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Sunday, June 12, 2005
Things that amaze me...
Just a few random things that have interest me, but don't actually quite add up to a "real" post.
  • I'm always amazed reading the sites that refer to me. I always kind of get amused to see that I get a lot of hits from "Site Not Found" or "Sorry, Web Page Does Not Exist." Very humbling to know that when you can't find what you really want on-line or you get to a dead-end web site or page, that the next thought might be--speaking of nothing, let's surf over to Michael's blog.
  • I am intrigued by how easily we can get used to the city or area we live. Becky is in town this week, exploring the great city of Nashville to see if she might be interested in moving here. We met up and I gave her the Michael tour of Nashville, which consists of, among other things, a trip by the Smyrna flea market, stopping at various used books stores, driving by the Titan's stadium and seeing a quick tour of downtown Nashville. I also drove her past Stephanie's Cabaret, home of the world-famous Friday afternoon totally topless car wash (apparently the first one was a huge success as they've had about two more. The past two have featured one of the entertainers standing outside in basically the Hooters girl uniform trying to entice you to get car washed. Yeah, except that apparently life has been rough as her face looked like Jack Palance's). We drove near the world-famous BellSouth Building or as we refer to it "The Batman Building." (Becky has pictures of some of these sites that I assume she'll post in her blog at some point). So, this has been a kind of long-winded way of getting around to saying how it's interesting how all this stuff has become sort of every day to me, but seeing it through her eyes, it's new, exciting and different. Of course, the weather in Nashville has not cooperated at all the past few days, being cool, rainy and not at all the warm, humid days I told her usually happened this time of year. But yet, she's still speaking to me and we had a pleasant day yesterday getting to know each other and touring Nashville.
  • Along those lines, I am really happy that meeting up with Becky is going as well as it is. I mean, sure I didn't show up in buttless chaps like I promised, but hey....did y'all really think I would? Becky is the first person I've met via the blog that I've actually met in the real world (I knew Barry before we started blogging). And like I said, going well and enjoying getting to know her. I mean, we'd talked on the phone and chatted, but it's much cooler actually getting to meet in person, my lack of driving skills not withstanding. (I am sure she'll post about it at some point and she can tell the story far better than I can, so I refer you to her blog)
  • I'm sort of amazed that some of the youth at church are starting to get this delusion that I'm cool to hang out with. I mean, it's flattering and cool to be like a big brother to them. Last week, I saw one and lamented that we had to start handbell practice this week as I wanted to sneak off and see Batman Begins on opening day. He went nuts, saying when I go, he wants to go. So, now it's turned into myself and a couple of youth going to the movie next Saturday because they think it'd be cool to see the movie with me because they have this illusion that somehow I'm cool. I mean, I'm no Fonzie...but at least I'm not a Malph.
So, that's really it for now. Maybe I did have enough material for a real post after all. What do you know?

posted by Michael Hickerson at 6/12/2005 05:53:00 PM | |
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