Tag Archives: Mandy Shunnarah

Good Reads: Fixed Baroque

A blog for language lovers, Fixed Baroque is written by Mandy Shunnarah, a regular here at the Cobalt Club and a self-described bringer of smiles, museum junkie, book nerd, and librarian in progress. “I coined the phrase fixed baroque as a way … Continue reading

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The Inaugural Cobalt Club Wedding Reception

“A wedding reception at The Cobalt Club?” “Yes,” Millicent said firmly.  “Is there a problem with that?”  She was giving me the glare she hadn’t used on anyone since Mandy Shunnarah attempted to enter the premises while wearing roller skates. … Continue reading

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The Radioactive Ostrich Award

Millicent stopped me at the coat check room, a small envelope in her hand. “Oh, good.  You’re here. This came for you.” I took it, removed a small horizontally-folded card, and glanced at the script written on it before looking … Continue reading

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No Rules, Just Pickles

 The Cobalt Club recently had occasion to participate in the quest for Birmingham’s best fried pickles.  The search was initiated by Magic City artist Sarah Miller, a frequent patron and former employee of the club who publishes a bouncy little … Continue reading

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Miles to Go Before

I can’t say how long I’d been held in a trance by the neon and mercury vapor which create the bright colors peculiar to Birmingham at night before I was startled by a discreet cough.  I turned from the window … Continue reading

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The More Things Change…

Mandy Shunnarah, Scott Wilson, and Wade Smith stalked into the library and surrounded the arachnid chair. I ventured a “good evening” as I looked up from an inscribed copy of Billie Thomas’ Murder on the First Day of Christmas. The … Continue reading

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