The Family Reunion

Monday, July 24, 2006

was this weekend in Nashville. And it was my second trip: to go from un-engaged to married in one year definitely brought things full-circle.

Saturday, after a late breakfast, Jonathan's Uncle Gary had arranged a "Music City Tour"--a tour of the country music stars' homes. The bus came to pick us up, and the bus driver, and our tour guide, started out by telling us that Minnie Pearl's old house was two houses down from Uncle Gary's! Gee whiz!

Best house ranking:

1. Alan Jackson--by far. No one can touch him. Not only is the house itself awesome, but the lot (all 300-something acres) and location kick some tail too.

2. Amy Grant's former residence--and by default almost; it's next door to Alan Jackson's.

3. Dolly Parton: complete with a chapel, this fully-restored Civil War-era home also has a small "playhouse" where Dolly escapes to write her songs.

4. Some producer whose name I can't remember... mile-long driveway lined with pear trees.


Some of the other singers, i.e., Faith Hill & Tim McGraw, had prohibited their coul-de-sacs from being accessible to tour buses, so we couldn't see their houses. But all in all, it was a perfect family reunion activity. Maybe next year we'll all go to Dollywood--I've never been there, and am ashamed to say so as a Tennesseean.

Please answer

Saturday, July 15, 2006

"In the john" or "on the john" ????????

4 out of 7

Thursday, July 06, 2006

This week, we all had the experience of getting Tuesday off from work (or off from school, but you were off anyway). This gave the illusion on Monday that it was Friday; and after Tuesday, there were only 3 days left in the week!

So I said to Jonathan, I wish we had every Tuesday off...this has been the grestest/shortest week ever. He said, "You would rather have Tuesday off than Friday every week?" After some thought, I really have decided Tuesday is the best day to have off. It breaks up the week, and then if you need to take a Monday off, it's less of a big deal. Well, that might not be true, because we would probably get collectively less days off if every day was a 4-day week. I just know it was refreshing to have this 4-day week. Tomorrow is Friday! PIRATES!

What would your extra day off be?
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