Friday, August 28, 2009

Scattered Memories

Gosh, here I have went and let my blog go again. I have got to start doing a better job of keeping it updated! I guess I will have to go back to August and my birthday parties! It all began with a visit from Amanda and Heather!

That evening Katy and Chuck joined us and we began with some wine on the front porch. We then proceeded to dinner at Mad Donna's where Andrew joined us. Of course, the food was yummy! We then took the party to The Red Door, and then downtown to Cadillac Ranch. While here I ran into Whitney, Kip, Kristen, Steven, and Michael (who was in on leave from Afghanistan). I was so happy to see him, I respect and miss my cousin like crazy! Ended up at Wild Horse Saloon which was fun! I was called out to line dance in front everyone (a tad funny). The party did not end there, for the following day I served brunch for my friends. Dusty arrived, Katy was here, Crystal, Amanda, Heather, and Chuck all ate. We had casseroles, gazpacho, and mimosas. Amanda and Heather had to leave :( but the rest of us continued the fun. Picnic lunch at the Parthenon and that was great! That night was dinner at Fiesta Mexicana where Anne, Bo, Lora, and Katy joined us! After leaving there we decided to try The Big Bang (piano bar), but it was way to crowded, so we moved to Tribe and then Play. It was a very awesome Bday!!! Thanks to everyone who made it special!

It is not easy to remember all the fun stuff I have done, but I have spent lots of time with Anne and Bo. They have became friends, that now I can not imagine life without. Thanks to you both for being so great! I also had the chance to attend Shakespeare in the Park! Chris and Lisa invited Chuck and I and it was so worth it! I had a superb time. I also attended a night with a Doors cover band with Anne, Bo and Lora which was fun! I really don't want to leave anything out but I am drawing a blank right now! I will do better in the following months!

Work is kicking my butt, six days a week! I must say though, I am still liking it. I am really excited about Artrageous coming up and can not wait to see who I can meet there. So stay tuned for the adventures that are to come!

Sunday, August 2, 2009

New Job and Great Friends

Craziness has sure circled my life in the last few weeks, some good... some not so good. I have a very dear friend here, who got royally screwed in a business deal. So I have tried to comfort her through all of that. She is doing much better now, and I know is going to come out on top because she is just awesome like that. I have spent several great nights hanging with her as of late.

Last weekend, was a special weekend for me. I received a call that I had been offered a full time job at Gaylord Opryland and it was also a kinda milestone date for me. So, Chuck and I had dinner at Lime. Which is a really upscale Latin restaurant downtown. I had a taco sampler, where that fish taco was AMAZING. After leaving there, we headed to Past Perfect to have some drinks. This small lil joint is like a secret gem, tucked away that few know about. My girls, Anne and Katy met us there after their fun time at a concert at the Ryman. We were all entertained and slightly annoyed by the VERY drunk girls who decided that our table was their table.

The week, was my first big week at the job. I am telling you, I have never been to an orientation that was so much fun. They do an amazing job of making you feel welcome and special. They take you on a tour of all the Gaylord properties...which include, the hotel\convention center, The Grand Ole Opry, The General Jackson Showboat, Wildhorse Saloon, and The Ryman. It was a great experience. But the last day of orientation, they asked if I could train on day shift. I said sure....not knowing what that meant. Well, it means I get up and be at work at 5:15am. That in itself could be a downfall of the job, but you know I like it so much this far in that it does not really matter. My department is the workhorse of the hotel, but heck it is teaching me so much about the business I am wanting to be in.

This weekend, I got an unexpected call from my friend Gina, who said she was on her way to Nashville. This was such exciting news. She made it here and had a lil time to chat before she headed to the Green Day show at the Sommet Center (which she says was the best show ever). Also on Friday night, I had planned a visit to The Frist Center, but my friend Katy who had a bad week came over for a cocktail. This turned into a party of 6 chillin with drinks in the backyard. Katy, Andrew, Bo, Anne, Chuck and I had so much fun! Saturday, Gina, Chuck and I got up and went to breakfast. I took her to "The Greasy Spatula" which is really The Nashville Biscuit House. LOL. But I don't like that name so I gave it the other. LOL. After that we went on a Thrift Store Mission to find furniture. We had a great time but no purchases. We stopped and had lunch at La Hacienda which was yummy!! Then sadly, Gina had to leave!!!! It was so great to see her though. It had been too long since we had made fun of people and were nearly murdered for it or since we had made a random last minute trip! We have had some wild times over the years! I hope she makes time for more things like this!

Today, looks like a day to get some stuff done around the house. But I am having trouble getting motivated to begin. I have another week of this getting up at 3:45am nonsense and then I switch shifts. So I can not wait for that! My shift will be 11am-7pm, I am thinking that will be a great shift but who knows. I hope you all have a great week and hope to see or hear from you soon!!!