This is obviously very, very important to read.
Many states—perhaps all the states—wanted banana pudding as their state sweet. The layered concoction of sliced bananas, vanilla pudding, vanilla wafers, and whipped cream is an honest-to-God American treasure. And Tennessee is the state that has developed a festival worthy of banana pudding’s charms: The National Banana Pudding Festival and Cook-Off has been running for five years in Hickman County, Tennessee. In addition to naming “the best maker of banana pudding in the United States,” the festival crowns a Miss Banana Pudding, a ritual of retrograde sexism that is forgivable only because it’s done for the greater glory of banana pudding.
'Tucky's outfit…? This ain't some “fashionista” thing, is it?
Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam and Tennessee First Lady Crissy Haslam Ice Bucket Challenge
Haslam said he and his wife were challenged on video by Carianne and Chris Meystrik, members of Cedar Springs Presbyterian Church, which they and the Haslams attend. Carianne Meystrik has been battling ALS for 17 years.
Could this also be in response to Mark “Coonrippy” Brown who was defeated in the GOP primary by Haslam despite his heart warming pro-raccoon platform? See Coonrippy’s ice bucket challenge here.
Donate to MDA’s Ice Bucket Challenge campaign to fight ALS here.
More drawing practice stuff. To work on face shapes, I decided to line up my TN with some of the muses he interacts with most often.
(See the captions for their names and blogs they are from)
Third Avatar I’ve made.
I can’t seem to draw Andrew consistently even though the design stays the same. ; u ;
It belonged to Randal McGavock, a storied Civil War soldier who served as Nashville’s mayor for a one-year term in 1824.
"Historians love McGavock, and not just for his striking red hair. He was a very thoughtful and observant writer and his diary, housed at the Tennessee State Library and Archives is a real window to a time much different than ours. Except the portion of his diary devoted to the Civil War has long been missing.
We should have seen this coming.
The Tennessee Aquarium has taken notice of the resemblance.