Living in Nashville instead of Iowa has its perks. First off – the winter weather is no where near as harsh in Nashville as it is back up in Iowa…I don’t think it’s snowed yet (and it probably won’t – it was 56 degrees today). Second – the public library is gorgeous, but there’s not just one public library – there’s like 20 of them! So many books! Third – I live super close to 2 super fun coffee shops that I like to go to. Fourth – I live about 10 minutes away from a mall that contains all the stores I used to have to drive 3 hours (either west to Des Moines or east to Chicago) to get to.
Those are some pretty awesome perks, however I feel that they are empty. This is because I have not yet (or possibly I have, but I just didn’t know it) seen any celebrities. Nashville is the country music capital (capitol?) of the world! Taylor Swift, how come I haven’t seen you yet??? You claim that you go to the grocery store in your sweat pants, but I can’t verify this. When Amber and Jill came down for the librarian conference, we went to the Panera in the Green Hills mall, and Amber thinks that we saw Keith Urban (apparently he is also short…Carol (from another lab at Vandy, and whom I have never met before) say so)…so that is where the whole maybe I have seen a celebrity thingn comes in. I learned that we really may have seen him, because apparently his wife, Nicole Kidman, “hangs out” at the Green Hills mall. Again, I cannot verify this because I have never seen her there. I would definitely know if I had seen Nicole Kidman because she’s so tall and there is no way I could miss that!
I don’t think it’s very fair that I’ve never seen her at the mall, because I go to the Green Hills mall almost once a week (we need to go back soon, to visit the mac store…my stupid iPod shuffle docking station won’t work anymore and I am PISSED).
What brought this whole, why haven’t I seen any celebrities yet thing on you ask? The other day I was reading my “myVU” email (I don’t know why, I usually just automatically delete it because hey, I really don’t care about Vanderbilt b/c I personally think every college is inferior to Iowa…but I may be biased) and I learned that Miley Cyrus had presented a donation to the children’s hospital on December 23.
This is so unfair. I walk through the children’s hospital every weekday morning to get a Mocha Joe (mmmm, Mocha Joe!) from Suzy’s, and when Miley Cyrus comes to visit, I am back in sticking Iowa. Seriously, Miley Cyrus was less than half a mile away from my apartment and I was 600 miles away at the time. Not cool. Seriously not cool.
And speaking of more celebrities I would like to see, where is Ben Folds? He lives in Nashville, his production studio is on Music Row (I’ve seen music row once because I took a wrong turn, and I have never been able to find my way back to it again), and I’m pretty sure he’s not on tour right now (I didn’t check though…maybe he is still on tour). So why haven’t I seen him?
And don’t say that they don’t go out to eat where I go out to eat, because I totally know they do. I got my oil changed not to long ago and the only paper they had in the waiting area contained a star sighting section and they totally eat at the same indian restaurant as I do. So whatever. Also, I’m ticked off b/c I just learned yesterday that the Jonas Bros. played a concert in Nashville, and yet I didn’t even realize they were in town. No, I probably wouldn’t have tried to go to the concert, but yes I would have tried to go take a picture of their tour bus. Whatever.
Oh well, at least I know I’m going to get to meet one celebrity for sure. Meg Cabot!! Well, I’m not quite sure if she is exactly a celebrity, but she is to me and I start to hyperventilate whenever I think about the fact that I’m going to get to meet her in February at the Children’s Literature Breakfast at Anderson’s Bookshop in Naperville!!!!!!!! EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!
Speaking of Meg Cabot, did you read Princess Diaries 10, Forever Princess??? If you haven’t, go read it now!! If you haven’t read the series, start it now!! These are big words, but they’re so true – Harry Potter is no longer my favorite all time series. Princess Diaries is! When I was reading the last book, I had to force myself not to flip to the end of the book just to make sure it turned out the way I thought it was going to turn out. The entire book was just masterful. Everything that happened, I was like, OMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMG YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!! Did he just do that???? Did he just say that???? OMG what a jerk!!! Aaaaah, how sweet!!! I think the last hour I read I was bouncing up and down on the couch. My husband probably thought I was a lunatic (actually probably not b/c he knew what he was getting into when he married me).
Anyways, that’s all for now. I had to write a lot since I haven’t posted anything for a while (the holidays, not having internet in the evening, and being scared to post anything at work really puts a damper on your posting).