10 Things I Hate About Charleston

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Charleston, South Carolina is my home and I love living here. Recently, Charleston has gained a lot of national exposure for good reason. It has a lot of wonderful characteristics and features; and they have been covered and covered and covered by blogs, TV shows, travel websites, cooking magazines and TMZ every time Oprah comes here to shop. My purpose is not to counter those arguments because I agree with them. But here are a few things I hate about Charleston. Continue reading

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Craft Beer’s Dissenter

WOB-tapsI like beer. The strained elastic in my waistband can attest to that. But I hate “craft” beer. Honestly, I have yet to find one I like, which leads me to believe that the people who do like them are faking it. Continue reading

Cheerleading’s Dark Side: Child Panhandlers

I'd probably donate to this guy

This is happening too often: Sunday is here, there’s a home game, we pull into our tailgate lot and crack open that first beer. Shortly there after a little tart, maybe 10 years old in a cheerleading uniform, shows up asking for donations so she and her team can go to “Nationals,” whatever the hell that is. I assume it’s where these little All-Star mooches can shake their rumps in a provocative manner in front of questionable judges at Disney World. I researched; the “Cheerleading Worlds” competition is held at Disney World every year. Despite its international name, it is never held in Indonesia or on the African continent or even outside of Florida for that matter because that would mean too much begging. Continue reading