Vote for Marisa! Also, A Tale of Middle Earth

The Blergh proudly endorses Marisa for Homecoming Sweetheart. This is a milestone for The Blergh- it's first endorsement!

I explain: A dear sweet girl named Marisa has been nominated for Homecoming Sweetheart, and, being the dear, sweet, girl she is, she offered to advertise The Blergh in her Homecoming Court bio. And thus a business deal was struck- her endorsement for mine!

Those of us at the Blergh(meaning me) assure you that we would never endorse something that we don't fully support. I fully support Marisa. She's totally great. I won't say her full name because this is the internet, but she's not hiding from the government. Vote for her!



I like the word endorsement. It makes me think of dorsal fins, which makes me think of marine biology.



Anywho...

This past week, I was in Texas! I LOVE Texas!

I make a point of saying this because the first time I went to Texas I was decided, "Hmm, yeah, I don't like Texas very much."

I don't know why I came to that conclusion because I LOVE TEXAS!

There are many stories I would love to share about my adventures in Texas, but I'll stick to just one.

It was my birthday, and we(we being my Mom and Dad) were walking down the streets of Houston on a lovely afternoon. Suddenly, something caught one of our eyes(I can't remember whose).

Could it be?

Could that sign say...

The Hobbit Café?

It was, we later learned, the only establishment with the rights from J.R.R. Tolkien himself to have a Middle-Earthen name. And it was freaking awesome.

As we sat on the patio of the Hobbit Café, we could have been in the Shire. Samwise Gamgee could very well have tended to the flower-spotted greenery that laced the walls. Apart from the occasional roar of a car engine and the city skyline in the distance, I felt like I was in Middle Earth.

The owner, a fellow Lord of the Rings nerd, came and talked with us for a while. My parents had gone to college in the area, and they said they remembered a popular hangout called The Hobbit Hole. This, we learned, was the same business, it had just moved locations. It had seen faces such as Neil Young and Mama Cass from The Mamas and the Papas, and Peter Max.

So there I was, totally geeking out, when the owner invited me inside to show me the life-sized Gollum replica crouching in the corner of the restaurant. And then he bought me a shirt. And it had Legolas on it!


Also seen in the Hobbit Café.

I could go on to say how this goes to show the kindness of strangers, or how people be bonded by what they have in common, but all I have to say is that The Hobbit Café is a really cool place and the people there are incredibly nice. Hobbits are, after all, rather hospitable people.

There's a lot more I could go on to ramble about and maybe at some point I will. When I write things like this, I'm never sure if it interests my readers or not. If it does, I'm glad you're interested. If not, feel free to read my other posts and maybe you'll be interested. Or maybe not. I'm not really sure what I'm talking about at this point. I've been at a conference all day learning about news writing and the like, which is very different from blogging and I'm getting myself all confused and kind of sleepy.


By the way, Tuesday is the first day of NaNoWriMo, so my posts will change pace for the month. I've got big plans, y'all.



Tl;dr: Vote for Marisa!


World peace and love,

Heather <3



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