Rode hard and put away wet

August 30, 2012

There is a saying I learned while we were in Texas: Rode hard and put away wet. Back in the days when people rode horses and not Priuses, if you had ridden your horse hard, you had to let her cool down before stabling her, letting her drink water and walk the last mile. It […]

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Who’s your (Scar) Daddy?

July 30, 2012

Two years ago, my son met his dad for the first time in a most unconventional, dramatic way. Because Max decided to exit the womb almost 2 months early, he caught Mike flat-footed on Pride Rock. My water broke right before Mike was to take the stage as Scar in The Lion King at the […]

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Greenville’s Greatest Hits

July 29, 2012

The Hollicks’ Top Ten in Greenville, SCWe Hollicks left our hearts in Greenville. After the three back-to-back party cities of New Orleans, Orlando and Miami, it felt good to just slow down, surrender to a daily routine, and leisurely romance a sweet, beautiful city instead of hitting various places hard and fast. Now that I’ve […]

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Pit stops: Mobile, AL and Breaux Bridge, LA

July 17, 2012

To get through the 16+ hour car journey from Greenville, SC to Houston, TX, we had to make a few pit stops along the way.  Both Max and Turkey were fairly miserable on the first leg, since we shoved off around 5 pm and the nighttime darkness frustrated the toddler and banished the cat to […]

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Photo session of an almost 2-year-old family

July 13, 2012

Danielle Bryson PhotographyWith as many amateur photos as we’ve been taking of our travels so far, I realize that Ang doesn’t show up in most of them since she’s the one usually cognizant enough to grab our Canon G12 and capture these moments. Also, she took a beginner DSLR photography workshop back in January while […]

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Cold plunges, peaches, and pulled pork sandwiches

July 12, 2012

We ended Greenville on a high note — out in nature, amongst gorgeous ravines, tall trees and pork products. Perfect for the Hollicks! On our last free afternoon before leaving Greenville, we took a drive up to Pisgah National Forest, about one hour north on the way up to Asheville, on the advice of locals […]

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As American as baseball and melodramatic crying

July 7, 2012

Hoooo boy! It’s been hawt here in Greenville, SC this past month. A heat wave scorched the area with temps in the 100s for a solid week, and if you take this simmering sunshine, heap on a generous helping of humidity, and … sprinkle on some parmesan, well you have the makings of a delicious […]

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CrossFit Reaction is making me snatched again

July 5, 2012

I’ve become one of those 30-something women who looks back at old photos longingly, and ponders whether or not she can ever look that good, or feel that confident, again. For instance, here’s a photo of me at age 20, as a cheerleader for Duke University. My body was lean and defined. I was what […]

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An idyllic farmer’s market in Greenville, SC

July 2, 2012

Just for the record, we consider ourselves New Yorkers. Having spent most of our post-grad lives reveling in the concrete and cruising the subways, nose to the grindstone, Mike and I feel tough. We’ve battled others to make ends meet, to rise in our careers, and make ourselves a home. We’ve lived hard. We’re survivors. […]

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The sky is falling!

June 22, 2012

Remember in our previous Insta-home: Greenville post, we rejoiced at the safe, plush apartment we snagged — in dire contrast to our non-kid-friendly Miami predicament? In fact, I think Mike used the term “non-lethal” to describe our home here in South Carolina. Well, we take that back. We had a Phantom of the Opera moment […]

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