a hoot if they and their friends dressed up as zombies for their shared birthday.
Six years later, the event has grown to include hundreds of undead in a parade of the damned down Bardstown Road.
Elbow to elbow with the mortals on Monday, I watched the stooping and limping masses moan and groan as they made their way to Bearno’s Pizza for the zombie bash.
A nimbler member of the walking dead randomly ran up and shouted at members of the living, trying to raise a scream. Read the rest of this entry »
In commentary, entertainment, Kentucky, Louisville, music, my life, photography, travel on August 23, 2011 at 9:00 am
I have a new drink, and it’s all Kentucky.
I tried a sip of “Kentucky champagne” on Friday at Harvest restaurant on Market Street near downtown Louisville. It’s made with Old Forester, Licor 43, Ale-8-One and lemon peel.
The Ale-8-One sweetens the bourbon, taking away any bite.
Considering Harvest is about bringing the local into the kitchen — or the bar, in this instance — this drink fits right in. Nothing gets more Kentucky than Ale 8 and bourbon.
And I’m encouraged by the fact that all of the food served is sustainably raised and in-season. It makes for an interesting, ever-changing menu. Read the rest of this entry »
In commentary, entertainment, film, free speech, freedom of speech, history, journalism, literature, music, poetry, storytelling, YouTube on August 15, 2011 at 9:00 am
I love it when a movie pulls you in and won’t let you go.
I had that with “Howl” last night.
The movie came out last year and is a pseudo-documentary about beat poet Allen Ginsberg and the obscenity trial that followed the publishing of his famous poem, “Howl.”
Like the poem, parts of the movie are graphic — I’ll warn you. But much like what the poem’s supporters argued during the fracas that ensued following the poem’s publication, the “obscene” words and images in the movie are not used to be lewd and sensational but to describe how Ginsberg saw the 1950s society he was a part of. Read the rest of this entry »