Nashville

Itty bitty tidbits

Something I Googled this morning: Is kennel cough contagious to humans? Because – bad news – Kodi has kennel cough.  And also – bad news – it is. – – – – – – – – First, “The Pianist” came from Netflix.  Then, “The Piano” came from Netflix. What in the world.  Why did I…

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(Bosom) Friend Fridays: Graham Stoner

Sometimes, you find a friend that you didn’t even realize you needed until he’s there, fixing things around your house and giving good hugs. I hired Graham Stoner (aka Handy Graham) off the internet in 2008.  He had just been voted Nashville’s Best Handyman, and shoot.  I needed a handyman.  Simple as that, our friendship…

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Row boat

I’m back in Nashville this week, working in the office and seeing friends.  Every time I come back to Nashville, I’m struck by two things: how much this place still feels like home – and how things can’t ever be the way that they were before. The longing for “the way things were” is my…

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(Bosom) Friend Fridays: Charlie Hardin Murphey

I have this list of “favorite” friends – not necessarily “closest” friends, but the ones who, without fail, make my world happier whenever I see them. Charlie Murphey is one of those friends. I mean, look at him.  A V-neck cardigan with nothing underneath.  If you know Charlie, you know OF COURSE HE WOULD. I…

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So many places

I ordered this print from a charming little Etsy shop. Truer words there have never been.

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Why I love “The Biggest Loser”

I mean, you guys.  Have you been watching? I caught up last night, and had tears rolling down my face. This is the greatest show. I love that the contestant’s weight loss is something that they cannot fake – you watch their physical transformation over the period of 4 months, and no amount of special…

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Burned

This past Saturday morning when I was out on a walk, I got the mother of all sunburns.  I was over a mile closer to the sun than many of you, AND I’m pigment-deficient – it’s only natural. By Saturday afternoon, I was radiating so much heat, you could have fried an egg on my…

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Liver

As my co-worker Kelli just informed me, I am being a horrible blogger. But hopefully, I’m being an awesome liver… as in “liver of life,” and not “organ that detoxifies.” I’ve been all over the place – Boston, where I watched the Boston Marathon, Portland, Maine, where I ate my first lobster, Kansas City, where…

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Brownies, dog poop, and grace

These days, I am jolting from one crazy big thing to the next.  Many of these things are good, wonderful, amazing things.  I mean, I flew to Haiti for a week of snuggling babies and expanding my vision.  I wrote songs about Larabar and spent a weekend under the palm trees.  I bought a car…

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My pretty friends

I have a few things to tell you about – not because anyone asked me to, but just because I think they’re awesome. – – – – – – – – First off, my dear friend Ginger (yes, the Ginger I met only at her own wedding) has a new website – gingerciminello.com – and…

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