Sunday, May 30, 2010
What better way to start then by heading out late Saturday to a concert?! Whitney and I went to Exit/In for the Let's Kick Cancer's Ass breast cancer benefit. Cortney Tidwell, HotPipes, and The Features. The Features were why we really went. They have been a local favorite of ours for several years. I was pretty impressed though with the HotPipes.
I got to meet Candace Burnside for whom the proceeds were going to. She is in her 20's like me and just had a mastectomy 5 weeks ago. It looks like chemo might be in her future. Keep fighting!
I got this great poster which will be hanging in my house sometime soon. I just need to decide what room.
The fight against cancer is going strong!
Saturday, May 29, 2010
My summer vacation did not start yet. Friday, I had to attend a 4 hour faculty meeting and get records ready to send to middle school. Last night, I had a technology class. Today, I have technology class. Some time before 5 pm, I will finally be on summer vacation! :)
Tuesday, May 25, 2010
Today is 4th grade graduation. This is bigger than my graduation a couple of weeks ago.
Yesterday I created the graduation program, typed script for "nervous" teachers, copied and fold 300 graduation programs, made each teacher an autograph and memory page for each of their students, painted 20 picture frames, and attempted to complete report cards. About 3am, it became just too much and I went to bed.
Tonight I will be sitting on a couch and I dare somebody to ask me to do something. Double dare them.
T minus one hour til showtime.
Friday, May 21, 2010
Wednesday, May 19, 2010
Chocolate milk, warm towel, slept in (on purpose) 15 minutes later than usual, clean Cubs shirt in the morning.
Dog is outside insuring no books will be eaten. (Three in the last 24 hours!)
Chatted with Kim and Dawson, both of whom are coming in town this weekend. (yea!)
Fieldtrip to Centennial Park. (Troublemakers staying at school.)
Going to cook a yummy dinner tonight.
Going to see Dave Matthews and other greats at the Ryman with my favorite.
I NEED this day.
Monday, May 17, 2010
Summer means patios, porches, long talks with friends, road trips, Vespa excursions, and of course concerts!
Last week my concert season began (thanks to the lovely Katie Mac!) with Barenaked Ladies and Ingrid Michaelson. I grew up listening to BNL in middle school and was ready for that throwback. They played a lot of their newer (and more serious) stuff so I did not know a lot of the songs. However, I LOVED an impromptu version of the bluegrass song "Like A Fox" with a local guy. Ingrid was only disappointing in her chatter about seeing up her dress. Her music... Love it.
On Wednesday, I will be seeing Emmylou Harris, Patty Griffin, and Dave Matthews for a benefit concert at the Ryman. Most of you know about my obsession with Dave (and band). Can't wait. Truly.
The Features, my favorite local band will play on May 29. It has been awhile since I have seen them. I guess when you hang out and tour with other bands like Kings of Leon, your grassroots beginnings are left behind. The Features are playing for a breast cancer fundraiser. Even better!
Also, I thought I would share my "beginning of summer" playlist.
Something Good This Way Comes- Jakob Dylan
New Morning- Alpha Rev
Burning Down The House- DMB (it is a cover)
The Outsiders- Needtobreathe
Everybody- Ingrid Michaelson
Comfortable- John Mayer (how did I just now come across his very first album?!?!)
Crack The Shutters- Snow Patrol
Heart of My Own- Basia Bulat
Young Folks- Peter Bjorn
Brand New Day- Joshua Radin
Daylight- Matt & Kim
Saturday, May 15, 2010
When I started looking for a dog, there were two things I was set on. House trained and does not shed. When I found Socrates, did I stand firm? Nope. In fact, I thought "one out of two ain't bad."
This morning as I swept my hardwood floor, I felt queasy. I collected more hair than what is currently on top of my head. Oh so gross. I would have taken a picture, but I thought I would spare you.
Guess I will pay for these mistakes.
However, I am VERY glad Socrates is house trained (minus when Justin comes over) and that I do not have carpet for all this hair to get stuck in.
Guess I should count my blessings.
There is a word that often comes from my lips that fits this whole situation nicely...
Monday, May 10, 2010
Tuesday, May 4, 2010
Here are just a couple of pictures from major streets close to me.
We normally can walk to LP Field from my house on this street. Not right now.
Same street, zoomed in.
Sunday, May 2, 2010
I did have a tiny bit of damage, but nothing compared to so many.
Gutter in back of house was already kind of disconnected from house, but now really is.
This tree is struggling to keep up. It is tied to stakes that I have to go fix anytime rain lets up. Not sure it will make it.
But we really are lucky. My neighbor took this picture of 8th Ave looking towards downtown and the Farmers Market. Water there is about 10 feet deep at the deepest part. Yikes!
The rain is not expected to stop until around 8pm tonight. School is canceled for tomorrow. Tiffany and my car are still stranded in Franklin. Guess there is nothing for me to, but clean house and work on school stuff.
Ciao, from the city of Nashlantis!