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Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Road Trip Recap Part 1!

Well, here I am at the coffee shop again! I've been on a nerdy kick lately so I've been skimming through my old beat-up copy of "The Birth of Tragedy." I wish I was still in Alice Hanson's music history class, because now I really want to write an essay - I know that sounds extremely nerdy but I've always been fascinated by how music and art can drive social movements and vice-versa, and one of the most perfect and chilling illustrations of this is Germany in the late 19th/early 20th century... Schopenhauer, Wagner, Nietzsche, how their work and their views on aesthetics inspired not only other artists, but entire social movements and their later influence on Hitler, and his reciprocal influence on/control of the music of his time... really amazing. Maybe I'll bore you with a blog on it later.

Anywhoo... today Ben and I are off to Bombay Bistro to sample some food for the Rehearsal Dinner! I am really excited for the rehearsal dinner - Ben's parents are catering it at their house which I think will be so much better than eating at a restaurant. Our friends will be able to hang out for as long as they want, we will actually be able to relax and talk to people... I can't wait.

On an unrelated note, if you want to check out the choir I sing in (The House of Hope Motet Choir), go here and click on "Featured Audio." That's us, baby!

I also thought I would take this opportunity to recap our recent road trip! We drove all the way down to Orlando and back in a week, if you can believe it, and saw lots of friends along the way. Our first stop was in Knoxville, TN to see some of Ben's co-workers from India - Louise and Zingrin Shisak. They are both musicians, and Zingrin just finished his graduate studies in Piano in Knoxville. Now they are moving back to India to teach at a school in Nagaland. The Shisaks are such sweet and fun people and I am SO glad I was able to meet them before they left!

Zingrin cooked up an amazing chicken curry (from the 660 Curries cookbook), and after dinner we went for a walk in their neighborhood - I have never been to the south before but was amazed at how lush and green everything was! Even the air smelled amazing - like grass and flowers, it was like a constant perfume.

We had a great time in Knoxville and would have loved to stay longer but we had to take off for our second stop... Savannah!!! (Stay tuned for LOTS of pictures!)


  1. road trips are so fun - looks like a great place to be!

  2. I love road trips! Although by about the 5th day I usually want to just get the heck out of the car, they are one of my favorite ways to travel :)


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