Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Life in "Nashville"

Sunday night, I was struck with a mad case of the hawngrys [Tangent: A step up from just being simply a little hungry.] while over on the East side at Jamie's. Because we are both fairly indecisive individuals, we defaulted to the always crowd-pleasing Pharmacy Burger Parlour and Beer Garden as we were cruising around town. I have been there a handful of times, but always arrived on non-standard meal hours, so no wait has ever come behind this gal and her ramekin of beer gravy. [THANK GOD!] Unfortunately, I soon realized that apparently I should have stuck to eating when no one else does, because when we got there- we had about a 30 minute wait.

This was fine. Sunday was a nice night and the fact that I could smell ground beef and sweet potato fries was like secondhand deliciousness so I was not irked. [Tangent: It would be as if I was nicking really bad for a cigarette and someone blew smoke in my face. It satisfied the craving for the time being...as I waited to be impregnated with a food baby.] While sitting outside the packed eatery and playing on my phone, I happened to look up and spot Gunnar from the ABC hit Nashville.  It went something like this:


Internally I lost my shit with excitement, but externally I must have been quite reserved because Jamie did not pick up on any of my subtle clues and body ticks that should indicate that he should peel his eyes off his iPhone momentarily and be on the lookout for ABC stars. Ugh.

Initially I was irked that Mr. Primetime got right in to get a table, which really contradicted Gunnar's nice everyman personae, but after posting about it on Facebook, a fellow Nashville blogger pointed out to me that he took a seat at the bar in lieu of waiting. She got seated next to him.

Ok, I know his name is Sam Palladio [Tangent: Thanks IMDB!] but I like to think since all the actors reside in my city that their storylines just exist in reality with mine. Is that weird? Probably.  Maybe if I didn't see them out doing normal people things and I lived in Los Angeles, it would be one thing, but I live in Nashville and the show is called Nashville. What else am I supposed to do?!??!?

 I mean when I saw Avery Barkley [Jonathan Jackson]  at Whole Foods or Scarlett O'Conner [Clare Bowen] in the balcony at the OCMS New Year's show, I felt this weird insatiable urge to approach them as if they were their TV counterparts.

Are you team Juliette Barnes or team Rayna James?
Is your hair real? [directed 99.9% at Scarlett]

What Kroger did you steal that nail polish from? 

Does Deacon smell like sawdust as I'd imagine? 
Do you all ever get together and watch old episodes of Who's Line is it Anyway? when Deacon was on there?



This is just a small list of the many that scroll through my mind every Wednesday night. [Tangent: Or Thursday when I DVR.] Before you start totally doubting my sanity, please believe deep inside- I know the show is not in the reality genre.  I know the show is fake because no Nashvillian would casually take a meeting at the pedestrian bridge and then walk in 4 inch heels to Tootsie's. That's clearly fiction.

12 comments:

  1. Um, he's hawt.

    If you see Scarlett again, please for the love of God, ask her if she'll stop talking in that baby talk jibberish so that we can understand what she's saying!

    Also, her hair is made out of freshly spun cotton candy. I can just tell.

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    1. I read a review that likened her character to "how a lonely 12 year old would imagine a cartoon fairy". Pretty spot on...cotton candy hair and all.

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  2. "I know the show is fake because no Nashvillian would casually take a meeting at the pedestrian bridge and then walk in 4 inch heels to Tootsie's. That's clearly fiction."

    LOL!!

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  3. Gunner was on my plane to NYC last month and I almost had a hernia!!!!!! (how about that for breaking out an old euphenism)

    And i thought the same thing...but then saw an interview of him speaking with his british accent and now i'm having trouble accepting his southern accent. Life is hard.

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    1. That is exciting!! Yeah I thought he was Australian but you're much more worldly than I so I trust your judgement on dialects. I think Scarlett is an Aussie Brit too which would explain her weird accent . I actually know the girl that is the dialect voice coach for the show and overall think she's done awesome bc I would buy Gunnar as a southerner. Scarlett...not so much though

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  4. I think everyone I know has run into Deacon except me. And this must be remedied. Because I want to smack his face and do inappropriate things to the rest of him.
    And the "Walk me to Tootsie's for a drink" line made me scream, "You're gonna pass, like 14 bars on your way there!" at the television. Thanks, boxed wine.

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    1. I haven't!!! And I think I too would do dirty dirty things to him. He's foxy

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  5. I wish I could trade my two Scarlett sightings for one Gunnar! I just saw Clare Bowen again on Monday when I was driving to the tile place; she was getting out of her car to walk into House of Blues. Her hair mystifies me. I'm not sure how much of it is real, but I'm thinking the percentage is low.

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    1. She seems to be out and about a lot. Her hair must be fake. I wish I had seen her up close bc I would have sneakily tried to touch it

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  6. the only thing i know about nashville is "sexy duck" because they talk about her on who charted all the time. haha! i didn't know chip esten was on there! i went through a WEIRD whose line is it anyway obsession in middle school and i woudl be thrilled to run into him!!!

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    1. Get on the bandwagon!!! I'm sure you can find it online. Also, I miss who charted!! I'm so behind on all my podcasts since audio stopped working on my phone and I got too poor to fix it

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