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HOH Nation    
issue 2013-19
may 10, 2013
Party Like It's 1799!
Welcome to Friday! Can you believe it’s almost mid-May already?

Thank you to everybody who attended PodCamp last week it was a successful event well worth the time and planning. I’m on to the next project!

So can you guess today’s email theme? Let’s just say it doesn’t have anything to do with Steeplechase, well sort of maybe. Actually, the Tennessee Renaissance Festival begins this weekend and runs every weekend through Memorial Day. May 18-19 theme is Pirate weekend...arrrrrr! I have never attended but really want to go so our theme today is Ren Festival...and cats. I couldn’t find anything super funny so Game of Thrones & Grumpy cat will have to do.

Big congrats to HOH member Michelle Ward on graduating from Belmont last weekend. Welcome to waking at 5:30 am...for the rest of your working life. Good thing is you’ll never have to write 50 page paper that nobody reads again. In the real world I’ve never had to write one.

For you web designers - EveryFuckingWebsite.com (make sure to look at the html as well) Thanks to Jenni Leeds-Beronja for this find.

Lot’s of birthdays this week. Come on out and let’s celebrate you being born! BTW if you don't have your name linked it's not on your email profile, update it here.

Belated: Mary Ann Chipkevich (May 5), Amy Moorehouse (May 5), Ryan Howard (May 9), Derek Schroeder (May 9)

Today/This weekend: Tracy Rose (May 10)

Final Thoughts
Even though it might be rainy today the weekend is going to be awesome! That means I will spend it inside watching Iron Man 3. Yes, I haven’t seen it yet.

Lot’s going on this weekend and the best way to start it is with HOH Nation Happy Hour at Winners Bar and Grill! See you there and I don't then have a great weekend!

Adult Beverage Facts of the Week
The Roman’s toast! Toast used to be enjoyed by the Romans dipped in wine. The name itself means the wish of good health. Ancient Romans used to toast bread and let the wine soak into it.

The drinker’s version. Have you ever heard of the sentence, “The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog”? According to popular belief, it is the shortest sentence you can use that uses all of the letters in the English alphabet. However, “Pack my box with five dozen liquor jugs” also qualifies as the shortest sentence to use all letters in the English alphabet.

A Thanksgiving feast. We’ve all been taught to believe that on Thanksgiving day, they served turkey, mashed potatoes, and other more festive foods. The truth is that they had none of these things. Instead, they had alcohol. These included brandy, beer, wine and gin.
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Weekend and Upcoming Happenings
Tennessee Renaissance Festival
May  11-12, 18-19, 25-26, 27 Arrington, TN - Travel back to 16th Century England at the 26th annual Tennessee Renaissance Festival.  Over 60 skilled artisans, food and drink, and live music are all part of this month long celebration.  Tickets went on sale April 1. 
East Side Hootenanny
May 11, 18, 25, June 8, 15, 4-10 PM, East Side Park – This is a concert series to benefit the Urban Green Lab.   It will feature live music, arts and crafts vendors, food trucks and great beer.  It is free to the public.
Strawberry Festival
May 11, 7:30 AM-???. Portland, TN – The Festival actually starts May 4 but the big day is the 11th.  It starts with a pancake breakfast and goes all day with music, vendors, contests, a fun run, and much more all celebrating the strawberry.
Iroquois Steeplechase
May 11, gates open at 8 AM, First race at 1 PM, Percy Warner Park – This is 71st Running of the Iroquois Steeplechase in partnership with Bank of America and benefiting the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt.  I can never go because we are always closing residence halls but my friends get all dressed up and enjoy good food, drink, and horse racing.  Admission is $15 at the gate.

Midnight Movie at the Belcourt: Spiceworld
Climb aboard the double decker Spice Bus and get ready for a madcap musical movie adventure with the sexy phenomenon of pop—the Spice Girls. A humorous encounter with extra-terrestrials, a night in a haunted castle, and a moment of truth in a maternity ward are just a few of the funny escapades you'll enjoy as the girls gear up for their first live concert at London's Royal Albert Hall. Emma, Victoria, Mel B., Geri and Mel C. star with George Wendt, Richard E. Grant, Roger Moore and Meatloaf in this hip and sassy movie. There are performances of the Spice Girls mega-hits, and featured cameo appearances by Elton John, Elvis Costello and more!

Concert: Always: Singing the Legacy of Patsy Cline
May 11, 12-1PM, Country Music Hall of Fame - Hit-makers Lorrie Morgan and Pam Tillis-daughters of Country Music Hall of Fame members who worked with Cline-Jan Howard, emerging artist Kristen Kelly will perform their favorite Patsy Cline songs as well as music from their own catalogs reflecting Cline's influence.  Included in admission to the Hall of Fame.

Nashville Rollergirls Double Header
May 11, 5:30 PM, 7PM, Municipal Auditorium – Rollergirls are back for some summer fun.  Tickets are $15.25.

Second Saturday at Adventure Science Center
May 11, 6-11 PM, Sudekum Planetarium at Adventure Science Center – Enjoy after-hours showings of stunning planetarium shows and special Laser Music Shows in the Sudekum Planetarium.  The schedule is 6:30pm Sea Monsters , 7:30pm Skies over Nashville  8:30pm Laser Country, 9:30pm Laser Beatles, and 10:30pm  The Other Side of Pink Floyd.  Tickets are $6 and $8 for non-members.

Second Saturday at 5 Points
May 11, 6-9:30 PM, 5 Points East Nashville -  The businesses in the 5 Points area are open later on Saturday night so you can mingle and patronize them.  Businesses participating include Alegria, Art & Invention Gallery, Back East, Bryant Gallery, East Garden, Fairytale’s Bookstore, Fannie’s House of Music, Hello Boys,  Goodbuy Girls, The Green Wagon, Hip Zipper, Metropolis Antiques and Gifts, Moss, Nashville Running Company, This Oktipus, Wonders on Woodland and many more. 

Kris Kristofferson
May 15, 7:30PM, Ryman Auditorium – Tickets are still on sale for Kris Kristofferson at the Ryman.  Tickets range from $34.50 to $44.50.
How Happy Hour Works - Where & When
  • Location: Winners Bar and Grill [map]
  • Time: Fridays Starting 5pm-ish-9pm (don't want to be the first one? Arrive 6-ish)
  • 1 Rule: Notify the server you're with us on your first drink order.

As always Winners bar has extended their happy hour for our group until 9pm. This is half off beer (no tall boys), mixed drinks (house) and wine. We have a pretty big group at times so patience please, their staff is awesome and tries hard to get us cold beverages quickly.

So come on out and when you place your first order make sure to tell them you're with the regular Nashville Friday happy hour group.

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