Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Saturday, February 24, 2007

Lonely Truckers Looking For Some Fun

This was on a blog and was hilarious. If you wanna see more....go to HonkytonkUSA

This one is even better and comes from the 4-wheel trucker ChezBez

Friday, February 23, 2007

Rainbow Smile

To read more read The Story

Saturday, February 17, 2007

Smokey the Canine Concierge Grazing In Nashville

Smokey, the canine concierge, enjoying Whammo chili from Sub Stop

Smokey eating a Pastrami and Swiss sandwich from Sub Stop

Sub Stop
1701 Broadway

What I had:Pastrami and Swiss with lettuce, tomato and onions and a bowl of Whammo Chili with cheese.Overall: A delicious sandwich that was really good but I somehow forgot to add any kind of condiment and that would have made it even better. The chili was good as well and wasn't to spicy hot, so anyone could enjoy it.

I have heard that Kix Brooks is in there a good bit to get his tuna sandwich with jalapenos but I have yet to see him.

I recommend it...

Smokey eating a roast beef sandwich from Cracker Barrel

Cracker Barrel

What We Had:
Chicken and Dumplins with fried okra, green beans and macaroni & cheese and corn bread. I had sweet tea to drink. Open-faced Roast Beef Sandwich with mashed potatoes and brown gravy.

Overall:A really good meal in a "comfort" food haven. A fun, rustic place with antiques hanging from the walls and ceiling and a gift shop as well. Our server was really good and as their business shows, Cracker Barrel delivers a delicious Southern meal everytime.

I recommend it...

Monday, February 05, 2007

My Website

I have my website that I work on and spend most of my time there lately. I will still have some more pictures here from time to time but at some point I will be using my website exclusively but I don't have a set time for that, yet. Check it out......I think you just might like it.

My Website

Saturday, February 03, 2007

The Time Jumpers

Station Inn
Monday, February 5, 2007
(Country & Western Swing)

Chinese Lion Dancers

The lions in Chinese Lion Dance bear little resemblance to real lions but play an important role in Chinese culture and history. Lions are portrayed as peaceful creatures and are considered divine animals of nobility and dignity. They symbolize strength, courage and wisdom. Chinese Lion Dance is traditionally performed at Chinese New Year celebrations and at grand openings for new buildings and businesses. The dances are said to bring good luck to the community

Belcourt Theatre
Saturday, February 17 at 10am

Jorma Kaukonen

Jorma Kaukonen (of Jefferson Airplane & Hot Tuna) and Barry Mitterhoff with Rob McNurlin

Belcourt Theatre
Saturday, February 17 at 8PM

Super Bowl On A Really Big Screen

The Super Bowl will be shown on Nashville's largest High-Def screen and a full bar.

Belcourt Theatre
Sunday, February 4th
Kick off at 5:25 p.m
Free admission

Friday, February 02, 2007

Super Bowl & Nashville Connections

Things in Nashville to do and see that have a connection, of some sort, with the two teams and the personel. I will find more later.

Best hot dog -- Hot Diggity Dog, "Chicago"-style dog

Best Southern Food-- "Lovie"less Cafe

Best Country or Line Dancing-- Wildhorse Saloon or maybe they should call it the Wild"Colts" Saloon on Sunday

Thursday, February 01, 2007

Past Perfect's Chicago Bears Super Bowl Party

Sunday, February 4

Past Perfect will air the game on the big screen. Games, giveaways and halftime entertainment. Specials include $1 cans of PBR and Old Style, plus Chicago style hot dogs, Italian beefs, and Maxwell Street Polish Sausage with grilled onions. Call to reserve seating.

Past Perfect
122 3rd Avenue South.

Nashville Predators- Home Game

Saturday, February 3,
Ticket price range $15.00-$115.00
The Predators will be taking on the Anaheim Ducks.

This is a game pitting two of the best in the West against each other again as the Ducks and the Predators play their third of four season meetings. The Predators enter this one with a lot of confidence, because they beat Anaheim 5-4 in overtime at the GEC on Jan. 9. That gave the Predators their first win against the Ducks in five tries.

They Predators are having a fantastic season and need their fans to show up in force and cheer them on to even greater heights. Get out and show your fangs and go Predators!!!

First Saturday Gallery Crawl

Saturday, February 3.
Various locations. Evening hours. Free.
Art galleries throughout downtown will host receptions and art openings on the first Saturday of every month. A free shuttle will provide transportation among the galleries from 6 pm to 10 pm.

The Arts Company
Saturday, February 3
215 5th Avenue North
4 - 7 pm.
"The Freshness of the South" features new paintings by Charles Keiger. "The Art of Romance" displays classic Valentine selections from gallery artists. Exhibits on display through February 24. Reception from 4 - 7 pm, gallery open until 9 pm.

Dangenart Gallery
Saturday, February 3
83 Arcade
6 - 8 pm.
Opening reception for the second phase of Evolution, the unofficial MTSU Art Faculty and MTSU Alumni art exhibition. Through the duration of this exhibit, artists will indulge in the process of change. The work on exhibit will start with a black and white theme. Over the course of three weeks, the artists will alter their artwork by using crayons as an added medium. This evolution of works will be revealed in the closing reception on Sat, Feb 24 from 6 - 8 pm. Opening reception on Saturday.

Estel Gallery Sat,
Saturday, February 3
115 8th Avenue North
6 - 9 pm. "Geography of Space" featuring abstract oil paintings by Bendel Hayes, Cayman Island's premier artist. Exhibit runs from Feb 3 - March 10. Opening reception on Saturday.

SQFT Gallery
Saturday, February 3
61 Arcade
6- 9 pm.
"Let's Get Together" features new art from east to west. Opening reception on Saturday.TAG art gallerySat, Feb 3. TAG art gallery. 255-7816. 6 - 9 pm. "Internal Guidance Systems 2006-2008 USA Visionary Art Tour" opens. A traveling exhibition of outsider artists from around the world. Exhibit on display through February 24. Opening reception on Saturday.

Take 121 ArtsSat
Saturday, February 3
121 3rd Avenue South
6 - 10 pm.
The ArtisTree event by the Tomorrow Fund. A one-night-only show featuring paintings, prints, and sculptures by seven artists. A percentage of all art sales benefit the Tomorrow Fund.

Tennessee Art LeagueSat
Saturday, February 3
808 Broadway
6 - 8 pm.
"Celebrating Black History Month: Artworks by Akiva Community Day School" opens in the Poston Gallery on the third floor. Exhibit on display through February 24. Opening reception on Saturday. Also, a "Tango and Art" studio drawing workshop will be held from 4:30 to 6 pm. The workshop features performances by Tango dancers and is $30 per person and $50 per couple. Call for more info.Twist Art GallerySat, Feb 3.

Twist Art Gallery
Saturday, February 3
73 Arcade.
6 - 9 pm.
"Nym's: Sugar Free Atrophy" features works by artists from Watkins College of Art & Design. Opening reception on Saturday.

Ruby Green
Saturday, February 3
514 5th Avenue South
6 - 9 pm.
Three new exhibits open including "Hallucinogenic Saturday" by Joel Batey, "Daily Fiber" by Tiffany Denton, and "Bang! Bang!" by Angela. Opening reception on Saturday

Vinea Wine Tastings- Moving Inside

Let every one know that the Saturdays wine tastings will be moved from Corrieri's Formaggeria (The Cheese Shop) to the covered patio at MAFIAoZA'S's. It will still be from 2-5 PM and is no charge.

~~This information provided by Mark Johnson, co-owner of VINEA~~
This weekend wines are from a fantastic winery in Chile, Casa Lapostelle. We are enjoying the Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Sauvignon Blanc, and we might even pop open a special bottling of the Cuvee Alexander.

I come to you this week with one of the greatest offerings of Aussie wine this Sommelier has seen in quite a while. I personally am taking a mixed case of all four wines (And do not forget that you get 10% off if you get any 12 bottles of wine so feel free to mix and match)."

As it has been in previous vintages, the value-priced 2004 The Ball Buster Proprietary Red is a classic Barossa Valley effort in terms of bigness, boldness, and a dramatic display of fruit and intensity. If you want something delicate, restrained, and understated, steer clear of this locomotive that crashes over the palate with a flamboyant display of blackberry and cassis fruit, licorice, tar, and spicy oak. Explosively rich with formidable intensity, this blend of 74% Shiraz, 14% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 12% Merlot is an amazing wine for the price. Readers should be forewarned that it possesses 15.5% alcohol, but carries it well."
93 points

"This outstanding trio of McLaren Vale reds performed beautifully. One of South Australia’s finest efforts is Oliverhill’s 2005 Shiraz Jimmy Section. Aged in 100% French oak (33% new) for 17 months, it is an unbelievably dense wine boasting an exquisite perfume of spring flowers, blackberry and blueberry jam, smoky pain grille, and graphite. Huge intensity, full body, and stunning concentration, richness, and length suggest this spectacular wine will age effortlessly for 10-15+ years.
96 points

Perhaps the finest value in this portfolio is the 2005 Shiraz Barking Mad. This amazingly delicious Aussie red exhibits a dense ruby/purple color followed by a gorgeous perfume of blackberries, licorice, plums, and pepper. It is a full-bodied, opulent, pure, delicious Shiraz for drinking over the next 3-4 years.
90 points

"The deep ruby/purple-tinged, medium to full-bodied 2005 Cabernet Sauvignon Allyson Parsons exhibits pure black currant and blackberry fruit along with notions of damp earth, herbs and spice. With excellent ripeness, decent acidity, and silky tannin, it should drink well for 10-12 years."
89 points