Archive | January, 2011

Walkin’ In Memphis.

11 Jan

There was no mention of snow in the song, but my feet really were ten feet off of Beale.

Crafty

9 Jan

And as I was on my walk, here’s what jam did.

jam's creation

South Main District

8 Jan

Downtown Memphis Musings

8 Jan

Memphis is cool, hip, edgy, and unpretentious.  I hold back my smugness when people curl their nose at learning that I have moved to Memphis. Very few people understand the edge that is Memphis.  I am typically not one to be trendsetter, nor do I spot a coming trend on the horizon.  But as Memphis misses the blatant pizzazz of its comparable cities, I enjoy feeling smug about my find.  Kind of like the girl who started wearing the side ponytail a few years ago, oblivious to the fact that she single-handedly brought the 80s back.

Some pics of my neighborhood on my afternoon stroll.

mojo home in the distance

All Ears on Deck: Our New Crosley

8 Jan

My Christmas gift to jam this year.

and the corresponding Top Ten Albums we have found between our parents, friends, and relatives’ attics and garages:

10. Crosby, Stills, & Nash (self titled)

9. Led Zeppelin – IV (Zoso)

8. Ray Charles – Volume II

7. Neil Diamond – Hot August Night

6. Stevie Wonder – Talking Book

5. Willie Nelson’s Greatest Hits (And Some That Will Be)

4. Beatles – White Album (in Russian)

3. Nashville Skyline – Bob Dylan

2. Simon and Garfunkel – Bridge Over Troubled Water

1. Johnny Cash – At Folsom Prison

Preparation for 2011

8 Jan

I know I am a little overdue here, but I am feeling more confident about my new years resolutions after pondering them for a few weeks.  My mother once told me that every day I should do something spiritual, something physical, and something for someone else.  (She also thinks cooking a meal and reading the paper might have been a part of the to do list as well.)

And to that, I also would like to add something creative.

For 2011, I will pursue doing something physical, something spiritual, something creative, and something for someone else.  My blog will not only be a place to house the expression of these efforts, but a form of creativity in itself, when it so calls.  And include reflections from reading the paper and cooking meals when so inclined.

Here is my song for the asking
Ask me and I will play
So sweetly, I’ll make you smile

This is my tune for the taking
Take it, don’t turn away
I’ve been waiting all my life

Thinking it over, I’ve been sad
Thinking it over, I’d be more than glad
To change my ways for the asking

Ask me and I will play
All the love that I hold inside

– Simon and Garfunkel

The Greenway

3 Jan

After a long 10 day vacation of sitting on our bums, jam and I returned to Memphis and took a long walk on the new Memphis Greenway, a rails-t0-trails project that turned a long stretch of old railroad into a biking/running/walking path that extends through East Memphis out to Germantown.  We can’t wait to bring our bikes.