Brandy Day227: Fast & Furious

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Fortune doesn’t favor those who play it safe. It favors the brave. Risk everything.
‘Like the others say, I could know your pain, but I couldn’t get used to it.’  In the end all the pain will mirror happiness and you will understand why you walked the path you had to, to get to where you are. Don’t let fear determine your future.
Nick, my brother & best friend, to say he gets me would be an understatement. I’d be lost without this kid. He’s walked my path, by my side, sometimes dragging me along the way. Tonight we hit the road & headed south. Speed, music, windows down & country air. It’s what every polluted soul needs.
Thanks for being my best friend, my inspiration.
“Thank you for listening…”

Brandy Day213: Old Habits Die Hard

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Friday nights at The Gathering, what was also known as Michaels Southshore. I loved my Friday nights there. Hanover Chase always played and all my regulars seated around the bar, bartending with Nick. Oh the memories, the laughter, the music & the fiends.
Ownership switched a year ago today. It was a hard transition. Hanover Chase plays once a month here still. Tonight was that night. It was so great walking in, seeing so many familiar faces. Listening to great music with deep meaning. Hugs from almost everyone in there, the band even stopped 🙂
Its moments like these when you realize just how many lives you’ve touched. #heyjealousy #wagonwheel #hanoverchase

Brandy Day212: Country

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Windows down. Music on. Country breeze blowing through my hair. The smell of corn and wet soil. No one around, but those naturally intended.
This was shot on an old lot that held a home. At one time it was a home that housed a family, hopefully wrapped in love and memories. A place that no longer stands. All that’s left is the rubble of broken glass and bricks. An old swing tied in a tree. The sun melting deep in the back, surrounded in cornfields and stale life.

Brandy Day204: The Sky Is Falling!!

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A beautiful evening on the patio with family & friends. I really enjoy evenings such as these. Being outside with the fresh air, sun shining, summer breeze wrapping around my bare skin. The sun sets behind me while I enjoy the smiles of those in front of me. I can’t help but be distracted by this, like so many of us during trials of our life. We cannot focus on what’s behind us when we have endless possibilities in front of us. Moments that offer happiness and satisfaction.
Remember the sun will rise tomorrow offering new opportunities and the breeze will gently blow the pain away that lingers from second & third chances.

Brandy Day200: I Need A Bean Field!

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Watching the sun melt on a back country road with the sweet smell of corn and freshly turned soil.
Most don’t understand the satisfaction or the comfort I get when doing this. Nothing but freedom. You can keep your thoughts or go empty minded. There is too much to focus on when you have time and open roads.
I challenge you to try this one evening. Find some country roads, roll the windows down, get your favorite jams going and just drive.

Chandler Day 192: Symphony on the Prairie

photo-3Tonight we went to the Symphony on the Prairie which is put on by the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra. You take a picnic and sit out on the grass and listen to the symphony play. It’s a lot of fun and it was a great night with great people. It’s a becoming a summer tradition and one I love.

Brandy Day177: Jimmy B

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Today I had the pleasure of working the Jimmy Buffett pre party at Klipsch with Mad Anthony Brewery. I had such a great time and met some really cool people. I love when I get to do events like this. I even met some fellow Chivers, though this one was my favorite!  I hope all had a great evening at the show and again thank you to Mad Anthony Brewery and Blaine Stuckey for allowing me to be a part of such a fun event!!