Monday, March 27, 2006

10 Things I Would Miss About Nashville

Things is the key word here... as in inanimate objects... i.e. not people. That's not to say there aren't people we'll miss. That would be silly.

Honorable Mention: Blue Moon Waterfront Cafe. I'd miss it if it were still around to be missed.

10. Krystal's Combo #2 with one of Jamye's Chiks (Currently none in Austin)
9. The Blue Bar at The Gold Rush
8. Hot Diggity Dog's charred Texas Dog and fries
7. The Ryman: The best-sounding concert venue in Nashville, and maybe anywhere
6. Monterey Clubs served by Lee, B.A. and Maria at Dalt's
5. Sir Pizza: Good to the very edge!
4. The Tennessee Titans: Through thick and (currently) thin... like a Sir Pizza
3. Cajun Burgers and fries at Edgefield Sports Bar and Grill
2. Harpeth Hills Golf Course: Site of my best and worst rounds ever
1. Vandy Football: The tailgating, the intimate confines of Dudley Field, and the accompanying heartbreak

Tuesday, March 21, 2006

Spring is here...

...and so far, I am unimpressed. Cold. Cloudy. Windy. Rainy. Altogether dreary. No sun. No shorts. No sandals. No golf. No fun. Pbbbttthhhhh.

Editorial note: In the interim between infrequent posts, we actually have had several blogworthy events to report on here in the capitol city, namely, our visitors from California and Jackson, TN, our Oscar party, the news (or lack thereof) on the Austin front, a day in court testifying about (drumroll, please) my stolen license plate, and most importantly, Jamye's 30th birthday. So, should we press on or look back? That's the question I'll be mulling over before tonight's sure-to-be-action-packed post.

Saturday, March 18, 2006

Thursday, March 09, 2006

It Ain't Over Yet... but Do They Care?

Vanderbilt's basketball team beat Kentucky twice this season. It's the first time that's happened in my lifetime. Now, here we are on the eve of the SEC tournament, and Vanderbilt stands at a disappointing 16-11. The season that started with such promise looks like a bust, unless they can get at least two wins in the tournament. Even then, they probably won't make it into the NCAA tournament.

Sure, Vandy's taken their share of tough losses this season, including five in the heart of the SEC season by a total of 18 points (with two losses in overtime by a total of 5), but I've also watched them wilt under defensive pressure after leading opponents at halftime on several occassions. So what's the deal? Is it the coach? Is it lack of oncourt leadership (read: Mario Moore)? Is it just tough competition in the SEC? Who knows? The difference between good teams and bad is so razor thin for most schools that there are just a few plays that separate a successful season from a disappointing season.

Regardless of Vandy's performance in the SEC tournament, they're still gonna be my team, and I'd love to see them put on a run and make people take notice. Unfortunately, the 'Dores still seem to be looking for answers to some basic questions, questions that successful teams shouldn't be asking themselves this late in the season. They might be content to go back to the drawing board for next year.

Wednesday, March 08, 2006

Another One Bites the Dust

Vandyland, the 75-year-old West End diner, is set to close its doors on May 31st. I only went there once and had a damn fine milkshake, if I recall correctly. Sentimentally speaking, this is no skin off my nose, but it still sort of chaps my hide.
Read more about it here.

Tuesday, March 07, 2006