Got my new Field Notes today

Here for your viewing pleasure is a little Field Notes porn. Very sexy!

I was pleasantly surprised at all of the free stuff included in the package. By they way, How did they know that I love Marigolds? I can’t wait to get them planted. I’ll post pictures of them as soon as they start sprouting.

I’m also loving the pencil. I’ve been writing with an ink pen for so long that I’d forgotten how it feels to write with a pencil.

I can’t wait until they release the Orange books. Do want.


Tea, Earl Grey, Hot

Captain Picard references aside, I finally tried Earl Grey tea. Hot.

I have never brewed loose tea before. Laura and I finally found time to check out Ozark Natural Foods in Fayetteville. I was impressed. Very reminiscent of Trader Joe’s. They have a loose tea dispenser on the north wall of the store. That’s the left side if you are looking at the front of the building. Much to my surprise, they had Earl Grey. I thought to myself, “Self, let’s brew some loose tea.”

On the way home I realized that I didn’t have a tea strainer. Wal-Mart to the rescue. I don’t think I’ve ever made it out of Wal-Mart only spending $3.

Next problem, I didn’t actually know how to properly brew loose tea. Me being the geek that I am, I Google it. I don’t have a proper tea-pot, so a medium sauce pan would have to do. I’m still not sure if I did it right, but the tea tasted good and strong the way I like it. Sweetener aside, I drink tea and coffee black. No milk or lemon for me.

My usual hot tea is Constant Comment® from Bigelow. I have always bought it in bags, but I just found out that they sell it loose in a can too.


Analog WordPress

A couple of days ago I received my new WordPress embossed Moleskine. Thanks Maya, you’re the best.  Also pictured is one of my Field Notes memo books courtesy of Matt.

I feel like I have an analog version of WordPress now.


WordPress for Android

It has finally arrived,


Lady And Sons

Dinner at Lady And Sons in Savannah, GA with Matt Mullenweg, Matt Thomas , Sheri Bigelow, Jane Wells, and Mike Adams.


Tybee Island Beach

Here are four short video clips I shot on a beach not far from the houses we rented.


Ring Toss at Huc-A-Poo’s

“I’m gonna get that ring on that hook!” -Jane quoting someone else.

I’m not sure if this game has a name or not. Seems simple, but it can be frustrating.

Matt did eventually get the ring on that hook!


Crab Shack Lunch

I thought I knew good seafood until we went to the Crab Shack for lunch.  Me, Matt, and Sheri decided to split a Sampler Platter for three. I think you could have easily fed five people with the amount of food they brought out.

As you can see in the video below, the platter had oysters, clams, shrimp, crawdads, crab legs, corn, potatoes, and sausage.  These are staples in what they call “low-country” food.

Matt shot a video of me showing how to eat crawdads.

I apologize for my nasally voice, I was still getting over a sinus cold.

The Crab Shack is huge. They say on their website that they can accommodate several hundred people. There were less than 20 people in the restaurant the first day we went for lunch. I’m assuming that’s because we having a late lunch in the off-season. Locals tell stories of seeing the place completely packed in the peak of tourist season.

I love how the tables have a big hole in the middle with a trashcan underneath.  It just seems more efficient that way!

Outside the restaurant in a big pool, they have a bunch of alligators.  It was a strange feeling looking down at the alligators thinking of how good they would taste knowing they were looking up at me thinking the same thing.



Huc-A-Poo’s is by far the best dive bar I’ve ever been to. This is a great place to waste away some island time. The drinks are very reasonably priced. They seem to have a large crowd of regulars all of which were very friendly to us mainlanders.  The bar is even dog friendly!

Awesome music. During all my years of bar hopping, I’ve never heard a mix of music like that at Huc-A-Poo’s. The music was never too loud, just chilled in the background. Talk about diverse; it would fade from Sweet Home Alabama to Buffalo Soldier. It was like they had my iTunes playlist on shuffle. One can tell simply by looking at the walls and ceiling that music is a big deal in this place.

Eric, the owner of Huc-A-Poo’s is one of the most likeable guys I’ve ever met. He looks the part of a Tybee native with his long hair wrapped in a doo-rag. Except for the long hair, he reminds me of my dear departed friend Heath Greene.

Eric is a natural-born storyteller. I wish I had thought to video some of the stories he told us. I should have at least been feverishly taking notes, but who does that in a bar?  The best story that I remember ended with the line, “Nobody wins at lesbian jousting.”

We became regulars at this place during our weeklong stay on Tybee Island. As soon as I get a chance to visit Tybee again, I’ll definitely be dropping by Huc-A-Poo’s.


Big dog in Huc-A-Poo’s

I can’t remember what breed the owner said she was. She was a sweetheart though, and tall! I think her name was Belle.

Yes, that is “You Dropped a Bomb on Me” playing in the background!