Friday, October 23, 2015

An Open Love Letter to Nashville

Dear Nashville,

In case I haven't told you lately how much I love you, I'll tell you now. I can't even be mad at you for turning me into a Basic White Girl and making me fall in love with fall. You give me nights for open windows and 80-degree days. I love your sweet tea and pimiento cheese, your southern drawls and country roads.

How do I love thee? Let me count the ways.

1. Endless music opportunities. I've been to at least 10 concerts and that doesn't count the random music I've walked into eating bbq or getting coffee.

2. Four ballets, one opera, one musical, and Cirque du Soleil.

3. Meeting one of my favorite authors and two of my favorite bloggers at book signings.

4. Petting hundreds of dogs at the many dog events held here. Dog Festival, Pittie Day, Barktoberfest, dog costume contests, yappy hours. Wagging tails everywhere.

5. Going to my first hockey game. I'm hoping we'll see a football game this year.

6. Seeing three of the funniest comedians. Including my boyfriend Hal Sparks.

7. Whiskey everywhere. (But please, for the love of bourbon, please teach someone how to make a proper Manhattan.)

8. I will never tire of being the first out of an elevator full of men or having doors held open for me.

9. Ghost tours and "trash" tours.

10. Celebrity sightings at a tiny Christmas parade. (This is the only one and it's been almost a year though, so step it up in that area please.)

11. Going to the Governor's House.

12. A bookstore that rivals Powell's in price, if not sheer selection.

13. I can wear my heels through October without worrying about falling on ice or trudging through snow and freezing my ankles off.

14. You have natural beauty. Shady trees, rolling hills, lakes and rivers.

15. You feed me delicious things like biscuits, grilled cheese, bbq, and fried anything when I want to be bad while still satisfying my sushi cravings or healthy options.

Yes Nashville, I have fallen in love with you.
Here's to more adventures!



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