• NaBloPoMo

    Day 30.

    Day 30. I know it’s the 1st. December 1st. It’s not even November anymore. I missed the last day of November writing month. Out of all the days, I missed Day 30. Let’s go back in time, shall we? It’s November 30th. 1487 – Germany. A law is states beer should be brewed from only three ingredients: water, malt and hops. Albert IV, Duke of Bavaria, got shitfaced on this cold night. He threw a case of Summer Shandy out of his window, grabbed a pretzel, and declared, “that beer tasted like shit.” 1753 – United States. Benjamin Franklin received the Godfrey Copley medal for his “curious experiments” and “observations…

  • NaBloPoMo

    Al Capone damn near gave me an STD.

    My family surprised my sister, Jenna, for her 30th birthday last night. We took her on a wild adventure through downtown Kansas City. Jenna’s closest friends and family raised a glass or two or ten in honor of Jenna’s 30 years of life. One of the stops on our bar-hopping agenda was Manifesto. Manifesto is a cocktail bar in the basement of the former hotel, The Rieger. Today, The Rieger is a popular restaurant in Kansas City. Condos make up the upper floors. The Rieger was built in 1915. It was owned by Alexander Rieger. Alexander’s father founded J. Rieger and Co. Whiskey in 1887. It was one of the…

  • A to Z Challenge

    The letter A.

    The letter A. Stop. It’s not the scarlet letter A. Or A-hole A. Or Sesame Street’s, “brought to you by the letter A.” It’s “what the hell did I sign up for” A.  I’m didn’t think this over. It’s how I make decisions. Would you like to buy my Girl Scout cookies? Delicious. Here’s some cash. Do you want me to cut your hair, like, more than a trim? Does that mean you think I should? It’s getting too big isn’t it? Yes, do it. Do you want to participate in the A – Z writing challenge for the month of April? You must write every day using a different letter of the…

  • Humor

    Family Tree

    My mom has been working on our family geneaology.  She is full blown obsessed.  She has taken classes at the library.  She has gone to family graveyards and taken pictures of individual graves.  She has color coded index cards to keep names and dates straight.  She has books on books on how to trace your family.  She is documenting everything. She can only go back so far with her own history.  Just two generations back come straight from Mexico.  To do research in Mexico you must go to the Catholic churches in the respected Mexican towns.  The Catholic churches are the ones that keep records, not the government.  So she…