The Culinary Cycle

I spent the evening enjoying a fabulous dinner across from some people who had apparently had a really bad day, maybe a really bad life. They found problems with everything. That is, until I waxed rhapsodic about my steak. Then they each asked for a bite. They, amazingly, approved. They looked for problems and found … Read more

A Value Proposition

There seems to be an ever-increasing feeling of entitlement these days. I see it while people are driving; at the grocery store, on the train, even walking down the street. Unfortunately, the place I see it most is online. I am thrilled to promote businesses. That’s a large part of what The Local Tourist does; … Read more

Drama is YOUR Queen

It’s been a long time since I’ve written anything really personal. That’s because I’ve been pretty damn angry and I’ve wanted to vent and shout and blame and be a nasty-ass name caller. So, I haven’t written.

It has been HARD. And tonight I’m feeling like I don’t give an F (read that FFFFFFFFFFFF) because I went to an amazing event and someone was there who has tried her best to destroy me because, well, who the FFFFFFFFFFFFF knows why, but she did.

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Transparency

I actually feel a little guilty about writing this post. It’s after three in the morning and, while I’ve been working all night, I also have a busy day tomorrow. I’ve got stories from my Kansas trip that still need telling. I made it through a few items on my to-do list today but not nearly enough to justify the rant that I know I’m about to dive into helter-skelter. But here I am, setting myself up for a 4am bedtime because this is something that’s been bothering me for long enough to warrant giving up an hour or two of sleep.

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Day 29 & 30 and the rest

Well now, I kind of fell off the face of this blog, didn’t I? I fell into the same old trap. The last two days of my “30 days of happy” were, well, happy. And busy. So I didn’t write. And since then I’ve been busy. So I didn’t write. And to be perfectly honest a lot of crap has happened in the last month or so. So I didn’t want to write. And now here we are well beyond another thirty days and I’m just now finishing up the last and I still don’t really want to write, but if I don’t then another thirty days and another thirty days will pass and before you know it I’m 50 and there’s no way I can catch up then.

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“Best of Luck”

“Best of luck to you Theresa” I’ve gotten that phrase a couple of times tonight. Neither were what I’d consider sincere. You see, tonight a friendship officially ended. It unofficially ended a few weeks ago. That’s when my “friend” said something more condescending than anything I’ve heard in over 10 years. In my 20’s I … Read more

A Rows By Any Other Name

How many of you are cringing at that title? Are you looking for an edit button somewhere, anywhere? Any idiot knows it’s rose, not rows, right? Misspelling that word changes the meaning entirely and makes the mis-speller look careless, disrespectful, or downright rude. That’s exactly how I feel any time someone misspells my name. My name … Read more