You’re Not ‘The One That Got Away’

Well, hello there!  It’s been a while.  I’ve enjoyed catching up on your blogs this week.  Thank you for making me feel missed and welcomed back.

There are many, many songs written about “the one that got away.”  But what about the one that didn’t?  And by that I mean, what about the one that didn’t, but you wish had?!  Here’s a song I wrote on that subject a few years ago.

My inner grammar cop compels me to point out the flaw in the title.  But no one says, “the one who got away” now do they?  So artistic license wins over language laws this time – like a lot of times.  In fact, anytime you find an error in my writing, just chalk it up to “artistic license.”  Oh yeah, I totally meant to do that. . .

Have a great weekend!

– Anita, Noted in Nashville

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Noted This Week of April 28, 2013

This week on Noted in Nashville . . .

It’s a mystery.

Maybe I’ll write about music . . .

or space travel . . .

or ’80s hair . . .

or cartoons . . .

or Bono’s sunglasses.

Or maybe I’ll just sit this week out and let you guys do all the writing.  As I mentioned in my last post, I’ve hit a bit of a wall and I’m waiting for inspiration to strike.  But I figure a little mystery every now and then is a good thing. . . .

– Anita, Noted in Nashville

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