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Kalamatas Mediterranean Restaurant April 13, 2013

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Just wanted to share one of my favorite locations in Nashville. Kalamata’s offers the absolute most consistently fantastic fare in Nashville. Seven years ago, my friend Max Abrams (Max on Sax) and I planned to have lunch together. He brought me to Kalamata’s where it seemed like the owners knew him, remembered him and after we ordered, our food was ready within a few minutes.

My favorite thing to order is the hummus appetizer and the lamb gyro. I promise that you’ve never had EITHER dish that tasted so good. Kalamatas prides itself on healthy meal options. Their salmon salad seems to be a huge favorite with friends of mine, but I’ve never been able to pass up my gyro on a visit.

My Kalamatas is the green hills location, right off Crestmoor and Hillsboro Road. They have a couple other locations, but I’ve been a consistent customer at this location.

Green Hills is always the place to be in Nashville if you like to enjoy the “finer” things in life. The Mall at Green Hills promises and delivers many luxury shops, but lacks a food court.

When I lived out of town, I would plan my at least on visit to Kalamatas while I was in town. Seven years later, I consistently return the favor by sharing my love of Kalamata’s with my friends and visitors.

Today, after a particularly pleasant (I’ve never had an unpleasant trip here) visit with a long overdue lunch here at Kalamatas, I figured I would give them a long overdue public shout out. For those of you who love to do the celebrity spotting thing, Phil Vassar just came by for a bite too.

One thing is for sure – with great food, great service and a relaxed atmosphere, Kalamatas is a place that will keep people coming back week after week, year after year. If you’re in town, check it out!

 

#instacollage apple pies in a jar #holiday #gifts December 6, 2012

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Crockpot roast dinner. #dinnermadeeasy

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Photo from Jonathan’s 50th Birthday Party! November 22, 2012

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Missing Justine! Girls night out needs to happen again soon! November 17, 2012

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Adriene and myself… Rockin! October 24, 2012

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Daniel and myself at the silver dollar saloon afterparty! October 18, 2012

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An Opry Tuesday Night! May 23, 2012

Spent a fantastic evening at the Opry last night, being entertained by some truly talented folks. The Opry was filming for a GAC special that will be airing on Memorial Day.

Had the pleasure of meeting several folks who were being honored for their service as well!

 

SOPA and PIPA and Airplanes, oh my! January 19, 2012

I had the pleasure of attending the Digital Marketing Strategies event at our corporate offices this week with members of our digital team in Washington D.C.  We spent two days in seminars unleashing a corporate digital marketing strategy outline and additional education to teams across the nation.

My life is absolutely chock-full of events that circle right around. I, Audrey Korshoff, am almost never compelled to fill out a contact form and contact my Congressman. For the most part, I let them do their job, and I do mine. I do this so rarely, that I think the last time I filled out any sort of form to contact my senator and/or house representative, my youngest child was still in diapers. She’s currently 8 ½ years old.

Today, in honor of Wikipedia and Google’s public showcase to show their discontent with the SOPA and PIPA legislation, I clicked on the link and (gasp!) filled out the form to Congressman Jim Cooper, expressing my concern regarding the bill.

We finished our training day, and after a flight delay, boarded the flight headed home to Nashville. After I boarded the plane, as others were still boarding, a man stopped, looked nearly right at me, and said, “It’s an honor to meet you, Senator, thank you for your hard work”. Confused, I looked incredulously at this man, whom I realized was looking at the seat behind me as he moved forward to shake the Senator’s hand and find his seat.

So, I turned around.

Sure enough, there’s Congressman Jim Cooper sitting on the plane directly behind me, reading his newspaper.  Just before I shut off my phone, I tweeted, commenting on the seat #upgrade I gave myself at check-in, sitting in front of a senator and contemplating whether I should take the opportunity to approach my stance on the SOPA/PIPA situation.

I did make some friendly banter about how I initially thought the random guy on the plane was talking to me, but decided that it was after 5:30, and I was going to go ahead and let the man read the newspaper instead.  After our complimentary beverage service and a trip to the restroom, I finally bolstered my courage to bother him and told him my story.

We briefly discussed Wikipedia’s blackout for its stance against SOPA and PIPA , then he shared that he had attended a digital conference in Nashville last week where Google came to represent and inform them about the technical intricacies and implications of these bills. I took the opportunity to share my thoughts, explaining that while I had read the overview, along with much commentary regarding the bills and would strongly prefer to not have the bills pass, I felt that I needed to read them in their entirety before I felt prepared to argue or discuss their finer points. What I did express was that those bills would be a complete “game changer” if passed (especially in my field of work), and that I felt it would NOT benefit the country as a whole to move in that direction.

So, Wikipedia and Google, I did my job today. I contacted my local Congressman, not once, but twice today. I think the second time did a much better job of getting a voice “heard”, and sure was a lot more fun.

On a more personal note, I have to say that my hesitation was in vain. Congressman Jim Cooper is very approachable, entertaining and absolutely as sweet as apple pie. He even humored my geeky side by allowing me to snap a quick picture together on the plane for my blog about my uncanny luck.

 

Trainspotting with kids November 23, 2011

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