Category History

Champagne: The Fanciest Wine

It started with a wedding.  I was 19 and while I may have had champagne before, I’d never had good champagne.  I was passed a flute for the toasts and when I sipped that drink, my whole world changed.  It was class, girliness, summertime and love all distilled into a bubbly liquid.  I knew then […]

Female Serial Killers

The macabre has always fascinated me.  I don’t know what it is about situations that make your skin crawl that piques my interest, but it does.  Most things that could be described as “creepy” are things I find myself Googling late at night.  That’s how I came to hold a secret love for historical murderesses. […]

Dino Road Trip

It’s no secret that we at The Friendship Shore like dinosaurs.  An eight hour round-trip drive (with only a MIKA CD to keep us entertained) to Prehistoric Gardens–Oregon’s dinosaur themed roadside attraction–proves our dedication to seeking out the best dinosaur experience since the Mesozoic era.  With the help of Minnie’s mad research skills, I put […]

A Little Something You Should Know About the World’s Fair

Seattle kicked off the celebration of the 1962 World’s Fair a couple of weeks ago with their Next50 celebration. The Next Fifty is an opportunity for Seattle to look to the future. However, when it comes to the World’s Fair, I am not interested in looking forward. I’ve found myself strangely obsessed with the World’s […]