"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.

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Holiday Happenings - December 2010

It's been a busy and fun month of December already and Christmas isn't even here yet!

Dec. 4 - We finally got to feed a guilty pleasure and checked out A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas at the Hollywood 27 Theatres in Nashville (about the only place it was still showing)..  Those bad boys were as funny as usual and they must have rubbed off on us because we snuck in to see The Muppets Movie right afterwards.  Shame on us.
 Dec. 9 - What was supposed to be a "small holiday cocktail party" at our house turned into over 30 people packing the place for a fun night of Christmas merriment.  No photos available to protect the innocent...ummm....make that the guilty.  OK, just one:

Our friend, Wayne, shows his enthusiasm at our Christmas party.

Dec. 10 - We headed over to Franklin to check out Dickens of a Christmas, an outdoor festival held in their historic downtown and square.  The temps were cold and the place was packed.  Thanks to our friends,  Tim and Lavonda, (a couple of Christmas party survivors who were visiting from Chattanooga and spent the night with us) for tagging along.

Dec.10 - We attended the annual Christmas party held by our friend, Caroline, over in Nashville.  Always a fun evening of good times and great food.

Dec. 11 - In repayment for them driving up to Lebanon to attend our Christmas party, we drove down to Chattanooga for the day and attended the Dirty Santa Party held by our friends, Michelle & Patrick.  Hilarity did ensue.

Dec. 16 - We did some much-needed holiday shopping at Green Hills Mall in Nashville and then had an early dinner at PF Chang's with our friends, Danny and Brenda. Afterwards our foursome was off to The Big Bang Piano Bar for some sing-a-longs (ELO's "Don't Bring Me Down" was excellent!).  We concluded the evening by closing down Frugal McDoogal's Liquor Warehouse doing some more late-night Christmas shopping

Dec. 17 - We attended "A Neighborly Christmas" with Drew Holcomb & the Neighbors (and friends) at 3rd & Lindsley.  We had sworn off this place as a music venue, but gave it one more try since they claimed to have remodeled and were much improved.  We were skeptical, but were greatly surprised and pleased with the results.  The stage is bigger and elevated now, more spead-out seating, they added another balcony, and a good amount of standing room is now available in front of the stage.  Well done, folks, you are now back in our good graces.

 The show was great as well with DH&N sprinkling in their great original music with several Christmas classics.  Ever since seeing these guys at Live on the Green earlier this year, they are becoming one of our favorite local bands.  We slipped out of the show a little early to meet up with our friends, Mike and Elizabeth, who were up visiting from Chattanooga.  We met at the quaint little bar, Past Perfect,  just down the street for a few drinks.  The stories and laughs proceeded late into the night.  So late in fact that we all decided to skip the brunch we had planned on having on Sunday morning since it was already well into Sunday morning by the time we said goodbye. 

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