this week i

presented on data tips and shortcuts using the consumer expenditure survey at the bureau of labor statistics conference.

would print this guide to happiness out. and maybe just glance at maps that changed the world. oh and this visualization is profound.

read elizabeth drew's article written the week prior to health reform, 'the bill that emerged from the senate probably went about as far as could be expected'.

flew to nashville..

..for the birthday weekend..

..and so much else to adore.

obviously ate pie instead.

disagree that you are not photogenic, miz bailee.

met interesting people.

proudly stood out among the blondes.

teetered on the brink of an exciting bar-fight.

made room on the dance floor.

second amended..

..or not!

couldn't decide whether i preferred the shakespearean amphitheater below the state capitol..

..the centennial parthenon..

..or three storey athena herself, nike in hand.

found a most effective alarm clock..

..beautiful southern belles showing off wombat rugs..

..and punk rockers covering johnny cash.

learned the military equestrian statue code of conduct.

fired up the griddle.

realized that each davidson county liquor license applicant must guarantee live music..

..a bar without a band no better than a bar without alcohol.

swam anyway.

genuinely wish my city also had a newspaper that printed only historical articles.

met the architect.

basked in southern hospitality. (worth a zoom-in)

toured the frist center and its stick figure cautionary signs.

could listen to bluegrass remixes forever.

frolicked through the outdoor chiluly exhibit.

contemplated how zen gardens..

..bamboo forests..

..and other fiery sprouts were not at risk of weather damage.

saw the sun..

..the moon..

..& boats full of bizarre.

understand the fuss.