Monthly Archives: May 2013

this is know (now) about nashville.



1. the bullets & mullets store

2. cowboy church

3. dukes of hazard museum

4. goo goo clusters

5. honky tonks

6. live radio shows

7. southern stack breakfast – slow smoked pulled pork, sweet potato pancakes, fried apples, fried egg, home fries (pile it up, pour syrup on top, and go)

8. everything tastes better in a mason jar

9. full sized replica of the parthenon in the middle of a city park

10. washtub, washboard, spoons and other random household items band

11. mosey-ing is a speed you amble through life with

12. speak-easy’s still exist 

 each of these are part of life there and i love them all.


when in doubt, fly south.



no, this is not another johnny cochran quote from that infamous trial, it is my motto for the day. another day, another day towards restoring my health. i’ve decided to go ahead and go on a long weekend getaway with my longtime girlfriends to the music friendly city of nashville, meds in tow, and super bugs be damned. i see this adventure as a sure to get well cure. i’ll keep you posted )

when super bug worlds collide



my immune system must have been sleeping, for i woke up fighting strep throat and sinus infections simultaneously,  both in hardcore aggressive mode. researched my prescribed  antibiotic and now i’m feeling better at last, at least psychologically. here is what it is capable of fighting:

– strep throat

– sinusitis

– typhoid

– cholera

– lyme disease

– malaria

-and an festive variety of std’s

wow, who knew?  i am now armed and ready to take on pretty much any disaster )

the tie that surprisingly binds



i was 6, and my middle sister and i shared a best friend. school was out and the whole summer was ahead for the 3 of us, with nothing to do but enjoy it together. our vision came to an abrupt halt when we found out that our best friend in the world was heading off on a vacation with her family to a far-off land called, ‘wisconsin.’ we couldn’t bear to be away from each other and so we came up with a plan to stay connected even though we might find ourselves in different states. we spent all day and gathered up every bit of string and yarn and twine we could find. we spent hours tying them all together to create ‘the world’s giantestbiggestlongeststrongest string ever.’ 

soon the big day arrived, the day of their departure.  as our friend and her family drove off, she was sitting backwards in her family station wagon and she kept the back window down. she held tightly onto one end of our magical string, while we stood on the street in front of her house holding onto the other end. after about 100 feet, at the corner, the string broke. my sister and i stood there dumbfounded and a bit sad as we realized our plan had not worked out as we expected. we could only imagine what she was feeling. when she returned 2 weeks later, we all laughed about it and went on with our summer together. the most wonderful thing is that through many years and many states and many life events, including the death of my sister, we still remain friends, like sisters, and forever tied together. 

things i learned in my kindergarten classroom today #2



it was camping day today and when the children checked out the cool bear cub our room, i was reminded of the different approaches that boys and girls each have to life.  as the girls went up to it, they gently petted it and commented, ‘it’s so soft!’ as the boys approached it, they all bent their heads down to look under its legs and asked, ‘does it have a penis?’ and herein lies the difference –