Why I Love Nashville..

by Lisa Donovan

Picture it:  A beautiful, bright sunny Wednesday morning.. I’m driving my two year old down Broadway… We pass the usual Jeff Foxworthy posters for CMT - they used to bug me, now I just consider them part of the skyline and respect them for their kistch value..  It was too early for the usually entertaining ten gallon har wearing tourists - I would be a liar if I said that it doesn’t make my day, my WEEK, when I see foreigners (will I get in trouble if I admit it’s only the Asians tourists that make me jump with glee) who have gone and bought the buy-one-get-two-free boots at Boot Corral, aforementioned ten gallon hat and chaps and are proudly practicing their John Wayne strut down the steet…. We drive past Tooties and toward the river - at this time of day, things seem… neat.  And, admittedly, any time of the day I really can say I get a hoot out of the “theme” of this city.

So, this morning, I see something that has made Nashville quite possibly the freakin coolest place on the face of the Earth in my book.  Two men - both about forty of fifty years old each wearing long trench coats, chaps, boots with spurs (with SPURS!!), black cowboy hats and - here’s the clincher- they were SERIOUS about it.. These guys looked like they were right off the set of the The Good, The Bad and The Ugly… I actually snorted a giddy ”yes!” as I drove by and entertained the idea of circling the block just to see them again.. Seriously, it made my entire day.  Where else can you see grown men dressed up like my son used to when he was four - it’s beautiful if you think about it, without laughing, for a minute..  Men getting to play dress up again and a whole city that doesn’t even blink an eye over it…. ooooooooh I love this city.  Now if there were only a place where we ladies could walk down the street dressed like Liza Minelli in Caberet.. Who says there’s equality in this world?

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This entry was posted on Wednesday, October 4th, 2006 at 9:41 am and is filed under Lifestyles, Daily Living. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. You can leave a response, or trackback from your own site.

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