that there's a nice git-tar

Well, today was a nice day. I played a session over in Charlotte, NC yesterday, and spent a good seven hours driving each way. It was a fun session, everybody there was, how do I say it? Country. Big ol' accents. I didn't play guitar, I played "git-tar". And it was really fun. The players were really good and the songs were fun. They moved through tunes at a quicker pace than I'm used to. I think we did eight songs in as many hours. It's always good to be thrown a little out of your comfort zone, and I was pleased to find that, though I may not have been leading the pack, I wasn't hanging on for dear life.

Anyway, I got in LATE last night, slept in til 11, then spent the day with Alison and Ella. We swam at our neighbor's house, just played around our own, and spent the evening with our small group. Good day. Tomorrow is our anniversary (four years!) and we'll kick it off by going to the library for Story Time with Ella.

Nashville's libraries are amazing. They've got twenty or so branches, one's about eight minutes from us, and the big one downtown is, in my opinion, one of the best things about this city. And I love this city. It's just huge and beautiful, full of history, giant reading rooms, tiny nooks and crannies, and an outdoor courtyard in the middle of the building. I read the last hundred pages of Salman Rushdie's The Satanic Verses under a quiet and beautiful elm tree in the heart of downtown. Love it. And they have a kids theatre with all sorts of puppet shows and reading hours and what-have-you. It will be my first time for one of those and I'm, obviously, excited.

And we're going out for fondue in the evening.

I want to thank those of you that left comments on my previous post about fear. If you haven't read them yet, and you have a spare minute, I'd encourage you to, and if you have any thoughts, please share them. I'm still thinking over a few things said and will write again about it soon.

If you signed up for my mailing list or ordered a cd through this site in the past year or so then you, hopefully, just received my first official mailing list e-mail. It was a pretty Herculean effort in HTML for me, so I hope you enjoyed it. If you haven't signed up yet, you can read the update here, and I would love for you to sign up here now.

Well, that's about it for me. I'm still a bit wiped from my drive and I want to be nice and sharp for Story Hour. Wish us a Happy Anniversary in (as of now) 40 minutes and I'll write again soon.