There’s a New Champion, or It’s a Two’fer . . .

About 11:30 we headed out for Pensacola about 30 miles away. We always try to visit here when ever we’re in the area, and we always eat at Sonny’s BBQ, which is where we ended up for lunch about 12:15.

Along with Famous Dave’s BBQ, Sonny’s is pretty much our favorite BBQ chain. And the reason is that unlike many BBQ places, Sonny’s has sliced pork, as well as pulled pork.

Growing up in Alabama, BBQ was pork, and usually sliced. And if it wasn’t sliced, it was chopped, not pulled. Pulled pork was mostly found in the Carolinas and northern Georgia. But in the last 30-40 years pulled pork seems to have migrated south, and now it’s getting harder to find sliced pork, especially in north Alabama.

And sliced pork is pretty much unknown out in Texas. When we first moved out there in 1978 when I tried to order sliced pork, I often got ham.

Well, I guess it is sliced, and it is pork.

But it’s not ‘sliced pork’, OK.

After a great meal at Sonny’s, we drove over to near downtown to visit Artesana, a high-end gift shop we’ve been visiting since the mid-70’s.

We first visited it when we came down from Montgomery for a kidless weekend in Gulf Shores at the family beach house. Jan had asked a friend for a nice shop to visit that you wouldn’t want to take kids.


And Artesana certainly filled that bill. It’s a really fun place to just wander through, and Jan always finds something she just has to have.

Our next stop was about 6 miles away at the Rave 18 movie theater to see Cloud Atlas, the Tom Hanks/Halle Berry movie. It was an interesting movie, but I think I’d have to see it a couple of more times to really figure it out.

Taking place in 6 different time periods, ranging from 1849 to 2321, the movie covers 6 different interrelated, interwoven stories. Here’s how it’s described.

An exploration of how the actions of individual lives impact one another in the past, present and future, as one soul is shaped from a killer into a hero, and an act of kindness ripples across centuries to inspire a revolution,

Jan and I both agreed that Cloud Atlas is our new champion movie that asks the question, “What the heck was that all about"?”. To give you an idea, the previous champion was “2001: A Space Odyssey”. I was intrigued enough by the movie that I think I’m going to get a copy of the book that came out in 2004.

If you like movies that make you think, you might want to give this one a try.

Since this movie was almost 3 hours long, it was dark when we got out and time for supper.

And being in a Two’fer mood, it was back to Sonny’s BBQ once more, although this time we just had sliced pork sandwiches instead of dinners.

It was about 7:30 by the time we got home, and very windy. It looks like we’ve got a front coming though that will bring us some rain and bad weather.

You’d almost think Nick was in our area, and not the Keys.


Thought for the Day:

Sooner or later, you run out of other people’s money.

Something that can’t go on forever, won’t.

Debt that can’t be repaid, won’t be.

Promises that can’t be kept, won’t be.



8 Responses

  1. I just started reading Cloud Atlas. Having a little bit of trouble getting into it. Hopefully will settle into it soon.

  2. Sonnys is our fav too! I love their beans and bbq chicken. Chas. Loves the ribs. Have enjoyed the sandwiches on their garlic toast, yum!
    Glad yall are enjoying yourselves!

  3. Didja ever see Catch 22? After all these years it’s still a puzzlement to us.

  4. Carol,

    Have you seen the movie?

    I’m hoping that between the two, it’ll make a little more sense.

  5. Jim,

    Saw it?

    I saw it, read it, and had to write a paper about it.

    And you’re right. I still didn’t understand everything about it.

    But I’m not sure we were supposed to.

  6. And here I thought just my husband and I were the only ones who have been scratching their heads for 45 years about 2001 A Space Odyssey! LOL So glad we’re not alone.

  7. Well, go see Cloud Atlas and you’ll have another 45 years of scratching.

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