Tennesse Bound

…but first I have to put in a shift at the bookstore.

That’s right, kiddies — this afternoon, I am headed back to Tennessee, for far less time than I’d like to stay, of course. One day I’ll kick the renter out of my house and use it as a summer spring winter home, but for now I must (finally) move my worldly possessions to a giant storage unit in VA.

But before then I will have homemade cornbread. I will get ribs from The Slick Pig and cornbread muffins from Calypso Cafe. I will sign books at Hypericon. I might even stop by the Smyrna Library. I am bringing the Fairy GodFamily, you see, and I am anxious to show off my former life.

What I regret the most, of course, is that one day next week I will be driving into the parking lot of the Job That Shall Not Be Named (because They like to Google Themselves and then pass around inter-office memos about it), but I will not be able to go inside and hug every single one of those people I miss. (Thank the gods for Facebook.) This is a bridge I burnt myself, so I have no one to blame but me. I just hope everyone in that building (they know who they are) knows that I love and care about them and think about them all the time and miss them like crazycakes, and so long as I have the address I will continue to send Christmas CDs, because it’s tradition.

If there’s one thing I learned from my life in Tennessee, it’s tradition.

Lord, how I miss my little house. I wonder if the roses are still blooming.

See y’all soon!  xox

4 Responses to “Tennesse Bound”

  1. Lillie Rainey Says:

    I don’t know…I think it would be just fine. There’s a ton of folks who would like to have that hug 🙂 If you had seen the reaction from the Christmas CD last year, I think you might agree with me.

  2. admin Says:

    Calypso Cafe? Have long have you been gone? You must be heading to Cool Springs or Nashville for that. Got to remember that you’ll be around this weekend and next few days. We’ll try to make it by and pass along some homemade beer – if you or FGB are interested.

  3. Princess Alethea Says:

    FGB would love beer! And yes, planned to go to Nashville. Poor Boro. No Calypso AND no Princess.

  4. Brandi Says:

    Mmmmmmmm! Slick Pig and Calypso Cafe. You’re making my stomache growl. Those two alone are enough to warrant and trip to TN. Have fun at Hypericon!

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