for the love of nike

you can call me Rebar Girl!

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So I just got back from spending the weekend in Nashville. It’s a lovely place, but I’m not so sure I belong there. It’s the land of country music and cowboy boots. It seems that I should fit right in, being from Texas and all, but I can’t say that I do.
Any place that has giant figures of Elvis up and down the street isn’t for me. As a child, I would burst into tears every time “The King” came on the radio. Another thing made me really uncomfortable is that people decorate with rebar there. REBAR! You know that stuff they put in concrete like steel mesh to make it stronger? I hate rebar. I’m terrified of it. It’s so ominous and creepy. It sits there, taunting you as if you could be impaled by it at any moment. (okay, maybe I’m being a bit dramatic) Needless to say, I unknowingly got a little too close to a stairway post made out the dreaded metal and scratched a big chunk out of my arm.
My worst fears realized, I decided I needed to face my demons like Batman, embrace the darkness, and use it for good. So now you can call me Rebar Girl! My colors will be blue and yellow and I’ll forever wear a pair of Roshe Runs. Makes total sense, I know.
On a more positive note, I did spot the little cutie that went viral on YouTube for singing that Teenage Dream song. He has the best facial expressions. I want to be his friend.

11 comments

  1. Rick

    Rest assured, not all of we Nashvillians wear cowboy boots. In fact, I don’t see them very often outside the tourist areas.

  2. I lived in Nashville for a few years and loved it. People play a certain role for all the tourists in downtown Nashville, certainly, but I fell in love with the city and its people. We would go to the Ryman to listen to musicians and the acoustics there always gave me chills. There’s so much history in that building, if only the walls could talk. Plus, Nashville is home to the coolest building ever — the Batman building! And if you’ve never been there around Thanksgiving and Christmas, you need to go see the lights at the Opryland Hotel. They’re amazing! Thank you for sharing your thoughts and photos with us! 🙂

      • Yes, it is! Ironically enough, I moved there the year it was built — 1994. You’ll have to go see Centennial Park and the Parthenon (if you haven’t already … lol) when you go see your friend again. Of all the places I’ve lived, I miss Nashville the most (even though I’m not a country music fan) because there’s always something to do. Thank you once again for sharing the pics. It’s always fascinating to see any changes, as well as what stays the same. I’ve been in Canada for 10 years now (I married a Canuck), just outside Niagara Falls, and the last time we visited my hometown of Huntsville, Alabama, was 2010. And we always pass through Nashville via I-65.

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