Posts tagged “Daytona Beach”

Biggins on A1A

I saw this sign on A1A in Daytona Beach while driving back from my grandmother’s wake. It’s the kind of thing she would have thought was pretty damn funny. I really can’t think of a better name for a “gentlemen’s club” on the ocean.

Anna Albanese

Some notes on a fantastic, fabulous, fucking awesome grandmother

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy

This is an essay I wrote a loooong time ago … I must have been 13 or 14 … good old St. Paul’s Catholic Elementary School in Daytona Beach, FL …


It rained in Los Angeles today. Rain? <Princess Bride>Inconceivable!</Princess Bride> An inch of rain in Los Angeles will cause flooding. I grew up in Daytona Beach and spent the 90s in Gainesville, Fl. Rain was not unusual. In Daytona it rained like clockwork from 3 to 4 pm pretty much every day for eight or



In which another date passes without fanfare

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