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So Friday. it snowed alot. (this has been covered). After coffee, I slowly drove back to my house. As I pulled into my driveway my car was pelted with snowballs. Hello, neighbors.

Called Pat. Went sledding on the corner of 31st Ave. and West End. The giant hill in front of that financial building. All of the traffic at that intersection got to watch us repeatedly fly down, screaming, only to run up again clutching out bent up cookie trays. Yes. We are grownups. Post-sledding, there was hot chocolate and internet exploring.

I heard about a city-wide snowball fight thanks to Nashvillest and Nate. So, back on went the slight cold, soggy clothes for round two. We arrived at the Parthenon and began pelting the 8 or so people there, taking care not to tag the lone Tennessean photographer there to catch shots if there was any legitamate excitement. After he took our names, shook our hands and left the real fun began.

(These photos are courtesy of the Tennessean, thanks guys)

We saw a dark mass gathering at the front of the park. We began running. There was an epic braveheart-esque moment with groups running and screaming and they began gathering ammo. After a bit of a tussle, we all stopped and began to chat. A certain unmentionable company had brought their truck and we all partook of some unmentionable deliciousness. Very large thanks to the Marathon gang. We then decided to attack a Channel 4 van which had been live broacasting earlier. They fought back and then hid inside.

Despite the fun and the snow, we were all starting to freeze, so we adjourned to the Springwater, where all the old grizzled alcoholics looked surprised to see us. Post Springwater, Rotiers for cheeseburgers, and post Rotiers, my house, where we played Mall Madness and drew dominoes for various brands of 40.

(we don’t actually know each other, but its all good)

The snow was thoroughly enjoyed. It looks as if its starting to thaw today, yet the 4+ inches of snow are still going pretty strong in my yard. We’ll see how Monday fares for the populace not living directly off West End.

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Leaf time

Had a job interview this morning, drove halfway to Nashville realize I forgot my phone, hurried back…this is the second time I’ve been half way to an interview and had to scramble. You’d think I could keep it together more.

Grabbed some lunch at Tina’s parents place. Free chinese food woot.

Picked up freelancing check double woot.

Then changed into comfy clothes, grabbed the camera and went and stuck my nose into every color-changing tree in Centennial.

Centennial Park: home of giant Parthenon, endless school field trips where we had to fill out the same worksheets over and over: Medusa is on Athena’s shield, She was made by Alan Lequire, The building was originally built for the Centennial Exposition..blahblahblah. After the 4th worksheet of this stuff elementary school through highschool you start to actually become an unsolicited zombie-tourguide. Anyways, regardless of this, Centennial Park is..well, is a great park. I’m not sure if you can use the adjective “Awesome” in conjunction with park.

It was the center of all hi-jinks in middle/highschool and many a first date (4 separate 1st dates involved the park..why? whyy?) The park is nice, lots of areas, lots of things to wander around in/look at.

So I did that today.

Saw this little boy feeding the geese who were very loud today honking their way from the “duck island” (which is the island I used to imagine Huckleberry Finn lived on, when I read the books in 5th grade). Saw lots of runners, people on their lunch hour, and various homeless people taking in the sunshine. Found myself a rickety wooden swing, tried not to get my feet pinched off as I sat down, and then did some reading for a bit.

Anyways, heres the photo part, it speaks for itself.

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Nashville

This is why I miss Nashville.

#1 Everyone is moronic and freaks out about gas….stop driving your suvs, you are NOT going off-roading anytime soon. What would happen if the gas was really gone, not just delayed or hoarded? Hmm?

#2 Because there are people in town that make things like this:

The Only Way To Make This Gas Thing Funny Is A Good Dose Of Hitler

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Absolutely perfect.

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