Saturday, July 08, 2006

back from nashville

Sorry for the lack of posts this week. I've been in Nashville all week with the in-laws. Good times. I won't bore you with lots of details. I'll just share with you some high-lights of the week.

1. Watching a heavily inebriated middle-aged woman trying to line dance at the Wild Horse Saloon. She was spazzing out like a crazy person, and her husband was taking a picture of her. Yeah, those are the moments you want to remember.

2. Finishing The Secret Message of Jesus by Brian McLaren and starting Confessions of a Reformission Rev. by Mark Driscoll. That's what I love about vacations...lots of time to read.

3. The Italy vs. Germany Semi-Finals World Cup game. Anyone else watch that? Man, that was one good game.

4. Pancake Pantry. Enough said.

5. Watching Leanne Rymes get mail out of her mailbox. Kind of voyeuristic, I know. But not the kind of thing you see everyday.

6. Tootsie's Orchid Lounge. Cramped. Dirty. One microphone. Bad speakers. Cheap beer. And good music. Pretty much everything it is supposed to be.

7. Our waitress at Demos Steak and Spaghetti Restaurant cliche...a struggling singer/songwriter trying to break into the music biz. What are the odds?

8. Sunburn + Aloe Moisturizer + Ceiling Fan = Good Sleep.

9. Driving home on Highway 70 instead of the interstate. We had talked about doing it before and were in no kind of hurry, so we put the Elizabethtown soundtrack on and drove through country roads and small towns. It was nice.

10. Arriving to watch the fireworks on the 4th just in time to see everyone applaud, pack up their stuff and head towards their cars. At least we were the first ones out and beat the traffic.


greg said...

Mmmmmmmm Demos. I like that place.

Betsy said...

how about "spending time with my wife." that would have been a good one.