So this site has been pretty dead lately, but with good reason, I was away! My friend and I took a little roadtrip to Nashville. The common question is “Why Nashville?” My answer — not sure, I’ve always wanted to see it besides I’m slightly obsessed with GAC and CMT channels as of late.
We packed up my car and drove the insane 14+ hours to see what Nashville had to offer. I thoroughly enjoyed it. It was just enough city life for me not to go crazy, but balanced with relaxation. Plus, there’s the fact that at any given hour of the day (or night) you can walk into a bar and see a pretty kick ass band or singer-songwriter tear up a stage. NYC has great music, but it’s pretty pretentious – in Nashville there’s rarely a cover charge, musicians just ask that you kick in a few dollars after their show – or even better give them $5+ and have them sing a song of your choosing on the spot. Seriously.
So visiting Nashville was a first in itself, but other highlights included eating at a Sonic. This is a BIG deal. They play commercials all the time here about Sonics, but you can’t find one around here. I’m hooked. Other food highlights: pulled pork, potato salad, and mac n cheese courtesy of the NEELY’s BBQ, biscuits and gravy from Loveless Cafe, and the most AMAZING latte from Provence.
Also experienced the Grand Ole Opry for the first time, which included seeing Rascal Flatts perform among other country/bluegrass legends like Little Jimmy Dickens and Ricky Skaggs. The Grand Ole Opry is grand for sure — it’s one of the most beautiful venues I’ve ever been in and when you factor in the TALENT that has crossed the stage and legacy of it all, it’s hard not to get choked up. We also checked out the Country Music Hall of Fame – so cool!
The only scary part about the trip (not just Nashville) is the bible belt. I mean, I’m not an overly religious person, but I am spiritual. Driving from NYC to Nashville (especially through W. Va and VA) proved to be an eye-opening experience. We’re talking crosses EVERYWHERE. Sadly, it became our entertainment – to count the crosses we spotted along the way.
Here are some photo highlights:
So, I haven’t been much of a Lindsey Lohan fan since she burst on the scene in “Mean Girls.” Movie choices aside, what turned me off was how rapidly her ego inflated. Needless to say, the media was sure to knock her back down to earth. As part of her repentance, it seems as though Lindsey is taking a more comedic approach to the haters by teaming up with Funny or Die. Check out her eHarmony spoof — it’s classic.
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This commercial absolutely cracks me up — don’t mind the German speaking (?) couldn’t find the U.S. version with English, but content is essentially the same.
A certain someone recommended starting a game of “heard around the office” to aggregate all the random ish that goes down. I’ve decided to take it one step further – visuals. Why the sudden need to share? Well, I was just going into the ladies bathroom when I noticed a suspicious amount of duct tape along the outside of the door. My instinct told me to find another bathroom, but my intrigue told me to proceed in. Let’s just say, I was not disappointed. Apparently, someone managed to break the door handle making it nearly impossible to exit the bathroom. Fear not, some forward-thinking maintenance person came up with a make-shift solution, which helped me escape. Proof:
This video cracks me up — oh and the song is brilliant. Beware of bear stalkers!
I thought driving with all the old folks of West Palm Beach was hazard enough – now I have to keep a look out for kids doing “hood rat thangs” too. Check out this 7 year old who took his grandma’s Durango on a little joy ride. Why you ask? Well, as he states, “I like to do hood rat thangs…” Of course you do Latarian, we all do. Next time, don’t side swipe two cars and take out a mailbox and you just might get away with it.
Thanks LK for another winner!