An Ode to HST

Just a Sunday reblog about HST for you!

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This blog post is dedicated to one of my most favorite authors. Conveniently, it is also about him.

The late great Hunter Stockton Thompson.

“When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro.”

-Hunter S. Thompson

It is impossible to write everything about Thompson in a silly little blog post. Anything I could possibly say would not be doing him any justice. Therefore, today’s post will have more of my own commentary.

I fell in love with HST through Johnny Depp, or maybe I just fell in love with Johnny Depp. Either way, both men are fascinating creatures to me. As soon as I saw Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, I had to dive deeper into Thompson’s brain; however dark and demented it was.

I decided to embark on my HST journey by watching a documentary about him. This documentary called, Gonzo: The Life and Work of Dr…

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Reblogging one of my favorite stories from my aunt. Thinking about her today.

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After a request by a friend, I have been going back through the emails that my aunt and I shared over the past few years. We would write each other about what was going on in our lives, and we would also share stories–both fiction and true. This friend has asked that I post more of the stories between my aunt and myself. I see this public sharing as a way of keeping my aunt alive in my heart, as well as through a legacy of stories–her history.

Today, I found an email that she had written to me on November 8, 2010. She wanted to share a quick story with me about her small connection to a big figure in history… John F. Kennedy. This is not an “I met JFK and shook his hand” story, but more of an endearing memory of a moment from long ago.


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Going through some reblogs while I have been focusing on writing my novel. It’s Friday! Ready for the weekend wine haze?

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It must be time for a wine post. But this will be unlike any post you have ever read…on this blog.

There is nothing sexier than a delicious red wine. All you fellow wine lovers know that feeling you get when you have the first sip of an incredible wine. The flavor dancing in your mouth; your mood immediately lifts; your mind relaxes; and the possibilities of the world seem endless. As I’ve gotten older, I much prefer a few glasses of fine wine over any other adult beverage.

Certain songs make me think of those nights when the wine haze begins to take over. The wine haze, of course, is unlike any other type of alcohol induced state of mind.  That moment when you are just past a buzz but not quite drunk.  That high that you can only feel when you finish your second or third glass of…

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Will probably “Reblog” this a couple times before the show. 🙂

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Shameless Promotion Alert!!!

I’m using my blog as a way to promote other creative ventures of mine.

If you are in the Washington, DC area on Thursday, April 4, 2013 from 6PM-9PM, please join me, and four other local artists at Hotel Rouge for a Local Artist Showcase.  I will be selling some of my very own photography. Other artists will have paintings and different creative projects available for sale.

Let’s recap:

What: Local DC Artist Showcase

When: Thursday, April 4, 2013 from 6PM-9PM

Where: Hotel Rouge (1315 16th Street NW, Washington, District of Columbia)

What’s in it for you: Complimentary apps and a cash bar…oh! And local art for sale.

Here is a link to the Facebook event page. Please RSVP if you can attend.

Support local artists! Come visit us at Hotel Rouge!

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Diary of a Wimpy City

Dear readers, I have a very special guest poster today. Please allow me to introduce the "Entire DC Region." Entire DC region, we look forward to your post on History and Wine--take it away! --- Hello readers of the History and Wine blog. I do believe that you are the finest people around, which is … Continue reading Diary of a Wimpy City

Ray Bradbury Makes Me Feel Less Crazy

I know that I’ve talked about him before, but Ray Bradbury just might be my favorite author (Along with Hunter Thompson- I will never forget Dr. Thompson). My Post, “Where Have All the Bookstores Gone?” was inspired by my second round reading of Fahrenheit 451-absolutely one of my most favorite novels. Even though I am … Continue reading Ray Bradbury Makes Me Feel Less Crazy

Don’t Bring Backpacks into the Getty

I landed in Los Angeles around noontime today, February 6, 2013. (I literally almost said June, which tells you where my mind is, or isn’t, or maybe it’s just a reflection on the amount of wine I drank at “Wine Hour” at my hotel.) Excited about the afternoon of leisure that I had awaiting me … Continue reading Don’t Bring Backpacks into the Getty