I know it’s not Thursday, but I figured I’d get my log up now for a couple of reasons.
1. On the way to and during my first day in Nashville, my WiFi selection really, really sucked. It’s hard to really work without having that as a resource so that way I can log in.
2. It was 3pm on Thursday by the time I got to my hotel, I drove for a total of 11 hours in a little over a day’s span, so I felt pretty winded anyway.
3. Nothing seriously eventful happened on Thursday, so if I did it then, it would have just been “Nashville Log: I Got There. The End”
ANYWAY……. I’ll share what has been going on the past few days!
Well, on the first day, I got myself situated and then I attended a Writer’s Night at a venue called the Commodore. The unfortunate part was that a lot of acts were scheduled to play that night, so by the time I got up there, I could only do one song and most of the people had left by the time I got up to perform. So, kind of a mixed bag, but I did enjoy the performer’s sets. They were versatile, catchy, and compelling at times!
The second day I treated as more of a sight-seeing and exploration day. I ended up getting a late start because of some songs I was writing, but by the time I got done, I decided to have brunch at Arnold’s Country Kitchen. Let me tell you, if you’re ever in Nashville, I’d definitely recommend trying this place! Even though there’s a line, it’s very efficient and orderly and their food tastes really good. They may be best known for their chicken, but I think their meatloaf was spot on!
After traversing through a nice record store, I decided to explore Broadway, because I heard a lot of positive things about that part of the city from some friends of mine. The nightlife has endless possibilities over there, you could go to various types of bars, hat stores, and I even saw some places that gave me familiar callbacks to Baltimore such as their own Tin Roof. After admiring the sites, I got wasted away in Margaritaville. I went there in Florida when I was 12 before I knew anything about Jimmy Buffett, but now that I’m a casual fan, I wanted to go down there again to drink, eat, and admire the scenery I glanced over before. What can I say? It’s a fun place!
Today is more of the same as yesterday, but with different food places. I’ll be meeting a friend of mine at a concert later tonight though so that will be a nice change of pace!
As for my writing sessions, my first one starts tomorrow, and then my schedule becomes more centered around the business aspects. I wanted to take the first couple of days to make it seem like I was on a vacation, and so far, it’s been a nice vacation! The work may begin tomorrow, but I can’t wait for it!
I need to head out now though, so have a great day, keep rocking out, and I’ll conclude this log next week!