Time's running out here in HHI. A very brief recap of the past few days: a murder mystery dinner (I was the killer), Christmas in July, and the biggest steak I've ever eaten.
Within two days, I finished my fifth book - Chuck Klosterman's Fargo Rock City. He gives heavy metal more analysis than the genre deserves, but it is hilarious. Run, don't walk to the bookstore to get it.
Last night, the whole damn family (all 20 of us) chartered a bus and took a trip to Savannah, GA, for dinner at celebrity chef Paula Deen's Lady & Sons. And it was a great buffet: fried chicken, fried ribs, mac & cheese, collard greens, cabbage, beef stew, and butter with mashed potatoes. The sweet tea had a sprig of mint in it. And I'm ashamed to say that it took me 29 years to get the chance to eat a hoe cake. Our waitress was the Southern Belle that I've been looking for except that she possesses one quality that removes her from my list: she currently resides in Georgia (this is not a slam on GA, but rather my finicky notion not to relocate for a girl).
What's on the beach house's playlist, you ask? Well, I'll break it down for you:
-Jack Johnson In Between Dreams
-Jude King of Yesterday*
-Jimmy Cliff The Harder They Come (Deluxe Edition)
-Coldplay's latest (my brother's a huge fan)
-David Bowie Changesbowie
-Beach Boys Pet Sounds
-Fountains of Wayne Welcome Interstate Managers
-Queen Greatest Hits
-Jon Brion I Heart Huckabees soundtrack
Also a quick shout-out to Bullfrog sunscreen. Every time I step out into the sun, I tend to burst into flames, thanks to the Clan Keith blood pumping through my veins. But I've averaged a beach trip every other day these past two weeks and I have yet to get a sunburn. I think's it's all about the Bullfrog. Big ups to Phil for recommending the stuff.
*Every now and then an album comes along that totally consumes me. This is the latest. It is one of those criminally overlooked records (I just got it this month and I'm a big fan of Jude's first two albums). It didn't help that it was released on September 11, 2001. But go and buy it. Your quality of life will certainly be raised if you do.