Look, smell, swig, hold, roll, swallow, breathe, repeat

I wanted to title this something quick, along the lines of “stop, drop, and roll”, but I’m fresh out of witty headers today.  It’s 1:58pm Central Standard Time on a Friday and I don’t have a drink in my hand as I’m writing this researching day-job related thingies.  You see, that’s one of the reasons…

Drinking behind the proverbial pews

Growing up in Texas, in very conservative church surroundings followed by attending a very conservative religious college, booze was the last thing I should be caught with.  Alcohol was essentially forbidden.  It lead to loose skirts, alcoholism, cheating, back alley gambling, rebellion, marrying your dog, all culminating in Satan’s minions prodding you with burning sticks…

Whiskey Hollow — stick with me, you’re gonna LOVE this stuff

Valley View, TX.  Population 759.  Sitting on I-35 in North Texas, not far from the Oklahoma border, there’s not much around.  A Dairy Queen, feed mill, and Subway sammiches round out the notable businesses seen from the interstate.  From the highway, there is nothing drawing you in to stop other than a bathroom break.  Living…