Ch-ch-ch-chaaanges…

I’ve deployed the vast resources of M&M to do a spring cleaning of the site so you may notice some changes.

Take a gander at the links on the right. I’ve freshened them up, deleted some of the static pages and adding new links for some sites I think you’ll enjoy: Continue reading

Foodie Alert! April 1 & 8

There’s so much going on right now I could just blog all day, and never get out to enjoy the fun and great weather. I have to post this one before I get going this morning since it combines four of my favorite things: eating (especially free food), cooking, books (especially great bookstores like Page & Palette) and the Grand Hotel. Continue reading

Speak the JAMmin’ language, daddy-o

The MOJO (Mystic Order of the Jazz Obssessed) meeting last week was the bomb. Rosie O’Grady’s Good Time Jazz Band  and the Swingin’ Dick Traceys were bad (meaning really good in jazzspeak, of course). Jim Vail did Sinatra proud and Erma Granat – wooeee, that lady has some pipes. Continue reading

High fives in the Mobile housing market, for a change

This just in to the M&M inbox: a market report from the University of South Alabama’s Center for Residential Studies, and it’s chock full of good news. The ailing Mobile market showed signs of life in February, with almost all categories up from January, 2010. Here’s the 411… Continue reading

Happy Kick Butts Day

Not exactly a major holiday. Heck there wasn’t even a parade downtown. But members of SWAT (Students Working Against Tobacco) did gather in Cathedral Square today in recognition of National Kick Butts Day. Their goal is to see the city of Mobile join Citronelle, Bayou La Batre, Prichard, and Saraland in banning smoking in public places.

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Like to dig in the dirt? March 25-28

If you do, get out your calendar. There so many events coming up, you’re not going to have much time to dig. And I need to go spread some pinestraw so I’ll be brief. Continue reading

Fisherperson alert – you MUST check this out!

I’m not a fisherperson but if I were, I’d be all over this web site, FishingJournals.com. It says it’s “built by fishermen for fishermen” but I’ll forgive that minor gender faux pas.

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Yoga under the big blue sky: April 3-May 22

Last fall we went to Thailand. One of the things I saw there was a large group of women practicing yoga in the park. I really wanted to join them but I didn’t have a mat or anything close (I shoulda done it anyway). Yoga outdoors. Ahhhhh.

One of my M&M stringers alerted me yesterday to a new outdoor all levels yoga class. Continue reading

Bell Buckle, TN claims world’s largest MoonPie: June 19

First it was NOLA claiming to have started Mardi Gras. Now Bell Buckle is claiming the world’s largest MoonPie. Where will it end?  Someone needs to alert the Mobile Bay Convention and Visitor’s Bureau. Or at least Fred Richardson.

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Poor (wo)man’s historic home tour in Midtown tomorrow

Driving around Midtown this morning, it was obvious there’s an informal historic home tour available tomorrow from 2 to 4 p.m. Open House signs had sprouted like spring bulbs.  Continue reading