Category Archives: Fun Stuff

How to Dress for Derby

How to Dress for Derby

Thanks to the knowledgeable folks at The Art of Manliness — link here — anyone of the male sex can attend the Kentucky Derby assured that he is dressed and groomed properly. This IS the South, after all, where dressing according to the rules of fashion are vital! This is the link to the main… Continue Reading

Kentucky Derby Festival begins!

Kentucky Derby Festival begins!

Saturday was the official kick off of “Derby Season” here in Kentucky, so it seemed appropriate to devote myself to what is, without argument, the biggest yearly event to Kentuckians (and to horse enthusiasts everywhere in the USA). Today happened to be my scheduled blogging date on Austen Authors, and with thoroughbred horse racing indisputably an English invention,… Continue Reading

How Gullible are you?

How Gullible are you?

Last year to honor April Fool’s Day I wrote an essay on the history of this “holiday” for pranksters. Check that out here: The Origin of April Fool’s Day… Maybe. I also shared a few of my favorite hoaxes from the past in this post:  April Fool’s Day hoaxes in history The best place to… Continue Reading

Easter Week 2015

Easter Week 2015

Last year at this time (or rather, the second week of April) as the week marking Easter celebrations and remembrances commenced, I posted a series of blogs on the topic. Some were informational, some were for fun, but all were awesome! Instead of re-posting each one, I am providing easy links.   Easter Movies – With… Continue Reading

Vocabulary Rocks! UK version…

Vocabulary Rocks! UK version…

Time for more origins of those bizarre phrases we utter. These are some unique phrases from the history of our friends across the pond. A Square Meal The saying “having a square meal” comes from the English Royal Navy during the time of Nelson. In order to stop the plates/ dishes slipping around on the… Continue Reading