Waiting With Friends

I still haven’t had the time to write about the George Jones Memorial Service. There is just so much to say and I have to find the right words. I did want to share about the wonderful couple that we had the pleasure of getting to know while we waited in line for SEVERAL hours…

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I don’t even remember what started our conversation, but we just kept on talking for the whole three hour wait. It went so much faster thanks to that lovely lady. She even had gave us fruit snacks! You know she’s a Southern Mom when she not only brings enough snacks for the two of them, but has the forethought to bring extras to share! She is a realtor in Nashville, so it seemed like she had connections to everyone in the city, even George Jones! She had been inside the man’s house. How cool is that? They also got interviewed by Billboard Magazine, so she’s basically famous.

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People like her are why the term “Southern Hospitality” exists. Thanks for hanging out with us, Ms. Joan!

The Birthday Runner

I started this series to show that doing things alone can be a lot of fun. It gives you more opportunity to me such great people! Like yesterday, when I ran the DeSoto 5k. I arrived probably 45min early and then the waiting began. I had two choices. I could either stand around awkwardly, pretending to do things on my phone, or I could hang out with this girl…

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She’s trying to run 30 races this year! Pretty impressive. Plus, she’s about to start grad school in Texas, even more impressive! A simple, “Hey, have you run this race before?” and you’re introduced! So stop wishing you could be doing something and go out and do it! You only live once, right?

The Photographer in the Subway

I LOVE the New York City Subway. There is absolutely no way of telling what conversations you’ll over hear, the fashion choices you’ll see or, most importantly, the people you’ll meet. This time I met a Mr. Salah Chouli. Turns out he is a photographer and English teacher. The conversation started with “Hi. Where are you from?” I think that’s the best way to strike up a conversation with someone in New York andΒ you might get some really interesting answers. We were only able to talk for about 2 stops, but before he left, he gave me 2 samples of his work…

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The photo of them with my iPhone doesn’t do them justice, but I think they’re both brilliant. Next time you’re on the Subway, strike up a conversation! You never know who you’ll meet!