Saturday, August 20, 2005

It's good to be a North Sider

Ok, so there are now 4 very active bloggers our *block* of 5th Ave N, here in good old Nashville, TN.

It’s been interesting to actually get to know my neighbors over the last year of living here on the North Side. Only when I was very young did we have any interaction with our neighbors and since then I’ve hardly known there names. I honestly never really cared to get to know them or felt it was important.

Mind you I’m 25 so I didn’t grow up when the then classic (now ancient) TV shows from the 50’s and 60’s told me that life in America used to be all Tupperware parties and gee-golly great neighborhood cookouts in the back yard.

So as I was saying it’s been an interesting year. I must say I really enjoy all the neighbors I’ve gotten to know! (For those that know me, enjoying new people is not one of my strong suits. It takes me a long, long time to get used to new people.)
It’s awesome to see how like minded we are in lot of areas and how we all live very different life styles and lives. It’s great that I’m asked if I would water there garden while they’re out of town and they ours when we leave. Its significant how we came together to bless someone when they had a death in the family.

I think it’s great we all have blogs as well, I feel that it makes getting to know them that much easier. As I read their blogs I get a little insight into who they are, what they are interested in and it really makes it much easier to get past that awkward initial stage of getting to know each other. Plus it gives you a lot to talk about when you see each other on the street. (Yes we here on the North Side actually see our neighbors outside of there homes often. I know this is hard for all you Southern-Greater-Nash outlanders to understand. Do what’s right people LEAVE BRENTWOOD, it’s just not good for you!)

So yeah things are good here on the North Side, it’s a true testament to how things can be if a people are just willing to step out of there houses and say more then “hello” to the people who live next door.


At 8/21/2005 8:11 AM, Blogger John H said...

Amen. Sidewalks, porches and houses that aren't 1/2 acre from the street make a big difference when it comes to community.

Growing up in the greater Green Hills area (the poor side of Green Hills!), I never imagined living in, my God, NORTH NASHVILLE. That would have been like moving to EAST Nashville with all those hot-rodded greaser kids.

So here we are, and ironically the two most livable parts of town, IMO, are the northside and east Nashville..funny how different things are when you actually live/visit a place versus buying into the stereotypes.

At 8/21/2005 9:14 AM, Blogger S-townMike said...

Do what’s right people LEAVE BRENTWOOD, it’s just not good for you!

Yeah, but we still need a few of the suburbanites to stay put. We don't want the city neighborhoods overrun with them. We'll lose our best-kept-secret. It's like when you find that great restaurant or bar that has the perfect critical mass of people and then word spreads about it and it all goes to hell. Popularity can kill charm in an instant.

At 8/21/2005 12:43 PM, Blogger Moo_Cow said...

Yeah good point... Stay there! ;-)

At 8/21/2005 11:16 PM, Blogger Tavius said...

like JJ's or Coco, in the old school days.....btw i know its not on yalls side of town, but visit hair of the dog, a cool as venue/bar/food place, 12 and wedgewood-ish, like one block rocks....keep the secret


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