This weekend is the big Music City Marathon, with runners coming from all over the world to race through the downtown streets of Nashville. What makes this race extra special is that we have live bands on outside stages along the race route playing music as they run by. The public is allowed to stand around and listen to any of the bands that they like, and then after the race is over there is a big concert.
So, I was planning to go to the marathon and listen to some of the bands that I know will be there. But now they are calling for a lot of rain this entire weekend. So, I’m ditching this marathon and looking for something else to do. Anyone have some good ideas for fun in Nashville? Especially Saturday night?
Although Elvis did spend a lot of time in Nashville recording his records, he is really known for getting his start in Memphis, where he built his mansion, Graceland. Memphis has huge celebrations the week of his birthday and also the week of his death, in fact, they call it “Death Week.”
Elvis was known for having some strange tastes in food. I think his most famous “Elvis Specialty” was probably fried peanut butter and banana sandwiches. But he was known for loving this particular cake that I have a picture of. “Elvis Cake” is a white cake with special icing that has crushed pineapple and cream cheese in it, that is topped with chopped pecans. I saw a photo of this and it made me get a craving tonight. I think I have everything on hand here in my pantry. So I’m heading to the kitchen to bake a cake!
One of my friends on Facebook is an author who just published her second book, “Anna’s Visions.” I found the story line to be intriguing, a woman who has visions of the future, especially for her granddaughter.
Since I like a real book in my hands, I am ordering the paperback from Amazon, although people who like to download books to their Kindle or Nook can buy a digital version. The paperback is only $12.99, which is reasonable to me, especially since my purchase will be supporting a friend.
Today is the day that has been hyped up so much over the last few years that they have even made movies about it.
Here it is, December 21st 2012, the day is almost over and the world is still going. I fully expect to wake up in the morning to the usual kisses from the dogs and continue on with life. I won’t deny it, I am a bit of a skeptic, and had the same skepticism that I had back 13 years ago when the hype of the day was Y2K.
The world will continue to press on for now, I know that it won’t last forever, nothing does. I do not plan to live one minute of it in fear. I plan to live life to the fullest, but in the meantime, there is nothing wrong with taking in a few episodes of “Doomsday Preppers” and having a good laugh or even getting a few ideas to help prepare for natural disasters, like the flood we had here not too long ago in Nashville.
Don’t you hate it when you go to buy something that you haven’t bought in a while only to find out that the price has gone up?
I had to buy some new socks, mine are in shambles and I had been too busy to go out and get any lately. On top of it all, summer is flip flop weather! Tonight, I decided that I have had enough with it and I ran into Target real quick to pick up a couple packages of socks.
After I had checked out, I was walking out to the parking lot to get into my car, and I decided I wanted to get a Redbox movie. It was a hard choice between The Amazing Spider Man and Magic Mike. I settled on Magic Mike and went to check out and the price has increased to $1.25 for DVDs!
Sure, it is only 25 cents, but still, all of the price increases in everything lately is starting to bug me!