Thursday, July 28, 2011


Last night I was giddy. I was more excited for Bon Iver at the Ryman then I have been for my birthday or Christmas of years past.

The show last night was perfect. I have been anticipating this show for a while. Long before it was announced, I have wanted to see him and it just hasn't worked out. I was nervous about how his sound would translate live. When you have such high hopes for something, disappointment can come fast.

But with his 9 piece band. He. Killed It.

I've said this before, and I will say it again. I am incredibly lucky that The Ryman is my hometown venue. My seats were perfect. The show was perfect. Everything was perfect.

I knew the encore would be special. I apologize for the camera angle and the back light.


Sunday, July 24, 2011

The Best Day

Amazing days just happen. And today was one of them. Things that made my day awesome:

  • My first ever 14 mile run. And I didn't want to collapse at the end.
  • The Diet Coke I bought after the run.
  • A 3.5ish mile hike on the Natchez Trace at Garrison Creek with three of my best friends.
  • Playing cornhole at the Loveless Cafe while waiting for a table.
  • Call ahead seating at the Loveless.
  • Biscuits at the Loveless.
  • Realizing I didn't need to finish my entire meal.
  • But it's ok to finish all of my mac and cheese.
  • A pit stop at the Kroger solely to get a whistle from the Oscar Mayer Wienermobile and realizing they have a game (very similar to cornhole) to win prizes. And we actually did well!
  • An amazing yoga class. 
  • Pineapple, ham, and jalapeno pizza shared with friends.
  • And tomorrow? A much needed rest day.