My name is Elizabeth. (Or Prentiss, depending on who you ask.)
I grew up in Memphis, Tennessee, and only recently came to terms with the idea that I just might be proud of that fact, and even worse, that I might be rapturously in love with my hometown. I always thought I needed to get up and get out to do something or be anything, and get up and out I did. I went three hours away to Kentucky for school (Murray State University, home of the Racers and smack in the middle of the awkwardly moist Calloway County, which meant you drove 45 minutes to Tennessee for a six-pack and celebrated your 21st birthday at Applebees) and then went 4,000 miles away to England for grad school. That was 2007, and in September of that year I launched this blog to document my travels, adventures and studies. Like you do, I fell in love with a boy and for a good minute I thought I might live there forever. That passed, and I moved home, but I think by the time I die a shocking amount of cumulative time over the course of my life will have been spent Dreaming About, Planning Trips to or Traveling Around in England.
After the little island, I moved to another little island. Or, more accurately, I worked for penance on that little island and lived across the river in Jersey City, New Jersey, the only placed I've ever lived that legitimately had a dog in the fight for Armpit of America. I worked (for free) for a few different online music publications, ate more hot dogs than one person should consume in one's lifetime, got cat called in at least five different languages daily and took a disturbing amount of naps on trains. Frankly, that sums it up.
I moved back to Memphis in September of 2009 and have been busy rediscovering the city I left seven years ago. Now, a blog that started out as a bit of a travelogue three years ago has gone through a lot of change. I write about my travels and adventures still, of course, because there are still plenty of them to go around. I also write about dating, relationships, being Southern, being a woman, being a Southern woman and now, my one-year-old entrepreneurial adventure, Signal Flow PR.
I'm 27. I'm a musician. I love basketball, and soul music, and barbecue, all of which I'm willing to get in a bar fight with you about if you don't know that Memphis does them better. Also? I use a lot of acronyms. I'm working on a reference guide. But don't hold your breath.