Thursday, November 18, 2010

Bird sanctuary, home town win and true test

- These colorful pots full of fall plants and floating plants in the bird sanctuary of R. Thomas Grill on Peachtree Street in Atlanta.

- Winning tickets to see Garrison Keillor last evening from my radio station, WMLB 1690AM - The Voice of the Arts. To be in the running, I just had to comment on their facebook page about which "small town with big stories" is my favorite. Guess which one I put?

- Mr. Keillor was wearing his trademark red accent items - this time, red tie and red sneakers. Friend Leisa and I enjoyed his observations on Thanksgiving "a day we gather among our kin who know us a little too well, and put civility to a true test." That's kind of true, but I am still looking forward to it. :)


Fireblossom said...

I love Garrison Keillor. Lucky you!

desk49 said...
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desk49 said...

Pots full of plants
Birds flying around
Peachtree’s grilling
In Atlanta town

Tickets for Keillor
From a station you see
On there facebook
I had to be me

Red is his trademark
As funny as can be
Leisa and Lynn had fun
Will it’s kind of true you see

What is kind of true
Is that kind of so so
I’m not sure just
How that all goes.

Louvregirl said...

Yes~ Lucky you Lynn. So glad that you won!
lg (blessings!)

Louvregirl said...

Milledgeville (did I spell it right?)

sage said...

Congratulations, I've listened to Garrison Keillor for decades. I love his way of spinning stories around the mundane.

Lynn said...

FB -

It was a lot of fun. I would have liked it he had his Prairie Home Companion people with him - I saw that he did that in other towns, but this was neat, too.

Ellis -

I like that last verse especially. :) Thank you for my poem!

lg -

I know - I am lucky. And yes - it was Milledgeville! You spelled it just right. My sisters and I type "m'ville" in emails. :)

Sage -

And I love the way he goes from one story to another. Just great.

TALON said...

Was it Milledgeville? Or am I totally screwing up the name? Glad you got to see him again. And neat that you won the tickets!

That grill looks like a really neat place to eat. And you'll laugh (and maybe want to hit me), but do they serve any fowl there? Or would a chicken sandwich be considered very bad form?

What would holidays be without the family gathering? Plus it gives great stories for the rest of the year :)

Ileana said...

Congrats to you, my friend...and enjoy!

Love your last line, btw...which I did not expect! :)

Meredith said...

Milledgeville -- although I see I'm not the only one to have guessed it. ;) We all know and love that town through you now, Lynn!

How cool to get to see Garrison Keillor live. Those free tickets couldn't have gone to a nicer person.

Ah, R. Thomas. In the colder months it's an especially colorful lift. I hope you had some of that -- oh, what was it called? Dijon hiziki. If not, have a bite for me next time; okay? :)

Lynn said...

Talon -

Yes! Milledgeville.

And yes - R. Thomas does serve fowl. :) But it seems to be chicken. I talked to all the cockatiels on the way in and they just squawked, but one of them said Hello! to Leisa.

Ily -

Oh you know - we love to get together, but sometimes there is just a bit too much togetherness. It's all good though. :)

Meredith -

Yes - I do talk about my home town a bit, don't I? I love it there and miss it.

I will try the hiziki the next time - I got that Thai Bowl thing they have that is so good.

Sara said...


I haven't really watched Garrison Keillor or read his books. I'm have to change this given the quote you put up about Thanksgiving. I love line "and put civility to a true test." LOL

Good for you for winning those tickets. I get you had lots of fun:~)

LL Cool Joe said...

Well done for winning the tickets!

Red sneakers sound good! :D

Riot Kitty said...

Congrats! I am so jealous. Garrison Keillor is one of the only writers who makes me laugh out loud.

Snaggle Tooth said...

Pretty blossoms! Not many around here lately- Congrats on winning! Midgeville? Yes I just read that comment-
No idea who Garrison Keillor is- Better go look it up.
I get to skip Thanks dinner this year- Boo!

Lynn said...

Sara -

I did have fun. He is just a part of my day with the email Writers' Almanac and his message that comes on my local PBS radio station at 11am. I always find his parting message, "Be well, do good work, and keep in touch.®" so comforting and inspiring.

Joe -

I thought you'd like that. :)

Riot Kitty -

He seems to be doing a US tour - maybe he'll be coming to Portland.

Snaggle -

You guessed right. :) And I'm sorry you have to miss Thanksgiving. Wish I could send dinner to you.

Jannie Funster said...

Hey, I should check to see if he's coming to Austin. I bet he is.

GORGEOUS plants -- and are those beets in there?? I know you love those!


Off to style my hair now.


Lynn said...

Good eye and memory, Jannie Muffin - I do like beets very much and I do believe that is what those are!

Wendy said...

ha ha! A great way to describe Thanksgiving.