The Jolie Pez Project: The Jolie In NashvillePosted: October 14, 2010 Filed under: Foolishness, The Jolie Pez Project | Tags: angelina jolie, celebrities, comedy, Dolly Parton, Grand Ole Opry, Grand Ole Opry House, humor, jolie pez, music, Nashville Tennessee, pez, Porter Wagoner, Roy Orbison, Tennessee, travel, United States 46 Comments
After recuperating from her missing person experience, The Jolie headed off to just outside Music City USA to visit Todd Pack and his Messy Desk. From there she was able to drift in to Nashville and see the sights. Let’s get Todd’s report…
“She seems to draw trouble to herself,” Omawarisan had warned me, and he was right. She’d been on the ground maybe 2 minutes, and already the Jolie had run afoul of Thing 2’s ferocious robot dinosaur.
She managed to escape and struck out on her own.
She’d landed just outside Nashville, Tennessee. Music City USA. She wanted the full country music experience. She wanted to take “The Grand Tour,” see the stars’ homes, maybe record a hit record or two.
She wandered the suburbs until she found a house with musical notes on the front gate
She wondered who lived there.
If only the Jolie could read.
She decided she needed to get closer to the action, so the Jolie stowed away inside my computer bag, sneaked into and out of my office…
… and, like countless starry-eyed dreamers before her, set out to make a name for herself in Nashville.
She’d always dreamed of standing on the stage of the Grand Ole Opry, but she didn’t have the $18 for a tour, as her pants were made of plastic and had no pockets, so she could only stare longingly at the Grand Ole Opry House from the plaza outside.
The Jolie was almost ready to give up her dreams and go back out on the road when she saw a plain, cinder block building on Roy Acuff Place, down on Music Row.
It was RCA Studio B. Hundreds of classics had been recorded there. “It’s Now or Never” by Elvis. “Only the Lonely,” by Roy Orbison. “I Will Always Love You,” by Dolly Parton. She thought of going in and seeing if they’d let her record a song, maybe a cover of Dolly’s “Jolene,” only instead of “Jolene,” she’d sing, “Jolie,” because she thought that would be clever, but, sadly, she didn’t have $10 for a tour, and they wouldn’t let her in the building.
What happens now? Where will she go from here? Will she continue on her journey around the world, or will she disappear as she had so many times before?
Only time will tell….
…and so The Jolie is on her way to her next destination, headed west in a padded mailing envelope.
Thank you to Todd and his family for taking on the dangerous task of hosting The Jolie and making sure she had the opportunity to have such a great adventure. I don’t think anyone anticipated she’d have the opportunity to meet the Engineer from Conjunction Junction and Porter Wagoner at the same time. You’ve got to respect someone who has those kind of connections.
A couple of administrative notes for all fans of The Jolie. She has a really extensive list of destinations, but there’s always room for more. As things stand, she has a few more US destinations this year. She hopes to begin a Canadian tour in late December or early January. She’ll return to the US for more travels before beginning her trip around the world. Look for a dedicated Jolie Pez page on Blurt very soon.
Excellent adventure, Todd!
Thanks, Betty, but you know the Jolie. You don’t set the agenda. She does. I just tried to keep up.
Wow, Todd…I hope the Jolie isn’t bored when she gets to New Brunswick…you showed her quite a time in Nashville! Well-done!
Oh I have faith in the New Brunswick trip being great!
Wait, The Jolie went to Nashville and she didn’t get any biscuits from the Loveless? Shameful. Absolutely shameful.
Actually, now that I think of it, nobody has fed The Jolie. Maybe all this running away is simply because she wants a cheeseburger.
You know, I was going to take her to the Loveless, but she was really craving a fried-bologna-and-cheese sandwich at Puckett’s Grocery (the original, in Leiper’s Fork, not the copy in downtown Franklin).
Phew! Thank goodness she had her Tomb Raider gear on to fight the dinosaur.
it did look kind of touch and go there, didn’t it? do you think she held her own because their arms were the same length?
[…] Omawarisan, who runs a nifty little blog called Blurts, is sending an Angelina Jolie action figure around the world and posting pictures from her travels. Stop No. 2 was our house. Read all about it here. After recuperating from her missing person experience, The Jolie headed off to just outside Music City USA to visit Todd Pack and his Messy Desk. From there she was able to drift in to Nashville and see the sights. Let's get Todd's report… "She seems to draw trouble to herself," Omawarisan had warned me, and he was right. She'd been on the ground maybe 2 minutes, and already the Jolie had run afoul of Thing 2's ferocious robot dinosaur. She man … Read More […]
someone please make sure the jolie doesn’t record an album or even a song. that family doesn’t need anymore celebrity.
admit it, you just are waiting to get her and record a duet 😉
I had no idea that there was a Porter Wagoner action figure! She certainly had a most excellent adventure. Well done, Todd and fam!
Porter was heartbroken when the Jolie left.
Hat’s off to you Todd. Ms. Jolie looks like she had an awesome time.
I miss her already. I just found a note from her on my desk: “CAN I HAS GITAR?”
I’d just like to point out that, in the picture of the Jolie against the Nashville skyline, the building on the left looks like Batman. It’s the Bellsouth building, but locals call it the Batman building or just the Batbuilding.
how did no one see that in the design phase?
A local firm designed it. I asked someone who works there once, and she said the ears were supposed to be antennae (it used to be the AT&T building). She said no one noticed the resemblance to Batman until it was already up. We like it, though!
It looks likes the R2D2 building next to the Batman Building in the photo.
A wonderful adventure. I wonder if Jolie would enjoy a visit to Northern California. I would be more than happy to take her on for a weekend. Also, I have someone I think she should meet. He could show her around and “point” things out to her. (Check my “mini-finds” post for a clue) Thanks for the tour, Todd.
Actually, she is on her way there….but Northern California is a big place.
I’ll get you on the list and she’ll return that way to visit John!
I think Jolie Pez was working out hard when she went missing because her ass looks amazing in that first picture.
She was babbling something about pilates as they were loading her into the ambulance.
She’s going around the world? Can I carry her luggage?
She is going to Magellanize it.
You certainly may, but she is a lousy tipper.
The Jolie is going places I’ve never been! I’d like to offer up my services as the Jolie’s assistant. I can travel with her, and she’ll be free to use my pockets.
But if you travel with her, no one will be home when she gets to you.
Or something like that.
“If only the Jolie could read.”
This is even better than that traveling gnome in Amelie. Todd Pack, Omawarisan, I like the way you think!
Thank you! Gnomes are so 2000’s. The Jolie is the plastic woman for the 2010’s.
Great photos by Todd Pack! … crisp and clear. That’s hard to do with The Jolie and things in a distance. (bowing lowly, but still keeping an eye out for kicks to the head while bowing)
Todd has discovered settings on his camera that some of us only dream of.
The Batman Building! I’m surprise she didn’t try to climb it.
Just checked, thought you were on her list. Want her to stop by?
The Jolie and the robot dinosaur. Will the movie or the video game be out soon, and who will play the dinosaur?
Fun write up Todd. You and the Jolie appear to have had quite the weekend. Wonder what the Things thought about it? Our preschool used to have an exercise like this where they’d send home a ratty stuffed animal that we were to document. Of course, on Monday, we’d remember it in the trunk of the car. Yes, tell Jolie she picked the right family.
Thing 2 (the 4-year-old) was intrigued, but playing with the Jolie is like playing with firecrackers. It’s fun until someone dies in a horrible explosion.
Has Jolie been to Birmingham yet? I think she needs a few days of rowdy drinking and a visit to see Vulcan’s gigantic ass.
The Jolie called. She said you had her at Vulcan’s gigantic ass.
That was a great tour of Nashville, via The Jolie. A very enjoyable diversion.
Todd, what camera did you use? I was impressed with the way you managed to keep everything in focus, a tricky thing to do with the varying distance you had to work with. I hope to get a DSLR or a bridge* camera by the time The Jolie comes to London, which will hopefully be next Summer when it may actually stay dry here for a day or two. I’m working on an itinerary for her right now featuring a few of the usual landmarks and a couple of randoms off the beaten track. I think she’ll enjoy them.
* A bridge camera is smaller than a DSLR, but has many of the features. Not quite a full DSLR, but definitely better than a compact.
[…] Blurt (Omawarisan). He’s smart, funny and poignant, when the need arises. Plus, he’s the mastermind behind the Jolie Pez Project, which involves sending an Angelina Jolie action figure around the world. Here’s the link to the story of when the Jolie came to Nashville. […]
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