Friday, March 31, 2006
Most of the people who show up are from the Smyrna-LaVergne area. So lets invite someone from the area to drop by and "see" the local bloggers. Brittney broke our collective hearts by not showing up.
My idea is to send an invite to the mayor of Smyrna and LaVergne to drop by and say "hi". While the real odds of them showing up are small, it would at least bring our group to their attention and may lead to visits in the future.
What are your thoughts on the subject?
Not sure when it'll open.
But I'll keep my eyes open....
Wednesday, March 29, 2006
As of right now, it's a 7-2 vote to meet at Espresso Joe's in Smyrna.
So, if you haven't voted yet and would like to, please do so. And looking at the comments and getting some feedback via e-mail, it looks like we might have some new faces at our next meeting to go along with the usual crowd.
We look forward to everyone who can make it being there!
Show times are:
Friday, March 31 at 7 p.m.
Saturday, April 1 at 7 p.m.
Sunday, April 2 at 4 p.m.
Smyrna Assembly is located at 14119 Old Nashville Highway in Smyrna. You can call 615-534-0418 for more information or tickets.
Monday, March 20, 2006
We have tentatively planned to meet at Espresso Joe's in Smyrna, but as we talked about Saturday, we want some feedback. So here's your chance to vote and offer some suggestions.
The poll is up and running. Vote early, vote often! (OK, not often..but you get what I'm trying to say).
Saturday, March 18, 2006
Here's a run-down of just some of what you'll hear...
- Bad, Bad Ivy (and her kids!) on why servers shouldn't neglect women with kids.
- Gunner on Nashville Scene and a serial killer...
- Harelip Frog on finding the right bra
- Comment Tater trying to keep control of the insanity (and not succeeding!)
- Kathy of This is Smyrna, TN
- Big Orange Michael on the new Doctor Who and what he's looking for in a potential date.
The posting for the episode is here or you can listen to it directly here.
Sunday, March 12, 2006
As someone looking for a job I have ended up very impressed with certain local government's websites and would like to bring them to your attention.
Welcome to the Town of Smyrna Human Resources site on the World Wide Web. These pages are designed to provide you with information on careers, recruitment, benefits and more. Please take a look around and see what the Town of Smyrna Tennessee has to offer.A nice site that is currently listing 10 jobs open. Full and part time available. While most are seasonal and rather entry level they do have one full time administrative position open.
Our neighbor city has 11 jobs listed. Most of these do not look seasonal and could be a nice "foot in the door" for something better. Sadly to look at the individual jobs require adobe reader as they are in PDF form.
While our neighbor has a page for job listing they currently have none posted.
With everything from a librarian to a helicopter pilot needed this listing will have something for you. 25 individual jobs are listed on this one page alone with a few looking like they had several opening per job. Also on the bottom of this page are links to the Planning Department, the Health Department, the Metro Action Commission, and the Nashville Convention Center as they have their own human resources sites with jobs listed. A small note. The old requirement that if you worked for the Metro police or Sheriff's department you had to live in the county has been dropped. They found it was pretty much impossible to enforce that silly rule.
A few resources for your job hunting task ahead. Good luck.
Saturday, March 11, 2006
From the last post on the Middle Tennessee Blogger and Podcaster's Meeting, it would appear that folks as far as Knoxville have interest in coming. I say to you, welcome. If you drive that far to come talk blogging, technology and whatever else crosses the minds of the amazing people who have graced us with their presence, then you are truly a special guest.
The next Middle Tennessee Blogger and Podcaster's Meeting will be on Saturday, March 18th at 2:00 PM. Meet us at Espresso Joe's in Smyrna, TN.
Espresso Joe's Coffee Co is located at:
901 Rock Springs Rd.
I want to give a big thanks to my friends, Gunner and Big Orange Michael, for helping out with the Smyrna, TN blog. If you are a resident of Smyrna and would like to be a part of the This Is Smyrna, TN Blog, please drop me a line at firstname.lastname@example.org. This blog is focused mainly on delivery information to the residents and guests of the town of Smyrna...
I've been very busy lately with work. Over the course of the last three weeks I've had a total of three days off. Suffice it to say that I'm exhausted. I'm looking forward to getting back to my normal self sometime in April. I will be off on for Spring Break the last week of March so hopefully I can do some blogging and get myself back in order.
Tags: Smyrna,TN; Technology; Middle Tennessee Blogger and Podcaster's Group; Community Blogging
Wednesday, March 8, 2006
Come one, come all! On Thursday, March 30th beginning at 5:00 p.m., Bob Parks Realty (Smyrna and Auction team) are hosting a live auction benefiting the American Cancer Society. We have worked tirelessly to collect an amazing assortment of professional sports memoribilia, including an autographed photo of Titans' Coach Jeff Fisher, signed footballs, jerseys & helmets, autographed photos, and much more. To see more, click FUNDRAISER AUCTION.
After hearing about the tragic death of Dana Reeve today from lung cancer, we are reminded that cancer affects so many people. I would bet that every single one of us has been touched somehow with this horrible, evil disease. Personally, I was devastated when I lost my 43-year old brother-in-law three years ago to bladder cancer. He left behind four beautiful children and a widow who now struggles to not only make ends meet, but to raise their children alone. Another friend of mine, Ana Barnes, died this past September after a desperate fight against stomach cancer. She was in her 30's - how unfair.
PLEASE COME TO THIS EVENT! You can buy tickets for an all-you-can-eat spread provided by Logans Roadhouse and other restaurants. You can bid on an amazing array of items - bids range from $5 to $1200. If you have questions about the auction, please call my office at 615-459-4040! See you there!!
Tuesday, March 7, 2006
A long range bomber which helped Allied forces turn the tide in World War II makes a stop in Smyrna .
The Liberty Belle B-17B was built in August of 1945. It was one of more than 12,000 built and one of just 14 still flying today.
The B-17 was dubbed the "Flying Fortress" as a result of its amount of defensive firepower. The B-17 easily flew beyond the range of escort fighters into enemy territory. The average B-17 mission lasted eight hours.
The Liberty Belle will be at the Smyrna Airport this weekend. Tours of the B-17 will be available Sunday between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m....
Wednesday, March 1, 2006
Fall Creek Falls March 31 & April 1 Star Party Join us at the Inn for a of night star watching telescope viewing and discussions on the night sky. Telescopes will be offered or you may bring your own. For more information call (423) 881-5298.On the other side of McMinnville (map) the park offers an Inn, individual cabins, and camping sites to fit your taste. The last Star party I went to was at cedars of Lebanon and it was a blast. They had set up several small to medium sized telescopes and had each one "aimed" at a different object.
Fall Creek Falls State Resort Park is one of the most scenic and spectacular recreation areas in America. Its waterfalls, cascades, sparkling streams, gorges, timberland and an unmatched variety of recreation facilities and activities have made it one of the most popular parks in the Southeast. Fall Creek Falls is one of the highest waterfalls east of the Rocky Mountains, plunging 256 feet into a shaded pool at the base of its gorge. The park's other falls, (Piney, Cane Creek and Cane Creek Cascades), though smaller, are just as impressive.Enjoy