I've recently discovered two new OBX-based blogs and wanted to share them with you. In both cases, the blogs are written by local residents, but are not necessarily concerned with the Outer Banks. The first one is Harris' Hawk Blog, written by a local teacher who hunts via the ancient art of falconry. Its an amazing blog with beautiful pictures of his hawks as well as his local hunting grounds. Thanks to Ronnie Roach for ferreting out this blog and featuring it on Outer Banks Real Estate.
The second blog is all about cooking. Strangely, I found out about this blog from my high school friend Kathy, who publishes Reinventing a Boomer. Under the "Degrees of Separation" theories, I find a blog based a few miles from my home, via a person living in Tidewater! We really are all connected these days. The blog is entitled "Kitchens Are Monkey Business" and is penned by Rosie Hawthorne. We both reviewed the same restaurant, although Rosie's review is more in keeping with what one would expect from a review by a real food professional. In contrast, my review uses words like "awesome" and such without getting into the nitty-gritty of the food, the service, or its presentation. In fact, upon reflection, my review kind of sucks! Not only are her reviews better than mine, most of her blog is dedicated to creating dishes, which is different than merely cooking. She has a witty writing style, detailed descriptions of her creations, and numerous pictures to aid the food-impaired. Well worth your time. I find I visit there almost everyday.
If I ever return to the workforce, I have no idea how I will keep up with all the new stuff I'm finding online once I lose those nine hours during the daytime.