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Archive for 2007

12/14/2007

A Few of My Favorite Things

An Oprah-esque Christmas list of some of the stuff that I like best.   By Hannah Wallace   In honor of Oprah’s annual gift-a-thon frenzy-fest, during which she shills…er, shares her favorite things by giving approximately $3.5 billion worth of merchandise to each audience member, I’ve listed here a few of my Sarasota-oriented favorite things. […]

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12/10/2007

Art Basel-ing

In a guest blog, copy editor Megan McDonald drives to Miami for one of the most important contemporary art shows in the world.   When I saw a picture of Lance Armstrong and Matt Damon cavorting in Miami on Thursday—“in support of Art Basel,” read the photo caption—I knew I had made the right choice […]

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12/4/2007

Good Night, Sweet Pints

I’m finally inaugurated into Shakespeare’s “Around the World in 80 Beers” club.   By Hannah Wallace   “If I had a thousand sons, the first human principle I would teach them should be, to forswear thin potations and addict themselves to sack.” –Falstaff, Henry IV Part Two   Man, what a kickass, raucous gathering we […]

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11/26/2007

Tryptophan-tastic

An Alabama Thanksgiving, plus your personal invitation to Shakespeare’s Pub to see me sample the last of their 80 different beers.   By Hannah Wallace   “As God is my witness, I thought turkeys could fly.” – Arthur Carlson, WKRP in Cincinnati   I imagine an 80-degree Thanksgiving with fresh orange juice and a post-dinner […]

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11/16/2007

Random Acts of Blogness

Theater, sports, festivals, pizza—and I’ve sampled almost all of Shakespeare’s beers.   By Hannah Wallace   I have an assortment of topics to include in this week’s blog, and rather than trying to work them into a single, rambling essay, I’m resorting, yet again, to bullet points.   [] Used my many privileges to get […]

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11/11/2007

Toe Pick

A Girl Scout hockey clinic gives me a chance to exercise my influence on the women of tomorrow.   By Hannah Wallace   "Since Title IX, women’s participation in sports has increased 800 percent. That’s not a typo. It worked."–C.J. Cregg, The West Wing     I was in the Brownies for about five minutes […]

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10/31/2007

Trick or Treat

Ah, good ol’ Halloween. Why do you thrill me so?   By Hannah Wallace   I know I theorized over the summer that my passion for Halloween may stem solely from the fall weather (which, OK, hasn’t quite come through this year—thanks a lot, October McHumidfest). But there’s more to it than that.   I […]

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10/19/2007

Updates

Keeping you abreast of all my banalities.   By Hannah Wallace   To begin, a sub-update of my recent, shall we say, misunderstandings with Bank of America:   · A letter from BoA containing a pin number for my damn credit card was forwarded to my parents’ house, labeled with their Sarasota street address—and the […]

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10/15/2007

The Perfect Suncoast Weekend

I fill my days off with the athletic and the indulgent, the free and the fancy.   By Hannah Wallace   Sometimes the absolute best use of the two-day break from work is to sit around in your pajamas from 6 p.m. Friday to 8 a.m. Monday, watching TV, ordering pizza and generally wasting time […]

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10/11/2007

The Flying Dog

A new hangout offers my favorite beer, awesome sandwiches and the potential for endless entertainment.     By Hannah Wallace   In my constant, oft-foiled search for a regular, laid-back neighborhood watering hole (Fly/Karma, Mickey’s, Tavern on Main—all closed?!), I just recently sniffed out Flying Dog Café on Tallevast Road. Odd location, but half a […]

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