As the women moved from one bar to the next, the evening reportedly only grew more and more wild, with the friends telling one another whatever they needed to hear regarding callous comments made by boyfriends, deteriorating relationships with family members, pet deaths, or frustrating new haircuts.
This is so dead on, especially with my Nashville friends. Sometimes I have to stop myself from validating my friends mid-sentence in case the second half of the sentence isn’t what I expect. This was especially true when Amelia was planning her wedding.
Amelia: So I was thinking about doing short dresses for bridesmaids’ dresses… Me: Yes! Long dresses are so overdone! Amelia: But then I thought, It’s in the winter and it’s a formal wedding… Me: Exactly! Long dresses will be so elegant and appropriate for the weather!
Last fall, Matt and I found a redbone coonhound breeder online with the motto, “A puppy and Jesus can lick anything.” I don’t know what we googled that got us there.
Since then, Matt’s been learning more and more about coonhounds. He decided that one day he wanted a black and tan coonhound, and that he wanted to name it Duke. It always sounded like this was a couple of years off, though.
Monday before last, Matt was watching the Westminster Dog Show and asked himself, Why don’t I have a coonhound? He couldn’t think of any good reasons why not, so he filled out a rescue adoption application and sent it in that night.
And this is why we’re driving an hour north with Silas to meet All My Love/Alberto and his foster mom on Saturday. I’m more nervous than Matt is; Silas is unpredictable with new dogs. Matt’s already set up a crate and put out stainless steel food and water bowls that probably hold a quart each. But we won’t know until Matt meets All My Love if he’s coming home with us.
Matt, Silas and I took a quick trip up to Nashville for the weekend for the Vanderbilt-Kentucky game. I’m pretty wiped from sitting in the passenger seat and napping, so here’s a brief recap.
-Saturday morning, we watched a few episodes of Lizard Lick Towing with Dad. He loves all shows about law enforcement, dangerous jobs, and rednecks. The reality show got really real really quickly when the main guy was knifed in the stomach by a biker whose motorcycle he was trying to repossess.
-Continuing the reality show theme, Matt and I tried Neely’s Bar-B-Que for lunch. The barbecue was solid, but the peach cobbler was amazing.
-We had dinner at the University Club and walked over to Memorial Gymnasium for the big game. Kentucky’s currently #1 and Vanderbilt’s fallen out of the rankings so a tough game was to be expected. The first half was rough, but Vandy fought back in the second half and even took the lead a few times. Kentucky ultimately won 69-63. Vandy fans are used to losing so everyone took it well.
-This morning, Matt and I had brunch at Le Peep with Perry and Kelly. I love seeing my girls. Hopefully they can make it down for a visit in the summer. Or sooner.
Matt and I were watching The Bachelor on Friday night. Bachelor Ben was having a romantic solo date with one of the interchangeable ladies, and he leaned over and whispered, “You’re the most beautiful girl on the beach.” The beach was deserted. In unison, without even looking at each other, Matt and I sang, “Depending on the beach, ooooh.” As long as we have TV, we will never run out of things to say to each other.