0
I’m Going to the South: Here are My Concerns

In honeymoon/vacation-type fashion, Bo and I are taking a trip this summer. An entire two weeks of road traveling, eating fast quick food, and experiencing new things. Or rather, me experiencing the things that he knew for the first decades of his life. Like fresh fish and coastal living, calling shopping carts “buggies” and coozies “huggies.” And other things that don’t exist in Kansas. Alligators. The choice of whether tea comes in sweet or regular. Crawfish – not crawdads. And all the fresh seafood one could ever think of eating. That’s what’s on our agenda. But what if I come back with an accent? Or develop diabetes after a single sip of that ultra-sugared tea? Or call things all of the wrong words until no one knows what I’m talking about? My Yankee ways will confuse everyone, even when they are smart and helpful. Like washing dirty hats in the […]

Read More
0
I Might be a Tea Addict
Posted by Bethaney - Tagged , , ,

In the midst of my recent move (yes I moved, both addresses and towns, albeit slightly), I was forced on a tea hiatus. Where everything in the entire place was packed – except for my computer, which I am typing on right now, and also Toga, who stayed at Grandma Cork Head and Grandpa Wonk’s. It was there that he played with us uncle brother, Jasper, who is his actual litter mate, for two entire weeks. So long so that he was only mildly excited to see me upon his entrance to the new home. That is, until no one was watching and he slept two millimeters from my face for nights at a time. Anyway, the tea. It was packed up and I could not get to it. But I wanted it. I wanted to taste its deliciousness and benefit from its subtle hints of caffeine. But there were […]

Read More
1
Traveling Like a Ratchet: The Lemony Snickets of Februaries Part 2
Posted by Bethaney - Tagged , , , ,

Last week we talked about a series of #WhiteGirlProbs. Today, we wrap them up … so we can all move on like they never even happened. Or just keep laughing about it – whichever feels better at the time.   After weighing some terrible options, Ginger Friend and I rented a car. In order to get home after missing our flight. On account of not wanting to spend a night in an airport or pay hundreds of dollars to take a different flight. Because of logic and my chronic lack of patience. We navigated the Internet and also the airport, until finding a PIMP deal. It was one of the few times I’ve proudly stated, “Yes I’m over 25” and meant it. A shuttle ride later, we landed near the tiny dream car that would save the day. We answered the company’s questions; we wanted to drop off our vehicle […]

Read More
0
I Have an Announcement, and it is That I Have a New Boyfriend
Posted by Bethaney - Tagged , ,

It’s true. It’s been true – for not super long, but not super short. And now I’m ready to tell you about it. So read up or don’t, just don’t ask me in person like you didn’t get this very convenient announcement. Cause, much like burgers with cheese, I won’t be having it. First things first, I know everyone is just dying to know his nickname. And I’ve decided on – drumroll please – Bo. On account of several reasons. Because he’s Southern and there was a Duke cousin named Bo. Also because he loves shooting things, with bullets and with arrows. And most obviously, because he’s my beau. Except that I hate the 90s French spelling,* even if he does speak a fair amount of French. FAQs How’d we meet? Fate/irony. What does he do? Professional badass/traveler. You decide what that means; it’s not bounty hunting. Which part of […]

Read More
0
FAQs about EoG
Posted by Bethaney - Tagged , , , , ,

Earlier this year I ran a post on my business blog about frequently asked questions. The ones I’m asked most days and have a cookie cutter response for. Not necessarily because I get tired of answering them, but because I’ve learned what people will and won’t “get” about my job. The response was so great (i.e., a reduction in questions) that I’ve decided to try it here as well. From subject matter to all the “Umm what?”s – here are my most asked questions about Earl and Other Greys. P.S. I love acronyms. Do you really drink that much tea? Yup. Just like you really drink that much soda (or coffee). It’s my main vice and I’m sticking to it. Bonus: I’m perfectly fine in the mornings without it, though my lack of morning person-ness likely creates a different version of “fine.” Why Earl and Other Greys as the name? […]

Read More
0
How to Make the Perfect Cup of Tea, and Why (Apparently) I’m the Only One Who Can Do It
Posted by Bethaney - Tagged , , ,

It’s no secret that I’m a lover of tea. It is – by far – my beverage of choice. Pretty much no matter the time of day. I like it hot, I like it iced, and I like it at whatever medium room temperature it’s become based on the current weather. Pretty much the only way you can ruin it is with sugar. But somehow, I always like the tea I make best. Maybe it’s because I buy the best tea, or maybe it’s this strict ritual, but whatever the reason, it’s freakin’ delicious. How to Make Bangin’ Tea Get a teapot with an infuser (like this sweet one)* or a single-cup infuser Stock up on loose-leaf tea. (I hit up the Clay Gourmet and buy it by the quarter-pound.) Fill your infuser with a certain amount of tea. More for a stronger flavor, less for less. Get filtered water. […]

Read More
0
Things I’d Rather be Doing than Watching March Madness
Posted by Bethaney - Tagged , , , ,

It’s that time of year again, where the entire country goes nuts for basketball, and all I want to do is boycott ESPN. Whether I’m hearing about brackets, college sports, or what team was or wasn’t supposed to beat another – I couldn’t care less. It’s semi OK when my team is winning (they usually aren’t), but otherwise, there’s far better ways I could be spending my time. For instance: Consuming Large Amounts of Sriracha Catching up with Some Shows Deleting all My Spam Emails … and Comments Reading NCIS Synopses to Catch Obscure References Going on the Longest of Walks     Planning My Next Vacation Ranking Teas from Delicious to Irish Breakfast

Read More