The Way It Is
"In this world, but not of it." Those were your words to me as you gently massaged my soles (and soul!) during my Gentleman's Mountain Stream Foot Treatment at the Grove Park Inn Spa. Could you tell from the yin yang symbol tattooed on my ankle that I totally get that? I still need my 800-thread-count Egyptian cotton sheets and wine decanter even when I camp at Bonnaroo, and I know from your kind eyes that you don't judge me for that.
When I shared my "after" aura imaging photo you saw the very essence of who I am: peaceful, yet still searching. If you want to know more about the mystery of me, let's meet at Bruce Hornsby and the Noisemakers.
Bruce Hornsby and the Noisemakers are playing as part of the Biltmore Concert Series on Thursday, Aug. 11, 8 p.m. He won the Best New Artist Grammy in 1987, and he collaborated with the Grateful Dead for several years. Original lineup of Bela Fleck & the Flecktones opens.
Fly Me Courageous
You wouldn't change seats so that I could sit next to my boyfriend (11 years and he's still my boyfriend — what a joke!) on my flight back from Costa Rica. You had me lean forward so the flight attendant wouldn't catch you pouring the three mini bottles of vodka you snuck onto the plane straight into the Mrs. T's can, and then you didn't even bother to offer me a drink. You snarled at everyone who dared speak to you, trampled my backpack (there were three sand dollars in there, thanks), slept with your mouth open and stole my biscuit cookies. Damn.
I'm wildly attracted to your complete lack of social skills, and I can't stop fantasizing about what you might be like.
Bring your mini bar to The Grey Eagle for Drivin' and Cryin' if you're curious, too.
The Southern Rock band Drivin’ and Cryin’ formed more than 25 years ago in Atlanta. The band released its first studio album in 12 years in 2009, The Great American Bubble Factory. Drivin’ performs at the Grey Eagle at 9 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 11.
Time to Waste
Last Friday, I spotted you at the Merrimon Avenue Dunkin’ Donuts. You were dressed in black, eating powdered Munchkins and drinking coffee while reading The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. Even though I'm rarely interested in anything until at least 10:30 a.m., you stayed in my thoughts all morning. What kind of grown man eats a Munchkin? Who in America has not read The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo? Why wasn’t the front of your shirt all powdery? I drove there again at lunch, telling myself I needed gas but hoping I might see you. There you were in the same seat, but eating a bagel and reading The Notebook. Again, questions and more questions. I don’t know if I like you or want to make fun of you, but I definitely want to know you. Come to Alkaline Trio next week so I can find out.
Alkaline Trio plays The Orange Peel on Wednesday, Aug. 17, 7:30 p.m. This emo-punk band formed in 1996 and just released its eighth studio album, Damnesia, last month.