"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, May 15, 2011

Comings & Goings

We have had a few small events occur over the last few days that are clumped together in this one blog entry for the sake of brevity:

Thursday, May 12 - We met our friends, Brenda and Danny, out at Zanies Comedy Club for dinner before comedian/actor, Kevin Pollak, took the stage. Kevin had a couple of openers for him who were pretty good, but paled in comparison to his wry, intelligent and hilarious set. It's no wonder that Pollak has transitioned into the movies so easily (loved him The Usual Suspects, A Few Good Men, and Grumpy (and Grumpier) Old Men). His story-telling style of comedy is impeccable and his voice manipulation and control (including great impressions of such Hollywood icons as Jack Nicholson, Christoper Walken, etc.) are incredibly skillful. He was nice enough to meet us briefly after the show and snap a picture with Brenda and Ashlee (photo above).

Friday, May 13 - We finally got to see "Water for Elephants" at the movie theater and loved it. We are both big fans of the book and were hoping the film would do it justice. It did in several ways including a great cast, beautiful cinematography and a splendid rendition of the book.

Saturday, May 14 - We had tickets to see one of our favorite performers, Brett Dennen, again at The Cannery in downtown Nashville. It was an early stop on his Loverboy tour in support of his new album of the same name. Opening for Brett was a folk-rock band by the name of Dawes. They were pretty good and their signature song, "When My Time Comes" is a great tune to hear live. Brett and his band followed with a great hour and half set of several new songs off the new album as well as some of his past hits (video below). Thanks to our friends, Beth and Michael, for meeting up and hanging out with us at the show.

Sunday, May 15 - The unseasonably cool weather and rain this weekend lent itself well for another trip to the movies this afternoon as we caught a showing of "Bridesmaids" which opened this weekend. Touted as the female version of "The Hangover" it definitely had it's share of over-the-top raunchy humor and it keep us entertained for a full two hours which is a bit long for a comedy these days. We were surprised when the movie ended that we were actually going to be a little late meeting our friends, Danny and Brenda, at Taste of Williamson (County), a food-sampling event from local restaurants held after hours at the Cool Springs Mall benefitting United Way. The food was great and there was plenty of it. We got full bellies and our money's worth for the entry fee very quickly.

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