Saturday, January 30, 2010

SNOW! (For Real)

Nashville is actually experiencing some serious snow right now! School was cancelled on Friday just because of the chance of snow. (Hallelujah!) It started snowing Friday morning and didn't stop until Saturday morning. Not just fairy dust....real snow and sleet! It's bad out there, people. No one here knows what to do. The entire city has shut down! Church is already cancelled for tomorrow morning because the streets are no where near cleared off. Insane!

Meanwhile, Billy is enjoying 60 degree weather in Anaheim, California playing drums for the CIY Believe Tour. I miss him so much, but it's been fun to be lazy at home and watch chick flicks (without eye rolling and complaints about predictability). I did get a little stir crazy today and took a walk down to one of my favorite places, a coffeehouse called The Frothy Monkey. Here are some neighborhood sights along the way:

This is my neighbor's sunbathing snowman. I love the belly button! Hilarious!


Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Recording Sesh!

This past weekend, our old friend Jim Suptic (of The Get Up Kids and Blackpool Lights fame) came in town to work on demoing some songs he has been working on. So our little office turned into a makeshift recording studio. Yes, that is a toilet paper holder duct taped to a cymbal stand. We had to get a little creative with our gear! Jim is an amazing songwriter and I'm really excited to see what may happen with some of these songs. I got to help out with some of the arranging and sang on a few tracks. Super fun! Hopefully more music to come...

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Cool T-shirt & Wordle!

So, it's Billy B.'s b-day tomorrow. He'll be 33! Can you believe it? It's always hard to make his birthday present really special because let's face it...It was just Christmas 5 minutes ago. This year I kept it simple with his fave candy and picture of a t-shirt I ordered for him. We are big Conan fans and are hoping that he will not have to leave the Tonight Show! The t-shirt was designed by our friend Micah Smith in support of Team Conan! It is genius! Click here to see Micah's website and order one...or one of his other really cool posters/projects.

Another awesome website is You can make & print these cool word clouds (shown in pic) with any words that you choose and edit the fonts, colors, etc. It's really fun and it's free!

Monday, January 4, 2010

Snow Day Wishes snowed in Nashville this morning. I use the term "snow" lightly. It was more like thousands of miniature fairies were sprinkling white glitter on me. And the sun was out, so I'm not even sure where the snow was coming from....further proving the fairy theory. I must say, it is nice to go outside in Nashville and not feel like you might die of hypothermia in .5 seconds. (i.e. Kansas City) but it would be nice to have some real snow. All I'm asking for is ONE snow day. One glorious day where I wake up with anticipation and see my school's name scrolling along the bottom of the morning news and stay in my PJ's the entire day and watch Gilmore Girls. Every teacher deserves that!

I've heard through the grapevine that Nashville Schools close even when there is just a chance of snow. Which means...Thursday could be the day!!! I'll report back and let you know.