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My Monday Brain

14 Jun

Today my brain is full, so I will leave you with some of the random things flowing through it instead of trying to actually piece together a whole post on any one thought.  Maybe tomorrow…

(1)   My sister is married!! Don’t believe me?  Look here.  Told you!  Proof.

(2)   Thank you CMA Fest & Bonnarro for helping our post-flood economy with eager cowboy-hat-wearing and pot-smoking tourists.  Much love.

(3)   I had Mexican food at a total of 4 meals last week.  I’m not afraid to admit that.  And I probably had fried chicken at the remainder of my meals.  Oh… and I had a Pop-Tart for lunch today. Take that, Jillian Michaels.

(4)   I wore SPF 30+ all weekend because I’m grown-up now and care about things like skin cancer.  Whatever…It’s a slow process of convincing my brain that tan is ugly and pretending not to notice how terrible my Jergens skin smells while I sit at my desk every day.

(5)   I painted my nails 3 times last week… because that’s how many times it takes to have 5 straight days of painted nails in my world.  I paint.  I pick.  I peel.  I start over.  I have zero self-control when those babies start to chip… which is why I don’t waste my money on manicures.  (Don’t worry though, pedicures are safe… I don’t pick my feet!)

(6)   My out-of-town-living boyfriend was IN town last Friday on a day that I was also in the city (Nashville) for work meetings.  We got to eat lunch together!  It was totally awesome to live like the rest of the world.  You suckers are lucky.

(7)   My 4-month-old niece, Lyla, told me this weekend that I’m her favorite aunt.  Fine.  Maybe she didn’t actually SPEAK those words, but I can totally read babies and that’s definitely what she was telling me with her big baby eyes and that big gummy grin (Sorry Erika, Katie, and Annie).  Oh… and I’m Marlie’s favorite too, she just has to be all PC when yall are around.

(8)   This weekend I returned an Anthropologie (aka: death valley to Becky’s money supply) dress and then walked away with the dress + $140.  How?  Well that’s what happens when you buy a $178 dress (now’s not the time to judge) for “wedding events” and don’t wear it…. Then revisit death valley to see the dress on a sales rack for $39!! You return the dress, get $178 back, re-buy the dress for $39, and leave a happy girl.  Sweet glory days of magic!

(9)   I get to have Snappy’s tonight.  It’s only my favorite of all pizzas in the state of TN.  And since it happens to be in the hick-town in which my grandmother lives (no offense friends, it’s just what I’ve kindly referred to the town since I was younger… I happen to love the place) and since I happen to be spending the night in that hick-town with her, I will feast on the greasyness I’ve been waiting for all day.  YUM.

Happy End of Monday! 🙂


Locality: Whiskey Kitchen

9 Mar

Over the weekend I had the opportunity to try out a new local hangout in Nashville.  A friend of mine from Atlanta had been excited to try out Whiskey Kitchen after seeing it pop up everywhere alongside the names of various Nashville celebs who were in attendance at some point.  So on Friday night, we ventured out. This place is located at 118 12th Avenue South.  (I didn’t realize this area was considered part of The Gulch… apparently it is).

We got there at about 9PM and were told there was an hour and forty-five minute wait for a table, but the bar was full-service.  Two hours for food??  No thanks.  (I do realize that going to a bar on a Friday night is begging for a crowd, but I was hungry, ok?)  We proceeded to creep behind a few people at the bar until the left their seats and we snatched them up.  And it’s a good thing too, because I don’t know that we’d have ever gotten a table!  People were in there to drink and have a good time, and that’s not something done in a timely fashion.  So out of the maybe 15 tables in the place, approximately 2 opened up in the time we were there.  Now, it may not have been exactly classy to eat an entire meal at the bar… but we had no shame.  Hunger is not my friend and I’m not afraid to chow down in front of a crowd.

It was super-busy and pretty loud.  People were having to shout, and even having a conversation with my friend, 6 inches away, was a bit of a challenge.  But, the atmosphere was good.  People were happy, having a good time, and the music was decent.  (There was a DJ spinning all night, not exactly what I was expecting from a place with this name, but I guess they’re trying to attract a certain crowd… and playing slow-cooked southern music might bring out a bunch of cowboy hat-wearing hicks that could ruin their “trendy” vibe)  Mission accomplished. No cowboy hats here.

My Run-Down:

Drinks were Pretty reasonably priced (for the type of bar this is).  Jack+Cokes were $6.50/each but my Vanilla Sky was a whopping $9.50.  (I justified it at the time because I never get out much anymore, but wow).

The food was delicious.  Like I mentioned, we ate our entire meal at the bar with people reaching around us for drinks the entire time, but it was worth it to have a seat.  We shared the “Southern Sliders” and “Tennessee Whiskey Yam Fries” (sweet potato fries) and both were fabulous.  I’ve never been a fan of sweet potatoes, but we managed to eat every last fried morsel of these babies.  I’d go back just for the fries (but definitely on a not-so-crowed week night).

And as I’m browsing the internet for a good picture of the place I come across this quote from Nashfullovit:

“We’ve never seen anyone eat at the crowded bar, although we suppose it’s technically possible.”

Well, friends, let us be the first to break that social-etiqutte barrier!  I like my food, and would have un-shamefully eaten from my lap if I had to.  🙂

** Little side-note to various family members and fellow CoC people who might find my talk of booze slightly horrifying- It’s OK.  Jesus drank.  I’m a grown-up and I can handle it from time to time.

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