Surfside Beach, SC

Surfside Beach has a nickname – “The Family Beach”. Less than 5000 people populate this small area and it is a part of the Myrtle Beach strip called the Grand Strand. I didn’t necessarily see a lot of FAMILY at this beach but I saw a ton of retirees or soon to retire couples. ThenContinue reading “Surfside Beach, SC”

Murrells Inlet

South Carolina has a lot of places to visit that is near water. I’ve been to pretty much every place at one time or another in my life. It’s farther to drive than NC beaches but it has some waterfront property that I can’t find in North Carolina. Murrells Inlet also has tons of seafoodContinue reading “Murrells Inlet”

“Women’s” Clothes

I have struggled like most women with the sizing of women’s clothes, the cut of the shirt or pants as the size increases and the cost of the clothing. You probably will not read anything earth shattering or new in this blog but I find myself in the same damn boat every time I needContinue reading ““Women’s” Clothes”

Earth Day

Earth Day is celebrated annually on April 22. When I was a kid I was never specifically told WHY we have an earth day. I know now that in spring of 1970, Senator Gaylord Nelson created Earth Day as a way to force the issue of protecting the environment, restoring damage ecosystems and to encourage living aContinue reading “Earth Day”

Why Is It Called A Bucket List?

We have some interesting idioms in the English language. I mean what other language uses “Kick The Bucket” for dying? It’s kind of dark as it evokes suicide by hanging. You’ve seen it in the not so funny cartoons where the guy stands on a bucket with a noose around his neck. Once he “kicksContinue reading “Why Is It Called A Bucket List?”

Cruise Travel Is Back!

Of course like all things, plenty of people were cruising way before the CDC lifted the COVID-19 risk warning. But of you rule followers and more careful people, now you have THE authority on Contagious Diseases telling you that they are not putting a warning on it. Does that mean you will not get COVID-19Continue reading “Cruise Travel Is Back!”

Who Is NOT Talking About Will Smith?

A wise man who happens to be a great friend of mine said, why are we talking about this when there is so much more pressing news? While I agree with him that this is not as pertinent as the war on Ukraine, the possible recession or any other topics I think it is somethingContinue reading “Who Is NOT Talking About Will Smith?”

Korean “Corn Dogs”

Most people know what corn dogs are. In the US they are hot dogs wrapped in hushpuppy batter and deep fried on a stick. It is typical carnival food and you can even find it in the frozen food aisle of most American grocery stores. When I was a school kid in Korea in theContinue reading “Korean “Corn Dogs””

“Death Dogs”

While walking through a local Target doing my “glamorous” mom life thing, I heard a vendor joking with Target workers about eating “death dogs” and I was immediately transported in time to my college days. . . I have lived in several different income brackets from wealthy to poverty levels. I will have to admitContinue reading ““Death Dogs””