Good morning, Nashville. It’s a sad morning for us here at Nashvillest as we’ve just learned that Loveless Cafe’s famous “Biscuit Lady,” Carol Fay Ellison, died yesterday after a three-week hospitalization. Details haven’t been released, but she will surely be missed around here. Since starting at the Loveless Cafe as a dishwasher at age 18, she’s since made her mark whipping up biscuits alongside such big names as Conan O’Brien and Martha Stewart, and most recently going up against Bobby Flay in a biscuit showdown.
- Accidents happen. The Davidson County Criminal Clerk’s Office accidentally sent out the clerk’s own social security number along with five staffers when they were responding to a request for criminal records, which makes us feel very secure in this town.
- Infamous. Speaking of feeling secure, Tennessee is the fifth most dangerous state according to the CQ Press, but what do they know?
- We told you that parking sucks. Everyone’s favorite blogging lawmaker Rep. Stacy Campfield was late for a committee vote yesterday and decided to skip the parking garage in favor of the much-more-convenient Capitol sidewalk. Rep. Campfield pulled up onto the sidewalk, turned on his hazard flashers, hopped out of the car, ran into the Plaza and voted, and then ran back out to move his car before anyone even had the chance to ticket him.
- Bits & pieces. Some “hunky” Nashville firemen are strutting down the catwalk of the Southern Women’s Show “in their skivvies” to raise some money “for charity,” and one of those hunky firemen is 72 … The Church Street viaduct (the bridge thing) will be undergoing some repairs so you might run into periodic closures this week … The Bald Eagles are bouncing back in Tennessee … You guys really did storm the Green Hills Apple Store castle on Saturday for the iPad release, didn’t you?
Photo by Chris1051.