1. Nashville Predators.
After 4 years of watching a lot of college hockey at Miami - last night I experienced my first pro hockey game. I may have watched a lot of hockey, but it’s safe to say I still don’t fully understand much of the game. The Preds are good though, I know that much. My first game ended up being a W for them against the Toronto Maple Leafs.
When it comes to any sport other than baseball (the one sport I actually love to watch and understand completely), I guess I’m your typical girl. I like sporting events for people watching, cheering/clapping along with the ridiculous chants, laughing at the more intense fans, and some delicious-but-awful-for-you food that you can only truly get at a sporting event.
So, if you are in Nashville and haven’t been to a Preds game - you probably should. Even the nose-bleed seats are fun! (See evidence below…)
2. a well traveled woman.
Just another blog that will keep you entertained for hours with things the blogger has been inspired by throughout her travels. Pretty cool.
3. My big brother.
Click the link. Do it. Especially if you are looking for a web/graphic designer. Or just to look at a great site created by the best big brother out there.
I’m incredibly proud of Seth and constantly impressed by his design skills and self-taught talent. He’s a highly motivated and extremely passionate person who loves designing and I hope that he continues to have the opportunity to share his design with the world. So click the link and feel free to share it with friends and strangers alike.
I know, I know - Starbucks? If you know me you know I’m all about the local, privately-owned coffee shop. That hasn’t changed, but thanks to one specific Starbucks I have a new appreciation for what the Bux can offer if it’s managed the right way and has the right people behind the counter.
So when it comes down to it, this is more about the staff and management of the Brentwood Starbucks on Westpark Dr. and how they’ve been able to regain my view of the coffeehouse chain I was previously so adamantly against. Now I’m thankful for the baristas who actually do take the time to get to know their customers, even beyond their drink order or name (even if some of them thought it was Holly instead of Molly for the first few months… they were trying!). It makes my breaks at work enjoyable and gives me the chance to invest in some more people during the day.
So I guess my point is something as simple as the big franchise taking the time to be more like the local coffee shop can surprise you if you take the time to appreciate it.
5. A little Charlie Brown and Vince…
… just to get ya in the mood for turkey, mashed potatoes, a good food coma and giving thanks - and because it’s the closest thing to Christmas music I can post without hearing about how it’s still “too early.” Doesn’t mean I’m not hearing as I write this… So enjoy, and consider this a warning that all things Christmas and festive are coming your way next week.