Does anyone listen to 88.1 Way FM in the morning? The show is “Mornings with Brant.” If you were listening yesterday around 7:20, you might have heard me on the radio. I was the one who won the kamikaze karaoke. Brant played his accordion and sang a line from Little Drummer Boy. “Mary nodded, pa rum pum pum pum” Two people before me guessed, but were wrong. Then, when they got to me, I sang “The ox and lamb kept time, ba rum bum bum bum.” He acted like he wasn’t going to give it to me because I said “ba rum bum bum bum” instead of “pa rum pum pum pum,” but they eventually decided that I won! I won a CD, but I don’t even know what it is yet. I thought that was cool because it’s not just a local station or anything. The best part was that they recorded it during a commercial break so I had time to call Chad and tell him to turn it to 88.1 and he was able to listen to it. Anyway, did anybody else hear me?
I normally don’t go to bed before midnight at least 4 nights out of the week at a minimum. Jennie is in bed most of time before or around 10:30 every night. A couple nights ago I was on my way to bed about 12:30 and Jennie had been in bed and asleep for at least an hour. I turned off all the lights in the house as usual and walked through the dark to the bedroom.
When I got to the bedroom door and opened it, Jennie was giggling. I said, “What are you laughing at?”
Her response, “He He He…noises”.
I walked up to her in the dark where she was lying down and went to kiss her. She leaned up and kissed me, but then, and here is the weird and awesome part, she reached her arms out and started tickling me around my chest and ribs making funny gibberish noises.
I was cracking up. I turned on the bathroom light, and said, “Are you ok? What are you doing?”
She said, “What are you doing? Why are you waking me up and turning on lights?”
So I realized that she had finally actually woken up.
Yes, my wife sleep tickled me.
Monday afternoon, Chad sent me an email telling me that he had plans for a date on Thursday night, but it was a surprise. Fortunately, Chad is not very good at keeping secrets from me, so by Tuesday, I knew the plans- a murder mystery dinner!
So tonight we went to the L & N Depot and watched the performance put on by the Fountain Square Players. We went through different cable cars to hear from all the different suspects. It was fun. The mystery was set in the 1950s, so guests were encouraged to dress from that era. It’s a good thing that Chad broke down and told me where we were going. It was funny when we first got there because we didn’t see anybody dressed up, and we thought everybody was going to be staring at us. No one did though and more showed up in dress as the night went on. There was a prize for the people who had the best outfit. Chad and I could have totally won that, but we didn’t. I wore a skirt, cardigan, and a scarf around my neck, and Chad wore his letter jacket from high school. I have to admit, we were cute.
There was another prize for whoever could solve the mystery. Chad and I thought it was the financial advisor, Aldo Soldi, and we were right. Everyone who solved it correctly got their name put in a basket and then they drew the winner. Guess who it was? That’s right, it was me and Chad. Well, technically, it was Chad’s paper (we both turned one in) but we are a team. The prize? A necklace. Yeah, that’s right a necklace. I know it’s kind of weird prize, but apparently it was designed by a local silversmith especially for the event and has a retail value of $145. It’s not really me, so I don’t know what we are going to do with it yet, but it’s neat that we won.
Last night, Chad and I had a wonderful date night in down town Nashville. We had a nice dinner at a restaurant, where we got to sit outside and watch the people walk by. Then, we walked down to the Sommet Center for a concert. We saw Jars of Clay, Robert Randloph and the Family Band, Switchfoot, and (my favorite) Third Day. This was all part of the Music Builds tour that supports Habitat for Humanity.
I really like Third Day, and I have their new CD, so I was looking forward to seeing them. I’d seen them once before and they were very good. Chad really wanted to see Robert Randolph and the Family Band, but I didn’t know who they were. They actually were pretty good, but it was a lot of jamming out on his lap steel guitar and not a lot of singing. Jars of Clay preformed first, Robert Randolph followed, and then Switchfoot. Switchfoot was very entertaining and sang a lot of good songs. Third Day was great and I knew most of their songs, but I think I had run out of energy by the time they came on. It was a Sunday night, and Third Day didn’t even start their set until after 9:00. We left before they finished their encore, but we needed to get back to BG before it got too late.
One cool thing that happened was that someone close to the stage had a sign that said, “Please wish my mom happy birthday.” So, Mac Powell sang “happy birthday” to this person’s mom and everybody sang along. Well, let’s just say, for this story’s sake, that I was the person with the sign. Yesterday was my mom’s birthday! So, Mom, check out the video of Third Day singing “happy birthday” to you!
The chick at the 57 second mark of this video looks just like Jennie. I mean almost identical.