Monday, March 16, 2009

Oh, Hello!

My days have been a blur of...

Job searches. Coffee. Taxes. Coffee. Filing for unemployment. Coffee. Interruptions from Hoop. Hoop dancing with the dog. Hoop telling me about something on T.V. Hoop asking me a billion-fucking-times what I'm doing. Hoop asking me to pluck his ear hair. Hoop barging in on me while I'm pooping. Me screaming at Hoop not to barge in on me while I'm pooping. No more coffee for Hoop. Me running into the wall while I'm trying to wrestle the coffee creamer out of Hoop's hands. Run Hoop Run.

And that was just TODAY.

Here are those sightseeing pictures I promised on Thursday.

Nashville's Parthenon


The original full-scale replica was built in 1897 out of plaster for the Tennessee Centennial Exposition. It was so popular, the city decided to leave it up until it became too dilapidated to enter. In 1920 it was rebuilt out of concrete and stands today as a museum. Unfortunately, it was closed the day we visited.

Nathan Bedford Forrest Statue

This monstrosity may look like it's on government property, as it faces a main highway, but I've been assured that it's not. As a monument to the founding father of the KKK, you can understand why this statue gets shot at and vandalized a lot.

Beautiful Park Tree

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At 16 March, 2009, Blogger Gordo said...

You can run across some weird shit when you're sightseeing. Who knew that Nashville had a Parthenon?

 
At 16 March, 2009, Blogger MadWoman said...

Wow. I had no idea that Nashville had a Parthenon. More importantly, I had no idea that there was a monument to the KKK founder ... let alone one still standing. Go figure.

Awesome pics!

 
At 16 March, 2009, OpenID kcinnova said...

Funky tree!

Nashville has a Parthenon? Weird. Well, not too weird, I guess. After all, Washington State has a life-sized replica of Stonehenge. (Ever hear of Sam Hill? As in, "What in the Sam Hill are you doing?!" Yeah, he had it built, right next to a castle that his wife refused to live in. It's now a museum, too.)

Our first year in these parts, one of my kids dressed up as a ghost for Halloween. Two totally different people commented he looked like KKK. I was appalled. Where I come from NO ONE would EVER think that!! Obviously, new house rule: No more ghost costumes.

Privacy while pooping? What's that?

 
At 16 March, 2009, Blogger Woman in a Window said...

That statue? WTF? Really. WTF?

Enough with the poop and nose hairs! I feel like I'm reading my diary!

 
At 16 March, 2009, Blogger Gary Rith Pottery Blog said...

lalalala::Hoop, stay out of the bathroom unless you knock and are told you can enter!:lalalalala (I didn't need to read that...)

 
At 16 March, 2009, Blogger Chris said...

Bad Hoop. No biscuit.

 
At 16 March, 2009, Blogger Gramps said...

Just make sure Hoop drinks only Irish coffee. That will take the edge off.

 
At 16 March, 2009, Anonymous Daisy said...

Who knew Nathan Bedford rode a two-horned unicorn?

 
At 16 March, 2009, Blogger Janet said...

sounds like you had a day like mine, only i don't dare blog about it!

 
At 16 March, 2009, Blogger Persnickety Ticker said...

Wow! Tennessee got a statue? All we got was a stupid high school named after him. Even more ironic? The student body is mostly African American.

A Parthenon too? My city seems so culterally retarded compared to Nashville.

 
At 16 March, 2009, Blogger LL said...

I'd have made him stand there and watch for barging in like that...

 
At 16 March, 2009, Blogger mamatulip said...

That monument is seriously fucked up.

 
At 17 March, 2009, Blogger the planet of janet said...

pooping privacy is a necessity.

sheesh.

 
At 17 March, 2009, Blogger furiousBall said...

that tree is bendy and awesome, just like your elbows

 
At 17 March, 2009, Anonymous fritz said...

my fiance and i are going to Nashville next month, i cannot wait to see that place, great pictures!!

 
At 17 March, 2009, Blogger Reb said...

Lovely photos, but the Parthenon? and a monument to the KKK? Did the fellow actually have a disproportionately long head like the horse, or is that just bad artistic license? Great tree!

 
At 17 March, 2009, Blogger Orhan Kahn said...

That Parthenon looks friggin' awesome!

 
At 18 March, 2009, Blogger Coffespaz said...

That Parthenon is wicked cool! I 'll definitely have to look it up if I ever get back down that way.

Aside: Have you heard from Newt?? I'm a little concerned. If you talk to her please tell her I hope she is well.

 
At 19 March, 2009, Blogger Knot said...

I've been to the parthenon in TN. I was amazed that it wasn't actual size. It's smaller. Amazing.

My wife doesn't like it either when I walk in on her pooping.

 
At 23 March, 2009, Blogger Pickles and Dimes said...

That tree photo is simply breathtaking. Beautiful.

My husband is unemployed right now. I had last week off, and in order to get him away from me for two seconds, I showed him how to sign up for Facebook (he was resisting joining for months).

Worst mistake ever. Every two minutes, he was calling me over to the computer to show me what some stupid girl he knew from 9th grade looks like now; how his brother did on an 80s metal quiz, etc., etc.

GAH.

 

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