Edna Earl's Blog

a middle-aged Southern woman's thoughts on various topics

Edna Earl

Edna Earl
Down South ... but I do occasionally get out.
The blossom pictured above is NOT, as some have assumed, a magnolia. I wouldn't do anything that stereotypical. Rather, it is the bloom of a plant I cultivate -- the epiphyllum oxypetalum -- otherwise known as a "night blooming cereus."


Here's a list of reasons why I'm not being sexist when I ask who's parenting Sarah Palin's children:

1.    She has so MANY children.  A super demanding career PLUS FIVE children?  Come on!  It ain’t possible without lots of help. Trust me.  I know from experien… Read full post »

I'm probably not able to say anything that hasn't already been said, but let me just add that I'm befuddled, angry, afraid, insulted ... and if I think of any other adjectives, I'll let ya know.  This whole thing just flat CREEPS ME OUT.  I feel as if the world has… Read full post »

AUGUST 18, 2008 7:55AM

My Night Blooming Dementia

My Night Blooming Dementia

This is a photo of one of my night blooming cereus plants -- in full bloom, obviously. The plant's scientific name is, I believe, Epiphyllum oxypetalum. In Suddenly Last Summer Tennessee Williams referred to someone's "night blooming dementia." I think that's what I've got a case… Read full post »

Located in the shadow of the Alabama State Capitol, the Farmer's Market Cafe is one of those places that make me glad to be alive. Yep, it's a winner -- for the scene at least as much as for the food. I mean, the food's fine, and some of it is… Read full post »

AUGUST 17, 2008 3:42PM

Columbus, Georgia, Smokes That Pig!

Okay, let it be said right now, and in no uncertain terms: SMOKEY PIG BARBEQUE in Columbus, Georgia, and Phenix City, Alabama, serves the absolute hands-down BEST barbeque sandwich in the world. In fact, it serves the QUINTESSENTIAL barbeque pork sandwich. Don't let anybody tell you different. Trus… Read full post »

Editor’s Pick
AUGUST 15, 2008 12:03PM

Today's News from This OTHER Georgia

The Ellaville Snake

So this is all the news in west central Georgia USA this week.  We received it via e-mail, accompanied by the message:  "Our neighbor killed this on our carport while we were at church. We are so glad he was already dead when we got home.  It was 5… Read full post »

AUGUST 14, 2008 8:25AM

Airports -- ARRGGHH!!!


This summer I have spent what is, for me, an unusual amount of time in airports. All totaled, I’ve made six airline flights in three months’ time. My assessment: ARGGHHH!

Maybe the best approach is to take it airport by airport –

JFK in New York – What…

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AUGUST 13, 2008 9:29AM

Flip-Flops: I Don't Get It

Call me old-fogey, but I just don't get it with the wearing of flip-flops on city streets. I mean, ain't all them gurlz afraid they'll get germs?!? I would be! Wearing flip-flops on city streets makes for some NASTY feet, and there ain't no way around it. Then, as if the… Read full post »