Category: georgia

And Suddenly, We Were Way Down Upon the Suwanee River

The famed river of song turns out to be in my home state of Georgia and is quite lovely. What a treat! Turns out the song was written by someone who had never been here, called it “ribber,” and spoke of slaves missing the Plantation. Kinda ruined the romance. I opted to ignore that history […]

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This Town Ain’t Big Enough for the Both of Us

I saw the Gun Show ad in the paper and thought it was another chance to expand my bubble world. Indeed it was.  Being cognizant of the fact that people have guns isn’t the same as being confronted with it. This was terrifying. An underworld that isn’t even under. The show happens monthly in Atlanta […]

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Zombies are the Nicest People

Pub Crawl? Not my scene. Zombies, you say? I’ll be right there! The folks who bring Halloween frights and delights sponsored this event, complete with makeup artists to transform you from average-citizen-by-day to goopy-zombie-by-night. Tricks of the trade? Cocoa powder for dirt, rice for maggots, and possibly cake icing for wounds and dimension. Yay grocery […]

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Blessing of the Fleet, Darien GA (April 2011)

Just a girl (ok, woman) and a dream: to go to as many wacky small-town festivals as possible. And the Blessing of the Fleet seemed perfect. Which fleet? Well, it’s for the shrimp boats, which isn’t exactly beshert for a someone who keeps kosher, but feh, it’s a FESTIVAL! Go anyway! I don’t have to […]

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