Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Women Warriors !

I realize that it's easy for me to sit comfortably in my home in a country that guarantees my safety & freedom & comment on the news as it's happening in another part of the world - far from my own insignificant tiny corner. But Wow! How brave are the Women of Iran!?! When women stand together the world takes notice. They become lionesses. I think we're hearing a low roar in Iran & I for one am very proud of these women & their courage. So from my little corner in Nashville, Tennessee USA, I'd like to give a shout to the WOMEN WARRIORS OF IRAN... You Go Girls !!!

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

I Love This Town !!!

Brad Paisley at Music Fest Where else can you spend the day dancing in the streets to your favorite country band, get something cold to drink at the world famous Tootsies Orchid Lounge,
then watch a concert in Titan Stadium
before calling it a night?
kick-off concert outside the arena on broadway - downtown Nashville
Then the next morning pack your cut offs & sandals,
your sleeping bag & tent, & head down the interstate a few miles to hang out at the Bonnaroo 2009 Festival.
After a few days when you've had enough of the bugs & mud, you can head back, check back into a hotel & get a quick shower just in time to catch the late show at the Grand Ole Opry.
Then end your visit at the
CMT 2009 Music Awards?
NASHVILLE of course !
What a town !
*Every night at midnight this week, I could hear fireworks at
Titan Stadium from my house. I loved it but it drove my cats crazy!
bruce springsteen at bonnaroo
coolin' off at bonnaroo
elvis costello at bonnaroo
& the one & only jimmy buffett
~all photos property of the tennessean~

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Ice Cream Kinda Day

Today I ate my weight in ice cream for tomorrow I start running !
The 24th annual Miss Martha's Ice Cream Crankin' is an ice cream lover's dream.
Always located on the grounds of 1rst Presbyterian Church, Miss Martha's Ice Cream Crankin' benefits the Martha O'Bryan Center. Almost every Presbyterian Church or some members in Davidson & Williamson County enter their ice cream as a church or an individual.
This is how is goes:
You buy a ticket (this year it was $10 early then $13 the day of). With a ticket then you get a small cup & a little wooden spoon. And then you get to walk around & sample as much as you want of over 100 different ice cream recipes. Ribbons are given for categories & after the Blue Ribbon is awarded, Purity Dairies takes that recipe & makes the ice cream to sell in grocery stores.
I'm really not an ice cream kinda gal but this is fun - except for the heat of course.
Here are some pictures of the day... the gal in the middle made Avacado-Coconut & was it good!

1rst Post !

Hello ya'll from Nashville, Tennessee USA. This is my 1rst post & today also happens to be #2 daughter & #1 son-in-law's 1rst anniversary! Happy Anniversary Sarah & Aaron. And until I post more...please skip on over to my other blog - or my website -