Past Articles



Archive for 2006

12/28/2006

The Most Wonderful Time of Year

Six ways I celebrated the season.   By Hannah Wallace   ONE: DECORATING MY HIBISCUS In order to aid my mother, the Christmas Nazi, in her takeover of northern Sarasota County and the world, I spent a profanity-filled evening trying to evenly distribute one string of lights on the branchless stems of the eight-foot hibiscus […]

Read More >>
12/18/2006

Christmas on the Job

To all you Bob Cratchits out there, I feel your pain. By Hannah Wallace   This Dickensian sentiment no longer rings true, as I heartily enjoy my current employment situation (especially with all the chocolate in the office this time of year). But the Ghost of Christmas Past might find me huddled under cruel fluorescence, […]

Read More >>
12/13/2006

One is the Loneliest Number

My friends’ New Years Eve nuptials have left me in a bit of a quandary.   By Hannah Wallace   Ok, here’s the story:   My pal (and hockey teammate) Corinne is getting married (to our hockey coach, incidentally) on December 31. I, of course, am overjoyed, good for them. Equally pleasing: This means I […]

Read More >>
12/12/2006

Here I Go A-Wassailing

  You can put a dress on the girl, but you still can’t make the girl pose appropriately for pictures.   By Hannah Wallace Partying on: That’s copy editor Megan Mcdonald with her eyes closed; I’m the fashion-forward girl in the red skirt. As promised, I gussied myself up right good on Friday night for […]

Read More >>
12/7/2006

Sugar and Spice and Everything Vice

Twenty women, 200 beers, seven hockey games, three goals, and one broken air mattress.   By Hannah Wallace   And now, as a two-year veteran, I’m happy to present The Rookie’s Guide to Women’s Amateur Travel Tournament Hockey (based, in no way whatsoever, on my experiences in Fort Myers this past weekend).   Welcome to […]

Read More >>
12/4/2006

Girly Girl

  Despite abundant evidence to the contrary, I’m a pretty classy broad.   By Hannah Wallace   At midnight last night, sweaty and exhausted, I was wolfing down smothered hash browns at the Ellenton Waffle House when the goalie for my co-ed hockey team—a young man whose hysterically foul sense of humor would make R. […]

Read More >>
11/30/2006

Speed Dating

Like being single, only faster. By Hannah Wallace   I told my mother last weekend I was going speed dating. She responded, “Oh honey, be careful.”   I’m not sure what she thought I meant; in her mind, “speed dating” may be something involving methamphetamines. In fact, I was headed to a very structured environment […]

Read More >>
11/27/2006

(Wild )Turkey Hangover

Kicking off the holiday season with a bird and a bottle. Well, several bottles.   By Hannah Wallace   Four-day weekends are usually lost on me, but my Thanksgiving dance card was surprisingly full. Here’s a brief rundown, as well as a shout out to all the folks who made me thankful this Thanksgiving.   […]

Read More >>
11/21/2006

Quiet Down Back There

Of theater and idiots.   By Hannah Wallace   I know I’ve been writing a lot about drinking and strippers, so here’s a blog about culture. And how much some people suck.   Oh, good grief, people: Can we please, for the love of all that is holy, stop talking during live performances? Because if […]

Read More >>
11/15/2006

Drop That Puck

  Staying cool with beer-league ice hockey.   By Hannah Wallace   I like to start my week with a little recreation and a good night’s sleep. That’s why my Sunday nights include big men with sticks, high-speed projectiles and more expletives than a Mamet play.   Two years have passed since I first hopped […]

Read More >>