Monday, August 30, 2010
Sunday, August 29, 2010
HOWDY FROM TEXAS. That’s right, readers, after the 20 hour (or 1,200 mile) drive to Crockett I am officially back in the Lone Star State!!!! Quite honestly, the trip was a breeze—I made 25 mixed CD’s to entertain me along the way, and the only sad moment was when Sonny and Cher’s “I Got You Babe” came on and I didn’t have anyone with whom to sing the duet… wah wah! Well, that and I hit a bird along the way, but in my head it was just stunned and hopped right back up and flew along it’s merry way.
It was hard to leave Ann Arbor, but I’m excited to start this new part of my life!
I also had the opportunity while driving through Ohio to pass by the Jesus statue that was struck by lightening recently and burned down. I had passed it before while driving to Cincinnati for some auditions but hadn’t seen it in it’s blackened state.
When I pulled into 913 East Goliad I was greeted by……………………………
Artist: Alabama/ Album: Greatest Hits, Volume 3
Tuesday, August 24, 2010
After nine hours on the first day of travel I pulled into Nashville, TN for my first stop on the way to Houston. (Point of order, I am currently in Crockett and have made it safely to Texas—there will be a “round up” post coming soon!)
Nashville happens to be home to my best friend, Jamie and even though I only got to see her for one night it was definitely worth the visit! Jamie and I have been friends since she was in seventh grade and I was in eighth. Because of my limited time I wasn’t really able to do any sight seeing around the city but here are a couple of pictures from two other visits I have made: the first was the aforementioned trip from Texas to Ann Arbor with Jennifer, and the second was when I went down for one of Jamie’s birthdays!
Trip Number One:
Because… why not go to a life size model of the Greek Parthenon at the heart of Tennessee?
Eating at the Loveless Cafe!!!! Jamie is playing the upright bass and apparently there is a ghost in front of Jennifer, who is the kid in the red and white striped shirt
At the Country Music Hall of Fame with DOLLY!
Trip Number Two:
The previous picture doesn’t really do her um… ample justice
Having a BLAST and enjoying meeting one of my Nashville replacements at Jamie’s birthday party ;)
I don’t care what anyone says, a bright orange tarp is the perfect back drop for two best friends!
Jamie’s work, Emma. I’m still not exactly sure who or what Emma is, but she needs to trim that bush under her name!
Monday, August 23, 2010
My last meal in Ann Arbor this morning could be no other place besides The North Side Grill! It is by far my first choice for breakfast in A2 (with Flim Flam a close second), and Kristin and Alyssa joined me to see me off.
I WILL MISSSSSSS YOUUUUUUU!!!!!!!!
She really wanted to make the 22 hour drive but there was no room in the trailer
I even had a chance to stay with Kristin for two nights when I was hoppin’ around and working and following is the video and photographic evidence of how absolutely adorable Alyssa is. She’s grown so much since her 1 year photo shoot!
So… Alyssa’s word for “shoe” is “douche,” and being the mature, sophisticated adults that we are, we kinda made her say it over and over. You know, cause it’s funny
Imitating Daddy Imitating Mommy
Sunday, August 22, 2010
Another goodbye that had to be made this week was to my job at Pottery Barn. I have worked there just over three years and truly love the people I have met and had as my colleagues.
I had to take this through the middle of a cell phone kiosk so I could get the entire “Pottery Barn” in
I painted that wall!
Me with my “True Blood” paint hands and Michelle, who is from Louisiana. So, basically we’re like Bill and SOOKEH!
Katie and Amanda ready in Table Top for the deluge of customers, and Joyce hangin’ out in Home Accessories to take care of the over flow
Our beautiful break area, currently in use by Brad
My boss, Nicole, approving of a stock check I’m working on. She’s so tall!
OMG best boss evar!
So… one morning before we opened I was going to put a shelf into a buffet at the front of the store and Nicole and I had a fabulous idea. She would hide inside and I would get another associate, Jessica, to help me put the shelf in and Nicole would pop out and scare her. Well, mission accomplished, which then led me to try and find something that I could hide in.
Here’s how that went down:
And even though Ali no longer works at the Barn (she is at a really cute store called Acme in Ann Arbor), I thought it would be appropriate to include our goodbye pictures on this post because it is at Pottery Barn where I first met and became friends with her!
You know… because I’m an opera singer and all
My last night in Ann Arbor the Pottery Barn Contingency took me out for drinks at Cafe Habana, this great Cuban restaurant downtown.
Nice try on the surreptitious shot. I GOT MY EYE ON YOU!
Katie! She had to peace out early, apparently like the top of my head.
Darcia (of the mini cooper fame) and me in my PB T
Les, Amanda, Josh, Amy and Brad
At some point Les started taking pictures of his own?
Amy and I
GOODBYE PB 0757!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!