Savannah Sideways

Jessica Leigh Lebos
Spilling the tea and spreading the jam on the South's most interesting city
Created 25 Mar 2021
  • No More Murder, She Wrote
    29 Sep 2021 • 6 min read • 6 2
    This confession is going to get me kicked out of the zeitgeist and probably disinvited to somebody’s book club wine party, but I don’t enjoy murder as cocktail conversation. Unearthed body parts, swam...
  • Mercury is Retrograding But We Don't Have To
    22 Sep 2021 • 6 min read • 10 2
    Feeling a little spaced out lately? Or maybe life’s constant barrage has you wishing for brief respite into space? Understandable, considering *waves hands maniacally* all the things. But not everyone...
  • Between the Hedges, Above the Gnat Line: A Road Trip to Athens, GA
    15 Sep 2021 • 8 min read • 10 3
    Last weekend brought a getaway, which began with headin’ down the Atlanta Highway. OK, technically that is not correct, though our Tundra is indeed as big as a whale. But how could I resist that iconi...
  • It’s Not F*$%n’ Fall Yet, Y’all
    08 Sep 2021 • 4 min read • 7 2
    Look, I get it. We’re all sick of summer. The smotherblanket of humid air, the halo of bugs hovering around our heads, the unfortunate high-waisted shredded short-shorts that are in fashion right now—...
  • Scattered, Smothered & Covered: A Brunchtime Gospel
    01 Sep 2021 • 5 min read • 17 5
    Historically, Sunday mornings for my people mean bagels and lox. But sometimes a girl’s got to rejoice in the other Lord’s Day, in spite of my devotion to the Jewish Sabbath and also, brunch. Now, lon...
  • Navigating the Newest Abnormal
    26 Aug 2021 • 5 min read • 21 8
    After all this time, it finally happened. I woke up Monday morning feeling ill, like an overzealous chimpanzee had mopped the floor with my hair, squeegeed my brain and put me away wet. My neck felt l...
  • Shoutin’ the Praises of Susie King Taylor Square
    18 Aug 2021 • 4 min read • 14 0
    Anyone who’s been here a hot humid minute knows even the tiniest black cloud can pour down gallons of rain. The mean-looking dark puffball circling the low sky above the gazebo in Whitefield Square lo...
  • Breaking Down The Boys' Club
    11 Aug 2021 • 5 min read • 9 4
    My first clash with the patriarchy came in fifth grade. My mother loves to tell the story of how I marched into the principal’s office to complain that the P.E. teacher was coaching a baseball tournam...
  • The Nest Is Always Open
    04 Aug 2021 • 6 min read • 11 5
    I don’t know when adolescent angst hits in turtle years, but Addy the Famous Loggerhead sure was acting like a teenager raring to get out of the house. Days before her third birthday and her release b...
  • The (Juice) Fast and the Curious
    28 Jul 2021 • 9 min read • 17 4
    OK, technically it’s not a fast. A fast means to deny oneself, conjuring up ideas of ascetic monks and hairshirts, which is not my scene at all. Examining the rainbow of juices and elixirs piled prett...
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