My new fav color: Essie Clambake. The perfect orange-red.
Oh, hail to the no.
The Fake Smiths.
John as Fake Johnny Marr.
Jeff as Fake Morrissey.
Post-run birthday brunch with Jaime.
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Friday was nuts from sun up to sun down. I got up at 5am, drove to the gym to swim, got IN THE POOL, then the lifeguard blew the whistle & closed the pool because of lightning. So I drove back home, marking the first of two times that day that I would drive into the mouth of madness. The second time was around 4pm, when the storms that devastated surrounding states blew through Nashville. I was on Music Row getting lady-scaped, when the tornado sirens went off. We turned on the radio & learned that the worst of the storm was about to hit the part of town I live in. So instead of staying where I was & riding it out, I decided to drive home. I didn't make it. I drove right into the worst of it. I made it off the interstate, but couldn't get anywhere to pull over. It was hailing & my car was rocking back & forth from the wind. I think it's the most scared I've been in my adult life.
I finally got to a Walgreens. The door was already locked, so I had to pound on the door, meanwhile I'm barely able to stand, the wind is so strong, not to mention the hail, the INSANE hail. A Metro Cop lets me in & runs me to the back of the store where everyone is crouched in the storeroom. It was nuts! People were crying, babies were screaming. A part of the roof blew up or off & some hail got in. It was pandemonium. I felt so stupid, but I just stood in that Walgreens storeroom, surrounded by strangers, crying. And then it was over & I drove home. And took pictures of my hail hair. DUMB!
Rejuvenated from having having survived the day, I went to Mercy Lounge to watch The Fake Smiths, a Smiths tribute band that my husband played with. The show was awesome! I took a million videos & posted them on YouTube. Good times.
John has been really busy lately with work & Fake Smiths practice, so we spent Saturday catching up on a bunch of house-related errands.
Saturday night, we met Katie & Rollum for dinner in Cool Springs, then trekked over to the mall, for what reason, I don't know. I guess we thought we were teenagers again?
Yesterday was Jaime's birthday, so we ran a "short" 5 miles, then treated ourselves to brunch at Le Peep, where we feasted on stuffed french toast, Belgian waffles, & bacon. Yum!
I finally got to meet Baby Ben yesterday. My friend Jessica had her baby two weeks ago & he is so cute! Congrats, Wilsons!
And now without further ado, "How Soon Is Now" performed by The Fake Smiths. It's 7 minutes of shirtless awesomeness. Enjoy!