Friday, August 29, 2008

Thursday, August 28, 2008

And...yes...more Scott

"Made a Mess of This Town"

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

More Scott...

To keep with my current topic of everything Scott Miller, for the rest of this week (mainly because it's a short workweek for me and I'm being lazy about the blog) I will just post a video each day from Scott's show at The Evening Muse last November in Charlotte, NC. These are a few of my favorite songs which I think represent the best of Mr. Miller. Enjoy!

"Ciderville Saturday Night"

Monday, August 25, 2008

Happy Birthday, Melissa!

I had intended to get you this for your birthday (in addition to the tickets to the show), but as you can see from the announcement, they sold out last week in one hour. I'll get it for you when they release a new batch, as long as you promise to abide by the "Burn and Die Acknowledgment for Appalachian Refugee" given at the bottom of this page. Unless, of course, you plan to burn the disc for ME. Come on, Scott...is that so wrong???

UPDATE: I wrote this entry on Friday, before my sister got here. At Saturday night's show, Scott had some of these on sale and we BOTH got a copy, so my good intentions didn't go by the wayside. Scott has some good new stuff. Can't wait for the full album in October!!!

Friday, August 22, 2008

Love him!!!!

And, yes, we all know just HOW MUCH I heart me some Scott Miller. He's playing a solo show this weekend at The Bijou Theater in downtown Knoxville and I bought tickets for me and my sister to go see him for her birthday celebration. Aren't I an awesome sister? I mean, just because I get to use one of the two tickets doesn't devalue the really special thought and care that went into this "birthday present for Melissa." I can't wait till tomorrow night!!!

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Going South

Poor Jessica. Since the moment she bade dear Nick "goodbye" she's just gone way downhill. I mean, dating Tony Romo isn't bad, but as far as her career or her celebrity...it's just not really working out for her anymore, is it? So sad.

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

History: get into it

I am thinking about going to see this exhibit soon. We have some nice historical sites and venues here in Knoxville, and I never go check anything out. I used to go to the Knoxville Museum of Art all the time, but not anymore. It seems I'm either working or driving, working or driving, working or driving. Never taking time to stop and smell the roses!

Monday, August 18, 2008

Busted!

Ok, at first, I thought "Hahaha! That is totally what the drunk idiot deserves for getting trashed and passing out in his mom's yard," but when I read the article and saw the reason he had been drinking to excess, I kind of felt bad for him. :( Maybe I'm just too sympathetic.

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Friday, August 15, 2008

SEVEN


SIX

The guy is just amazing. I find his accomplishments to be so fascinating, but I really just like that he keeps winning so that I continue to have a reason to put his picture on my blog. :)

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Go Wilbur

I actually found out about this from Charleston.net. Didn't even hear about it from MY OWN COMPANY.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Oops...he did it again...

...and again!

Olympic bling

Gina Miles and her wonderful horse, McKinlaigh, won the individual silver medal yesterday in the eventing competition at the Olympics (Gina is on the far left, in the red U.S. team jacket). Congratulations to Gina, who was the bright and shining star on an otherwise very troubled, unlucky, and almost disreputable U.S. team. Oh well. We better get our acts together before the WEG 2010, right here on our home turf!

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

MP is in da house!

Gold medal #3! He's on a roll. Here's some morning eye candy. And, I'm not going to say this is wrong, because the boy is just hot. Totally hot.

Monday, August 11, 2008

*Big sigh of relief*

The cross-country portion of the Olympic eventing competition was held this morning (or, rather, last night Eastern Time). I watched almost every second online (THANK YOU BOB HUGHES and NBC!!!) and I was thrilled that there were some really challenging jumps, tricky situations, and exciting moments on course, but that everyone either finished fine or called it a day before anybody got hurt. Good for our sport and good for everyone that was there! Sorry for Amy Tryon (who fell), Andrew Nicholson (who fell), Becky Holder (one runout, one technical refusal), and Karen O'Connor (who had 2 runouts). The U.S. team took a beating, other than Gina Miles and Phillip Dutton who both finished in fine style and gave us at least something to smile about. Gina actually has a good shot at an individual medal going into the show jumping. Best of luck to everyone tomorrow night (or, rather, early tomorrow morning Eastern Time!).

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Are you kidding me?

I am definitely going to watch this show. Unbelieveable.

Friday, August 8, 2008

Miracle Twin Boys

Some people are just destined to experience miracles, and this family certainly did, even if only for such a brief amount of time. One of my friends mentioned this couple in our church circle meeting the other night and she recommended that everyone read their story and say a prayer for them. So, I'm sharing this with you all ("you all" meaning the 2 people...including my sister...that read my blog).

Thursday, August 7, 2008

To Protect and Serve

Wow. Talk about public service. I could not imagine having been in his shoes. Right person, right place, right time.

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

"Sarah...Sarah...They've chosen you for the Olympics!!!!"

Ok, well, I posted about Karen yesterday, and now it seems I have caught the Olympic fever. With the first day of the eventing competition taking place on Saturday, August 9th (dressage), I guess I'm getting a little excited to see how everything goes. I'm also way excited that NBC (who has become a great supporter of equestrian events - particularly eventing - in the past few years) has decided to broadcast live streaming video online. They will also archive hours of the competitions for on-demand viewing, as well as provide "behind the scenes" and biographical video footage of many of the competitors. I think that the controversy surrounding my sport at the upper levels, the political, social, and environmental issues surrounding the Beijing games, and the geographical distance of the location has made me less-than-enthusiastic about the competition this year. But, as the time for the events approaches, I am finding myself caught up in that glowing concept of representing your country in the Olympic games.

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Bittersweet

Karen O'Connor will be competing at this year's Olympic games afterall, just not on her beloved pony, Theodore O'Connor. Karen and Mandiba (pictured to the left) were named to the American team just last week, to replace Heidi White and Northern Spy. Good luck, Karen! I'm sure Teddy will be cheering for you from above.

Monday, August 4, 2008

Pretty!

I love this new license plate. Purple and Orange...two of my most favoritest colors in the whole wide world! I am soooo moving to South Carolina, now.

Friday, August 1, 2008

Animals are amazing

I stand by my constant belief (through my personal witness of this everyday) that animals are not inferior beings and they are truly amazing creatures. How sweet is this? It's all about the love and finding your purpose in life. It is far better to give than to just take, afterall. :)