Wednesday, December 29, 2010

The Cat and the Hat

My mom and I went to the dollar store last week in search of tins for cookies and candy. We found them and my mom also found a pink santa hat that looked like it would fit a baby. She bought it and I didn't even question it which is odd considering there are no babies in our family or no babies even remotely close to being born...

We get home and my mom goes to her sewing machine. She sews on an elastic band to the pink santa hat. She tells me it is for Sox, the cat. And she proceeds to put it on. It lasted about 20 seconds and that was that.

Sunday night while watching the Sound of Music, I decided we should take some family photos with the cat and the hat. (my brother was at a friends house and missed out on all the excitement).



Tuesday, December 28, 2010

2010 In Concerts

I went to a lot of concerts/shows this year. Maybe it's because this is the first year I have actually taken the time to write them all out? I am horrible at ranking, but I definitely had my favorites (they are in italics). I averaged about one concert a week. That really puts it in perspective. I think I got most of them. Here is to a great concert year in 2011! Anyone else see some good shows in 2010?

2010 Concerts


26- John Mayer and Keith Urban Crossroads Taping, The Factory Franklin, TN


9-John Mayer w/ Michael Franti and Spearhead, Birmingham Jeffferson Convention Complex Arena Birmingham, AL

10-John Mayer w/ Michael Franti and Spearhead, Bridgestone, Arena Nashville, TN

21-Howie Day, 3rd and Lindsley Nashville, TN


1-Dave Matthews Band with Alberta Cross, Lotto Arena Antwerp, Belgium

3-Dave Matthews Band with Alberta Cross, Heineken Music Hall Amsterdam, Netherlands

7-Dave Matthews Band with Aleberta Cross, 02 Arena London, England

13-John Mayer, Freedom Hall Louisville, KY

15- Muse w/Silversun Pickups, Bridgestone Arena Nashville, TN

31-Tegan and Sara, Ryman Auditorium Nashville, TN


5-Vampire Weekend, Ryman Auditorium Nashville, TN

11-David Gray, Ryman Auditorium Nashville, TN

19-Owl City, War Memorial Nashville, TN


1-Jimmy Buffett, Bridgestone Arena Nashville, TN

10- Barenaked Ladies with Ingrid Michaelson, Ryman Auditorium Nashville, TN

19-Music Saves Mountains Benefit with Dave Matthews, Emmylou Harris, and a bunch of others… Ryman Auditorium Nashville, TN

25-Josh Rouse, The Belcourt Theater Nashville, TN


10-Conan O’Brien, Third Man Records Nashville, TN

12&13- Bonnaroo Music Festival, Manchester, TN: Dave Matthews Band, Stevie Wonder, Jay-Z, Weezer, Phoenix, Norah Jones, Regina Spektor, The Avett Brothers (I saw parts of other shows, but these were the shows that I saw 50% or more of…)

15-Patty Griffin, Ryman Auditorium Nashville, TN

18-Dave Matthews Band, Deer Creek Amphitheater Nobelsville, IN

19-Dave Matthews Band, Deer Creek Amphitheater Nobelsville, IN

22-Nashville Rising Benefit with Bridgestone Arena Nashville, TN


12-Band of Horses, War Memorial Nashville, TN


9-The Arcade Fire, Ryman Auditorium Nashville, TN

27-The Head and the Heart and Mt. St Helens Vietnam Band Concerts on the Mural, Seattle, WA

28-John Mayer, Keith Urban, and the Avett Brothers, Gorge Amphitheater George, WA


6-John Mayer w/Owl City, Orange Beach, AL

16-David Bazan and The Mynabirds, Lincoln Hall Chicago, IL

17-Dave Matthews Band, Wrigley Field Chicago, IL

18-Dave Matthews Band, Wrigley Field Chicago, IL


3-The National, Ryman Auditorium Nashville, TN

5-All for the Hall Benefit Concert Featuring Keith Urbam, Vince Gill, John Mayer, Dolly Parton… Bridgestone Arena Nashville, TN

9-Menomena, Mercy Lounge Nashville, TN

11-The Lonely Forrest and Margot and the Nuculear So and Sos, The Exit/In Nashville, TN

14-Local Natives, Cannery Ballroom Nashville, TN

29-The Avett Brothers w/ Chuck Mead, Ryman Auditorium Nashville, TN

30-The Avett Brothers w/ Grace Potter and the Nocturnals, Ryman Auditorium Nashville, TN


1- Mumford and Sons w/ Cadillac Sky, War Memorial Nashville, TN

4-MGMT, Ryman Auditorium Nashville, TN

8-Sarah McLaclan, Ryman Auditorium Nashville, TN

12-Dave Matthews Band, Madison Square Garden New York, NY

13-Dave Matthews Band, Madison Square Garden New York, NY


2-Reggie Watts, Third Man Records Nashville, TN

12-Cold War Kids, Third Man Records Nashville, TN

17-Garth Brooks, Bridgestone Arena Nashville, TN

21-Garth Brooks, Bridgestone Arena Nashville, TN

Monday, December 27, 2010

December 24

A clothed Santa! and the train engine.


December 23

A cute little Christmas tree.


December 22

I didn't take my calendar with me, so here are the last three installments.

A helicopter.