Friday, March 30, 2007


if this wasn't already a Rule, it is now...

If you go to a bar-b-que restaurant and order a sandwich (on a hamburger bun), you MUST eat it with your hands.

Wednesday, March 28, 2007

supersunnyspeedgraphic, the lp

I heart Ben Folds. And I heart his new LP, which is actually a collection of songs from a few EP's.

I LOVE the song "There's Always Someone Cooler Than You." Love, love, love it.

Once you read the lyrics, I bet you'll love it too. I got them from (Caution: explicit lyrics!)...

Like you've got nothing to prove
No matter what you might do
There's always someone out there cooler than you

I know that's hard to believe
But there are people you meet
They're into something that is too big to be
Through their clothes
And they'll put up with all the poses you throw
And you won't
Even know

That they're not sizing you up
They know your mom fucked you up
Or maybe let you watch too much TV

But they'll still look in your eyes
To find the human inside
You know there's always something in there to see

The veneer
Not everybody made the list this year
Have a beer

Make me feel tiny if it makes you feel tall
But there's always someone cooler than you
Yeah, you're the shit
But you won't be it for long
Oh, there's always someone cooler than you
Yeah, there's always someone cooler than you

Now that I've got the disease
In a way I'm relieved
Cause' I don't have to stress about it like you do
I might just get up and dance
Or buy some acid washed pants
If you don't care
Then you got nothing to lose

And I won't
Cause every moment life is slipping away
It's ok

Make me feel tiny if it makes you feel tall
But there's always someone cooler than you
Yeah, you're the shit
But you won't be it for long
Oh, there's always someone cooler than you
Yeah, there's always someone cooler than you
Oh, there's always someone cooler than

Life is wonderful
Life is beautiful
We're all children of
One big universe
So you don't have to be
A chump

And you know
(You know)
That I won't
(I won't)
Cause every moment life is slipping away
It's ok
(It's ok)

Make me feel tiny if it makes you feel tall
'Cause there's always someone cooler than you
Yeah, you're the shit
But you won't be it for long
But there's always someone cooler than you
Oh yeah, there's always someone cooler than you
Because there's always someone cooler than you

Cooler than you
Cooler than you
Cooler than you
Cooler than you
My Lady

Nerds gone wild
Yeah yea

gatlinburg and ben folds

Chris' birthday was last weekend. I'd told him we were going to Lynchburg, where one of the only known things to do is go to the Jack Daniel's distillery. Well, surprise, I'd paid for a cabin for the weekend in Gatlinburg, not Lynchburg. He was really surprised! We had a great time, though. We spent Saturday in Gatlinburg and Ober Gatlinburg. We walked around Gatlinburg, took the aerial tram to Ober Gatlinburg, and did all the "amusement park" stuff (alpine slide, scenic chairlift, water/tube ride). Sunday we spent the day in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

The weather was gorgeous the whole time. Our cabin was tiny but it was a great size for 2 people. And we bought groceries at Kroger before we got there and we made breakfast (complete with waffles, eggs, bacon, OJ, and fresh fruit) both mornings and Chris grilled steak for dinner Saturday night.

I bought tickets to see Ben Folds and John Mayer here in August. Okay, so I'm really an idiot and didn't check the tickets and they'd given me tickets to a Predators game in April. So I'll have to walk back over to the GEC (in the rain, which sucks) to hopefully switch the tickets. I was SO MAD at myself. It may be their fault for giving me the wrong tickets, but it's my fault for not checking them. I'm just hoping we can still get good seats for the right concert when I go back in an hour. Ugh.

P.S. I'll start putting pictures back up once I find my camera battery's recharger. Also MIA are my (laptop) mouse and my iPod cords. ...And my iPod headphones.

Thursday, March 22, 2007

quick update

Sorry I don't have pictures up of my new place. Since I moved I can't find my camera's USB connector to import any photos, and I can't find my camera battery charger. ...or my computer mouse, not that that has anything to do with photos.

I love the new place. I love the roommates. Last night Melissa and I went to Maggie Moo's. It was good ice cream, great company, and she took me a back way. There are such freaking gigantic/amazing houses where I live! When my parents come to visit I'll show them the area.

My job is getting a little easier. Well, easier's not the best word, but I'm learning how things work and who I tell/ask what. And I apologize for bothering people or adding to their workload constantly in an effort to keep them from completely hating me. One girl (we went to college together, how cool is that) started a walking club of sorts. Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays at noon we all put on our sneakers and do a 2-mile loop around the city. Wednesday was day 1. There were maybe 8 of us. One lady has bad knees and I felt badly that she couldn't walk as quickly as the rest of us so I stayed behind and walked with her and we talked. But the weather was gorgeous and the exercise was great, and so was the company.

I won't be joining in on the walking tomorrow because... (dramatic pause)'s Chris' birthday this weekend and we're going out of town! I've rented us a cabin and we're gonna have a great time and the weather's supposed to be awesome.

I have one prayer request: Mom emailed me and told me her dad (my Papa) has not been doing well. The truth is he's been doing poorly for a while and he and my Granny have 24-hour in-house care. Papa was doing well for a while with it- he was finally getting bathed and his teeth brushed and was wearing clean clothes. And he was super nice to the nurses and we think he was just enjoying having a companion. But apparently he's been falling trying to get out of bed and the nurses (because there's only one there at a time) can't get him up. And a day or so ago he hit the nurse and has been in a generally agitated mood. So my prayer request is for him, for my Granny, for the nurses, and for my mom and her family.

Thanks! And happy Thursday!!!

Friday, March 16, 2007

chris sent me this email...

so you totally just woke up laughing and said, "hahahaha... they're calling us blazers!"

me: "huh?"
you: "they're calling us blazers... tee hee heee"
"i don't know"
"are you dreaming honey?"
"so what's happening?"
"they're calling us blazers... hee hee hee"
"who is 'they'?"
"i don't know"
"so what's up?"
"they have some pianos... it's the brand name or something!"
"uh huh"
"and they're calling us blazers... hee haaa haaaa heee teee "
"ok... you know you're dreaming right?"
"no i'm not!"
"ok... so tell me more..."
"why are you making fun of me?"
"'cause you're dreaming"
"no i'm not"
"ok, well i'm going to write this down so that i can tell you all about it in the morning"
"so tell me more about these blazers"
"i don't know, they're looking at our car!"
"uh huh"
"stop making fun of me"
"ok, i love you honey"
"i love you too"
"i love you honey"
"i love you too"
"i love you honey"
"i love you toooooooooooo" <-- cranky

three minutes later

me: "hey"
you: "hey"
"so tell me more about these blazers"
"ha ha" <-- more cranky
"you're making fun of me"
"what? why?"
"cause i couldn't remember the name of the place"
"what place?"
"the place with our stuff"
"what stuff?"
"i don't know, our stuff from the day!"
"ooh... ok. ... ... *confused*"

i'm forgetting some already... too bad.

you're fun when you're sleepy.

i love you,

Wednesday, March 14, 2007


has 3 profiles added every second, which is more than the growth rate of the American population.

"Web-savvy local bands garner international exposure for free", Nashville Business Journal, Feb. 16-22, 2007, page 21.

Tuesday, March 13, 2007

west end

So Chris helped me move the last of my stuff to the apt. I'm super excited about the commute. One thing I noticed was the types of cars on the interstate driving into downtown are much different than the cars driving into downtown from West End. The interstate cars are mostly Chevys, then Fords seem to be the second most popular, then probably Nissan, then a few Mazdas, Toyotas, and every now and then a BMW. The West End cars seem to be pretty evenly divided between Lexuses, BMWs, Nissans, Mazdas, and Toyotas.

Go figure.

Thanks to Chris everything is in one place and not one house and one apartment. Tonight I'll try to finish at least moving things around and maybe finding a spot for my chest of drawers.

Work is going well, today has been great and I've felt like I've known how to do things and have made some materials for the fashion show and had received happy approval (it's going to be super exciting; Oscar de La Renta, and we've had such interest that we can't fit everyone in the hall and are going to do it outside, I think we're actually closing a street down or something). I went to the downtown library for Arts Advocacy Day but we didn't have the time to go talk to representatives, which would have been really interesting. We were only able to stay for a few speeches which had interesting data in terms of numbers and how much we make off arts advocacy license plates, but everything was pretty straightforward and what I already knew. It was interesting, however, to see things from a lobbying perspective rather than an educator's perspective. ...and I may have fallen asleep...

Oh, and Chris has his website up and I think it looks great! He got a new awesome lens that I'm in love with and now think my camera sucks. And I took this picture AND used manual focus! Woo!

Monday, March 5, 2007


The comic in my last post (the new kid) is now taped up to my wall where people walk by, and it's just about at head level. I've gotten two laughs so far and I'm pretty sure nobody else has noticed.

Next week: homemade green St. Patty's cookies, and e-vite to everyone in the development department, and maybe green punch. Okay, just kidding. But I might make the cookies anyway because they sound yummy.

the new kid

I feel like the new kid in school. I was never the new kid in school. It sucks! Nobody's invited me to eat lunch with them and I feel awkward inviting myself, so I've been eating lunch alone. I know, how depressing.

On a much happier note, Chris helped me move everything out of the POD over the weekend. So everything's out of the POD and in the apartment (taking over a pretty big "corner"). Sunday we made waffles, bacon, and eggs for breakfast before going back to the apt to unpack the rest of the POD. Then Chris and I, and Chris' friend Brent, finished unpacking. We took Brent out to lunch (and I'm glad we did because we discovered an amazing pizza place with amazing pizza close to my soon-to-be apt).

Friday night I worked in the Founders Hall and Chris came with me and we got to sit in some really good seats. Between work and the concert we went to dinner at a great Mexican place with my soon-to-be roommate Melissa. Saturday night Chris and I went with Brent to a show downtown to see Emerson Hart. It was a great show and we had a good time. Last night Chris and I bought Breyer's Oreo (aka Cookies and Cream) ice cream and watched The Departed, which was really good.

Next weekend on Sunday hopefully I'll move in (and really unpack). We'll see. I'm really excited about moving because I'm pretty sure I'll be meeting new people, and I'm excited to get to know my soon-to-be roommates better because they're really cool.

Well, at least I can get a head start on all this stuff I have to follow up with, like new tracking spreadsheets to create and some researching to find out which sponsors are sponsoring which concerts. Hooray!