"To strive, to seek, to find and not to yield"
- Alfred Lord Tennyson, 1833

"live deep and suck out all the marrow of life"
- Henry David Thoreau, 1845

"Some guys, they just give up living
And start dying little by little, piece by piece
Some guys come home from work and wash up,
And go racin' in the streets."
- Bruce Springsteen, 1977

"...to the heart, there's no time for you to waste.
You won't find your precious answers now
by staying in one place."
- Frank Turner, 2009

"The best things in life aren't things.
They're living and breathing."
- Michael Franti , 2011

"I owned every second that this world could give,
I saw so many places, the things that I did"
- Ryan Tedder of OneRepublic, 2014

All written content and photos by Rob Fulfer unless otherwise indicated.

Sunday, February 27, 2011


We were invited to a Nashville Predators hockey game today by our friends, John and Monique. We met them at their new condo in Lennox Village and then took one car downtown to grab some lunch before the game. We opted for Big River Grille which is just a couple blocks from the Bridgestone Arena where the Predators would be taking on the Columbus Bluejackets at 2 PM. It was an important game for the Predators who are trying to climb back in the hunt for the playoffs with about 20 games left to play despite several key injuries.
It was "HCA Family Day" and we really appreciate Monique (to Ashlee's left in photo above)including us in her "family" of four tickets. The seats were excellent. The were in the lower-bowl about 10 rows off the ice. After a scoreless first period, we made plans to meet our friends, Chris and Tarryn (foreground in photo above), in the concourse during the intermission. They are season-package holders with seats in the upper level. There were several seats open next to us during the first period of the game, so we told them to come sit with us since they weren't being used. No one ever claimed the seats and the six of us had a large time cheering on the Preds as they battled the next two periods to a 1-1 tie, then a 2-2 tie and then a thrilling 3-2 regulation win with just 1:35 remaining!! After the game we were headed over to Brentwood for the annual Oscars Party hosted by our friends, the Edmondsons. We checked with Brenda, the hostess, to see if John and Monique could tag along. As we figured, Brenda had prepared a huge amount of food and was happy to have a couple more mouths to feed. We had a great evening chowing down on delicious grub all with Oscar-inspired titles like "True Grits" while watching the festivities and playing Oscars Bingo and answering trivia questions during the commercials. Most of our picks for Oscar winners were correct although we both thought "127 Hours" should have won "Best Picture" over "The King's Speech." Thanks again to the Edmondsons for including us in the last few of their annual tradition now 18 years and counting!

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