Island Packet and Beaufort Gazette Blogs
Times are tough for everyone, ain't no lie there. Groceries cost an arm and a leg. Every major business seems to be losing ground. And gas is so beyond ridiculous, it's exhausting even to think about it ... also, it's turning me into Marie Antoinette and not the misunderstood Kirsten Dunst version, either. "'Let them eat cake'??? Wait, I was totally high and misquoted! Where's my shoe?"
Observe, from a real conversation I had today ... Friend: "Let's use this editorial cartoon on how we have no right to complain about gas prices when there are people suffering in Myanmar." Me: "Those people don't have cars, though."
Out today in theaters is "What Happens in Vegas." Said to be the first big comedy of the summer and having earned positive early reviews from critics, it could shape up to be a success.
Well, if you haven't heard the big news by now, I'll break it to you very, very gently: Barbara Walters is apparently a big, old hussy.
Speaking of old, she's like 78, but look at her neck! That's a 40-year-old's neck! How the heck did she do that?!? It's a miracle to behold ... like angels getting their wings on Christmas Day or me making it through the light at Simmonsville and 278 without getting sideswiped by someone with a yellow sticker in their front window ( ... now, don't get all huffy ... that could mean anything ... except in this case it means "Sun City drivers").
You can sign the peitioin at that link.
They want MORE for the schools. So does the state superintendent of education:
Out today is the much buzzed about action flick "Iron Man." So the first question to most minds (at least mine) is, "Will this be better than 'Spider-Man'?" My guess is no, but it looks like it will be able to strongly compete. Getting quite good reviews from the critics so far, it might prove to audiences that not all superhero movies flop.
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A lot of the Lowcountry staples aren't in yet, including tomatoes, okra and corn.
Well, it's a good thing Fathers' Day isn't until June because we're all going to need a month to get over this past week. And poor little Miley Cyrus is especially going to need that time to hunt down the perfect card for her daddy (assuming they make "Dear Dad, Thanks for Pimping Me Out" cards. If not, they really should ... lord knows, there's a market for it).
Things I Learned Living in South Carolina:
1. A possum is a flat animal that sleeps in the middle of the road.
2. There are 5,000 types of snakes and 4,998 of them live in South Carolina
3. There are 10,000 types of spiders. All 10,000 of them live in South Carolina , plus a couple no one's ever seen before.
I have a bit of an unusual request.
This year the Hilton Head Island Council of the Navy League would like to recognize World War II vets who may be living in the Hilton Head Island, Bluffton and Jasper county areas at the Memorial Day Observation at the Veterans Memorial at Shelter Cove Park.