Miss Mississippi 2014 Viewing Party

Before we get started, here's my standard viewing party call to order: We'll share our thoughts / observations / reactions in the comments. This is all in good fun, so let's please be mindful that somebody's mama or cousin or great-aunt Ethel … [Continue reading]

Keeping The Tradition Alive

Well, I'm still not finished with the book (getting close, though), but the Miss Mississippi pageant is this Saturday night. And quite frankly I don't see how I can possibly call myself a native Mississippian if I don't take a wee little break from … [Continue reading]

I Break For Books – Or, Well, For Book

So last night I spoke at a church in Kosciusko, Mississippi, and I wish I had videotaped the whole thing. I mean, not the part of me speaking because NO, I WOULD NEVER, but I wish I had taken some videos of the women talking to each other … [Continue reading]

Nerdy Thoughts That May Be Of Limited Interest


So one thing people might not necessarily assume about me - especially in light of my preoccupations with fried chicken and SEC sports and Bravo - is that I really like trying to figure out what makes people tick. I'm not exactly sure when I realized … [Continue reading]

We’ve Been Gone, Gone, Gone


By the time most of y'all read this, my little family will be back home in Birmingham. We have been in California for most of the last week, visiting David's best friend's family and basically having a big ole time. I haven't said anything about the … [Continue reading]

The Stuff I Forgot To Mention

Thanks for your sweet comments on Monday's post. After I hit "publish" I thought, Oh, I believe I just overshared - so I appreciate your kindness more than you know.  Y'all are the best. I about to get in the bed because, well, CALL ME MAMAW, … [Continue reading]