So on Wednesday night as I was laying in bed, I became concerned because I thought someone was being shot near my home. I mean, I do live in Nashville after all – the crime rate here is pretty high. Also there was a gang shootout (nobody died, so it’s all cool) a couple of streets over from my apartment. But then I was all like, no – that’s not gun fire (I have shot a gun before, so I totally know…kind of), that sounds more like fireworks. But then when I looked out my window, I couldn’t see any fireworks! So I would lay back down and then pop pop pop! Jump back to the window – nothing. Lay back down – POP! It went on like this for a few minutes. I never saw anything, but I swear to you – there were fireworks!
Then I promptly fell asleep and forgot about the whole fireworks incident. Then this morning I was laying in bed (it’s thunderstorming – don’t judge me), reading my fave Nashville blog, Nashvillest, and what do I see? A story about how John Rich (of Big & Rich, or as I like to think of them – the save a horse, ride a cowboy guys – I only know one of their songs) pissed off all his neighbors by throwing a party with helicopters and fireworks. FIREWORKS! I wasn’t hallucinating guys! I almost lived a few houses away from John Rich, but that apartment got snapped up before I could even see it – the pictures looked super nice and the price was super good! Now I understand a little better why such a nice apartment would be so reasonable – John Rich. Turns out he’s quite the nuisance. His neighbors hate him with an absolute passion. I live a mile away from his house and his fireworks bothered me – I can only imagine how pissed his next door neighbors were.
I think it’s pretty hilarious that out of all places he chose to live, John Rich chose the place he did. He build this 73 foot modern looking mansion thingy in this super cute, average sized house neighborhood. It’s kind of like if someone built a 73 foot mansion next to my parent’s house back in Iowa. It looks way out of place and is an eye sore (it is actually kind of ugly – plus, all the times I’ve been past it, I have never seen a pool. What kind of country music star doesn’t own a pool? It’s just wrong).
But anyways, I read the article, and he wasn’t actually throwing a party – he was shooting a video. I don’t know if helicopters were really involved. I don’t doubt the fireworks, but the helicopters could easily be explained away by the fact that we all live next to the hospital. And there are helicopters flying around here all the time. Plus, is it just me, or does it sound really not smart to have helicopters flying in the vicinity of fireworks at the same time, on purpose?
So that’s the latest in Lindsay’s brushes with fame in Nashville. I’ve only had “3”. First one was … what’s his face? Keith Urban? or Toby Keith? The one that’s married to Nicole Kidman I think – whoever that one is. Amber told me that we saw him at Panera in Green Hills. I’m not sure it counts if I don’t know who someone is. The second one was totally legit though – Ben Folds (SCREAM!) was totally eating at the table behind me at my favorite Thai restaurant. I didn’t see him come in, and I really wish I had, because I remember talking to husband about how he really needs to leave the toilet seat down at night because I was afraid of falling in (because I don’t turn on lights and I kind of sleepwalk to the toilet). So Ben Folds knows of my fear of falling in the toilet at night. And now brush 3 was being alarmed at John Rich’s fireworks. I’m totally not even counting the time that Miley Cyrus was in the children’s hospital (which is right across the street from my work building), and the time that Taylor Lautner and Taylor Swift ate at the pancake pantry while I was a half mile away (again working. Do you see a theme here? Working is holding me back from meeting all these stars). So really I could have like 4 shaky brushes with one legit brush.
I look forward to sharing more Nashville Brushes with Fame with you in the near future. I’ve really got to brush up on my country music stars – I bet they’re all around me and I just don’t even realize it!